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America
Gabriel Barbosa leading Flamengo to success
09:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

Long is the list of South American and, in particular, Brazilian players who have conquered the world. In addition to winning fans in foreign lands, they remain adored at home and inspire coming generations. It's therefore understandable…

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…

International
Can young Super Eagles find their wings against Brazil?
09:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

On 31st July 1996, a lanky 20-year-old Nigerian striker with a touch like pure silk announced himself to world football. It was a performance that sent shockwaves across the African conrtinent. The occasion was an Olympic Games semi-final…

Italy
Douglas Costa: Juventus' underappreciated creative spark
15:01 Tuesday 1st October 2019

The name Douglas Costa doesn't bring too many cheers from fans. Despite consistently top performances, the Juventus winger has continued to slip under the radar. This season, in a star-studded attack, the Brazilian has continued to…

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…

Premier League
Is it Firmino's turn to be Liverpool MVP in 2019/20?
12:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

When Jurgen Klopp opted against signing a new striker in the summer, he received groans from Liverpool fans. Of course, demanding an added layer to their near perfection, perhaps a top-quality frontman would give the German leverage…

Premier League
Will preseason absences affect Liverpool's Premier League title hopes?
17:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

In one of the most exhilarating seasons of the Premier League era, Liverpool came close to winning the title last term. Although Manchester City pipped the Reds to the trophy by a single point, lifting the Champions League goblet should have…

European Football
Everton Soares' Copa America performance opened UEFA doors
17:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Major tournaments make for the best shop windows. The World Cup, Euros and Copa America all have global appeal. The African Cup of Nations is growing more influential. A relatively unknown player at a comparatively small club can attract…

America
Where should Dani Alves conclude his iconic career?
08:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

As Brazil embarked on a brighter future thanks to their Copa America glory, it was the old guard laying the pillars for their future success. No Neymar, so what? Dani Alves' heroics in rolling back the years showed him as the warrior…

America
Can Peru become improbable Copa America champions?
15:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

An eventful Copa America has seen the usual disappointment and surprises that come with every tournament. While Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Lionel Messi's Argentina have experienced the former, Peru has been the shock package. Lacking…

America
Has success without Neymar unveiled another dimension for Tite's Brazil?
12:00 Sunday 7th July 2019

Brazil has experienced a rollercoaster ride in earning back their gigantic reputation. When Neymar was ruled out of the Copa America, the whole nation probably experienced a scary jolt. The treacherous journey ahead without their biggest influence…

America
Brazil, Argentina renew rivalry in Copa America semi-final
09:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The 2019 Copa America hasn't quite lived up to expectations. It finds itself sharing the spotlight with the Women's World Cup, AFCON and Concacaf Gold Cup. Normally, a semifinal match between Argentina and Brazil would kick the competition…

America
Japan's Copa America performance justified sending young squad
12:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

When Japan only announced four senior players in their Copa America 2019 squad, many were left baffled. Some mistook it for disrespect in a competition perhaps beyond their grabs. However, Hajime Moriyasu had other plans in place which saw…

International
Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

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…