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For sports fans across the world there are some events that just have to be experienced - no matter what. And for anyone whose head is full of football during every waking moment there is a list of football experiences that need to tick off their list before they die.

The first of these is attending the World Cup. Forget about England's World Cup bid and how the nation squad played in South Africa, there was still plenty of exciting football. The second thing is to see the African Nations Cup. While it isn't an obvious choice it's where the scouts go to pick next year's stars and you'll see some great, passionate football. Finally, a trip to the Nou Camp to see FC Barcelona play in front of their home crowd is an absolute must.

David Leigh of Read full release