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England National Team
With Harry Kane, it's always something
08:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Harry Kane has issues with multitasking. Until this season, he had never scored a Premier League goal in August. He was fine for other competitions. Just the Premier League. Finally, he broke through with a 78th-minute finish on the counterattack…

Spain
Why the Real Madrid clock is already ticking on Julen Lopetegui
15:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Many high-ranking members in the RFEF still fault Julen Lopetegui for La Roja’s poor run at Russia 2018. After all, it can't be their fault. They fired him on the tournament's eve, but he agreed to join Real Madrid following the…

Spain
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric shouldn't have won FIFA's Best award
14:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

For the first time in over a decade, a footballer not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi has scooped a major individual European award. This time around, 'The Best' accolade has gone to none other than Luka Modric. I want to start…

Features
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric is a worthy winner of FIFA's Best
13:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As Luka Modric tucked himself into bed last night, he will have been reflecting on an impressive year. Being named as FIFA’s Best Player was the latest achievement in a season filled with success. While he will not have been thinking…

International
FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Opinion
Why Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi should be in FIFA Awards final three
09:00 Monday 10th September 2018

As the FIFA best player award approaches, it is curious to see who will be given the top prize. World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi, who led Barcelona to the double, were both ignored. The shortlist of the top three players…

Football
Why Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or
17:00 Monday 3rd September 2018

When the final nominees for 2018’s Ballon d’Or are announced, Luka Modric will be among the favourites to plunder the coveted golden football. At long last, the Croatian mighty midfielder is getting the accolades he deserves. Ballon…

World Cup
World Cup Golden Ball: Who was the best player at Russia 2018?
08:30 Friday 13th July 2018

The most dramatic World Cup of our generation stages its final act on Sunday. Sixty-two matches are complete. Only one went goalless. All that scoring means there have been memorable individual performances. The Golden Ball is meant for…

World Cup
Is Luka Modric playing for his freedom?
08:00 Wednesday 11th July 2018

Luka Modric is playing for much more than a place in the final. Croatia’s World Cup semi-final against England could be his last match for a long time.  Real Madrid’s ethereal playmaker has been in inspired form in Russia. …

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
Equal Time: England have their work cut out to get to the World Cup
08:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Many people believe England are a top candidate to win the World Cup. Even more so now that powerhouses Spain, Argentina and Germany are out. The phrase “it’s coming home” is making the rounds on social media. One needs to…

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
8 Real Madrid players outperforming all others in the World Cup
15:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

Real Madrid has been the top team on the planet for a while now. Four Champions Leagues in five years backs that claim. Los Blancos won those titles under two different managers. While Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane both deserve credit,…

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