The Sport of Short Kings

This is an edition of The Great Game, a newsletter about the 2022 World Cup and how football explains the world. Register here. In August, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi scored the first cycling goal of his long decorated career, and the internet thought it was hilarious. Coming in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 demolition of Clermont in … Read more

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic named in Serbia’s World Cup squad despite injury struggles

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic are included in Serbia’s World Cup squad despite groin and ankle injuries, as boss Dragan Stojkovic bets on the fitness of his star striking duo for Qatar By Wires and Samuel Draper for Mailonline Published: 10:51 a.m. EST, November 11, 2022 | Updated: 10:51 a.m. EST, November 11, 2022 Two … Read more

Kylian Mbappe ‘at the center of a PSG SPLIT team’ with teammates angry at his privileged position

Kylian Mbappe is said to be at the center of a split in the PSG squad and is quickly losing support from his teammates, with many angry at his privileged position at the club. The French star has signed a new contract with the French champions this summer worth £650,000 a week after sensationally snubbing … Read more

PSG sporting adviser Luis Campos is ‘on the verge of leaving’ the club just MONTHS after his arrival

Paris Saint-Germain sporting adviser Luis Campos is set to leave the club, just months after arriving at the Parc des Princes. Campos is considered one of the sport’s most sought-after advisers, having unearthed more than £500million in talent during his time at Monaco and Lille. His CV includes unearthed stars such as Kylian Mbappe, James … Read more

SPORTING AGENDA: Sir Alex Ferguson attended Liverpool’s Champions League game against Rangers

Hopefully his performances in Qatar won’t put the nation to sleep, but that’s the task for England striker Harry Kane, who will deliver a bedtime story on CBeebies at 6.50pm on Monday. The Tottenham man will read Rachel Bright’s The Lion Inside, which tells the story of “a shy little mouse who sets off on … Read more