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World Cup
Egypt's extraordinary journey to Russia 2018
15:00 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Egypt became Africa's second side, after Nigeria, to confirm their spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a hard-fought 2-1 win over Congo. We look at the Pharaohs' incredible journey to Russia.

Project Southgate: what progress if any?
10:00 Sunday 8th October 2017

Has there been much progress with the England national team under Gareth Southgate? Quick answer: no. In brief: look at the group. In more detail: read on. England has regularly beaten minor sides in qualification while showing a B-list side's…

Moldova 0-2 Wales: five things we learned
11:00 Wednesday 6th September 2017

It was a night full of anxiety. For 80 minutes, Wales' World Cup dreams hung in the balance. Predictably, another moment of magic from the man who gifted Wales three points against Austria just days ago saved Welsh blushes. Ben Woodburn's brilliance…

Republic of Ireland desperately needs to improve
17:30 Monday 4th September 2017

The Republic of Ireland needs a marked improvement if they are to keep their hopes of qualification to Russia 2018 alive. To say that the Irish were dire on Saturday evening against Georgia would be an understatement. For 90 minutes, Ireland…

Wales has made history. Immmortality is the next step
09:00 Friday 1st September 2017

Wales face a crunch double-header against Austria and Moldova in 2018 World Cup qualification. To ensure their place in Welsh folklore, they must win. It was wet and cold. The Welsh did not care. Wales lost. That was ignored. Instead, the players…

Time for Anthony Martial to take the next step
10:00 Saturday 26th August 2017

It's Anthony Martial's third full season with Manchester United. His first was a breakthrough campaign. The Frenchman must do it again to prove he belongs. For Martial, a starting place in the United lineup isn't everything. His place with…

World Cup
Will the Video Assisted Referee be a help or a hindrance?
17:30 Monday 26th June 2017

Technology these days is becoming more advanced and it is now starting to be implemented more within our sports. With the introduction of Video Assisted Referees slowly being brought into our beautiful game is it beneficial or is it disruptive…

Confederations Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 - Opening day
15:27 Monday 19th June 2017

The FIFA Confederations Cup is upon us. The warm-up for the world cup. Whilst nowhere near as exciting as the real McCoy, this mini tournament will be an opportunity to observe good football. The primary day kicked off with Russia playing New…

World Cup
Guerrero is on fire – Can Peru qualify for Russia 2018?
17:30 Friday 16th June 2017

The veteran striker is well known for his time spent in Germany with both Bayern Munich and Hamburg SV, but now he is ripping up the South American streets for Peru. They are five points off from going to Russia with four games to go. Can Captain…

World Cup
The Welsh dragon is asleep, again
17:00 Wednesday 14th June 2017

Wales. They stole the hearts of the football romantics last summer, but barring a 4-0 win against Moldova, they've failed to produce the same magic. But what put the beast back into hibernation? We all remember Wales and their rise to Euro…

Russian Premier League
Why the Russian Premier League deserves a UK TV deal
09:00 Wednesday 14th June 2017

Russia will be hosting next year's football global party, the World Cup. The domestic league over there gets little but negative attention here in the UK and that needs to change. Whether you like it or not, Russia will be hosting the World…

World Cup
Iran qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
15:09 Tuesday 13th June 2017

The second official team to qualify for the 2018 Russian World Cup tournament was decided on Monday. Iran had beat Uzbekistan 2-0 to secure their spot in the finals taking place in Russia. The other team to qualify before Iran was Brazil. Team…

World Cup
Six Strikers to Watch in the Confederations Cup
11:00 Friday 2nd June 2017

Russia 2018 looms ever closer. Yet, prior to that, we have its preparation tournament, aka the Confederations Cup. Eight nations, some of which treat it a lot more seriously than others, contest a fortnight's worth of football for a lesser…

The resurgence of Brazil under Tite
12:00 Thursday 30th March 2017

The Brazil we used know is the Brazil that wallops opponents 3-nil and 4-nil in games; but recently, the Brazil we see, is a Brazil that gets thrashed 7-1 in a World Cup semi-final; a Brazil that simply cannot navigate the Copa America group…

Republic of Ireland v Wales: 5 things we learned
15:30 Saturday 25th March 2017

The Republic of Ireland held Wales to a stalemate at the Aviva Stadium in Friday night's World Cup qualifier. It was a game of few chances, but many controversies. Here are 5 things we learned from the all-British clash at the summit of Group…