North London Rivals Target Leeds United Winger Raphinha

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According to Adam Crafton of The Athletic, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur look set to battle it out for the signature of Brazilian Leeds United winger Raphinha. Barcelona were seemingly in pole position for the player, but their financial woes have reopened the door for other clubs. Spurs and Arsenal Battle It Out for Brazilian Leeds United […] READ MORE


Families in Football: Raí and Sócrates

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Families in Football’ series. Over the next few weeks, we take a look at siblings, cousins and even parents and children that have played the beautiful game. Some have played cup finals together while others have been on opposing sides. Today, we focus on Brazilian brothers, Raí and Sócrates. […] READ MORE




FIFA U-Turn on Banning Premier League Players

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Earlier this week FIFA invoked Article 5 after a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation. This was after Premier League clubs unanimously decided not to release players for international duty to countries on the government’s red list. The FA and Premier League have come to an agreement with FIFA to change their decision. Unfortunately, they […] READ MORE





Carlos Kaiser – The Greatest Player to Never Kick a Ball

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Meet Carlos Kaiser, a Brazilian footballer whose magical ingenuity was not really found on the pitch but rather in avoiding being on the pitch in the first place. Carlos Kaiser – The Greatest Player to Never Kick a Ball Who Is Carlos Kaiser? Most football fans have had to accept the disappointing reality that no […] READ MORE


REPORT: Brexit Rules to Stop Wolverhampton Wanderers Signing Hulk

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Wolverhampton Wanderers will be unable to sign Brazillian striker Hulk owing to new Brexit rules, reports The Athletic’s Tim Spiers. The 34-year-old will be subject to new criteria which applies from January 1 which limits signings from overseas based on their international experience, the quality of the league they are joining from and how prominently […] READ MORE