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Lucas Pratto, a man of (strange) faith

Brazilian side São Paulo’s Lucas Pratto would look more at home on a rugby pitch than a football field but on a journey that’s taken him from South America to Italy and back again, he’s developed some odd superstitions, writes Brazilian journalist Bruno Rodrigues.

Magic Walters, Our Only Wizard of Aus…10 Talking Points

A terrible start and a rip-roaring finish, Ireland’s clash with Austria ended with substance thanks to Jon Walters’ equaliser but was worryingly devoid of style. We are still in a brilliant position to qualify for next summer’s World Cup, so why does it feel so precarious? Here are ten talking points after a huge week for Ireland’s qualification hopes.

One Year to Go to the World Cup

In 12 months’ time, the FIFA World Cup will kick off in Russia and Copa90 set the scene by explaining why it’s the greatest competition on Earth.

Why the Madrid Derby is Bigger than El Clasico

One half of the city of Madrid is preparing for the Champions League final this weekend. In their latest Derby Days, Copa90 travelled to the Spanish capital to witness the last ever fixture between Atletico and Real at the Vicente Calderon.

You Boroughs In Green: Football in Irish-America

Ireland’s latest American adventure sees them take on Mexico this week. So, who are these supporters that continually show up in New York when the Irish arrive? What is the status of soccer in the Irish-American community? And when will we see a player born and raised in the United States line out for the Boys in Green? asks Irish New Yorker Eugene O’Driscoll.

From the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies to Suffragettes FC

The history of the women’s game on the island of Ireland is comparatively short, though it has had its moments of controversy, and brilliance, not least in the form of a young Inchicore player who became an Italian sensation, writes Donal Fallon.

Messi 500

Barcelona have released a superb video celebrating Lionel Messi’s 500th goal for the club, the incredible winner against Real Madrid, featuring congratulations from his friends.

Voices of the First Division

“The fact that it’s eccentric is part of the appeal”. The League of Ireland First Division often struggles for crowds and media attention but it still attracts passionate fans. Paul Cahill’s short film takes in Shelbourne versus Longford Town in the EA Sports Cup and gets the thoughts of Irish football diehards.