World Cup podcast: The Uninvited

Hosted by Musa Okwonga alongside Rabona editor-in-chief Michael Da Silva, Rabona brings you the first of a series of World Cup podcasts. This first episode is called ‘The Uninvited’ as we look at the perennial attendees such as Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the USA, who all missed out this time. And Musa and Michael will give you their tips for the tournament.

World Cup podcast: The Uninvited

Jesse Lingard: My overnight success was years in the making

In Sir Alex Ferguson’s final days as Manchester United coach, he recommended that the club keep faith in one of their academy kids. English football’s greatest ever coach talked of a player with searing pace, a strong work ethic and fantastic skill, even though he was considered too small and weak to rub shoulders with the big boys during the Scot's reign. The player he was talking about was Jesse Lingard. 

Jesse Lingard: My overnight success was years in the making

Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 'Fire'

It's been almost a year since Nike launched the Hypervenom Phantom 3 at a glamorous event in Munich, starring Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Marcus Rashford, Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani . The boot's reputation for grip, traction and durability have made it the boot of choice for some of the world's best strikers. This is the Hypervenom's latest incarnation - part of the Fire & Ice collection - launched by Paris Saint-Germain's Cavani in the French capital.

Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 'Fire'

adidas X 17+ PureSpeed

Given the roaring success that was the adidas X 16+, the latest version was always likely to be an evolution rather than a revolution from its predecessor. That's proven to be the case, with the 17+ PureSpeed continuing to provide the comfort and touch that made the 16+ so popular. The version we tested were the striking Black Solar, a visually striking release and proof that adidas are still on top of the game when it comes to laceless.

adidas X 17+ PureSpeed

NEW: The China Issue

Everybody is talking about the Chinese Super League. Among the flurry of big-name stars now plying their trade in the world's fastest-growing league is Oscar. A bonafide world class talent approaching his best years at Chelsea, his move shocked football. So does he regret it? And is China's football revolution the real deal or just hype? We also have an interview with PSG & Germany star Julian Draxler, we take a look at 1860 Munich's restart in the fourth tier of German football and the campaign to save Millwall's Den stadium.

NEW: The China Issue

Inside the Chinese Super League

The Chinese Super League has made headlines with insane offers for some of the world’s top players. But what happens when the players finally arrive at their new clubs? Get a behind the scenes look at the growing football culture in China and see how the players are handling this new challenge.

Inside the Chinese Super League