Neymar: YouTube sensation to marketing gold

His pre-teen skills harnessed on the mean streets of suburban Sao Paulo made him an internet sensation over a decade ago, now Neymar is set to dazzle in the French capital for wannabe European power Paris Saint-Germain as the world's most expensive player.

Neymar: YouTube sensation to marketing gold
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The Reivention Of Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger has enjoyed some of the finest displays of his career since reinventing himself as a deep-lying midfielder. While Louis van Gaal likes to take credit for discovering the ‘new Schweinsteiger’, Joachim Löw gave him his first run-out there in 2007 and he has gradually made the position his own ever since.

Michael CoxComment
The Reivention Of Bastian Schweinsteiger
Seth Libby

Lionel Messi: An afternoon watching the Master

We sent our reporter to Chicago to watch the world’s best player for the first time. He wasn’t disappointed.

Seth Libby
Lionel Messi: An afternoon watching the Master
Rabona StaffComment

Simeone's Atlético: Aggressive, disciplined, but not defensive

Widely regarded as one of the finest exponents of defensive tactics in Europe, the Champions League finalists' strategy is more attacking than you might think.

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Simeone's Atlético: Aggressive, disciplined, but not defensive