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Champions League
Champions League underdogs up to something?
17:00 Friday 8th March 2019

European football has several top teams. Fans desperately need to know who is the best. The Champions League offers the chance for all to fight for glory. In the immortal words of Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, there can be only one. Even…

Champions League
Can Lyon affirm Champions League spot with a win at resurgent Monaco?
17:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Third-place Lyon are in Monaco tonight. Four points behind Lille OSC in second, three beyond arch-rivals St Etienne and Olympique de Marseille for the final Ligue 1 Champions League spot going into the weekend, Les Gones might have felt comfortable.…

France
What has gone wrong for Rudi Garcia and Marseille?
09:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

AS Monaco has grabbed all the headlines for its uncharacteristic struggles in Ligue 1 this season and rightly so. But Marseille has a seat on the same table, too... The 2018 Europa League finalists have been a shadow of themselves this term…

France
12 Days of Football 2018: Three French Clubs
08:00 Monday 24th December 2018

On the 3rd Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end football soiree. Over the course of a dozen days,…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 6
15:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

It’s make-or-break time in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League this week, as Matchday 6 will determine which sides will reach the knockout stages of the respective competitions. Right now, there are 12 teams qualified…

Football
Is a Manchester United return for Memphis Depay on the cards?
09:00 Monday 3rd December 2018

When Memphis Depay joined Manchester United in 2015, hopes were high United had finally found the heir to the now infamous No.7 shirt and a man to fill the gaping hole left by its last successful inhabitant, Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s…

Champions League
Will Manchester City come up short in Europe again this season?
08:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

Manchester City failed woefully in the Champions League last season, despite starting out on fire. After the Citizens cruised through the group stage with five wins, leaving Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord all in their wake before thumping…

Premier League
How can Alexandre Lacazette gain France recognition?
12:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Arsenal forward; Olympique Lyonnais hero. Firing for the Gunners, but not for France. Pourquoi? Didier Deschamps says no. What more can be done in North London to book a Eurostar ticket? Alexandre Lacazette follows a long lineage of French…

France
Who is Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele?
15:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Tanguy Ndombele was the only new addition to Didier Deschamps' France squad for Les Bleus' upcoming international fixtures, but those who follow the 21-year-old closely will know that his first senior call-up was only a matter of time…

Spain
Why Mariano Diaz can become Real Madrid's new goal machine
12:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Real Madrid made a rather unexpected move this summer when activating the £30-million release clause to bring Mariano Diaz back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 25-year-old was sold to Ligue 1 side Lyon 15 months ago as there was no space…

Womens Football
Equal Time: Marta Is FIFA's Best
16:02 Tuesday 25th September 2018

While FIFA decided to follow UEFA’s example by beginning a new chapter in its history on the men’s side, it penned an appropriate climax to a women’s generation. The third, too forgotten player to win five Ballon d’Ors…

Champions League
Depay still walking on Memphis
17:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Upon his return to England’s North West, Memphis Depay attempted to say all the right things. In doing so, he came off a bit like Christian Bale and Liam Neeson in Batman Begins. You know, as if he still doesn’t pay attention to…

France
Ligue 1 Preview: Can anyone hang with Paris Saint-Germain?
08:00 Friday 10th August 2018

As expected, Paris Saint-Germain dominated Ligue 1 last season, winning the title with five games to spare. Opponents have it all to do to catch the champions.  Lyon, Monaco and Marseille are expected to put up a stronger challenge…

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. …

France
Liverpool lurking: Nabil Fekir, his evolution at Lyon and France
08:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

This summer will be a busy one for Nabil Fekir. The creative midfielder, 24, has been named in Didier Deschamps' France squad with the World Cup campaign looming. Les Bleus have an immensely talented squad. They're expected to…