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Former England manager Graham Taylor died aged just 72. Much loved by the world of football and internationally respected, he led his club Watford to the 1984 FA Cup Final, and became England Manager in 1990, a post he held for 3 years.

World Cup 2018 will be played between 14 June - 15 July 2018, hosted by Russia. There will be 64 matches played at 12 football stadiums in 11 Russian cities, with the final expected to be played in Moscow. Some people are calling for Russia to be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup in the light of its doping offences and multiple breaches of international law.

Who is the best football player in the world?  Check out Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness regime and judge for yourself...

Ever the consummate professional, and arguably the best footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is fanatical about his fitness. He trains around 3-4 hours a day, with a range of sessions which includes football practice, cardio training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), and short-burst sprint drills (including resisted sprints) to enhance his explosive speed. He also devotes time to a rigorous and structured workout regime in the gym, which is how he's managed to evolve his physique from skinny to muscled. 

A crucial element of Ronaldo's success is his devotion to healthy diet. He eats 5-6 times a day, small healthy portions, with optimum balance between carbs/fats/protein, and high vegetable consumption. And of course, no junk food. Unlike many professional footballers, Ronaldo's disciplined approach extends to sleep. He ensures he gets enough sleep to recuperate for the next day's training or match, while his rivals are out drinking and partying till the small hours.

Leading by Alex Ferguson is a must-read for anyone interested in what it takes to create a great football club like Manchester United.

Andy Driscoll Mobile: 079688 10592
Ex-professional, UEFA licenced coach, football fitness, rehab periodization, sports massage, soft tissue therapy
Chiswick, London W4

Total Football Tel: 020 8881 2323
New River Sports & Fitness, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London N22 5QW
22 football pitches (including 5 a side, grass pitches, floodlights), 1,000 seat stadium,

Personal Trainer in London and Football Coach - Mark Williams Mobile: 07930 408464
FA UEFA B and Youth Award Licenced Football Coach

Football Magic Coaching Tel: 0845 0574051
Football coaches for kids, all coaches FA qualified and CRB checked.
Saturday morning coaching sessions for kids aged 3-8 in Dulwich and Blackheath, south London.

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Women's football in London London Phoenix LFC was formed in 2010 for women's over-16's football. Women's football has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly as it increasingly features on television.

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Market Road Football Tel - 020 7700 1370
Market Road, Islington N7 9PL (next to Islington Tennis Centre)    
2 full size outdoor all-weather astroturf pitches, converts to 4 x 7-a-side pitches

Paddington Recreation Ground Tel - 020 7641 3642
Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale W9.    
2 outdoor tarmac football pitches for 5-a-side.
2 synthetic all-weather pitches.

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Camden Town Sports Pitch Tel - 020 7387 9837
Camden Street NW1 OLL (next to Richard Cobden school)  
2 tarmac floodlit pitches for 5-a-side
1 tarmac floodlit pitch for 8-a-side

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Fitness Training for Football

Football puts demands on all aspects of fitness and requires the following:

Aerobic endurance for a 90+ minute match, leg strenth & explosive power for running after the ball (and hopefully with the ball!), core strength to withstand sudden changes in direction, agility and proprioception so you can react to the ball and control it, and muscular flexibility for injury prevention (particularly hamstrings). If you hire a personal trainer to boost your football performance, make sure all these aspects are covered in your training sessions.