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Evangelo Spartiatis, 18, still remembers seeing professional soccer players on Facebook and Instagram wearing "some vest" during training. He's one of Atlanta United's youth players training with the Apex GPS, a wearable designed to measure their distance covered, acceleration, deceleration, speed and work rate. During a typical training session, its system will collect millions of data points from players, which, STATSports says, can be streamed to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or smartwatch in real time.
Spain had a horrific World Cup, but the road to retaining their European Championship crown begins with tonight's friendly against France. The journey will see many promising youngsters get a deserved opportunity to restore Spanish football to its former glory. The group-stage exit from the World Cup has naturally brought about a vast change in the squad, with Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and David Villa all retiring.
The NBA is well known for its legacy families. There have even been several pairs of twins in the league, with Horace and Harvey Grant, Brook and Robin Lopez, and Marcus and Markieff Morris immediately coming to mind. So who will be the next big star to see his son step onto an NBA court?
At a time when many people believe that grassroots football in Britain is at crisis point, young people are struggling to afford the cost of following their local professional team. Supporters of Premier League teams have been forced to contend with massive price rises. As a result, thousands of young fans have simply stopped going to matches.
It doesn't matter, at all. He is only 19 and already captaining Ajax. He was named European Golden Boy in December, and as he talks on a pitch at their training ground, he is excited about the future.
Adam Bate Comment and Analysis. Eden Hazard is embarking on a new adventure with Real Madrid but the expectations are high. The club needs a new hero and only greatness will be good enough, writes Adam Bate.
He is a player who captures the imagination like few others in the history of football, and his name will be the focus of all press attention ahead of the World Cup next summer. But, just how has Neymar arrived at the present point in his career? Without leaving his homeland, or even playing in a World Cup, the incredibly gifted year-old has become one of the most recognizable players in football.
These are external links and will open in a new window. A sculpture of Liverpool and Egypt football star Mohamed Salah unveiled in his home country is raising eyebrows on social media. But people have suggested it looks more like singer Leo Sayer or Marv the burglar from the film Home Alone.
After a kickabout with pupils in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, he said he found the young people talented and would like to share his experience with them. When he comes to China, even those who are not football fans are likely to be attracted. He will help Chinese football recover from the scandals, which hurt the confidence of club investors, fans and parents who wanted to send their children to football schools," said Zhang Chi, founder of Hubei Emo Football Fan Club. However, skepticism arose that naming Beckham an ambassador would cost millions of euros and would be more hype than substance.