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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…

International
Should you be watching Uruguay at the Copa America?
17:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

The Copa America kicked off on Friday. Hosts Brazil knocked off Bolivia handily, 3-0. The Selecao, along with Argentina, began as many people’s tournament picks. That's usually the case although la Albiceleste now have it all…

Italy
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi confronted with pivotal transfer window
17:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

Mauro Icardi has transformed into a world-renowned striker during the past five years. Despite that, or in part due to, the 26-year-old’s time donning Internationale’s jersey seems certain to end this summer. Such a revelation demands…

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…

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…

Italy
Dybala, Icardi swap deal best for all parties
16:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

They are both Argentineans stranded at an adjacent career crossroad. Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi face an uncertain future at Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. A swap deal is speculated. Although very improbable, it is potentially…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

Features
Will Lionel Messi finally achieve success with Argentina?
17:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

The world opened its doors when a 17-year-old named Lionel Messi led Argentina to the 2005 U20 World Cup in the Netherlands. He tasted international glory once again with the U23s at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Then the doors closed.…

International
Is Lionel Scaloni falling into the same old selection trap with Argentina?
15:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Taking risks is synonymous with caretaker managers. They dare to swerve from the status quo to install their philosophy. Sometimes it yields dividends, earning them the full-time job. Take Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari. Everything seems…

Italy
Does Lautaro Martinez render Mauro Icardi expendable at Inter?
08:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

If Mauro Icardi is a Chris Brown fan, he'll be humming 'Don't wake me up'. Everything changed for the Argentine forward last week after his wife and agent made provocative comments about the squad. Inter stripped him of the…

Next Goal Wins
12 Days of Football 2018: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 26th December 2018

On the 5th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end review. Getting…

Rest Of The World
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The timeless classic that turned into an all-time disgrace
15:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

By now, everyone must be aware of the recent events in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final. What was built up as an all-time classic between Boca Juniors and River Plate has indeed grabbed headlines around the world. Unfortunately, it's been…