Some of the biggest rising stars in world football are in contention for the Golden Boy prize, but who should take the crown? The prestigious award, with past winners including Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, was established by Tuttosport in 2003 and is voted for by journalists from 30 European newspapers.
Sam Allardyce is gone after just a single match and 67 days in charge of the England national team, but the FA has been no stranger to scandal and sensational departures over the last two decades. ESPN FC documents a series of incidents the governing body has had to deal with.
The South American Confederation, CONMEBOL, has announced it will be making big changes to its international club competitions. Two trophies per year are up for grabs. By far the most prestigious is the Copa Libertadores, the continent's Champions League. And there is also a Europa League equivalent, known as the Copa Sudamericana.
After a nine and a half week romance, the Football Association woke up feeling kinda dirty. Bribes (quaintly called "bungs" in the lexicon of English football). Players gambling on football. Third-party ownership rules being circumvented.
Sam Allardyce's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, according to former Three Lions captains Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. The 61-year-old saw his contract terminated by mutual agreement with the Football Association on Tuesday, after barely two months as manager and just one match in charge.
More than anything, the tale of Sam Allardyce's downfall is a profoundly sad one. Sad because once again, England find themselves rudderless. Sad because of all that it tells us about modern football and those who operate within its murky waters. But sad, too, on a human level.
Sam Allardyce is "absolutely distraught" after he agreed to leave his job as England manager after one match following an undercover sting operation, according to FA chief executive Martin Glenn. Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football, and the departure of the 61-year-old after just 67 days at the helm was announced following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke and Glenn.
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