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Sven Goran Eriksson - 'Feeling At Home'

In 2001 the English Football Association appointed the first foreign coach to an England team amid mixed reactions from the nation. Sven Goran Eriksson, a Swedish national, talks to about his relationship with football in his home country, and how he has also settled down in England.

Star Of India Stephen Constantine

Englishman Stephen Constantine has coached in Cyprus, Nepal, Bhutan, Iran and Sudan and is single-handedly reviving the fortunes of football in India. He told Dan Brennan about making a global impact.

Owen Hargreaves - So Many Homes To Choose From

How many 20-year old English footballers do you know of that broke into the first team squad of a prestigious club, achieved Champions League triumph and ended up having four different countries chasing them to become an integral part of their national team's future?

Old Trafford

Old Trafford today is effectively the third stadium Manchester United have built on the site (the first was bombed in 1941). The massive new North Stand's roof is the longest cantilevered structure in world at 58.5m from back to front.

Stade de France

After the investigation of nearly 20 potential sites around the capital, and a much disputed architectural competition, France's new national stadium was finally built on a former gasworks in St Denis, for the 1998 World Cup.

Amsterdam ArenA

Not a stadium, but an 'ArenA'; an air-conditioned, multi-purpose venue under a roof that takes 35 minutes to close. The pitch is on the third floor, above two levels of parking, with a dual carriageway running under the half-way line at ground level.

Rome Olympic Stadium

Originally conceived by Mussolini as a 100,000 capacity modern Colosseum, a more modest stadium was built to stage the 1960 Olympics. It was then remodelled for the 1990 World Cup and an elliptical, translucent roof added.

Home Advantage

Home sweet home is not merely a sentimental old cliché; it makes practical common sense out on the football pitch.

Home Away From Home

Want to know the importance of playing at home? Just do the sums. On average, home teams win twice as often as visitors.

Home Is Where The Heart Is (Charlton Athletic FC, England)

This is a story of love and loss, of being homeless and coming back home. It's the story of Charlton Athletic fans and their beloved stadium, the Valley.


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