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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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Why Troy Deeney deserves England call-up
12:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

There are some unfortunate players who, for no fault of their own, never get to experience international football. It's not that they don't want to. They just never receive the call. Troy Deeney wouldn't want to be mentioned…

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Why Matteo Guendouzi should choose to represent Morocco
15:00 Friday 14th September 2018

The career tangent of every footballer is sandwiched between the choices they make. Whether players make the decisions solely themselves or are influenced by others, they're forced to either enjoy or endure the outcome.   For…

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Will the Netherlands continue to falter post-Wesley Sneijder?
17:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Like most other national teams, the Netherlands has had its fair share of good and bad. The bad times, though, have refused to go away in recent times. With the retirement of Wesley Sneijder, a long-standing bright light for the Dutch, will…

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FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

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Ryan Giggs, Wales and a Golden Generation
08:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Ryan Giggs’ first competitive home game in charge of Wales was primed with a poetic quality from the get-go. Successful forays into China and Mexico in the 11 months since Wales last played in front of a home crowd had helped to ease…

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Equal Time: Why the international break does more harm than good
17:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Already?! I hear you cry. Yes indeed, the first international break for the season is already upon us. It feels like just as things were clicking nicely into gear, domestic football was put on hold for a fortnight. For Premier League fans,…

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Equal Time: Why the September international break is beneficial
15:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Let’s be honest, nobody enjoys international breaks. Two full weeks where almost nothing happens, except on a few days. Sure, major tournaments are great, matches aplenty crammed into a short space, but mid-season International breaks,…

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England vs Spain: The Luis Enrique era begins in Wembley
09:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Luis Enrique begins a fresh chapter in Spanish football annals after an inexplicable World Cup campaign triggered the abrupt closure of the previous. What better way than with a familiar England side in Wembley?  Enrique's situation…

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DBU's embarrassing dispute ends: Wales to face full-strength Denmark
08:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Wales began their Nations League campaign in style with a 4-1 thrashing over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday. Ryan Giggs won his first home game in charge. Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu earned more admirers. In all, it was an impressive…

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France vs Germany: Tricky test awaits both in Nations League opener
09:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

France's recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It's now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind.  …

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