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Scotland’s third city of Aberdeen has a special place in the Scottish game. Flagship club…

Former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is home to flagship club Kairat and shares the hosting of national team duties…

Kicking off this week, the Northern League, the game’s second-oldest still in operation, has inspired…

Home of Cointreau, Angers is enjoying a football revival, flagship club Angers SCO taking Paris…

Hub of fashion, diamonds and art masterpieces, Antwerp isn’t always associated with football. But Belgium’s…

Bearing the yellow and black from the flag of the surrounding province of Gelderland, the…

As a capital city and a namesake football club, Astana is a strikingly new concept.…

Baku, capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan, has emerged from its status as a football backwater. Chosen as…

Outside Berne’s Stade de Suisse stands a reconstructed version of the famous Longines clock that…

Blackburn is home to one of only two clubs outside of Manchester and London to…

Mired in mid-table but buoyed by an emphatic European win in midweek, Everton will be…

Peterjon Cresswell meets Martin Gipp of the Fanprojekt for Borussia Mönchengladbach, in the Champions League…

Premier League participants in 2015-16, the palm-fringed resort of Bournemouth will be another pleasant seaside getaway for fans…

Louis Saha has chosen Cannes film week to launch his new social media platform, aimed…

Football in Edinburgh is more than just Hibs and Hearts. While its two main clubs…

The 2017 Champions League Final has the perfect stage in Cardiff. What is now dreadfully…

Could there be a least likely but more deserving new arrival to Serie A? Little…

Genteel Cheltenham, Cheltenham Spa if you please, wouldn’t seem like the kind of place to…

Only one of five founding members of Major League Soccer still playing under its original…

D.C. United was one of Major League Soccer’s ten founding franchises when it began play in…

As Northern Ireland prepare for their first Euros, a new book reveals the heroic exploits…

Despite almost overwhelming difficulties, football has survived, in fact thrived, in Derry, second city of…

One June morning, Libero correspondent Matt Walker stepped out from his south London home and…

Dublin is where 50,000 gather to roar on Ireland’s national side in a modern arena…

The city that produced Dennis the Menace, the world’s first commercial marmalade and tragic post-punk…

The season of 2015-16 was arguably the most dramatic in the history of football in…

England is the home of the game’s most venerable league and cup competitions, both dating…

Soon to host England upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying game with Slovenia, the capital Ljubljana has…

Trumpeted by the humungous sums spent this winter on foreign stars and their salaries, the…

‘It’s Austria-Hungary tomorrow,’ says one old supporter to another. ‘Really?’ replies his mate. ‘Who are…

Rooted to the bottom of the Scottish League, East Stirlingshire play off on Saturday for…

Ferrara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site a half-hour train ride from Bologna. Tourists stroll…

On the eve of the Tyne and Wear derby, Tony Dawber speaks to Newcastle United…

Spring is in the air and leagues across Europe are reaching the business end of…

An hour or so south-east of Rome, Frosinone attracts few casual visitors – except when the…

Fifty years ago, a group of football-mad shipyard welders passed round a tin to buy…

An industrial hub in Limburg, close to the Dutch border in eastern Flanders, Genk has…

With Sporting Gijón gaining promotion to La Liga and Real Oviedo reaching the second flight in…

When record Irish champions Shamrock Rovers host MLS champions LA Galaxy this Saturday, it not…

Gothenburg is the cradle of Swedish football. As well as a major international venue – it…

Despite another dismal season, Aston Villa supporters’ club chairmen have been given strict orders not to use…

The same day that Clachnacuddin of Inverness were due to host Huntly of the Highland League, last…

It’s tight at the top of the Highland League, where three clubs are currently two…

Today’s match between Betis and Racing Santander is being played in honour of Patrick O’Connell,…

Everybody’s tip for the drop, Leicester City visit Everton on Sunday knowing that only a…

Home of Audi in the very heart of Bavaria, Ingolstadt was more an ice hockey…

The Highland capital of Inverness, the northernmost city in the United Kingdom, is traditionally known…

Hosting West Ham in the Premier League tomorrow, Swansea City can reflect on a successful…

Capital of Tatarstan, its skyline studded with onion domes and minarets, Kazan is a curiously…

Ukraine’s second city of Kharkiv, characterised by its tractor production and huge main square centrepieced…

Poland’s second city and busiest tourist destination has welcomed home the league title more times…

The port, resort and airport hub of Larnaca on the southern coast of Cyprus is…

Just before Christmas 2016, RB Leipzig went to Munich for a top-of-the-table showdown. Bayern had…

Capital of Upper Austria, Linz is where the national title first went after staying in…

Lviv hosts Champions League football on February 17 when Bayern Munich take on Shakhtar Donetsk…

Metz, capital of Lorraine, stands at the crossroads of France and Germany. Its football club,…

The unveiling of the new Dinamo Stadium in the heart of Minsk epitomised the game…

The current iteration of Montreal Impact joined Major League Soccer for the 2012 season two…

On the eve of El Clásico, Peterjon Cresswell visits Barcelona – and Budapest, where a…

You couldn’t make it up. A team formed by a Reverend Peach representing a leafy…

A pretty historic town by the lake of the same name, Neuchâtel is the home…

The third largest city in Wales, Newport is set in the country’s rugby heartland, halfway…

Deep in the fiery south, between the Med, the Camargue and the rugged Cévennes, Nîmes…

Novi Sad is home to Vojvodina, the only Serbian club outside Belgrade to have won…

Can Burnley stay up? On the eve of a six-pointer against Leicester at Turf Moor,…

The Norwegian capital of Oslo has been home to the national team and hosted the…

In January 2016, the football world turned its attention to Ostrava for the first time…

Capital of Sicily, Palermo is both a grand metropolis of palaces, opera houses and soaring Norman…

The Fair City of Perth has only recently welcomed home a trophy-winning side after a…

Peterjon Cresswell visits Lewes FC, whose astute, ambitious and committed owner-membership has salvaged a century-old…

QPR host Manchester United tomorrow, a week after breaking a Premier League record for worst…

Sunday sees what can still be described as the biggest fixture in English football: Liverpool-Manchester…

Fan-run SV Austria Salzburg have climbed from the seventh flight to the second in the…

Home of Croatia’s league champions for 2016-17, Rijeka is a port city with a fiery…

Rostov and CSKA Moscow are neck-and-neck for the Russian league title. Victory for the provincial…

Rotterdam prides itself on being the biggest of Holland’s big three football cities, ahead of…

Southampton? In the Champions League? It’s far from impossible. On the eve of a probable…

One half of the most bitter rivalry in MLS, the California Clásico, San Jose Earthquakes…

The tiny hilltop state of San Marino became part of the European football family in the…

The city known for the shot and the siege linked with major conflicts at either…

Every summer, Italian second tier Serie B throws up colourful new arrivals to do battle…

They might be celebrating 30 years in the League of Ireland but with poor form…

No other city in the world could call itself ‘The Home of Football’ and offer weekend tours…

While work continues on transforming Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium for the 2018 World Cup, across town…

Peterjon Cresswell visits SC Hakoah, formerly Hakoah Vienna, who won the Austrian title in 1925.…

More than 20 years since the World Cup that launched it, ever-expanding MLS seems to…

The town that sounds like a sneeze, Székesfehérvár was the coronation and burial place for…

The party-minded, seafront resort of Tel Aviv is Israel’s football capital. It has seen the…

Derry City have bounced back from severe adversity on several occasions. Now, with a new…

Saved from insolvency in 2008, populist SV Darmstadt 98 pulled themselves up to gain promotion to…

On the eve of the draw for Euro 2016, signalling Northern Ireland’s return to the…

Serhiy Rebrov’s Dynamo Kyiv have just done the Ukrainian double, taking back the title from…

There has never been a better time to be a football fan in the Faroes…

Kester Eddy visits little Zavrč, due to host Slovenian champions Maribor on Saturday as part…

With affordable match tickets, easy (and, on match days, free) stadium transport and guaranteed big-game…

The former soccer stronghold of Waterford welcomes the return of European football in 2019 after…

Known for little else but its football club and famous pop star follower, Watford is…

This Tuesday, a local parish council will decide the fate of Welfare Park, home of…

Yerevan is capital of Armenia, a city of one million in a country of three…

The funky frontier city of Basel might be the hotbed of Swiss football culture but…