The Heat: European football season kicks off

The Heat

A short off-season that saw France bring home the World Cup now ends as players hit the pitch for their clubs across Europe.

Football is the most popular sport in the world, with more than four billion fans. And it’s safe to say that European soccer fans are excited.

Many of the most popular teams are in Europe with Manchester United boasts the most fans from all corners of the globe. Other top teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona from Spain also draw major international attention.

So what can fans, players and football watchers expect from the 2018-2019 European football season?

To discuss the winners, the losers and everything in between:

  • Tim Vickery is a football journalist based in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Wang Guan is a correspondent and presenter here at CGTN and a football enthusiast.
  • Kate Delaney is the host of the Kate Delaney show on NBC Sports Radio and a longtime sports reporter.
  • Charles Boehm is contributing editor at

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