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Why Brighton’s Leon Balogun doesn’t deserve a Nigeria call-up
08:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Where’s Leon Balogun? A simple Google search tells you he’s a defender contracted to Brighton and Hove Albion. But you’ll scarcely catch him helping The Seagulls in a competitive encounter. Antecedents aside, if he’s…

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Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

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Why are Croatia stumbling after historic World Cup run?
17:00 Saturday 30th March 2019

Months after their unprecedented run to silver at the 2018 World Cup, Croatia isn’t inspiring much confidence. Zlatko Dalic has done some excellent work with the Blazers. And he’ll go down in history as one of the most successful…

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What happened to Scotland and how can they fix it?
09:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Three of the four Home Nations should be pleased with their work during the international break. England, Wales and Northern Ireland all had good weeks. The Republic of Ireland, not a Home Nation I'm told, also did well. Scotland did…

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How Wales can help Gareth Bale become a Real Madrid legend
12:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Thousands of Welsh fans were left disappointed when they learned Gareth Bale would be rested for the game against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Fans trooped to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground to catch a glimpse of the Real Madrid star, only…

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Netherlands and Germany: 2 countries passing in the night
08:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

If you were looking for a blockbuster tie worth your time during this international break, today's clash between the Netherlands and Germany is your dream date. As the four-time World Cup winners fall down the FIFA World Rankings,…

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Can Wolves’ Jota, Neves, and Moutinho form a pack at Portugal?
15:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

You’ll be convinced there’s a long-term project to get Wolverhampton Wanderers among the top clubs in the Premier League. The way they’ve gone about it is quite interesting. First, they hired a quick-thinking Portuguese gaffer;…

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What does Gareth Southgate expect from his Three Lions call-ups?
08:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

So the first international break of 2019 is upon us, putting the Premier League on hold for two weeks in the meantime. All of the home nations are in action over the following 14 days, including England. The Three Lions face the Czech Republic…

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Five Super Eagles players everyone wants to see right now
15:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

When Gernot Rohr leads out his Super Eagles to the Stephen Keshi stadium in Delta State on March 22, it’ll be his 25th match in charge. Not many managers last that long with the three-time African Champions. In terms of performance, Rohr…

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Is Lionel Scaloni falling into the same old selection trap with Argentina?
15:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Taking risks is synonymous with caretaker managers. They dare to swerve from the status quo to install their philosophy. Sometimes it yields dividends, earning them the full-time job. Take Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari. Everything seems…

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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…