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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…

Italy
Is Rodrigo De Paul finally fulfilling potential at Udinese?
12:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Rodrigo De Paul is enjoying a breakout season in Serie A. It seems Udinese's Argentine winger is finally living up to the expectations that led to Valencia bringing him to Europe in 2014.  De Paul's career began in his home…

Usa
Gerardo Martino says, 'Gracias, pero no gracias' to Atlanta United extension
17:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Many things are coming to the United States: the mid-term elections, a caravan of Central American refugees, the MLS Cup. One person is leaving. He's Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. European football fans know him as the manager who…

International
Why Argentina must stick to Lionel Scaloni
17:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Argentina's managerial seat remains hot regardless who sits in it. It's like the Sword in the Stone. Everyone wants to give it a go; none prove fit to rule. If bosses don't get the sack [Sergio Batista, Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli],…

Football
Is a strong captain important in modern football?
12:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Leaders and motivators are tasked with picking up and dusting off their teams. Captaining a football club was once a pivotal position that seems to have lost its significance. The position remains important; contemporary players don't…

International
Equal Time: Argentina must start preparing for life without Lionel Messi
09:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Football is a team sport. Eleven players must beat with one heart. Playing as a single unit is required to fully protect the badge on the chest. Argentina sees things differently. La Albiceleste's lone strategy for the past decade ha been…

International
Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part company: Effects on both parties
12:00 Wednesday 18th July 2018

Jorge Sampaoli has parted ways with the Argentina national team after fallout from La Albiceleste's poor outing at the 2018 World Cup. This came after a mutual agreement by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the coach, to…

World Cup
Who needs a Golden Generation?
17:30 Wednesday 11th July 2018

A national team with most of its stars playing regularly in Europe’s top five leagues will consider itself blessed. If even a handful are doing so with the top clubs, then the belief that a world title is in the horizon creeps in. As…

World Cup
The five most dramatic World Cup quarter-finals in history
12:30 Friday 6th July 2018

The quarter-finals of the World Cup get underway on Friday, after plenty of drama in the first knockout phase. The final eight games from years gone by have produced some unforgettable memories. Here is our look back at five of the most…