We need to think big. I believe in myself: Bruno Guimaraes

Bruno Guimaraes was on an Air France flight to Rio de Janeiro in January when his phone would not stop buzzing. He was having trouble answering but did not want to be disturbed anyway. ‘I was watching the Vikings series on TV,’ says the Brazil midfielder, then of Lyon. ‘I was going home to play […]

Football La Liga

Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior’s Real Madrid connection the key to club’s brilliant season

When Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema finally wins his first Ballon d’Or, as he surely must in 2022, I sincerely hope that his first words are… “I have to thank Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior.” Right now, Benzema is playing the most beautiful football of any player in any major league, and he’s been […]

FIFA World Cup Football

Brazil should be concerned of their defence

Recent Champions League games have whetted the appetite for this year’s World Cup – an edition where the top players will not be suffering from end-of-season summer burnout but instead will be close to peak fitness once the tournament starts in November. That is a worrying thought for defenders – perhaps especially those who are […]