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When women were forced to choose between faith and football
The story of Fifa’s hijab ban and those who helped overturn it.
(Shireen Ahmed/The Guardian)
Nick Hornby: Why Wenger had to leave Arsenal
An intimate perspective on Wenger’s Arsenal exit.
Julian Nagelsmann: How tragedy helped mould a managerial phenom
The Hoffenheim manager has come a long way in his young life.
Made in Ivory Coast: Eric Bailly walks with kings but keeps the common touch
Bailly has remained humble despite his rising fame.
(Tom Williams/Bleacher Report)
There’s good luck, there’s bad luck, and then there’s Burnley
Sean Dyche might be a magician.
(Ryan O’Hanlon/The Ringer)