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Why is Keisuke Honda at Botafogo?
12:01 Friday 7th February 2020

A few competitions develop reputations as retirement leagues by signing famous stars playing out the string. The Campeonato Brasileiro doesn't deserve the tag. Yes, Selecao legends Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo all returned to Samba Nation…

What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

Russian Premier League
Has Nikola Vlasic earned another shot at Everton?
08:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Nikola Vlasic is a name which brings a lot of frustration to Everton fans. The young Croatian arrived at Goodison Park last August but failed to make any real impression. This past summer the decision was made for him to develop elsewhere.…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…

World Cup
Mario Fernandes: The Brazilian living his World Cup dream with Russia
15:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Brazilians perceive the FIFA World Cup as a birthright. Every four years, the Selecao embark on the competition among the huge favourites. Most youngsters would do anything to play a part. Not Mario Fernandes, however. The defender is realising…

Premier League
How can Leicester City get the best from Ahmed Musa?
15:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Ahmed Musa has been a ghost at Leicester City. The Nigeria international vanished more often than not in this season's first stanza. If not for Russia, there still wouldn't be any trace of him. Six months at CSKA Moscow proved…

World Cup
Aleksandr Golovin: Russia’s long-hidden treasure set for stardom
08:00 Sunday 17th June 2018

Unless you're a Russian domestic football connoisseur, Aleksandr Golovin would have been a relative unknown prior World Cup curtain raiser. But after a five-star display against Saudi Arabia, he's suddenly become just…

Europa League
Europa League quarter-finals: 3 biggest lessons
11:00 Friday 13th April 2018

The Champions League quarter-finals broke new ground. Not content to settle for the role as the continent's less-favored stepchild, the Europa League had no choice but to follow suit on Thursday night. It didn't disappoint,…

English-based players Leonid Slutsky could sign for Vitesse Arnhem
10:00 Friday 13th April 2018

Leonid Slutsky will take charge of Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem next season. He will officially become their manager over the summer and this news has come as no surprise due to the fact that Vitesse are used as a feeder club to English…

Europa League
CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal: are Jack Wilshere's days at Arsenal numbered?
08:00 Friday 13th April 2018

An end-to-end first leg that finished 4-1 to Arsenal offered high hopes for the return leg in Moscow. Then a week of comebacks and upsets breathed new life into this tie. Sceptics were forced to believe the impossible was possible. Fifty minutes…

Europa League
CSKA Moscow (1) vs Arsenal (4): second leg preview
14:00 Thursday 12th April 2018

Last Thursday, Arsenal all but cemented their place in the Europa League semi-finals with a 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow at the Emirates. A world-class display from Aaron Ramsey spurred the Gunners. The two teams lock horns again tonight,…

Europa League
2018 UEFA Europa League: Analysing the quarter-finals draw
20:00 Saturday 17th March 2018

The 2018 UEFA Europa League quarterfinals are here. Only eight teams remain. The draw was held Friday in Nyon. Here's a look at each matchup. Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow Arsenal had the toughest assignment in the round of 16, drawing an in-form…

Champions League
Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow: what did we learn?
10:30 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Manchester United secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Two goals in as many minutes overhauled a deficit to seal a 2-1 win against CSKA Moscow. The game witnessed Jose Mourinho's…

Premier League
What went wrong for Ahmed Musa at Leicester City?
14:00 Sunday 26th November 2017

There was a lot of anticipation amongst Leicester City fans when they forked out a club record fee of £16.6 million for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa in the summer of 2016. The previous season was the historic title-winning season and…

Champions League
3 games to watch during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action
12:30 Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Wednesday's action in the UEFA Champions League will have eight matches, all of them which are quite interesting. However, there are three games that certainly stand out above the rest: Juventus vs FC Barcelona Who could deny this authentic…