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Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The timeless classic that turned into an all-time disgrace
15:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

By now, everyone must be aware of the recent events in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final. What was built up as an all-time classic between Boca Juniors and River Plate has indeed grabbed headlines around the world. Unfortunately, it's been…

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Palmeiras Getting Back Where They Belong In Brasileirao’s Upper Echelon
17:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

When you think about the top teams in Brazilian football, the usual suspects come to mind. We talk about Gremio, the reigning Copa Libertadores champions (until Boca Juniors or River Plate say otherwise, though). We mention Corinthians, Flamengo,…

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Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The Libertadores Final CONMEBOL Always Wanted
18:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

This is it. The Grand Finale everybody in CONMEBOL always wanted. River Plate and Boca Juniors will determine which team will win the 2018 Copa Libertadores. It will be the first time in the tournament’s history that these two Argentinian…

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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…

Chinese Super League
Wu Lei breaking more records in China
12:00 Saturday 27th October 2018

On hearing the Chinese Super League, most football fans would think foreign imports. Players who travelled from either Europe or South America to earn big money. However, one thing the CSL continues to produce is homegrown talent. A prime example…

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Alvaro Negredo heads to the Middle East
17:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

We all know some players decide in to move to a foreign country in their later years. Alvaro Negredo becomes the latest example. The Spanish forward completed a free transfer from Turkish side Besiktas to Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.…

A League
Ritchie De Laet heads on loan down under
08:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

Transferring clubs from England to Australia is quite rare in football. Aston Villa's Ritchie De Laet apparently doesn't mind taking the road less travelled. The 29-year-old right back accepted a loan to Melbourne City for…

America
How Adama Diomande has rekindled his career with LAFC in MLS
09:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Los Angeles FC burst onto the Major League Soccer scene this season with Adama Diomande to thank in large part.  The records are rolling in for the Norwegian international. He set an MLS record by scoring seven goals in his first five…

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Copa Libertadores Recap: Which teams advanced to the quarter-finals?
15:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

And then there were eight. The 2018 edition of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent to the UEFA Champions League, is about to enter its decisive stages. With the quarterfinals around the corner after the international…

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Ahmed Musa goes from Leicester City reject to Al-Nassr demigod
12:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

Two seasons ago, Ahmed Musa was Leicester City's marquee signing. The Foxes broke their club record to bring the speedy striker from CSKA Moscow. Musa joined the unending queue of expensive mistakes made by Premier League clubs.…

A League
Return of the Player-Manager: Keisuke Honda
18:00 Monday 20th August 2018

Australia's A-League is rapidly becoming an exciting place to be, with several key arrivals. This season is certainly not going under the radar anymore. Honda takes his place amongst the side and undoubtedly will become a star player for…

A League
Can Usain Bolt Light Up the A-League?
18:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

Usain Bolt is a winner. He left with a gold medal in eight of the nine Olympic events he participated in. That’s not normal. His running boots are hanging up alongside his medals, trophies, and certificates from a long, illustrious athletics…

Interviews
IRAIW Interview with Henrique Silva
17:00 Sunday 5th August 2018

Henrique Silva is a Brazilian forward who's played in a multitude of countries and cultures. That said, the 33-year-old made his name with orange-baring side: Brisbane Roar. I managed to sit down with the player for a little chat about…

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Brazil’s Serie A: Seriously Lethargic
12:00 Saturday 21st July 2018

Brazil. Once the feared power of football. Nobody could beat the Selecao. More than once football respected them as the game's omniscient force. Once. Now, not at all. As with most struggles, the problems start at home.  Diaspora Where…

Chinese Super League
Breaking Down the Great Wall of Chinese Football
10:00 Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Chinese Super League is the Orient’s answer to high-spending sports. Teams have invested heavily. It's past time for spectators to see a return. Until this season, Guangzhou Evergrande were the only team to bask in…

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