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Italy
Can Robin Olsen replace Alisson at AS Roma?
17:00 Saturday 28th July 2018

The ensuing conundrum after auctioning your best player is finding a suitable replacement. AS Roma profited immensely from Alisson Becker’s record-breaking move to Liverpool. The question is can successor Robin Olsen be half as effective…

World Cup
Forget possession stats; Counterattack rules Russia 2018
15:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The end is in sight. The most anticipated and publicized football event on the planet is reaching its zenith. What will you do with your life after next week? Oh, right, the transfer window. This has been a World Cup that has lived…

World Cup
Russia 2018: The underdogs World Cup
12:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

For the first time since anyone can remember, the lowest ranked team coming into a FIFA World Cup will play in the quarter-final. Don’t pour hate and disdain on FIFA rankings, Russia 2018 has been a World Cup for the underdogs. They’ve…

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World Cup Quarterfinal: Sweden, England coming down to who believes in themselves the most
09:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

The Quarter-final between England and Sweden has arrived. Both nations come into the fixture in great spirits as they aim to keep their nations World Cup dreams alive. Sweden scraped through as Group F winners on goal difference.…

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Equal Time: England now have a clear path to the World Cup
09:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

As Russia celebrated and Spain wept, England should have been watching with extreme interest. Ignore the doubters and naysayers. Russia’s shock victory has handed the Three Lions their best chance of reaching a World Cup final in 28 years.…

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World Cup Round of 16: Sweden and Switzerland battle for the title of most underrated
08:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

The penultimate round of 16 game will witness Sweden lock horns with Switzerland in the 67,000 capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.   This will be the two nations 29th meeting, but it's their first in a…

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Equal Time: England have their work cut out to get to the World Cup
08:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Many people believe England are a top candidate to win the World Cup. Even more so now that powerhouses Spain, Argentina and Germany are out. The phrase “it’s coming home” is making the rounds on social media. One needs to…

World Cup
World Cup Group F: Sweden can't build wall; must attack Mexico to progress
08:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Mexico has been arguably the most pleasant surprise at the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far, registering two wins in two, toppling Germany in the process. Juan Carlos Osorio’s men have looked mightily impressive and are just one point away…

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World Cup Group F: Germany must end Sweden's joy to find way back
12:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Group F started off with a surprise, as Germany lost their opening game to Mexico, 1-0. Sweden defeated South Korea with the same scoreline, leaving the fixtures for round two looking rather mouthwatering. The European pair meet at…

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World Cup Group F: Neither Sweden nor South Korea intend to be polite in debut
08:30 Monday 18th June 2018

Both Sweden and South Korea will be keen to start their World Cup campaigns strongly when they meet at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium this afternoon.  Although the two nations aren't expected to make a deep run in Russia, each side is…

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The World Cup is the perfect opportunity for Victor Lindelof to shine
08:00 Monday 18th June 2018

The World Cup is a special moment known to create stars. Consider why Argentines consider Diego Maradona superior to Lionel Messi. One can get away with blatant hand balls and still win a World Cup. The other can’t take penalties. Think…

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Which is Russia 2018's Group of Death?
12:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

We never know when or where our deaths will occur. We do everything to avoid it. Seeking the best healthcare, abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol and fatty foods are all ways to prolong the inevitable.    In the World Cup,…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group F
15:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Group F sees the reigning World Champions Germany drawn among Sweden, Mexico and South Korea, displaying continental versatility. This group is much like the others with one clear favourite, an underdog and two teams battling it out for the…

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World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

International
Ranked: Adidas' away kits for World Cup
09:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

Seeing new football jerseys is often as exciting as football itself. Some people mark the days waiting for them to hit the market. It's fair to say Adidas matched expectation with their recent batch of away kits for Russia 2018. Evoking…