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Why Old Trafford is a dead-end for Argentine ace Romero

Time could be up for Argentina for Sergio Romero as Edgardo Bauza fires warning over lack of playing time “If you are not playing for your club, it is difficult to remain in the national side,” were the cautionary words...
Lionel Messi Barcelona

La Liga: Messi’s contract muddles and a Celta showdown

It's tradition time in La Liga with another muddled Messi contract and a potty-mouthed match-up at Celta Vigo. Here's Paco Polit with more tales from La Liga Certainty is a luxury nowadays. In this modern era of social media, half-baked...
Joaquin Ardaiz

5 Uruguayans to follow in Cavani’s footsteps

The South American U20 Championships are upon us. And Cricket Soccer is all over it. Coming up it's 5 outstanding Uruguayans to look out for  Nicolás Schiappacasse: Striker - Atletico Madrid B Nearly ten years ago, a 19-year-old boy from Salto,...
Julian Chicco

Top 5 – Hotshot Argentines looking for a fantastic future

It will be scout city in Ecuador for the U-20 South American Championships. Here's Peter Coates already on the case for the 5 best Argentines on show There is little doubting that Argentine youth football is experiencing a worrying lull...
Gabriel Jesus and Gabigol

Why life is still not golden for Gabriel Jesus and Gabigol

Two Gabriel's made their move from Brazil to Europe - but both are still waiting to take off, through paperwork problems & not getting on the pitch Manchester City signed Gabriel Jesus for around $33 million, the 19-year-old having caught...
Delme LaLiga

Messi Magic & Saucy Sevilla – 5 Lessons from La Liga

In the latest round of La Liga Messi shows who’s boss, and Sevilla reveals itself as a true title contender... 1) … And Jovetic ended Zidane’s streak Who could have imagined it? One week ago, Stevan Jovetic was barely more than...
AFCON 2017

AFCON 2017 – 4 teams that can grab glory in Gabon

The Africa Cup of Nations 2017 rocket is fizzing on its launch pad, ready to blast off. Here are four firm AFCON favorites looking for glory in Gabon Algeria Post World Cup 2014 – where the North African side was knocked...
Icardi

Bro-codes & Wanda-Walls: Why Icardi is in Argentina exile

Mauro Icardi could be the perfect partner for Leo Messi. But a bro-code sees the Inter ace in Argentina exile “Icardi is not part of the football family,” were the words of Diego Maradona when the iconic World Cup winner...
Ronaldo

Top 5: The Best Brazilians at Real Madrid

Marcelo celebrated ten-years at Real Madrid this week, but does he rank amongst the all-time Brazilians best-of-the-best at Real Madrid?  5) Casemiro: 2013 - present day Despite being known for his turbulence and unprofessionalism at São Paulo, Real Madrid took the...
Valencia CF

Valencia: How a La Liga giant became Europe’s biggest disaster zone

A temporary coach and players looking to be anywhere but on the pitch. Life is getting worse by the day at Valencia, Spain's biggest crisis club. It would be fair to say that the current situation at the headquarters of La...
FIFA World Cup to 48 teams

Why World Cup Expansion is Right Move for Football

In increasing the size of the World Cup to 48 teams, FIFA may have made all the right moves for all the wrong reasons.  If nations such as Denmark, Ivory Coast, South Korea and Paraguay all qualified for the World...
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....
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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...
imgres

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...
Chapecoense

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...
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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...

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