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World Cup
Juan Antonio Pizzi follows Bert van Marwijk down the World Cup beach trampling on his sand castles
17:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

The old maxim that no one remembers who finished second isn’t always true. Thanks to Nigel de Jong’s flying karate kick into Xabi Alonso’s diaphragm, everyone recalls the Netherlands were runners-up to Spain in the 2010 World…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: There's only enough pride for one when Saudi Arabia and Egypt meet
08:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Pride is on the line as Saudi Arabia and Egypt clash on Monday. Neither side will be wanting to head home with no points on the board despite huge effort. Five other sides are in a similar situation going into matchday three, though it's…

International
Why Chile is not about to fall off a cliff
08:30 Saturday 24th March 2018

Several top teams will not be at the 2018 World Cup. You know about Italy, the Netherlands and United States but at number 10 in the FIFA World Rankings Chile is arguably the most surprising outcast. La Roja won the 2015 and 2016 Copa…

Opinion
Why did Chile fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
16:30 Thursday 12th October 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers are nearing its end, and even though the play-off rounds are yet to be determined, several top teams have already confirmed their absence in next year's tournament. Among the biggest disappointments was Chile.…

Road To The Promised Land
4 CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
17:00 Tuesday 10th October 2017

The CONMEBOL and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers draw to a conclusion during early hours of Wednesday. Here are four games to watch, as countries from South and North America determine their representatives for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Peru…

Opinion
Should Jorge Sampaoli turn Lionel Messi into Xavi Hernandez?
11:00 Thursday 7th September 2017

Argentina is struggling through Conmebol World Cup qualifying without a genuine midfield playmaker. Could and/or would Lionel Messi step in to do the job? Here is a sentence I did not expect to write. The two nations that battled for Copa America…