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Football
The 12 Days of Football: Four Calls Blown?
08:00 Tuesday 26th December 2017

On the fourth day of football, FIFA gave to me four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/ and Antonio Conte and a back three. Welcome to the fourth installment in It's Round and It's White’s 12 Days of Football,…

World Cup
Don't cry for Messi or Argentina
12:00 Saturday 7th October 2017

"Quæ Facere Difficile Est Via" should be the AFA's official motto. Doing things the hard way seems to be Argentina and Lionel Messi's new default method. Albiceleste fans must miss the days when Diego Maradona was snorting cocaine, evading…

Opinion
No Gareth Bale? No Problem for Wales
10:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

Every Welsh fan dreaded the news: their talisman will miss Wales' final two games against Georgia and Ireland. Fans should not fear, though. No Gareth Bale, no problem. Granted, that's a bold claim. Especially when one considers Wales' record…

Rest Of The World
USA v Syria? With World Cup berth at stake, it might happen
09:00 Thursday 7th September 2017

FIFA mandates governments not interfere with national associations. Politics is the occasional pitch invader, though, as it may be in a USA v Syria playoff. Another international break is over. For once, I can't wait to see what the next will…

World Cup
Michael Bradley piles pressure on USMNT before Honduras tilt
12:00 Tuesday 5th September 2017

It's a good thing Hondurans don't read English. Such seems to be USMNT captain Michael Bradley's opinion after a derogatory remark about Estadio Olimpico. Bradley was interviewed after the United States 0-2 defeat to Costa Rica in a Concacaf…

European Football
UEFA World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
09:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

Russia 2018 is only months away. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how UEFA World Cup qualifying is poised for the stretch run. There are three international breaks between now and December. The reason for such…