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Afcon
Can this be a West African AFCON?
15:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

The African Cup of Nations is nearly upon us. Countries from West Africa have risen to the fore in the competition in the last decade or so. Although defending champions Cameroon had something to say about that last time out, one wonders if…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

World Cup
How can African teams improve at the World Cup?
08:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The story of Africa at the World Cup has been similar to the general African story. Endowed with natural talent, all that is required to achieve greatness. Somehow, that achievement never arrives. From Egypt representing the continent in the…

World Cup
The five most dramatic World Cup quarter-finals in history
12:30 Friday 6th July 2018

The quarter-finals of the World Cup get underway on Friday, after plenty of drama in the first knockout phase. The final eight games from years gone by have produced some unforgettable memories. Here is our look back at five of the most…

Transfers
What next for Andre and Jordan Ayew as Swansea City adjusts to the Championship?
17:00 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Swansea City's seven-year foray into Premier League football came to a rather expected end in May. After a protracted struggle to maintain top-flight status, changing managers in three successive seasons, the Swans eventually collapsed…

Opinion
5 lessons from latest CAF World Cup Qualifiers
19:00 Wednesday 6th September 2017

Another fiery round of CAF World Cup Qualifiers concluded Tuesday. Here are five talking points from the latest international break. World Cup qualifiers bring out the very best in African football. The latest round saw some nations cement…

Youth Scout
Dom Dwyer: a West Sussex Brit in Uncle Sam's Connecticut court
10:00 Sunday 2nd July 2017

Hank Morgan travelled back in time to make himself right at home in Mark Twain's version of Arthurian England, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Sporting KC forward and Cuckfield native son Dom Dwyer has done the same in reverse,…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: The Story of the Ayew Brothers
14:15 Monday 30th January 2017

Sons of a legend, the Ayew brothers are showing why we say, ‘the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. André and Jordan Ayew, both born of Ghanaian international star, Abedi Ayew, have been in scintillating form for Ghana since the start of…

Match Preview
AFCON 2017: Quarter-Finals Preview
11:00 Saturday 28th January 2017

Africa's elite has risen from the group stages and assembled in the final bracket to determine the best national side in the continent. This year's African Cup of Nations in Gabon has been particularly surprising. The group stage has seen some…

Opinion
Top five jerseys on parade at the Africa Cup of Nations
20:00 Friday 20th January 2017

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations has certainly been below par in so many areas such as the level of football on display, officiating as well as turnout at stadiums. However, one key aspect some participating countries seem to have…

Opinion
AFCON 2017: Meet the contenders, pretenders and outsiders
14:50 Friday 13th January 2017

Africa will be agog this weekend as the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) takes centre stage in Gabon. The biennial tournament as often as in the past will parade some of the continent's biggest and brightest talents. Sixteen…

Opinion
Netherlands, Australia and the USA - plus eight heavyweights who could miss the World Cup
16:15 Thursday 17th November 2016

The recently concluded 2018 World Cup qualifying games provided us with lots of puzzles to ponder over. Issues like the possibility of some top footballing nations unexpectedly missing out on the Mundial, which would be a great shock to some…

Match Preview
Ghana Tipped To Beat Ivory Coast In African Cup of Nations Final
13:13 Saturday 7th February 2015

The African Cup of Nations descended into chaos on Thursday during Ghana's interrupted victory over hosts Equatorial Guinea, but it is hoped that it's the football that takes centre stage on Sunday night when the Black Stars take on Ivory Coast…

America
Brooks not Beckham could be the key to ignite the MLS
15:52 Wednesday 18th June 2014

FIFA's desire to impose the beautiful game upon our cousins across the pond has been high on their agenda for some considerable time now. From Pele playing in New York to adapting rules to suite an American audience (no games finishing as a…

England National Team
Deciphering The 2014 World Cup Draw: Who Got Lucky and Who's Got It Tough Before A Ball Is Kicked In Brazil?
08:45 Wednesday 11th December 2013

As expected, the 2014 World Cup draw has thrown up a number of exciting groups which will no doubt produced some engrossing fixtures throughout the opening two weeks of the tournament in Brazil next June, Jack Kitson goes through each of the…