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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…

Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

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…

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…

Italy
Is Lautaro Martinez Antonio Conte's Inter Michy Batshuayi?
17:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Lionel Messi. Sergio Aguero.Paulo Dybala. Angel di Maria. All were pegged to be Argentina's heroes at the ongoing Copa America. Lautaro Martinez was an afterthought. Say hello to the afterthought. Having netted twice, including one against…

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…

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…

America
Duvan Zapata: Colombia's secret weapon
09:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

In the last decade and half, no country outside Brazil, Uruguay or Chile has won the Copa America. Before that, Colombia hosted and lifted the trophy in 2001. This year, the Colombians are threatening to repeat their feat from 18 years ago.…

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…