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France
What's behind Islam Slimani's revival at AS Monaco?
14:01 Sunday 29th September 2019

After two years roaming Europe, Islam Slimani finally found an abode in France. The Algerian owns a castle in the heart of Monaco. With four strikes and four assists in five matches, he is leading the new era at the Principality. What could…

European Football
It's now or never for Istanbul BK
12:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

Super Lig is dominated by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Like Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland, capital city Ankara takes a back seat. Whereas the English Premier League top four became a top six recently, the Big Three in Istanbul…

Germany
Why Germany must make peace with Mesut Ozil immediately
09:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Even the most lasting, loving, amicable relationships can be broken into pieces by a trivial issue if not handled properly. This much is true of Mesut Ozil and the German national team. The two parties shared a fondness for one another since…

European Football
Istanbul giants bunch together at the top of the Super Lig
18:00 Wednesday 18th April 2018

Everyone loves the excitement of a title race and followers of Turkey's Super Lig are currently witnessing what might just be one of the most exciting ones ever. With five games remaining, four teams are within three points and what is…

Premier League
Cenk Tosun finally showing killer instinct at Everton
10:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

Top-class poachers like to be clinical with every touch, flaunting an uncommon knack for being at the right place at the right time. They bury all kind of opportunities: headers, tap-ins, follow-ups, long-range volleys, set pieces…

Republic Of Ireland
Back to the drawing board for Martin O'Neill and Ireland
16:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

The Irish national team will return to action on Friday night in Turkey for the first time since Denmark broke their hearts with a 5-1 win in Dublin that meant Martin O'Neill's side would not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  Despite…

Italy
Cengiz Under: The 'Undertaker' is exceeding expectations at Roma
09:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

Positives were few and far between for Eusebio Di Francesco. On a crisp, chilly Wednesday night in Kharkiv, his side subconsciously gave in to Paulo Fonseca's Samba rhythm. So did Manchester City, Napoli, and Feyenoord on their earlier…

Rest Of The World
5 pensioners lighting up the Turkish Super Lig
10:00 Friday 9th February 2018

You thought MLS was a retirement league? Turkey is becoming a wholly attractive destination for ageing tourist footballers. Thirsty after European football yet unable to cope with its rigorous demands, they turn to the Super Lig for…

Opinion
Galatasaray assuming control in the Turkish Super League
12:00 Monday 16th October 2017

Eight games into the Turkish Super League season, it should be no surprise seeing a side like Galatasaray leading the line.The Istanbul side have assumed control as the Super Lig takes shape. Being 20-time Turkish champion has earned the club…

Road To The Promised Land
5 UEFA World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
21:00 Wednesday 4th October 2017

The UEFA World Cup Qualifiers enter a decisive stage this week. Here are five matches you absolutely cannot miss. 

Opinion
Dissecting Infamous Referee Decisions
10:00 Tuesday 29th August 2017

A referee is said to have a good day when unnoticed. Also, that he's done well when everyone is angry. Most fans tend to disagree with both precepts. Abuse raining down from the stands must be intimidating. So must 11 angry men surrounding…

Opinion
Netherlands, Australia and the USA - plus eight heavyweights who could miss the World Cup
16:15 Thursday 17th November 2016

The recently concluded 2018 World Cup qualifying games provided us with lots of puzzles to ponder over. Issues like the possibility of some top footballing nations unexpectedly missing out on the Mundial, which would be a great shock to some…

Football
Who Wants Euro 2020?
13:30 Saturday 19th May 2012

You may have read that Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales have submitted a joint bid for Euro 2020 and will compete with Turkey and Georgia to host the European Championships, barring any late bids.These three bids may seem bizarre…