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Jurgen Klinsmann: Why the USA manager should not be on the FA's England shortlist

The FA has done its homework, consulted an arbitrary selection of ex-pros, and produced a carefully crafted shortlist to succeed Roy Hodgson. The end result of this high-level strategising? 784 more words


An angry taxi driver. Rio 2016

“I haven’t seen anything. Maybe the economy has increased for the politicians, but not for the people. The government needs to put more money into health and education! 195 more words


Rio 2016. The reconstruction of the Maracanã

In 2012 I got permission to photograph the reconstruction of the Maracanã in Rio for the World Cup in 2014 and spent a few hours wandering around the construction site. 68 more words


Favelas and the Media in Rio de Janeiro

Favelas are the low-income areas of Brazil and are home to 50 million people (Alonso, Marcelo, “Fighting Their Way out of Brazil’s Slums – ESPN”, Espn.go.com). 1,227 more words

Latin America

5 reasons why Lionel Messi must not come out of retirement

Lionel Messi’s retirement announcement from international duty, right after Copa America 2016 finals defeat for Argentina, sent shockwaves across the planet. So much so, that even English Premier League’s best player Sergio Aguero and FC Barcelona’s top player Javier Mascherano’s retiring went unnoticed. 1,133 more words


(F)Rio de Janeiro - here's the Cigar!

A dream was about to come true. Rio de Janeiro. Beautiful city of Caipirinhas, Samba, Carneval, Copacabana, Maracana, Sugarloaf Mountain, also of favelas, crime, street kids. 753 more words

The Trip

Lionel Messi

Diego Maradona is the greatest ever footballer according to many erudite folks. He was a mad man on the pitch who would do anything to win. 1,212 more words