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International
Alexis Sanchez: A player reborn?
08:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

It is one of the most shocking declines in world football. Alexis Sanchez went from being the star at Arsenal to a flop at Manchester United. It was both quick and painful to watch. Initially, it seemed a management problem was to blame. After…

International
Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

World Cup
Tiki-Taka No More: Why Spain need to re-invent themselves following recent World Cup exit
12:00 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Shocking results at the World Cup. They don't come much more shocking than Spain exiting in the Round of 16. What's that Germany? Oh, right. Sorry. Nevertheless, La Roja returned home following a lacklustre display against Russia. A…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Can hosts Russia withstand 2010 champions Spain?
08:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

The third of eight World Cup last 16 games pits Spain against Russia in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Sunday afternoon.  La Roja reached this stage by topping Group B, despite mixed performances in their three matches. Meanwhile, the…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Can Spain afford to treat Morocco like a walkover?
12:30 Monday 25th June 2018

After late disappointment in their opening game, Spain just about managed to brush themselves down and beat Iran. Team Melli's bubble, which had swelled after victory in their opening game against Morocco, was cruelly burst. That defeat…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Can Portugal capitalise on Spain's turmoil?
12:30 Friday 15th June 2018

Julen Lopetegui was ousted as Spain manager just two days before their World Cup opener. Portugal had no intention to follow suit. Having won the 2016 European Championship, Fernando Santos is aiming to double up in Russia. Dubbed the Iberian…

Opinion
Marco Asensio: Mallorca prodigy to Real Madrid superstar
17:00 Friday 27th October 2017

One youngster currently making waves across the footballing world is Marco Asensio. Only 21, he has already made a name for himself in a team rich with talent. But how has the Spaniard gone from Mallorca prodigy to fully-fledged Real Madrid…

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.…

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…