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J League
Rakuten, Referees and the Rising Nagoya
17:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Andres Iniesta settled his family in Japan. No further mid-season excursions will occur. The Barcelona legend embedded himself at Vissel Kobe. In the month's first two home games, he made the score sheet against Jubilo Iwata and Sanfrecce…

Spain
Will Philippe Coutinho fill the void left by Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona?
15:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

No one can fully replace Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona, both on the pitch and in the dressing room. After 22 years of distinguished service at the club's midfield most of which was acting as a part of the spectacular trident that…

J League
Spanish Postcards: J.League Review
17:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Waiting for the new season? Why? In Japan, we started up a few days after the World Cup. We’re barely over the halfway point, with 19 of 34 matchdays played. It’s been a crazy old month with plenty of matches to report…

Spain
Miralem Pjanic is the perfect replacement for Andres Iniesta at Barcelona
17:00 Tuesday 31st July 2018

It would be foolish not to include Barcelona as one of the world's best teams at present. The Spanish giants not only possess Lionel Messi, a player considered among the all-time greats, they also have a strong team, filled with quality…

Spain
Can new Barcelona signing Arthur revive Camelot at the Camp Nou?
12:00 Friday 13th July 2018

FC Barcelona lost Paulinho after a very successful season. The Brazil international returned to Guangzhou Evergrande after 12 months at the Camp Nou. In part, the Blaugranas allowed him to leave because they had already signed his…

Transfers
3 midfielders Barcelona should look to sign
15:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

Just like that, Barcelona went from possessing Europe's best midfield to woefully lacking talent in that department. Andres Iniesta is in Japan, which was anticipated. Paulinho has returned to China, which was not. Lionel Messi must continue…

World Cup
Tiki-Taka No More: Why Spain need to re-invent themselves following recent World Cup exit
12:00 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Shocking results at the World Cup. They don't come much more shocking than Spain exiting in the Round of 16. What's that Germany? Oh, right. Sorry. Nevertheless, La Roja returned home following a lacklustre display against Russia. A…

World Cup
Can defence win a Championship in this World Cup?
09:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

There's an old adage in American sports, particularly U.S. football, that defence wins championships. In recent years, the NFL has become a pass-heavy league, with quarterbacks posting better numbers than ever before. During February's…

J League
Iniesta to Kobe: The Best Thing to Happen to Japanese Football
09:00 Friday 25th May 2018

This isn’t just any random old player turning up in an exotic league. This is Andreas Iniesta from FC Barcelona. This is a legend of the Nou Camp. The man whose personal stats page boasts 653 appearances, 65 goals, 108 assists and a ridiculous…

Spain
What next for Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde?
08:00 Thursday 17th May 2018

Barcelona's season came to an unhappy, premature end when they lost 5-4 to Levante on La Liga's penultimate weekend. Like a house of cards collapsing as you place the final one, the defeat killed off Barca's hopes for the first…

Spain
Will Lionel Messi struggle to perform without Andres Iniesta?
15:00 Tuesday 8th May 2018

When Pep Guardiola won the treble in his first season at Barcelona's helm, Lionel Messi stole the show. The Argentine sensation became an idol to many, earning the admiration of coaches and players around the world. Blaugrana represented…

Spain
Adios, Andres Iniesta: Maestro to leave Barcelona
18:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

A badly kept secret was confirmed on Friday when Andres Iniesta announced this will be his final season at Barcelona. The midfielder didn't divulge his next destination, but he is expected to join a Chinese club.      …

International
Spain v Argentina: A Combined XI
17:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

Argentina is scheduled to play Spain in a friendly tonight. Both the teams have won two matches against each other. The most recent one going in the South American’s favour 4-1. Julen Lopetegui will look forward to hopefully winning this…

World Cup
Three unforgettable 2010 World Cup memories
13:00 Wednesday 28th February 2018

With the latest edition of the World Cup on the horizon, it is important to build up the buzz and excitement about the biggest football tournament in the world and what better way than looking back at past tournaments. The 2010 World Cup…

Champions League
The Genius of Andres Iniesta in one cute reverse pass
16:45 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Chelsea had Barcelona in the palm of their hands. One goal to the good after Willian's shimmy, shift, and angled finish from the edge of the penalty area. Antonio Conte's tactical plan of deploying Eden Hazard to crowd the central areas…

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