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European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

America
Gabriel Barbosa leading Flamengo to success
09:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

Long is the list of South American and, in particular, Brazilian players who have conquered the world. In addition to winning fans in foreign lands, they remain adored at home and inspire coming generations. It's therefore understandable…

Italy
Is a storm brewing between Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th November 2019

A 2-1 victory over Inter last month was what it took for Juventus to climb to the top of the Serie A table. The club's loyal supporters heaved a sigh of relief after contemplating the prospect of losing their crown to Antonio Conte's…

Italy
New Lukaku or same old streaky bacon?
09:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Romelu Lukaku's career is like a vintage Reliant Robin, travelling in fits and spurts. His big-game presence was questioned at Everton, his heavy first touch at Manchester United. To date, the Belgian striker has Internazionale faithful…

Italy
Did the international break come at the right time for Inter Milan?
09:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Antonio Conte showed his elite credentials when the Italian won the Premier League title in his very first season in English football. After a brief stopover with the Italian national team, some may have wondered if he could…

European Championships
Are Mancini's Azzurri true blue?
09:01 Monday 14th October 2019

When Josh King put away Norway’s stoppage-time penalty on Saturday, snatching a draw at the death against Spain in Euro 2020 Group F after England had lost the previous night in Prague, only two perfect nations remained in the qualifying…

Italy
Inter, Napoli leading Serie A revival?
09:01 Friday 6th September 2019

Many eyes are on the new Serie A season. There's intrigue as to how it will take shape. There's expectation it will be more competitive.  The last eight Scudettos have been won by Juventus. During that time, no real challenger…

Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Italy
Will Romelu Lukaku be a hit at Inter?
08:01 Tuesday 27th August 2019

Serie A clubs have made a serious statement in this summer's transfer window. Juventus emerged the winners a year ago when capturing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. This time, it's Internazionale taking the front seat. …

Italy
Will Inter move rejuvenate Alexis Sanchez's career?
12:01 Saturday 24th August 2019

Alexis Sanchez enjoyed the brightest days of his career at Arsenal. He was a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium before swapping the Gunners for Manchester United. After switching to Old Trafford, his career took a different turn.  …

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Italy
Arturo Vidal to Inter should be easy business for Barcelona
08:01 Thursday 8th August 2019

Like every summer, it's been a busy transfer window. Many top players have already switched cubs. Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong. Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, Matthijs de Ligt. Nabil Fekir, Nicolas Pepe, Harry Maguire.…

Italy
How high can Diego Godin lift Conte's Inter Milan?
17:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

On 1 July, Diego Godin’s nine-year spell at Atletico Madrid came to an amicable end. The veteran central defender joined Inter Milan on a free transfer, signing for three years. No doubt he’ll have an influential role in Antonio…

Italy
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi confronted with pivotal transfer window
17:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

Mauro Icardi has transformed into a world-renowned striker during the past five years. Despite that, or in part due to, the 26-year-old’s time donning Internationale’s jersey seems certain to end this summer. Such a revelation demands…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…