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Spain
Should Ivan Rakitic consider leaving Barca in January?
08:01 Thursday 17th October 2019

A slow start to the campaign precipitated by Lionel Messi's injury crisis and Antoine Griezmann's acclimation process appears to be in the past. Barcelona are second and can leapfrog Real Madrid in the season's first El Clasico…

Football
How injuries could destroy Neymar’s fine career
17:00 Tuesday 15th October 2019

Think about this, Paris Saint-Germain pays taxes for Neymar before they pay him his weekly wages. Investopedia ranks the Brazilian as the third highest-paid football player in the world. But the Brazilian's career is beginning…

Football
When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Spain
Are De Jong, Arthur double-teaming Busquets out of Barca lineup?
12:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

Is the sun finally setting on Sergio Busquets? The defensive midfielder is the last survivor from the midfield trio who carved out a golden era at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta is playing in Japan. Xavi Hernandez is managing in Qatar. Barcelona…

Spain
Antoine Griezmann faces a hard road in Barcelona
08:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

No one expected Antoine Griezmann to end up plying his trade at Camp Nou after publicly snubbing Barcelona's interest last year. But here we are, wondering if he shouldn't have rethought his 'Decision'. The Blaugrana wasted…

Spain
Will Luis Suarez be Barca's saviour this season?
09:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

Every club dreams of starting a new season on a brilliant note. In the few games played thus far in 2019/20, several clubs presented their credentials. Others are still checking their pockets. Surprisingly, Barcelona ranks among the latter…

Spain
Should Real Madrid sign Christian Eriksen in January?
18:09 Saturday 5th October 2019

Real Madrid currently sits top of the La Liga table but that doesn't mean all is well with Zinedine Zidane's team. The Merengues have been blowing hot and cold this term. In fact, a mixed pre-season, coupled with several dodgy…

Football
What lies ahead for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne?
12:00 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Pep Guardiola's biggest risk in a glittering career was leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester City. The gaffer felt it was worth testing his tactical nous on English soil though... It took two seasons before conquering the league and the…

France
Why Neymar is sending a strong message to PSG fans
09:31 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

It all starts from whether Neymar's decision to quit FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 was the right move for his career. Judging by what transpired between the player and the club during the most recent transfer…

Spain
Is it time for La Liga to take Granada seriously?
08:31 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Three plots are almost certain in La Liga. Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid jostling for the title. Lionel Messi topping the scorers' chart and Granada being relegated or somehow surviving at the death. This season, though,…

International
Is Ramon Azeez ready to take flight with Super Eagles?
17:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

For most players, the opportunity to play for their national team is a dream come true. Others have enjoyed the privilege from their youth, playing in the age-grade competitions although graduating to the senior side is not a given. Few…

Spain
Have Merengues turned the corner ahead of El Derbi Madrileno?
12:00 Saturday 28th September 2019

Two draws in the first three league games of the new season raised concerns about Real Madrid’s and Zinedine Zidane’s readiness to challenge for the title. After a rather forgetful campaign last term that led to a series of signings…

Spain
Is Barcelona's problem in the dugout?
08:00 Saturday 28th September 2019

Barcelona ranks among European and world leaders in tourism, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, science and sport. While it jealously preserves its unique cultural heritage, the Catalunyan capital is now a cosmopolitan city. The one…

Spain
Can resurgent Santi Cazorla earn a return ticket to La Roja?
21:46 Friday 27th September 2019

When Santi Cazorla was on the road to recovery from a gruesome injury in 2016, even being able to walk - let alone kicking a football- seemed a grave challenge. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon which never healed…

Italy
Did Adrien Rabiot make a mistake joining Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 26th September 2019

There are approximately 250 million footballers in over 200 countries worldwide. Sieving through, the most popular players are found in five European nations: England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Expectedly, something shifts…