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Spain
Why haven't Atletico filled their Griezmann void?
09:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid. The two served in duality, which was mutually beneficial for both parties. The French striker came in the year after Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title, with the expectation he’d be…

Germany
Can Euro 2020 group of death give Germany new life?
17:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Joachim Loew’s expression spoke a grim story upon realising Germany’s Euro 2020 group of death pairing alongside France and Portugal. Didier Deschamps cut a wry smile, Fernando Santos looked bemused. The real pressure, however,…

Spain
Winning ugly not acceptable at Barcelona
08:00 Friday 8th November 2019

When you hold to the highest standard, it's difficult to enjoy your football. Anything less than comprehensive excellence feels like a major crisis. Barcelona occupy first place both in La Liga and their Champions League group but…

Spain
Antoine Griezmann faces a hard road in Barcelona
08:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

No one expected Antoine Griezmann to end up plying his trade at Camp Nou after publicly snubbing Barcelona's interest last year. But here we are, wondering if he shouldn't have rethought his 'Decision'. The Blaugrana wasted…

Spain
Will Luis Suarez be Barca's saviour this season?
09:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

Every club dreams of starting a new season on a brilliant note. In the few games played thus far in 2019/20, several clubs presented their credentials. Others are still checking their pockets. Surprisingly, Barcelona ranks among the latter…

Spain
Can Joao Felix emulate past Atletico greats?
08:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

It's been a massive summer for Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos faced a daunting task to replace top stars Diego Godin, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez and Antoine Griezmann. As you would expect from an ambitious club, Diego…

Spain
What does Griezmann's Barcelona arrival mean for both Dembele, Coutinho?
08:00 Wednesday 17th July 2019

A transfer saga that lasted for over 365 days finally saw its end this summer. FC Barcelona are well known for signing the best players from around the world to partner with Lionel Messi. The Catalans justified their status as an elite side…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must beware unpredictable Real Madrid
11:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Another chapter in the ancient Madrid folklore will be written today. Atletico welcome [sic] Real Madrid to the Wanda Metropolitano with both teams chasing La Liga leaders Barcelona. Although two points better, Diego Simeone’s men must…

World Cup
12 Moments to remember from Russia 18
08:30 Tuesday 17th July 2018

It’s over. Everyone is coming home whether they like it or not. For the most part, everyone not only liked this World Cup, they loved it. What’s not to love? France won the tournament. Croatia proved football is the world’s…

World Cup
World Cup Final: France we expected, but Croatia? The Blazers won't go away.
08:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

After an unpredictable tournament packed with memorable moments, France and Croatia will contest the 21st World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. Both sides have worked hard and battled through difficult…

World Cup
World Cup Semi-final: France to lock horns with Belgium for a place in the Final
08:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

They have traditionally been allies with each other in 20th-century conflicts, while sitting next to each other on the map, but for one night they will be the bitterest of rivals as France face Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.  France's…

World Cup
World Cup 2018: Why Paul Pogba is France's real MVP
08:30 Sunday 8th July 2018

France defeated Uruguay and will face Belgium in the World Cup semifinals. Les Bleus are unbeaten in this tournament, winning five and drawing one. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe top the scoring with three goals each. Didier…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Will we see maximum overdrive from France and Argentina, group stage minimalists?
09:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

What better way to kick-start the business end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup than an epic heavyweight clash between France and Argentina. Both sides square off at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, with the victors expected to make a deep run all…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: Gut check time for Socceroos against Les Bleus?
08:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

From their four previous meetings, France have won twice, drawn one and lost once against Saturday's opposition. Perhaps the most worrying thing from Australia's perspective is the fact a thumping 6-0 defeat was their most recent meeting,…

World Cup
Punter's Paradise: The IRAIW World Cup Writers Poll
17:00 Friday 8th June 2018

As I write through the night in the shadow of ESPN I take a look at my life and realise what could have been Cause I’ve been googling and tweeting so long That even my old lady thinks my mind has gone But I ain’t ever dissed a player…