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Premier League
Why does Manchester United raise a red flag with South American players?
12:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

If you count Brazilian-born uncapped Italian international Rodrigo Possebon, 18 South Americans have featured for Manchester United in the Premier League era. As a group, they haven’t fared well. While the Premier League doesn’t…

France
Can Jardim, Monaco climb the Ligue 1 mountain again?
12:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Monaco's recent history is what every prospective owner wants from a football club and everything they dread. Les Monagasques' past three campaigns under the stewardship of Dmitry Rybolovlev can be summed up as follows: Developed a…

France
Does signing Wissam Ben Yedder mean AS Monaco are ready to challenge in Ligue 1?
17:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

AS Monaco remains a team in transition. After enduring an unexpected relegation dogfight last term, the principality club aims to return to reckoning in Ligue 1. Being a selling side certainly has its consequences. That accounts for why…

America
Carlos Queiroz shows what he can do with world-class talent
17:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Carlos Queiroz has travelled extensively during his 30 years in coaching. From being a forgotten Real Madrid manager to Portugal national team boss, Sir Alex Ferguson’s acclaimed assistant and holding jobs on four continents, he’s…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Italy
Can Duvan Zapata make you forget James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao?
09:00 Friday 1st February 2019

When the Serie A season began, expectations were at a bare minimum for Duvan Zapata. After disappointing everywhere he went in Italy, hardcore fans considered him cursed. Gian Piero Gasperini disagreed. Now he and Atalanta are reaping the reward…

France
Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

World Cup
Colombian petition for England replay a hilarious case of pot-kettle-black
17:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

I have a Russian friend who lives in Fort Lauderdale. Like most Russians I’ve met, he’s interested in politics, science, technology and football. And like most Russians, he tends to be a fatalist when it comes to the first and last…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: England wanted Colombia; they have them
09:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

The final match in the Round of 16 sees Colombia, winners of Group H; play England, runners-up of Group G. The South Americans secured back-to-back wins, beating Poland 3-0 and also securing a slender 1-0 victory over Senegal. Their…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Senegal look to stave off onrushing Colombia
09:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

It’s a case of winner takes all on Thursday, when Senegal clash with Colombia at Samara Arena in the final round of Group H matches. The Terenga Lions have the advantage with four points on the board;  a draw will seal safe…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Urgency is the word as both Colombia and Poland look to rebound on Match Day 2
12:30 Sunday 24th June 2018

Group H, as predicted, is the most open group in this year's World Cup. Any team can still progress. Columbia and Poland were the favourites. Los Cafeteros' run to the quarterfinal in Brazil dazzled everyone. Poland has quietly built…

World Cup
World Cup Group H: Coffee, tea, or three points? Colombia v Japan
08:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Colombia and Japan will kick off their World Cup campaigns on Tuesday afternoon when they meet in Saransk. The game will be the opener in Group H, which on paper looks like it might be the tightest group in the competition. Of the four Group…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group H
12:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

Not only is Group H home to two of the nicest kits on show in Russia - Colombia and Japan - but it is one of the most competitive. The bookies reckon Poland and Colombia will ultimately triumph, but in Senegal and Japan, Group H possesses two…

World Cup
Colombia are the darkhorses of the 2018 World Cup
17:00 Thursday 31st May 2018

It is often said that the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers are the world's most difficult. The competition includes Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru and Chile. So, whichever teams come out alive could have decent prospects…