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England National Team
Can Inter resurgence boost Ashley Young's Euro 2020 chances?
08:00 Friday 21st February 2020

Ashley Young’s move to Inter was seen as his retirement home. However, he turned that reputation upside down by settling in without much trouble. In just over a month, he’s now a regular in Antonio Conte’s side. The former…

What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

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…

Predicting potential impact of African sides in Russia
15:00 Sunday 26th November 2017

All is taking shape for next year's FIFA World Cup. As usual, Africa will be represented by five nations, namely - Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. With loads of expectations on the shoulder of these ones, we preempt their…

FIFA World Cup: The top nations who won't be in Russia
17:00 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Now we know approximately half the teams who will be on the plane to Russia next summer. Likewise, those who will follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes. Forget the hypocrisy that international football is boring, everyone wants…

Japan qualify for Russia 2018: How did Samurai Blue do it?
18:20 Friday 1st September 2017

Japan are the fourth country to book a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joining host Russia, Brazil and Iran after a convincing 2-0 victory over Australia.  Takuma Asano beat a Socceroos offside trap to volley home from Yuto Nagatomo's cross…

Three things we learned from the 2-2 draw between England and Scotland.
13:00 Sunday 11th June 2017

The domestic season may be over but our sporting taste buds will still be satisfied by the England national team. The Three Lions are now at the halfway stage in the qualification process for next year's World Cup. Before their encounter with…

Television Match Officials - are they now a necessity?
12:30 Friday 6th January 2017

The 2013/14 season saw the introduction of goal-line technology. Which is designed to help referees and linesmen alike with those critical decisions which ultimately determine the outcome of a match; There have been so many times we've seen…

Totti: The King of Rome
12:30 Wednesday 28th September 2016

If you're a football fan then surely you might have heard the name ‘Totti' or some of you might have watched his famous ‘sucking thumb' celebration at some point. And for those in Italy Totti needs no introduction. As he reaches his 40th birthday,…

The demise of tiki-taka
16:38 Monday 16th May 2016

During Pep Guardiola's reign at Barcelona, it was this style of play that captured the imagination of millions around the world. A similar style was then recreated by the Spanish national team, which also proved to be hugely successful. At…

World Cup
From Barbosa to Neymar: Breaking the Curse of 1950
09:30 Friday 26th July 2013

With the 2014 World Cup less than a year away Aleks Slupinski takes a look back at the last time Brazil hosted the tournament, and the result that shocked a nation.

2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…