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France
Can Neymar get back to his best this season?
12:01 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Neymar left FC Barcelona in summer 2017 in search of individual success elsewhere. Since then, the Brazilian has continuously failed to make the shortlist for major personal honours while enduring a tumultuous first season…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

France
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Three French clubs
08:00 Monday 23rd December 2019

On the third day of football, UEFA gave to me Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures,…

Spain
Courtois, Hazard, Real Madrid; The White is not always greener
09:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Normality returns in Spain’s capital. Real Madrid, the superstar team of world football, is battling Catalan giants Barcelona at the top of the table. However, not everything is rosy. Two of Madrid’s biggest stars, one ‘Galactico’…

Premier League
Is Sadio Mane an heir to the Ballon d'Or?
12:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo come to mind whenever prestigious individual awards are debated. Like Godzilla and King Kong, the two goal-beasts annihilated all other footballers' stats for a decade when it came to the Ballon d'Or…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

France
Mauro Icardi must keep cool head to excel at Paris Saint-Germain
12:01 Friday 25th October 2019

Mauro Icardi has been through a lot in his relatively young life. But he can be thankful for the opportunity to live his dreams playing for some of the best clubs in Europe. Unlike some of his contemporaries, who started the journey to the…

Football
How injuries could destroy Neymar’s fine career
17:00 Tuesday 15th October 2019

Think about this, Paris Saint-Germain pays taxes for Neymar before they pay him his weekly wages. Investopedia ranks the Brazilian as the third highest-paid football player in the world. But the Brazilian's career is beginning…

International
Can young Super Eagles find their wings against Brazil?
09:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

On 31st July 1996, a lanky 20-year-old Nigerian striker with a touch like pure silk announced himself to world football. It was a performance that sent shockwaves across the African conrtinent. The occasion was an Olympic Games semi-final…

France
Why Neymar is sending a strong message to PSG fans
09:31 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

It all starts from whether Neymar's decision to quit FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 was the right move for his career. Judging by what transpired between the player and the club during the most recent transfer…

International
Is Ramon Azeez ready to take flight with Super Eagles?
17:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

For most players, the opportunity to play for their national team is a dream come true. Others have enjoyed the privilege from their youth, playing in the age-grade competitions although graduating to the senior side is not a given. Few…

European Football
Is Idrissa Gueye PSG's missing Champions League piece?
19:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Paris Saint-Germain bolstered an already strong squad during the January transfer window. The French giants have dominated Ligue 1 for the better part of a decade. However, that hasn't translated into success in the Champions…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…

Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Spain
How can Ernesto Valverde kickstart Barcelona's attack?
08:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Barcelona's attempt to reunite with Neymar Junior dominated this summer's transfer headlines. Unfortunately for the Catalans, striking a deal with Paris Saint-Germain proved impossible. Looking elsewhere to significantly strengthen…