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Opinion
Is Mo Salah hogging up all the class or isn't there enough to go around?
17:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

We like to romanticise sport. It's reassuring to believe football and other games bring out the best in mankind. Let's face it, though. It's been more than a decade since Mick Foley retired from professional wrestling and Mr Socko…

Rest Of The World
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The timeless classic that turned into an all-time disgrace
15:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

By now, everyone must be aware of the recent events in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final. What was built up as an all-time classic between Boca Juniors and River Plate has indeed grabbed headlines around the world. Unfortunately, it's been…

World Cup
Is the World Cup a party for two?
12:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

We are now 88 years and 21 tournaments since the inaugural World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. The hosts won it, beating Argentina in the final. In all the tournaments since, the final has always been played out between a combination of…

World Cup
Argentina Should Blame Jorge Sampaoli, Not Lionel Messi For World Cup Outcome
15:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

There has been a lot of criticism towards Lionel Messi for Argentina's draw against Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener this past Saturday. At some point, he should get some criticism after failing to convert a penalty. However,…

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.…

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.

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…

Youth Scout
FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026
11:00 Friday 31st March 2017

The BBC's Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent's allotment with thoughts…

Opinion
The resurgence of Brazil under Tite
12:00 Thursday 30th March 2017

The Brazil we used know is the Brazil that wallops opponents 3-nil and 4-nil in games; but recently, the Brazil we see, is a Brazil that gets thrashed 7-1 in a World Cup semi-final; a Brazil that simply cannot navigate the Copa America group…