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Film Review - Daring to Dream: England's Story at the 2018 World Cup
15:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

This past summer delivered lasting memories for English football fans. Performing above what many believed possible, England reached the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in 12 years. ‘Daring to Dream’ tells…

Equal Time: Why Luka Modric is a worthy winner of FIFA's Best
13:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As Luka Modric tucked himself into bed last night, he will have been reflecting on an impressive year. Being named as FIFA’s Best Player was the latest achievement in a season filled with success. While he will not have been thinking…

How can Spain become great again?
15:00 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Agony, anxiousness and disgust trailed Spain’s ignominious World Cup exit. La Furia Roja has been on a steady decline for some time, yet such fatal capitulation was unexpected. Royal Spanish Football Federation must look to the future. Marca…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of England football songs
12:00 Wednesday 13th June 2018

The World Cup is now upon us, which means international football takes over for the next five weeks. It will dominate TV, pub talk and office schedules. In essence, it is the best time to be a football fan, and the worst if you don't like…

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World Cup 2018: The Video Game
15:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

Football video games are a staple of my life. The crossover between reality and virtuality is beautiful. FIFA's series usually creates a seamless stream of verisimilitude which encapsulates my attention way beyond the recommended session…

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Russia vs Saudi Arabia symbolises football's torn morality
12:00 Monday 4th June 2018

Football never has nor will ever be a bastion of moral guidance. It is a human endeavour, after all. If you look for your principles amongst the deceitful playacting, testosterone-charged aggression and foul-mouthed rants that characterise…

French dilemma: How to book passage on the plane to Russia
09:00 Wednesday 7th February 2018

The heat is on now. Who will we see lining up for France this summer? Between the following five French Premier League stars, it’s a very real possibility only two could be on the plane to Russia. This season so far has…

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Is next summer Lionel Messi’s last shot at World Cup glory?
09:30 Saturday 16th December 2017

Will Lionel Messi ever lift the World Cup? It’s his fourth World Cup without a stellar, or more importantly, triumphant tournament. Russia 2018 must belong to Messi for him to be considered the best of all time. Jorge Sampaoli stated…

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2018 World Cup draw: the three Lions view
13:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

English fans couldn’t really ask for much better, right? For Gareth Southgate, the World Cup draw is as good as it gets. It is a relief to avoid E and F, as it contains Brazil and Germany. This is England, though, it can still be…