A volunteer and Cambridgeshire fire officer who came to the UK as a child refugee has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year’s Honours list for showing “determination and drive to connect people from different areas and backgrounds”.
The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.
Given sport’s global popularity and football’s status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.
Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.