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5 AFCON Super Stars in the Making

5 AFCON Super Stars in the Making

The Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon is almost upon us. Here are five superstars in the making to follow in the footsteps of Mané and Aubameyang Bertrand Traoré - Burkina Faso, attacker If Burkina Faso are to have any realistic chance...
Juan Sebastian Veron

Can Veron be Comeback King of Estudiantes?

Juan Sebastian Veron bleeds red and white but can his playing return help Estudiantes? The prospect of a near 42-year-old player coming out of retirement after nearly three years away would perhaps not excite many clubs’ supporters but the relationship...
Delme LaLiga

La Liga: Rampant Real Madrid & More Barca Bother

Round 17 of La Liga saw Real Madrid remain unbeatable, a soaring Sevilla and Barca in some bother. Here's our Paco Polit @PacoPolitENG from Spain with a wrap-up.  Zinedine’s flawless year Eight months without being defeated. 39 games without a loss....

Why Casemiro is Real Madrid’s Midfield Magician

Real Madrid's Casemiro does not have the Galactico glamor of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Brazilian is indispensable to La Liga's leaders.  Casemiro’s time at the footballer's first club, São Paulo FC, was haunted with bad memories, very different to his...

Was it more than money that moved Tevez to China?

Was it only the money that prompted Carlos Tevez to switch Boca for China? Or was something else behind the move? “I gave up a lot of money to come here and be happy, obviously I’ve come back to Boca...
A Klaass act

5 Eredivisie Stars Perfect for Premier League

From Luis Suarez to Robin Van Persie, the Dutch League has provided super stars to the Premier League in the past. Here are 5 more potential Dutch masters.  Davy Klaassen: Ajax - Midfielder  For every summer since 2013/2014, Davy Klaassen has...

Why life must go on for Chapecoense

Despite Chapecoense still mourning its dead after the tragic plane crash, the Brazilian club has already had to begin rebuilding for the future.  November 24th was the biggest day in the history of Chapecoense, after the club reached its first...
Delme LaLiga

4 big questions for 5 big teams in La Liga

After pouring over the past, it’s high time to peer into the future and what 2017 could have in store for some of La Liga’s biggest hitters. And Valencia. 1) Does Zidane have to deliver La Liga to Madrid? Yes, Zinedine...
More Uruguayans

The next Luis Suarez – 5 Uruguayans for the future

Every year, young players strive to take their game to the next level to fulfill their promise. Some live up to expectations, others fail. For 2017, these are five Uruguayan players who could take that next step and deliver...

5 Breakout Brazilians for 2017

Brazilian football is often in chaos, but the recent Olympic triumph followed by Tite’s bright start as coach of the national team have given beacons of hope for demanding fans. Here are five players who have shown enough to...

5 Argentinean stars for 2017

The Primera Division has taken its summer break as temperature soar in Argentina but several players have caught the eye during 2016 and could be next off the conveyor belt to grace the top European leagues. Here are five...

Samba time in Spain

While Argentina, Maradona and the rest of the heavyweights were left thinking about their shortcomings and self-doubts; Brazil landed in Spain with one of the greatest sides ever since 1970.

The ‘Holy Water’ scandal

"There was a pause of play as Pedro Throlligo was put down. The Argentine physio Lorenzo was treating him and players decided to take water to quench their thirst. Branco asked for a new water bottle from the Argentine...

Nothing going South for Cruzeiro

In fact, the 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro has been anything but predictable

Neymar’s “Anaemia” Saga

Barcelona have released an official statement saying that Neymar has anaemia. For a clear understanding of the illness, and how it can affect his career, we have spoken to the editor of Cricketsoccer, Faisal Caesar, who is also a doctor by profession and practices Medicine. Faisal has shared his worthwhile insightful thoughts regarding the matter………


Is there a club-manager in the history of the game more helped by the 'Men in Black' than Jose Mourinho, asks Kashinath Bhattacharjee   ‘Hard work, pride, effort and sweat’, Jose Mourinho had proudly attributed his two UEFA Champions League Trophies...

Scolari beefs up

 The Geneva friendly could also be the game where Big Phil does a Rafa and uses David Luiz as a midfielder. With Thiago Silva back and Dante having settled in so well, the Chelsea defender might as well be tested as a possible plughole.


Real Madrid survive the Elche scare

Elche were minutes away from exacting revenge against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon, having been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Los Blancos in midweek, but in the end, they had to make do with a point.

Big 3 points for the Reds

Last-gasp win for Inter