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European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

Spain
What do Atletico Madrid have in Gelson Martins?
09:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

On 25 July, Atletico Madrid signed Gelson Martins from Sporting CP on a five-year deal. A free transfer, the 23-year-old, along with other players, had terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground attack from…

International
Equal Time: Portugal is prepared for life after Cristiano Ronaldo
08:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's place as Portugal's greatest player is sealed. When dusk falls on a talisman's career, the national team is often reluctant to move forward. Fernando Santos' young squad represents the perfect time to do…

Germany
Renato Sanches faces make or break season at Bayern Munich 
12:00 Saturday 14th July 2018

Renato Sanches' last highlight was winning the European Championship in France two years ago. Others which followed have been pure horror. Among them an aimless pass to advertising hoarding when Swansea City visited Chelsea. With Niko Kovac…

Premier League
Bernardo and David: Manchester City's two pieces of Silva
08:00 Friday 6th July 2018

Manchester City signed Bernardo Silva for £43 million last summer. The Portuguese midfielder had his breakout season at Monaco in 2016/17, helping the French side win Ligue 1 for the first time in 17 years as well as reach the Champions…

World Cup
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the death of the individual
08:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

There is no I in team. We’ve already lost you, haven’t we? You’ve already rolled your eyes in distaste at a cliché you’ve come to expect from TV pundits. Stick with us though. The post-mortems have been conducted,…

World Cup
The day the Ballon d'Or died
08:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

And while Lennon read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the park And we sang dirges in the dark The day the music died There’s no American pie at the World Cup in Russia. The United States failed to qualify. Nonetheless, Don McLean’s…

World Cup
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…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Uruguay v Portugal a tag-team match featuring Cavani, Suarez against Ronaldo, Quaresma
08:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

The knockout phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here, and Uruguay will take on Portugal at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. Uruguay won Group A convincingly, with three wins from three. The South Americans are seemingly a side that…

World Cup
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…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Irresistible striker meets immovable defence when Portugal takes on Iran
15:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Group B at the World Cup has been crammed with intrigue. Before the enthralling 3-3 encounter between Portugal and Spain, there were late heroics when Iran toppled the heavily-fancied Morocco 1-0. That result has left both European heavyweights…

World Cup
The good and no-good dirty low down on each group for World Cup Match Day 3
08:00 Monday 25th June 2018

Nothin' you can't handle Nothin' you ain't got Put your money on the table  And drive it off the lot Turn on that old love light  And turn a "maybe" to a "yes" Same old schoolboy game got you into…

World Cup
Cesc Fabregas says Lionel Messi is better because he isn't
15:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Hypothetical situation. Your partner comes home from work in a foul mood and doesn't want to talk. Eventually, you tease out the problem. The main rival at work has been given the promotion your partner desperately wanted. Maybe the rival…

World Cup
Morocco's exit from the World Cup reveals football's cruelty
18:02 Friday 22nd June 2018

Morocco has suffered this week. The Atlas Lions lost World Cup bids both present and future.  First, FIFA announced the combined effort from CONCACAF, involving Canada, Mexico and the United States had been awarded 2026 World Cup…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Does Portugal need a Rock of Gibraltar to stop Morocco or will Ronaldo be sufficient?
08:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Just a point separates Morocco and Portugal as the second round of matches get underway. Having met only once before in head-to-head competition, Morocco comes off the better when looking at the history. The North-African side won that clash…

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