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Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Premier League
6 midfielders who can fill Paul Pogba's boots at Manchester United
10:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United has been something like Chinese take-out: sweet and sour. The Frenchman's price tag and inconsistency leave fans expecting more. Plagued with fans' high expectations, more…

Spain
Are Barcelona's midfield woes a thing of the past?
17:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Over the last decade, Barcelona's identity lay in their midfield strength. Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets helped the team win two Champions League titles under Pep Guardiola and remained together until Xavi's departure…

Transfers
3 midfielders Barcelona should look to sign
15:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

Just like that, Barcelona went from possessing Europe's best midfield to woefully lacking talent in that department. Andres Iniesta is in Japan, which was anticipated. Paulinho has returned to China, which was not. Lionel Messi must continue…

World Cup
Is Gareth Southgate too predictable to halt Croatia?
09:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Gareth Southgate has done more than inspire his players. He has started a revolution. I have no idea how long it will last, however. For the first time in this tournament, Southgate and England will face a real test when they take the pitch…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Croatia look to crash Russia's party
08:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

Russia and Croatia were two of the dark horses heading into the World Cup. Both were in promising groups. Progression was the only major expectation from either. Now, they are set to play a World Cup quarterfinal. The match is set for the Fisht…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Perfect Croatia know it's no time to be rotten against Denmark
09:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

The fourth Round-of-16 fixture takes place at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Over 44,000 will attend as Croatia battle it out with Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals. The winner will face either Spain or Russia. Croatia, along…

World Cup
Can surprise package Croatia lift the World Cup?
08:00 Sunday 1st July 2018

Croatia came into the World Cup with limited expectations. It was for a good reason. The Croats made it to Russia somewhat through the back door. In a qualification group which included Turkey, Ukraine and Iceland, they failed to progress at…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Will Iceland be frozen out by Croatia?
15:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Group D. It’s been everything, yet not what we expected. Argentine antics, mediocre performances, and Croatian delight. You always expect excitement from a group involving Lionel Messi, yet you would presume he’d hinging on to the…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Do not adjust your picture; it's Croatia v Nigeria
15:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

The stage is set. The performers are already camped in Russia. Fans can wait no longer. Supporters of Croatia and Nigeria are on edge. They must wait for seven other matches to unfold before seeing their sides make their Russia 2018 debuts.…

Spain
How Ernesto Valverde has given Barcelona a backbone
10:00 Sunday 18th March 2018

When Ernesto Valverde was appointed Barcelona manager the announcement received a mixed reaction from Cules. Some respected him as a tactician. Others felt the club could do better than the former Athletic Bilbao man.  Valverde got off…

Spain
Barcelona's two most expensive players will struggle
10:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

It is the dream of every young footballer to one day play for a top European force. Two youngsters just realized this dream after they switched sides to La Liga giants Barcelona. For Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, this move seems to…

Opinion
Lionel Messi is on another level at the moment
18:00 Thursday 25th January 2018

For Lionel Messi, adjectives to describe his genius are rare and far between. He is one of the greatest players of all time. The 30-year-old continues to deliver moments of magic, keeping people on the edge of their seats. He is now entering…

Opinion
Barcelona are responsible for their own predicament
18:00 Tuesday 25th July 2017

When Barcelona took home the Club World Championship trophy in 2009, their name was etched in history as one of the greatest teams of all time by winning six trophies in just one season. It was not just about the victory, but the graceful way…

Spain
Barcelona team news ahead of Real Sociedad encounter
18:50 Saturday 15th April 2017

Luis Enrique's side are anxious to regain form when they face Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. Here is our Barcelona team news for their upcoming La Liga game. The Catalans had a humiliating experience when they lost 2-0 to Malaga last weekend…