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International
CAF comes to its senses after initially ignoring coronavirus
09:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The latest news of the suspension of all 2021 AFCON qualifiers that were billed to take place between 25 to 31 March 2020 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was already expected. But the continent's football governing body was…

International
Is the Club World Cup turning football on its head?
11:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

When New Caledonian minnows Hienghene Sport ran out for the Club World Cup opener on Wednesday night, annihilation seemed inevitable. The obscure Oceanic team fielded a squad of amateurs wearing shirts with large white patches on the front…

Premier League
How will VAR impact the Premier League?
09:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

The Premier League will introduce the Video Assistant Referee this coming season. The system was used at last year's World Cup and in the 2018/19 Champions League knockout stages. The FA Cup even took it on, albeit only in the stadia which…

Womens Football
USWNT justify request for equal pay
12:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup has reignited several discussions regarding female football's global standing. Among the big topics is the ladies' low pay in comparison to their male counterparts. Is it fair?    …

Womens Football
Will China, Japan make the World Cup an Asian affair?
09:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

Female football has come a long way in Asia since China hosted the inaugural edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup [then referred to as the FIFA Women’s World Championship] in 1991. The China women’s football team, in…

Tactical Analysis
New IFAB rule changes has more downsides than upsides
17:05 Sunday 10th March 2019

Changes are inevitable in life. Similarly, changes are happening in football. Be it change in rearguard at the top, a power shift in top leagues or in the record transfer fee. Come next season, however, new modifications are being made to the…

International
Equal Time: Why is the clock more sacred than the game?
17:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

FIFA presides over football. IFAB legislates it. In other words, the latter writes the rules, the former enforces them. So far, neither group has found a solution to time-wasting that doesn't offend the game's purists. Maybe it's…

International
By the book: Would rugby sin bins work in football, too?
17:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

International
By the book: What if there was no offside below the 18-yard-box?
17:00 Thursday 1st November 2018

FIFA is the ultimate governor for all business surrounding organised football. Between the white lines is a different story. IFAB sets the rules of the game. FIFA sits on the International Football Association Board. They wield exactly half…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Usa
How Paul Pogba proves the United States can win the World Cup
17:00 Friday 28th September 2018

People like to believe athleticism transcends individual sports. It’s not untrue. Athletes on both sides of the Atlantic have excelled at more than one sport. Ron Tindall played football for Chelsea, West Ham, Reading and Portsmouth from…

International
FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Video Games
Review: Pro Evolution Soccer - can this be the year the game tops the charts?
08:00 Tuesday 11th September 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 has a head start in the annual battle to be the year’s top football video game, but has it done enough to lift the trophy? PES v FIFA, a battle for the ages that has gone on now for nearly two decades. In the…

Football
Why Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or
17:00 Monday 3rd September 2018

When the final nominees for 2018’s Ballon d’Or are announced, Luka Modric will be among the favourites to plunder the coveted golden football. At long last, the Croatian mighty midfielder is getting the accolades he deserves. Ballon…

Bundesliga
Is Bibiana Steinhaus the perfect referee?
09:00 Friday 24th August 2018

It’s said the best referee is the one you don’t notice. If that’s the case, Bibiana Steinhaus did an excellent job in her first Bundesliga season. She prefers anonymity despite deserving recognition. Not only is she quietly…