Deportivo Lara and Zamora played yesterday both in the domestic league and the Copa Libertadores. This unusual situation wasn’t as a result of a scheduling problem. It was because of the recent crisis in Venezuela.
Almost 20 years after they played in The Other Final, Montserrat is making a tremendous CONCACAF Nations League campaign. After three wins in a row, it's not a surprise that they even dream about reaching the Gold Cup.
People around Algeria are gathering for demonstrations against the current President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. This weekend, the derby of Algiers between USMA and Mouloudia is going to be boiling more than ever.
A year ago, Colombian women’s football was at its best moments, as the domestic league was a huge success and the national team reached every international tournament. Now, new stories reveal the bad situation and the uncertain future of local football.
Andre Pierre Gignac is close to a magnificent landmark in his career in Mexico: 100 goals for Tigres. In addition, he is about to become the club’s top goalscorer. Meir Lozowick with the story of the gipsy French who got to Liga MX by a coincidence, and became a local legend in Nuevo Leon.
Juan Fernando Quintero is exploding. Idan Segev is not surprised, as he watches “Juanfer” for years. So in order to fill in your gap of Quintero’s beauties - here are the Colombian’s top ten goals. Crack total!
Palestinian club football has been regressing in the past two years, but then Hilal Al-Quds decided to do something about it, and qualified for the AFC Cup group stage for the first time in their history.
On February 11, 2004, Albiero Usuriaga, one of the biggest Colombian talents of the 90’s, was killed in his childhood neighborhood. His death concluded a career that was full of potential but was also full of tragedies.
Qatar got a hostile reception in Abu Dhabi tonight, but even that didn’t stop them from defeating the UAE 4-0. After qualifying to their first ever Asian Cup final, can they win again at the final against Japan?
South Korea was supposed to defeat Bahrain easily. Eventually, they found themselves playing an extra time before winning the match. Will Paulo Bento and his team know what they need to do in order to defeat Qatar?
Krzysztof Piątek was a prolific scorer in the Polish Ekstraklasa, but no one really knew him outside Poland and he was even left out of the Polish squad for the World Cup. What has made Genoa’s striker one of the hottest names of the winter transfer window?
Everything was ready for the Clásico of Middle Eastern football between Iran and Iraq. Even though the game was goalless and there was more than one clash between the players, it was one of the best matches of the tournament.
Australia lost their first match, won the second and didn’t qualify yet to the next stage. China and South Korea won twice and qualified. So how is it possible that Australia can be calm and the two others can’t?
The Asian Cup will be a great test for Qatar before the 2022 World Cup. One of the players that will try to lead the team in the tournament will be Boualem Khoukhi, the player that turned down call-ups from Algeria in order to represent Qatar.
In 15 years, The Philippines turned from minnows to one of the teams that will participate in the Asian Cup. With players that were found in Football Manager and an experienced coach, the Azkals dream of making history.
Exactly like in 2016 & 2017, this year too, we are providing you with the best, worst, biggest, most important moments of the year in the BabaGol universe. 2018 was an intense, hard and satisfying year.
Alfredo Morelos is having a wonderful time at Glasgow Rangers. With the Old Firm behind the corner, everyone in Ibrox is counting on ‘El Bufalo’ to carry the club for triumph against their arch-rivals.
Nabil Jaadi was supposed to be one of the greatest Moroccan talents, but today he is a free agent that fails to find a club. This is the story about one decision made by his agent and became crucial for his career.
While everyone is dealing with Ada Hegerberg and Martin Solveig, women’s football around the world is facing even more severe incidents of sexism. The latest news are raising the awareness of sexual abuse in Afghanistan’s women’s national team.
Ittihad Jeddah is experiencing their worst ever season opening. After 11 matchdays the word relegation is hovering over the head of one of the biggest clubs in the Middle East & Asia. Can Slaven Bilic save them?
Not every French player would become a world champion, but some of them will have a different point of view for what football is. Omri Tancman talked with Ange-Freddy Plumain and Kevin Tapoko, the French players of Israeli Hapoel Hadera and brought their perspective for football.
Rogério Ceni played more than a 1000 games, scored more than a 100 goals as goalkeeper and won every possible title. Now he is making his first steps as a manager while guiding Fortaleza back to the first division.
After years of struggle, Espérance wants to win the CAF Champions League. Anice Badri, the player that will lead them in the final, has gone through struggles by himself. Will he bring hope for Espérance?
Singing against the regime, US sanctions, massive spending, John Toshack, a bunch of UK & Ireland players and an Iranian billionaire. This is the mosaic of the Middle East most fascinating club at the moment, who has a catchy name - Tractor Sazi
Dorados de Sinaloa opened their season in the Mexican second division badly, so they decided to bring a new manager - Diego Maradona. Meir Lozowick explains what brought one of the biggest legends to this place.
People from all around the world supported Brazil in the World Cup, but one neighborhood in Pakistan made it even bigger. Vitor Buratini Mendes spoke with Bilal Hassan about Lyari, one of the most Brazilian places outside Brazil.
Katayoun Khosrowyar is leading an important revolution in Iranian football. A deep and insightful talk with one of Asian women’s football most promising coaches - about Iran, USA, women empowerment and of course football.
What is the place of the media in our life? Can headlines shape consciousness about places, cultures or people? In order to find out more, BabaGol met Robert Ustian, a Russian guy from Abkhazia, the entrepreneur behind CSKA Fans Against Racism, to talk about the challenges of Russia.
Alaa Ahmed's tragedy gathered the football world together. Uri shares his condolences and think of what can we learn from this story, about football in Iraq, in general and on the focus the football community puts on distanced countries.
In 2010, Fabio Felice visited Barcelona in Spanish football most important night of all time. It was hard to point out what the Catalan independence movement aimed for back then, in a very similar way to how hard it is now. A memory
What can we learn on Brazilian football reality, from the death of its most familiar poor fan. Vitor with his thoughts behind the Modern shape of the people's sport in the most football addict country.
The saga that rocked world football in the past summer, mixing football with politics, religion & tradition, Iran versus Israel and the world in the middle. Uri on the Iranian players who dared to play an Israeli team.