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International
The Pride of Pristina: The Invincible Kosovo
17:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Preston North End. Arsenal. Celtic. Porto… and Kosovo? The young nation might not have been playing FIFA recognised football for long, but they’re adapting quickly. They’re two matches away from having an unbeaten season.…

Usa
Where would MLS rank among UEFA leagues?
18:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

From the 1890s through the 1960s, professional soccer in America consisted of either part-time players or full squads imported from Europe to stage short summer leagues. Then the North American Soccer League began to build momentum, crashing…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…

Womens Football
UEFA was right to increase funding for women's football
15:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

The 2017 Women's European Championship was watched by a record live TV audience of 178 million worldwide. Furthermore, the Netherlands-staged competition attracted a best-ever 240,045 fans in total. Those numbers speak to the growing popularity…

Spain
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric shouldn't have won FIFA's Best award
14:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

For the first time in over a decade, a footballer not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi has scooped a major individual European award. This time around, 'The Best' accolade has gone to none other than Luka Modric. I want to start…

Football
Has the Iceland national team been found out?
15:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Positive growth and development are admired and desired by even the most repugnant of minds. Who then wouldn’t marvel at the immense development of Icelandic football over the past decade?  Iceland, as the name implies, is among…

International
Have UEFA made a mess of the UEFA Nations League?
09:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

The UEFA Nations League kicks off in this international break. Wales and Ireland face off on Thursday. England open against Spain on Saturday. Scotland take on Albania on Monday. Four places in the 2020 European Championships are up for…

Football
Why Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or
17:00 Monday 3rd September 2018

When the final nominees for 2018’s Ballon d’Or are announced, Luka Modric will be among the favourites to plunder the coveted golden football. At long last, the Croatian mighty midfielder is getting the accolades he deserves. Ballon…

Usa
Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

World Cup
Is the World Cup a party for two?
12:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

We are now 88 years and 21 tournaments since the inaugural World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. The hosts won it, beating Argentina in the final. In all the tournaments since, the final has always been played out between a combination of…

Champions League
Celtic cope without 4 key players as UEFA Champions League qualifier parallels World Cup
12:00 Thursday 21st June 2018

While all eyes are on Russia and the World Cup, club football hasn't ceased to exist. The draws for the first and second qualifying rounds of next season's Champions League have taken place in Nyon, Switzerland.   Teams from…

European Football
Why UEFA leagues should steer clear of wage caps
12:00 Saturday 2nd June 2018

If sport is a microcosm of life why do American competitions embrace socialism while football in Europe is ruthlessly capitalist? There’s no promotion or relegation in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. On the business side, owners act in concert…

Europa League
Has the Europa League become a worthy competition?
16:00 Sunday 29th April 2018

Although the two UEFA club competitions are siblings, one is treated like a distant cousin. The favourite effortlessly commands attention and huge financial backing, while the undesirable gets the scraps. Fans would much rather subscribe to…

Champions League
UEFA made the right call abolishing the 'cup-tied' rule
09:00 Monday 2nd April 2018

There is a significant change to UEFA competitions beginning in 2018/19. Earlier this week, UEFA decided to remove the 'cup-tied' rule from all European tournaments. If a team signs a player in the January window, he will…

European Football
Mid-season UEFA XI
10:30 Wednesday 17th January 2018

UEFA has announced her Team of the Year for 2017. Expectedly, most names on the list are players who blazed the trail in 2017. Still, one or more names were painfully missing. UEFA’s best XI for 2017 comprises players with abundant class…

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