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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.…

Opinion
FIFA World Cup: The top nations who won't be in Russia
17:00 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Now we know approximately half the teams who will be on the plane to Russia next summer. Likewise, those who will follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes. Forget the hypocrisy that international football is boring, everyone wants…

Road To The Promised Land
4 CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
17:00 Tuesday 10th October 2017

The CONMEBOL and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers draw to a conclusion during early hours of Wednesday. Here are four games to watch, as countries from South and North America determine their representatives for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Peru…

Road To The Promised Land
3 CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
12:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

As with UEFA, the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers are entering critical moments. Here are three games from the two regions not to be missed this week.

Road To The Promised Land
Sorting The Pile: Which CONMEBOL Teams Will Make It To Russia 2018?
16:00 Thursday 7th September 2017

There are two games left in the 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, and everything is up for grabs. Seven teams are vying for three-and-a-half spots, and we will try to determine which teams will make it to Russia next year once the Qualifiers…

Opinion
Should Jorge Sampaoli turn Lionel Messi into Xavi Hernandez?
11:00 Thursday 7th September 2017

Argentina is struggling through Conmebol World Cup qualifying without a genuine midfield playmaker. Could and/or would Lionel Messi step in to do the job? Here is a sentence I did not expect to write. The two nations that battled for Copa America…

Opinion
What we extracted from the Confederations Cup Final
13:05 Monday 3rd July 2017

In the final of the 2017 Confederations Cup,  it was the World Cup champions Germany who went toe to toe with Copa America holders, Chile. The two best teams in the tournament gave us a final worth remembering as Germany secured a precious…

Opinion
How Portugal can beat Chile in the Confederations Cup semi-final
10:30 Wednesday 28th June 2017

It's hard to call any team with Cristiano Ronaldo in it an underdog, but let's be frank here, Portugal are not a good side. They‘re a team that relies on individual moments of brilliance rather than cohesive team play. They frauded their way…