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Uttiyo Sarkar

A freelance writer who loves all things football. Writing about the beautiful game has been a passion of mine for years now and discussing the fine things about it is something I admire. A Manchester United fan for over a decade and an admirer of the English Premier League and Italian Serie A in particular. Also a discreet movie critic on the sidelines and occasional gamer. 

 


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Afcon
Are minnows with teeth good for AFCON?
15:00 Tuesday 9th July 2019

As the United States Women’s National Team won their second FIFA Women’s World Cup title on the bounce, it's easy to forget that something revolutionary started in Africa over the weekend... With the Africa Cup of…

America
Has success without Neymar unveiled another dimension for Tite's Brazil?
12:00 Sunday 7th July 2019

Brazil has experienced a rollercoaster ride in earning back their gigantic reputation. When Neymar was ruled out of the Copa America, the whole nation probably experienced a scary jolt. The treacherous journey ahead without their biggest influence…

Premier League
How will Newcastle United spend their summer?
09:01 Friday 5th July 2019

The mood on Tyneside reached its boiling point at season's end. After Newcastle United decided Rafa Benitez would not return as Magpies boss in 2019/20, fans lost all remaining hope for their dysfunctional ownership. Mike Ashley’s…

Premier League
3 youngsters who can thrive at Frank Lampard's Chelsea
08:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

Modern times call for modern solutions. With the Maurizio Sarri era a relatively short one even for the Blues, Chelsea are shifting gears. Roman Abramovich is exiting his Italian phase and isn't looking for a marquee manager. Perhaps the…

Italy
Is Lautaro Martinez Antonio Conte's Inter Michy Batshuayi?
17:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Lionel Messi. Sergio Aguero.Paulo Dybala. Angel di Maria. All were pegged to be Argentina's heroes at the ongoing Copa America. Lautaro Martinez was an afterthought. Say hello to the afterthought. Having netted twice, including one against…

European Championships
Spain, Germany seek redemption in Euro U20 final
12:01 Sunday 30th June 2019

It’s safe to say 2018 wasn’t the most profitable year for Germany or Spain. Both faced embarrassing World Cup campaigns. Being knocked out in the group stages and Round of 16 respectively left many red-faced. Internal problems including…

America
Japan's Copa America performance justified sending young squad
12:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

When Japan only announced four senior players in their Copa America 2019 squad, many were left baffled. Some mistook it for disrespect in a competition perhaps beyond their grabs. However, Hajime Moriyasu had other plans in place which saw…

America
Carlos Queiroz shows what he can do with world-class talent
17:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Carlos Queiroz has travelled extensively during his 30 years in coaching. From being a forgotten Real Madrid manager to Portugal national team boss, Sir Alex Ferguson’s acclaimed assistant and holding jobs on four continents, he’s…

Opinion
Do Copa America woes indicate South American decline?
17:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Believe it or not, a South American nation did win the World Cup in this millennium. It just feels like it's been an age since Brazil won their fifth tournament in 2002 to finished the year atop the FIFA world rankings with Argentina second…

Afcon
Top 10 young players AFCON lost to UEFA
15:00 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Over the decades, Africa has prospered in football. Every generation produces stars, from George Weah to Roger Milla on down to Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. Those stars make it big in Europe but their countries remain…

Italy
How will Inter Milan spend their summer?
09:02 Wednesday 19th June 2019

Change is imminent at Inter Milan. Things didn’t go according to plan when they barely scraped through UEFA Champions League qualification this term. That being said, with the experienced Antonio Conte now at the wheel, the Nerazzurri…

Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

Italy
Pogba or Milinkovic-Savic: Who best suits Juventus?
09:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

Hunting season is underway at Juventus. Supplementing their search for Massimiliano Allegri’s successor sees them planning their next marquee acquisition. Over the years, superstar signings have become a nature of habit for Andrea Agnelli.…

France
Can Les Bleus do the gender double at the World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th June 2019

Just under a year has passed since France lifted the FIFA World Cup, putting end to an eighteen-year trophyless streak. Now, the nation's women have the opportunity to break their own World Cup curse, on home soil none less. France’s…

Womens Football
Top Europeans stars to watch in Women's World Cup
08:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

One would think the Champions League finale marked the football calender’s end. However, they wouldn’t be any more wrong. Club competition is now taking a backseat, but the international scene is spicing up. The FIFA Women’s…