Football

 

Apologies to any North American readers but this page is wholly concerned with the original game of football, which, strangely enough, is largely played with the feet rather than the hands, unlike the gridiron version. As the weeks and months go by we will attempt to bring as much useful (and sometimes not) information about the ‘beautiful game’, but in particular the major European leagues and international competitions.

There is also coverage of the local professional team, Hua Hin City, and information about football in Thailand, which you can find by clicking the relevant links to the left.

Fantasy Football is also included in this section – AWOL runs a league in the official English Premier League game , The AWOL Challenge. Television coverage of the English Premier League is extensive in Thailand, and many of the foreigners who have settled here, and Thais, follow this league avidly. Coverage of other European leagues is also available but not as widely followed.

Shrewsbury Town are first English club to apply for safe standing

League One side Shrewsbury Town are the first English club to apply for safe standing and aim to have it in use before the end of the 2017/18 season.

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Man City close to Alves deal - transfer gossip

Manchester City confident of signing Juventus’ Dani Alves this week, West Ham bid for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, plus more.

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Fifa: Video technology in use at Confederations Cup 'must improve'

Problems with the video technology system at the Confederations Cup must be solved if it is to be used at the World Cup, Fifa says.

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Russian World Cup doping claims 'made-up news'

Russian football has no doping problem, and claims that suggest otherwise are “made-up news”, says 2018 World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin.

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De Boer excited to 'spend money' at Palace

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”.

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What can Crystal Palace fans expect from De Boer?

A big success at Ajax but sacked after three months at Inter – why “down to earth” Frank de Boer will be determined to succeed at Palace.

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Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace appoint Dutchman as new manager

Crystal Palace confirm former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea close to signing Monaco midfielder

Chelsea are close to signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco and the deal could be completed this week.

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Palace to announce De Boer as new boss on Monday

Crystal Palace are set to confirm former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer as their new manager at 14:00 BST on Monday.

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'I am not a bad guy' - Diouf on spitting, Stevie G and Senegal

El Hadji Diouf had a reputation for bad behaviour as a player, but tells BBC Sport’s Stanley Kwenda this was unfair.

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Mario Balotelli: Striker signs one-year Nice contract

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli signs a new one-year contract with Ligue 1 side Nice.

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Chile & Germany reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

Germany and Chile qualify from Group B to reach the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup, joining Portugal and Mexico.

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'No better time to be an English player' as U21s prepare for Euro semi

England Under-21s defender Calum Chambers says “there has been no better time” to be an English player, before their Euro 2017 semi-final against Germany.

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The 2009 finalists with very different career paths - but can you match them up?

Can you match England and Germany’s 2009 European Championship U21s finalists to their career paths?

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Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa says “it is still investigating the allegations” that footballers were part of a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.

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Fifa looking into anti-doping claims over footballers

Fifa says “it is still investigating the allegations” that footballers were part of a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.

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Gossip: Man Utd want £100m-rated Kane

Man Utd target Harry Kane, Man City want four new defenders, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers on tax fraud claims, plus more.

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Gossip: Man City want Walker, Bertrand & Alves

Man City target four defenders, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers on tax fraud claims, Ross Barkley wants to leave Everton, plus more.

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England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd's side to face Germany in semi-finals

England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final in Poland.

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Scottish FA and Scotland Women's national team resolve dispute

The Scottish FA and the Scotland Women’s team agree a “commercial and operational” deal that ends their stand-off.

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  One Comment to “Football”

  1. My son just moved here (hua hin), he is 19 and loves to play soccer (football), is there anywhere he can join a club or team and keep fit?