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On the Day of the Dead, you've stumbled across the Curse of the Super Leader
15:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Can we agree topping the league seems the easiest way to determine the best team over the course of a season? Not so much in Mexico. Finishing first is rarely the champion's path there. Instead, it's a curse. La Dia de Muertos seems…

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A Life Worth Living: Marquez Calls It Quits
09:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

Mexico’s exodus from Russia, not only sent the nation home but filed the papers for Rafael Marquez’s retirement. The El Tri legend at the age of 39, will finally hang up his boots for the last time. Whilst Mexico can boast the likes…

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World Cup Round of 16: Brazil and Mexico throw a party; everyone should come!
08:30 Monday 2nd July 2018

The Samara Arena will host a colourful encounter on Monday afternoon when Brazil met Mexico for a place in the World Cup quarter-final.  Given Brazil's inexhaustible talent pool, no team wants to play them this early. Mexico,…

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World Cup last 16: 7 stars primed to make an impact
09:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

This enthralling World Cup has brought about several huge talking points. In particular the rights and wrongs of using VAR. With the tournament now approaching its business end, the excitement will only increase. Strap yourself in and enjoy…

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Russia 2018: World Cup Group Stage Best XI
17:30 Friday 29th June 2018

So the World Cup group stages have been completed, the last 16 decided. There has been a hatful of goals, controversies aplenty and enough VAR to last a lifetime; as far as most are concerned anyway...  Amid the drama, several…

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World Cup Group F: Sweden can't build wall; must attack Mexico to progress
08:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Mexico has been arguably the most pleasant surprise at the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far, registering two wins in two, toppling Germany in the process. Juan Carlos Osorio’s men have looked mightily impressive and are just one point away…

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World Cup Group F: South Korea's World Cup on the line against high-flying Mexico
09:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Mexico and South Korea will go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon, as both sides continue their respective World Cup campaigns after differing starts. The South American side stunned the world when they defeated defending champions Germany,…

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Nerves of steel? Can Germany prove their mental strength?
08:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Two thoughts dominate my mind regarding die Mannschaft. In the words of American politician Alan Grayson: When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible. And those of Gary Lineker In the end, the Germans always win. So what if it’s…

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The birth of a new superstar: Hirving Lozano clears doubts at the World Cup
09:00 Thursday 21st June 2018

On Sunday, the footballing universe was treated to an excellent break-out performance from Mexico superstar, Hirving Lozano. The young man stunned Germany in their World Cup opener, scoring the only goal and guiding his side to an all-important…

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US, Canada, Mexico World Cup is a dead end for CONCACAF
17:00 Sunday 17th June 2018

Full disclosure: I hold citizenship in two of the three countries [sorry, Mexico] that have won the partnered bid to host the 2026 World Cup. From a patriotic standpoint, I should be at least 67% happy with the news. Yeah, about that. Obviously,…

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World Cup Group F: Heavyweights clash early when Germany meets Mexico
09:30 Sunday 17th June 2018

Germany enters the competition as defending World and Confederations Cup champions. Die Mannschaft have been the team to beat in international competitions for some time. Joachim Low has done a tremendous job in maintaining consistency on the…

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Which is Russia 2018's Group of Death?
12:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

We never know when or where our deaths will occur. We do everything to avoid it. Seeking the best healthcare, abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol and fatty foods are all ways to prolong the inevitable.    In the World Cup,…

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Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group F
15:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Group F sees the reigning World Champions Germany drawn among Sweden, Mexico and South Korea, displaying continental versatility. This group is much like the others with one clear favourite, an underdog and two teams battling it out for the…

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World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

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Rafa Marquez's insane quest to captain Mexico at the World Cup
17:00 Sunday 27th May 2018

Rafa Marquez is 39. The former Barcelona and New York Red Bull stand-out feels able to play in the World Cup. He is willing to go through any hurdle to do so. Normally, that would be admirable. The jury is still out in this case, however. More…

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