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Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Womens Football
Inclusive stops here: France 19 knockout rounds
08:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The Women’s World Cup is through fooling around. The group stages are complete; the knockout rounds begin today. So far, the tournament’s only controversy has been the one with which everyone is still trying to come to grips. VAR…

Womens Football
Play time over for the women at France 19
15:01 Monday 17th June 2019

With 24 teams, the women’s World Cup offers a slightly more nuanced dynamic than the men’s when Matchday 3 rolls around. Successful nations want to win their groups emphatically to ensure a favourable draw in the Round of 16. Struggling…

Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

Womens Football
It's Nikita Parris' time
17:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

It's common knowledge that Sergio Aguero has been firing Manchester City to success in the Premier League and English football as a whole. What is less known though is that Nikita Parris has been doing a similar job for the female Citizens…

Features
Can Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez's thunder and lightning rain on Copa America heavyweights?
15:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

If there's a time for Venezuela to challenge for the Copa America, it is now. Rafael Dudamel flaunts the most luscious Red Wine in ages, especially in attack. The frightful pair of Salomon Rondon and Josef Martinez, combining…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Usa
Are Gregg Berhalter, USMNT in for rude awakening at Gold Cup?
17:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

It’s startling to consider that the same federation oversees both the United States men’s and women’s football teams. The latter is run efficiently with a coherent vision and plan. The results are self-evident. The USWNT are…

Womens Football
What does the USWNT's 13-0 rout of Thailand say about the Women's World Cup?
10:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

I was thinking about writing an opinion on the benefits of a smaller tournament, comparing the women’s World Cup to the men’s. With just 24 nations, surely the competition would be tighter, more intense. Wouldn’t it? Then…

Womens Football
Brazil more than a one-woman team
15:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

A nine-game losing streak is usually not associated with Brazilian football but that is what the Selecao women endured for the better part of a year. From a country where football means much more than many would understand, the South…

International
Qatar in the Copa America?
12:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

Is there a more polarising football nation than Qatar? The appearance of corruption in their World Cup appointment, controversies surrounding labour conditions at construction sites, their unexpected success in the 2019 Asian Championship…

Afcon
Can Mo Salah or Sadio Mane do a Champions League/AFCON double?
12:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane teamed up to plunder Europe's biggest prize for Liverpool this season. Between 21st June and 19th July, though, they’ll be sworn foes in the tussle to win the African Cup of Nations for their respective…

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…

Womens Football
Will USWNT roll out next generation at France 19?
17:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

The inaugural Women’s World Cup took place 61 years after the men’s. It took FIFA that long to realise they could make money from both genders. Seven tournaments have been staged since 1991. One team stands out. The United States…