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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...

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...
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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...

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...

FIFA World Cup: 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...

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...


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.


It’s that man Neymar again

The photo of Neymar holding the Man of the Match award after the match might not have impressed his critics because at present the performance of a player is judged more on the basis of how many goals he scored and assists provided, but one of the best performances can come even without those and when a player does such, you have to realize the greatness of that player.

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