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Premier League
Alexis Sanchez's poor end to the Copa America has cost Manchester United dearly
17:00 Friday 5th July 2019

After making a stunning start to the 2019 Copa America, Manchester United and Chile fans were questioning whether the 'real' Alexis Sanchez was finally 'back'. Well, it's fair to say those hopes were short-lived. La…

Premier League
Are Neymar, Gareth Bale, aces up Ed Woodward's #GlazersOut sleeve?
09:00 Monday 1st July 2019

The #GlazersOut movement continues to rage on social media. Its main points are that the American owners take too much money out of the club and put nothing back. Millions are spent on servicing debt and remunerating a board whose group picture…

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
Alexis Sanchez: A player reborn?
08:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

It is one of the most shocking declines in world football. Alexis Sanchez went from being the star at Arsenal to a flop at Manchester United. It was both quick and painful to watch. Initially, it seemed a management problem was to blame. After…

America
Carlos Queiroz shows what he can do with world-class talent
17:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Carlos Queiroz has travelled extensively during his 30 years in coaching. From being a forgotten Real Madrid manager to Portugal national team boss, Sir Alex Ferguson’s acclaimed assistant and holding jobs on four continents, he’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

World Cup
Juan Antonio Pizzi follows Bert van Marwijk down the World Cup beach trampling on his sand castles
17:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

The old maxim that no one remembers who finished second isn’t always true. Thanks to Nigel de Jong’s flying karate kick into Xabi Alonso’s diaphragm, everyone recalls the Netherlands were runners-up to Spain in the 2010 World…

International
CONMEBOL's supremacy over Europe once again shows in latest international break
19:00 Monday 26th March 2018

It is often said that the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers are the toughest in the world. While European and Asian sides tend to battle with one or two tough teams per group, things in South America are quite different and all 10 team play each…

International
Why Chile is not about to fall off a cliff
08:30 Saturday 24th March 2018

Several top teams will not be at the 2018 World Cup. You know about Italy, the Netherlands and United States but at number 10 in the FIFA World Rankings Chile is arguably the most surprising outcast. La Roja won the 2015 and 2016 Copa…

Premier League
Should Arsenal have sold Alexis Sanchez in the summer?
09:00 Thursday 21st December 2017

Disinterested, disengaged, disappointed. Three words that can describe Arsenal fans and their talented talisman. Compared to last season, Alexis Sanchez’s form has dropped off drastically. The previous campaign was certainly the most…

Opinion
Why did Chile fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
16:30 Thursday 12th October 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers are nearing its end, and even though the play-off rounds are yet to be determined, several top teams have already confirmed their absence in next year's tournament. Among the biggest disappointments was Chile.…