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Spain
Is Vinicius Junior Real Madrid's long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

A new star is born in Madrid. Vinicius Junior arrived at Real Madrid last year with a glowing reputation. This season, he’s put it into effect. The young Brazilian thrives under Santiago Solari, fitting into the Cristiano Ronaldo…

Spain
Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…

Spain
Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

Champions League
Will Juventus' Recent Slump crush their Champions League dream again?
08:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

Fantasy football is over for Juventus. Their uncontested grip on Italian football was forcibly broken by Atalanta, who knocked them out of the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2016. The 3-0 defeat serves as a wake-up call for Massimiliano…

Italy
Can Duvan Zapata make you forget James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao?
09:00 Friday 1st February 2019

When the Serie A season began, expectations were at a bare minimum for Duvan Zapata. After disappointing everywhere he went in Italy, hardcore fans considered him cursed. Gian Piero Gasperini disagreed. Now he and Atalanta are reaping the reward…

Sing When Youre Winning
12 Days of Football 2018: Six Games Amazing
08:00 Thursday 27th December 2018

On the 6th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Six Games Amazing, FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual…

Next Goal Wins
12 Days of Football 2018: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 26th December 2018

On the 5th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end review. Getting…

Italy
No one can stop Juventus in Italy
16:07 Saturday 22nd December 2018

The Old Lady keeps getting younger every day, it would seem. Juventus are on course for their eighth consecutive league title but the worrying sign is that the teams that are meant to compete with them are simply not up to the challenge.…

Champions League
Why Juventus are Champions League favourites
09:00 Friday 7th December 2018

It's a running joke in football. Play Juventus in the Champions League final and you're guaranteed to win. The Old Lady suffers more agony in Champions League and European Cup finals than any other club, most notably losing two…

Opinion
Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

Football
Will Harry Kane have to leave Tottenham to find success?
15:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, hopes were high among the Spurs faithful that this would finally be the turn in their fortunes. Not only was the Argentine renowned for taking so-called “smaller…

Spain
Real Madrid starting a new cycle with Santiago Solari
09:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Real Madrid are in a phase similar to 2008 when Barcelona rose up with their tiki-taka style and the Merengues needed to find a way to return to dominance. Julen Lopetegui 's departure proves the squad cannot continue as it did under Zinedine…

Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

Spain
Has the absence of Messi and Ronaldo watered down El Clasico?
12:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

The first El Clasico of the season is upon us. There is, however, something unique about Spain's most anticipated game this time around. This will be the first El Clasico in over a decade that will see both Lionel Messi and Cristiano…