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Italy
Allan: Napoli's long-unheralded midfield dynamo 
09:00 Friday 30th November 2018

There are certain players who rarely get the praise they merit. Either by virtue of position or style, such talents are often overlooked while top stars are celebrated. Allan Marques Loureiro leads this category in Italy's Serie A. When…

Premier League
Ederson redefining the goalkeeping landscape at Manchester City
09:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

As expected by many, Manchester City's Premier League dominance is continuing this season. Different Citizens players are standing up to be counted, as last campaign's top performers such as Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane have…

Premier League
Bernard: The perfect fit for Everton
13:07 Sunday 14th October 2018

It's not every day a Brazilian international's signing goes under the radar. It happened in August on the blue half of Merseyside. The summer's biggest transfer story burst when Everton paid £50 million for Richarlison.…

France
Is Neymar eyeing the 2019 Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 8th October 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia was expected to be Neymar's and Brazil's time to shine. Instead, the Brazilian captain made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the Selecao bowed out in the quarter-finals. But the former Barcelona…

Womens Football
Equal Time: Marta Is FIFA's Best
16:02 Tuesday 25th September 2018

While FIFA decided to follow UEFA’s example by beginning a new chapter in its history on the men’s side, it penned an appropriate climax to a women’s generation. The third, too forgotten player to win five Ballon d’Ors…

Rest Of The World
Brazil’s Serie A: Seriously Lethargic
12:00 Saturday 21st July 2018

Brazil. Once the feared power of football. Nobody could beat the Selecao. More than once football respected them as the game's omniscient force. Once. Now, not at all. As with most struggles, the problems start at home.  Diaspora Where…

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
Mario Fernandes: The Brazilian living his World Cup dream with Russia
15:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Brazilians perceive the FIFA World Cup as a birthright. Every four years, the Selecao embark on the competition among the huge favourites. Most youngsters would do anything to play a part. Not Mario Fernandes, however. The defender is realising…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Is there a better matchup in this round than Brazil v Belgium?
09:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Beautifully flawed in their own ways, Brazil and Belgium meet in the quarter-finals, providing the tie of the round. A glittering array of stars have threatened to sparkle, but have only twinkled thus far - will this encounter…

World Cup
Brazil cruising towards a sixth star
12:30 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Every four years, the conversation comes around to who we think will win the World Cup. you can always expect the same answers. Optimists will say England while the realists will have a punt at Germany. Argentina, Italy and Spain will…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Brazil and Mexico throw a party; everyone should come!
08:30 Monday 2nd July 2018

The Samara Arena will host a colourful encounter on Monday afternoon when Brazil met Mexico for a place in the World Cup quarter-final.  Given Brazil's inexhaustible talent pool, no team wants to play them this early. Mexico,…

World Cup
Russia 2018: World Cup Group Stage Best XI
17:30 Friday 29th June 2018

So the World Cup group stages have been completed, the last 16 decided. There has been a hatful of goals, controversies aplenty and enough VAR to last a lifetime; as far as most are concerned anyway...  Amid the drama, several…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: Serbia stinging from loss to Swiss now face Neymar and Coutinho with tournament on the line
15:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Before the tournament got underway, Brazil were favourites to go all the way and lift the World Cup. However, after stumbling to a draw in their first outing against Switzerland, all the pressure was on them as they geared up to face Costa…

World Cup
The good and no-good dirty low down on each group for World Cup Match Day 3
08:00 Monday 25th June 2018

Nothin' you can't handle Nothin' you ain't got Put your money on the table  And drive it off the lot Turn on that old love light  And turn a "maybe" to a "yes" Same old schoolboy game got you into…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: With or without Neymar, Brazil must handle Costa Rica
08:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil wasn't at destructive best against Switzerland. Talisman Neymar was most culpable. Philippe Coutinho took up the mantle, but his superbly curled effort proved not enough. The Selecao will be out to show their opening draw with…

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