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International
CAF comes to its senses after initially ignoring coronavirus
09:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The latest news of the suspension of all 2021 AFCON qualifiers that were billed to take place between 25 to 31 March 2020 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was already expected. But the continent's football governing body was…

Cult Heroes
Equal Time: Messi’s 6th Ballon d’Or doesn’t warrant GOAT status
17:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

People say stats don’t lie. Lionel Messi recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time scorer at a top European club. At the writing, he has 614 goals for Barcelona to the Portuguese’s 608 for his four clubs, Sporting…

International
Has La Roja treated Robert Moreno fairly?
09:00 Monday 25th November 2019

The Spanish national team established themselves as one of the world’s most successful footballing nations by winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. The emergence of a ‘Golden Generation’…

Chinese Super League
Does Fabio Canavaro deserve the sack at Guangzhou Evergrande?
09:02 Friday 1st November 2019

Imagine a replica of Juventus in the Chinese Super League. Year in, year out, Guangzhou Evergrande ruled the CSL as the Old Lady does Liga Calcio but a change in the dugout last season interrupted that reign. After being League champions back-to-back…

Usa
Is Bob Bradley the answer for USMNT?
12:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

In 1991, the NHL abandoned the Canada Cup, a pre-season international tournament it staged irregularly for 15 years. Of the five times it was held, Canada won four and the Soviet Union the other. In 1996, the tournament was revived as the World…

Premier League
What's wrong with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea?
12:00 Tuesday 15th October 2019

Chelsea finished the 2018/2019 campaign on a high note. The Blues struggled through the mid-season but bounced back on time to secure a spot in the Premier League top four before defeating Arsenal 4-1 to claim the Europa League title…

Football
Is Serge Gnabry proving Arsenal, doubters wrong?
09:01 Friday 4th October 2019

What difference is there between working stiffs fighting to support their families and millionaire footballers fighting to win trophies? Obviously, money's an easy answer. On the other hand, some people struggle to find commonality…

International
Is Ramon Azeez ready to take flight with Super Eagles?
17:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

For most players, the opportunity to play for their national team is a dream come true. Others have enjoyed the privilege from their youth, playing in the age-grade competitions although graduating to the senior side is not a given. Few…

Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

Womens Football
Why is the Women's World Cup still sweating misogyny?
15:01 Friday 28th June 2019

Comparison is the thief of joy, at least that’s what Theodore Roosevelt said.  Can this theory be applied to women’s football? Should we compare the Lionesses with Southgate’s Lions? Or the current World Cup with…

Womens Football
Inclusive stops here: France 19 knockout rounds
08:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The Women’s World Cup is through fooling around. The group stages are complete; the knockout rounds begin today. So far, the tournament’s only controversy has been the one with which everyone is still trying to come to grips. VAR…

International
Should the Gold Cup and Copa America merge?
17:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Change comes to football slower than catsup travels from the bottle to the burger. VAR is your proof. When change finally arrives, however, it’s still like the catsup in that there tends to be far more of it than anyone intended or desired…

Womens Football
Play time over for the women at France 19
15:01 Monday 17th June 2019

With 24 teams, the women’s World Cup offers a slightly more nuanced dynamic than the men’s when Matchday 3 rolls around. Successful nations want to win their groups emphatically to ensure a favourable draw in the Round of 16. Struggling…

Womens Football
How far can Nigeria go in the World Cup?
12:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

The Women's World Cup is here and the Nigerian women have a message for the traditional powers in the game. Look out for the Super Falcons. While the team has found it difficult to translate their continental success to a global stage,…

Womens Football
Will China, Japan make the World Cup an Asian affair?
09:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

Female football has come a long way in Asia since China hosted the inaugural edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup [then referred to as the FIFA Women’s World Championship] in 1991. The China women’s football team, in…