Swan song
Although moving clubs after the age of 30 requires a great deal of consideration, the prospect of one final adventure overseas can be inspiring. Three writers report on the experienced European players searching for a new challenge.

Sepp Blatter
In his weekly column, the FIFA President says: “When you see how rigorously, productively and successfully the Russian Organising Committee are working three years ahead of the World Cup, it sends out a message that cannot be misinterpreted. For Russia, only the best is good enough.”

Football tricks
From Zidane’s roulette via the Cruyff turn to the Puskas pullback, we take a look back over the best party pieces in footballing history.

Despite a shaky start to the season, Kashima Antlers are on the hunt for their eighth championship title. The arrival of a new coach has given the club fresh impetus.