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Netherlands renaissance begins with Nations League success
12:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Netherlands is back. This was confirmed on Monday night in Gelsenkirchen when Virgil van Dijk connected with Tonny Vilehna’s cross to send the Oranje into the Nations League semi-finals, ahead of both France and Germany. When a beleaguered…

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Why UEFA deserves credit for Nations League early success
17:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

When UEFA announced their thoughts and plans for their new Nations League concept, it was immediately laughed off... However, the European footballing powerhouses stuck to their guns and implemented the tournament anyway. Then came the…

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The Pride of Pristina: The Invincible Kosovo
17:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Preston North End. Arsenal. Celtic. Porto… and Kosovo? The young nation might not have been playing FIFA recognised football for long, but they’re adapting quickly. They’re two matches away from having an unbeaten season.…

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International Friendlies: Are They Really Needed?
15:00 Monday 12th November 2018

When it comes down to international football club supporters moan and groan about players who could be injured. No matter who you support, this is always a big issue. Remember when Bayern and Arsenal were all over the Dutch set-up because Arjen…

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Equal Time: Stop the time-wasting, not the clock
17:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

The powers that be in football gather tomorrow in London. FIFA's included in that group, but when it comes to making rather than implementing the rules of the game, they're not alone. Gianni Infantino and company are more like Stan…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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By the book: Should assistants be permitted to join the manager in the technical area?
17:00 Wednesday 31st October 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…

Premier League
How can Alexandre Lacazette gain France recognition?
12:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Arsenal forward; Olympique Lyonnais hero. Firing for the Gunners, but not for France. Pourquoi? Didier Deschamps says no. What more can be done in North London to book a Eurostar ticket? Alexandre Lacazette follows a long lineage of French…

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How Eric Dier's tackle on Sergio Ramos made us all smile
12:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Sergio Ramos is widely regarded as football's most unscrupulous player. Whatever ethics, morality or sportsmanship he once possessed are overridden by an unwavering desire to win. He is one of the toughest opponents in the game. But on…

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The next five youngsters on England's radar
12:00 Wednesday 17th October 2018

Gareth Southgate set out his vision for England’s future in the Nations League. His focus is on youth. This international break demonstrated commitment to giving young players their first taste of the senior team. Jadon Sancho and Mason…

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Why Argentina must stick to Lionel Scaloni
17:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Argentina's managerial seat remains hot regardless who sits in it. It's like the Sword in the Stone. Everyone wants to give it a go; none prove fit to rule. If bosses don't get the sack [Sergio Batista, Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli],…

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Equal Time: Argentina must start preparing for life without Lionel Messi
09:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Football is a team sport. Eleven players must beat with one heart. Playing as a single unit is required to fully protect the badge on the chest. Argentina sees things differently. La Albiceleste's lone strategy for the past decade ha been…

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Equal Time: Portugal is prepared for life after Cristiano Ronaldo
08:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's place as Portugal's greatest player is sealed. When dusk falls on a talisman's career, the national team is often reluctant to move forward. Fernando Santos' young squad represents the perfect time to do…

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