Llamas, marijuana and a Harley-riding Elvis – taking football to Las Vegas

Las Vegas Lights were founded eight months ago and play in the United Soccer League, a division below Major League Soccer Freddy Adu, a Harley Davidson-riding Elvis lookalike, two llamas, emoji-themed shirts, an in-game DJ, mobile gambling, and a partnership with a nearby cannabis dispensary. Competing with global stars such as Celine Dion, Elton John […]

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‘How did they do it?’ – Real Madrid find a way to win in Europe again

Marcelo’s third Champions League goal of the campaign started Real’s fightback They are winning ugly rather than with galactico glamour. Real Madrid took another step towards a third successive Champions League title with a 2-1 semi-final first-leg win at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. But Zinedine Zidane’s side inflicted the German champions’ first home defeat of […]

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Fifa set to meet over $25bn ‘offer’ for revamped Club World Cup & new ‘Nations League’

Gianni Infantino was elected president of Fifa in February 2016 Fifa is planning to hold a special meeting next month at which two lucrative tournaments could be given the go-ahead. Football’s world governing body is said to have held “promising” consultations in recent weeks with regional confederations, individual football associations and leading clubs over the […]

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