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7 Best Island Football Teams

Porto's Brazilian forward Tiquinho Soares celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on...

There’s a lot to be said for playing professional football for an island football team. With the islands we’re looking at at least, the weather is pretty good, the lifestyle is relaxed and you are out of the public eye and free to live your life in a way that you’re not really when you play on the mainland of a major footballing nation.

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Porto's Brazilian forward Tiquinho Soares celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on...

7 Best Island Football Teams

There’s a lot to be said for playing professional football for an island football team. With the islands we’re looking at at least, the weather is pretty good, the lifestyle is relaxed and you are out of the public eye and free to live your life in a way that you’re not really when you play on the mainland of a major footballing nation.

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Lionel Messi helps Barcelona extend perfect start at empty Camp Nou

Barcelona continued their 100% start to life in La Liga in bizarre circumstances, beating Las Palmas 3-0 at an empty Camp Nou. The club had asked for the match to be postponed due to protests across Catalonia over the controversial Catalan independence referendum in which more than 750 people have been injured, many in the Spanish city.