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Italy
Has Alexis Sanchez emptied his cup?
08:01 Wednesday 29th January 2020

Doe anything last forever? Alexis Sanchez was among the best strikers on parade in his prime. The Chilean's strength and pace allowed him to excel at Udinese, Barcelona and Arsenal. In North London, he formed a formidable duo with Mesut…

France
Monaco and the evil that men do
17:01 Monday 30th December 2019

The rule of thumb regarding job security for managers is results. Fail to produce, even when a rash of injuries takes matters beyond your control, and you will pay when the butcher’s bill comes due. On the other hand, you should…

Spain
Could Morata and Moreno form Spain's next great striking duo?
12:01 Thursday 21st November 2019

There’s a sense of optimism growing within the Spain national team. La Roja is playing the beautiful way which resonated with their dominance earlier in the decade. A sudden managerial change shouldn't derail that. With…

Spain
Morata finds form at perfect time for Atletico, Spain
09:02 Friday 15th November 2019

Alvaro Morata is on a hot streak scoring at a rate of a goal per game over his last half-dozen appearances. His superb run of form comes at the best possible time for Atletico Madrid. Off the pace in La Liga, the Rojiblancos need a lift. It's…

Spain
Should Kepa start over De Gea?
17:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

Robert Moreno repeatedly insists he has no first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish national team. His preference for Kepa Arrizabalaga in four successive matches contradicts that claim. The question is whether we should second-guess…

Spain
Is Spain's new golden generation taking shape?
15:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Spain’s road to redemption has been rather treacherous. Following World Cup embarrassment last summer, Luis Enrique was brought in to steady to ship. Personal reasons forced him to leave in June. He recently revealed the tragic death…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

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.…