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Spain
How short is Ernesto Valverde's leash going into his third Barcelona campaign?
08:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Managerial changes dominate football news when they occur. It's their sudden nature. Clubs rarely entertain second thoughts before sacking a manager when the results aren't panning out as expected. Zinedine Zidane is an exception.…

International
Can Lionel Messi be the GOAT without International trophy?
08:01 Monday 8th July 2019

The debate for the greatest player of all time is something that will never cease to exist among soccer fans. Football, in its rich and illustrious history, has witnessed fantastic talents aplenty over the years. There are several superstars…

France
Why Neymar must stick with Paris Saint-Germain
09:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Neymar's mercurial talent is no longer strange to the footballing world. The Brazilian has been among the best players on the planet for the past half decade. His dribbling skills, vision, pace, and prolificness in front of goal make…

America
Brazil, Argentina renew rivalry in Copa America semi-final
09:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The 2019 Copa America hasn't quite lived up to expectations. It finds itself sharing the spotlight with the Women's World Cup, AFCON and Concacaf Gold Cup. Normally, a semifinal match between Argentina and Brazil would kick the competition…

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…

Transfers
Is playing beside Messi and Ronaldo ruining Paulo Dybala's career?
08:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Not many players have had the privilege of lining up in the same team as both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Dybala is among the lucky few. Except in his case, it's proving more a hindrance than a help. The 25-year-old…

Features
Can Messi, Argentina rescue their Copa America?
08:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

If you count the Nations League, five major tournaments take place on four continents this summer. The Women's World Cup, Copa America, Gold Cup and the AFCON are the other four. Each raises questions. Perhaps the most compelling is whether…

International
Can Coutinho shine at Copa America?
08:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Barcelona had one of the biggest capitulations in recent Champions League history when losing 4-0 away at Liverpool. It was a game which needed Blaugrana's most high-profile players to step up. Lionel Messi usually shows…

Features
Copa America 2019: Lionel Messi's last chance for international glory?
09:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

The 2018/2019 season was another prolific campaign for Lionel Messi as the Argentine finished as top scorer in La Liga and the Champions League. His return of 36 goals in 34 domestic league appearances has earned the Barcelona…

Football
Why Virgil van Dijk won't do a Luka Modric
17:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

A transfer window works on three levels. First, it allows clubs to improve. Second, it keeps the game fresh by allowing freer player movement between clubs. Third, it aids orthopaedists in their valuable research on the durability of thumbs…

International
Can Sanchez, Vidal hustle another Copa America for Chile?
12:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

Chile stunned South America by winning back-to-back Copa Americas over Argentina in 2015 and 16, keeping Lionel Messi off the scoresheet for four hours in the process. While Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are world-class in their…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Spain
Real Madrid's performance under Zinedine Zidane vindicates Julen Lopetegui
08:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

It has been a season to forget for Real Madrid after the tremendous success from twelve months ago. Zinedine Zidane capped off a third campaign with the club by leading, the team to an unexpected treble of Champions League trophy wins.…

Spain
Will Barcelona ever win the Champions League with Ernesto Valverde in charge?
12:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

When Barcelona threw away a three-goal lead to be dumped out of the Champions League by AS Roma last season, it took the football world by surprise. Boasting some of the best players in the world, led by arguably the greatest of all…

Spain
Why Barcelona must reunite with the Prodigal Neymar
12:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The scripture gave a hint about the Neymar-Barcelona saga. The Prodigal son's greed brought the idea of leaving his father's mansion to his mind. In the end, he came back begging because there were no greener pastures outside. To his…