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World Football Extras

Football eXtras

Football Extras

Find football stories from the edge of the football world.

From the Faroe Islands to the Thai Premier League, from Guernsey to Donetsk, Soccerphile brings you the latest stories from Planet Football.

Liverpool lift the EPL Trophy in Hong Kong in front of thousands of joyous East Asian Liverpool fans.

The 2017 Women's Champions League Final will take place in June in Cardiff.

Azu Aneke describes the golden age of Nigerian football in the late seventies and early eighties when local players entertained packed stadiums all over the country and games were televised live.

Open Stadiums are a group of women in Iran protesting to be allowed into sports stadiums in the country.

Giles Moore is Team GB's goalkeeper at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Jack Sealy talks about life in the Chinese Super League with Changchun Yatai Football Club and facing Lionel Messi.

There is a desperate need for the game's governing body in England to invest into the development of 3G pitches in order to prevent players dropping out of the sport.

Burton Albion are upwardly mobile under under the guidance of ex-Premier League hotshot Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Jaimes McKee on the Hong Kong Premier League and his first goal for the national team.

Qarabag FK - the Atlılar (The Horsemen), as the club is nicknamed, have quite a story - not least that they haven't played a 'home' match for over 20 years.

The New York Cosmos took on South China in Hong Kong with Raul and Marcos Senna in the Cosmos' team.

Hong Kong international and Pegasus striker Jaimes McKee shares his experiences and views on the new Hong Kong Premier League.

The Hong Kong v Argentina friendly in October 2014 turned out to be a rather disappointing, one-sided affair in a half-empty stadium.

Bert Patrick was the former owner of sportswear firm Admiral and creator of the first-ever official club replicas.

The ConIFA World Football Cup features teams of states, minorities, stateless people and regions unaffiliated with FIFA.

Betty Wong is coach of the Hong Kong Women's national team.

Latvia qualified for their first international tournament at Euro 2004, and the capital Riga is also European Capital of Culture for 2014.

Mongolian football is on the rise and the country produces some talented footballers but needs charitable help to progress.

Manchester City won the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

Electronic Arts/EA Sports celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its FIFA series. The video game has its own official global tournament, the FIFA Interactive World Cup

England ladies captain Casey Stoney and Arsenal's Ellen White preview the upcoming FA WSL season

Ronny MIntjens spent a life in some of the most far-flung outposts of the football world.

Subbuteo the popular table football game celebrates a year after its relaunch

Joel Rookwood looks back over a decade of football from Liverpool to Rio

Brazil's loss to Mexico in the Olympic Final has heaped the pressure on coach Mano Menezes

Mexico v Senegal - Mexico beat Senegal 4-2 on their way to Olympic Gold

Just Like Watching Brazil - Brazil at the 2012 Olympics

The Importance of Olympic Football - why the Olympics matters

2012 Olympic Soccer Tournament - Olympic Soccer

Thai Premier League - Thai Football

Falkland Islands & Easter Island - Football Outposts

Polish Football - football in Poland

Ukraine Football - football in the Ukraine

Guernsey Football - down the Channel

East Asian Games 2009 - Hong Kong won the football tournament beating Japan in the final

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