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Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cash in on Luka Modric this summer
09:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

That Luka Modric played some of the best football of his career last year is not in doubt. He starred in a Croatian team that took the world by surprise in reaching the World Cup final in Russia. He played a key role in Real Madrid’s…

Football
Why isn't Luka Modric living up to the Ballon d'Or tag?
16:55 Wednesday 10th April 2019

In the beginning, there was a vast sporting void. Then the English created Football. They ventured out from their Albion Garden of Eden to spread the game to the world while taking everything else in return. When the rest of the world…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

International
International Friendlies: Are They Really Needed?
15:00 Monday 12th November 2018

When it comes down to international football club supporters moan and groan about players who could be injured. No matter who you support, this is always a big issue. Remember when Bayern and Arsenal were all over the Dutch set-up because Arjen…

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…

Germany
Players or Joachim Low: Who is at fault for Germany's problems?
15:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

Things have gone backwards for the German national team. It hasn't been this bad since 1985. That was the last time Die Mannschaft went three competitive games without winning. They've now lost six of previous 11 matches. In their UEFA…

Football
Is a strong captain important in modern football?
12:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Leaders and motivators are tasked with picking up and dusting off their teams. Captaining a football club was once a pivotal position that seems to have lost its significance. The position remains important; contemporary players don't…

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…

Bundesliga
Is Bibiana Steinhaus the perfect referee?
09:00 Friday 24th August 2018

It’s said the best referee is the one you don’t notice. If that’s the case, Bibiana Steinhaus did an excellent job in her first Bundesliga season. She prefers anonymity despite deserving recognition. Not only is she quietly…

Premier League
Why Premier League fans want VAR
14:00 Wednesday 15th August 2018

Technology, it's a wonderful thing. Introducing fourth-official digital help in recent times has proven successful. But the next step forward in Premier League football is Video Assisted Referees. Already utilised during the World Cup earlier…

Other Tournaments
Why the World Cup is strangling the ICC
17:00 Tuesday 24th July 2018

The World Cup was a blast. Every nation gave it their all, most in a more positive manner than we've seen in recent tournaments. While France was celebrating its triumph on July 15th, most clubs in western Europe had already opened their…

World Cup
Trevor Noah is thinking black and white in a colourful world
17:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

One reason moderates are unwilling to discuss racism is they’re going to be misunderstood by both extremes. They’ll be called a racist for opposing it in all forms and be welcomed as long lost friends by people whose views…

World Cup
Three shining stars from the 2018 World Cup could see big moves this summer
08:00 Wednesday 18th July 2018

Now that the World Cup is over, it is time for us to sit back and reflect on some notable standout performers. Some standout performers were familiar names such as; Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Luka Modric. However, others weren’t so well-known,…

World Cup
12 Moments to remember from Russia 18
08:30 Tuesday 17th July 2018

It’s over. Everyone is coming home whether they like it or not. For the most part, everyone not only liked this World Cup, they loved it. What’s not to love? France won the tournament. Croatia proved football is the world’s…

World Cup
Can Qatar follow Russia's World Cup act?
09:30 Monday 16th July 2018

With the Iron Curtain of football complete, we can only wonder what will happen in four years’ time in Qatar?  This World Cup has been wondrous. A marvel for football, a triumph which has excited us all, especially when we're…