Ashley Williams Announces Retirement

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After over 700 games played across various levels of English football, former Everton and Swansea City centre-back Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football.  The Welshman, who started down in Non-League lived everyone players’ dream of reaching Premier League football. And when he did reach the highest level, Williams played a key role in […] READ MORE


Sweden Have Improved Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Retirement, Not Because of It

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After finishing last in their group at UEFA Euro 2016, Sweden shocked everyone by reaching the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some people say this success is correlated with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s retirement, claiming that his departure enabled Sweden to play as one unit. This analysis is quite problematic. Blaming Ibrahimovic for Sweden’s struggles […] READ MORE


The rise of Moussa Sissoko

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Moussa Sissoko very much has an “anti-hero” reputation at Tottenham. The Frenchman arrived for big money in 2016 and struggled to make an impact during his first season in North London. He still has a long way to go to fulfill his price tag, but he has enjoyed a promising start to the 2017/18 season. […] READ MORE


A History of Cristiano Ronaldo’s International Career

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Throughout his outstanding club career, Cristiano Ronaldo has had the luxury of playing alongside world-class talent. From his time at Manchester United with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand, all players who were in their prime at the time, to Real Madrid with countless superstars like Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Karim […] READ MORE


Danny Welbeck Will Contend for Arsenal Starting XI

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English forward Danny Welbeck will look to be a full part of manager Arsène Wenger’s plans for the rest of the season, following recovery from a horrific knee injury that saw him miss Euro 2016. But with the great recent play from Arsenal’s other forwards, breaking into the team will not be an easy task. Danny […] READ MORE


The Debate Over FIFA’s World Cup Expansion Plans

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has had his plans to expand the World Cup from 2026 onwards approved. This will mean major changes to the structuring of the competition. There will be 16 groups with 3 teams in each, where the top two in each group will advance to the Round of 32. These new plans […] READ MORE


50 Most Captivating Footballers of 2016: Part 5

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2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City’s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […] READ MORE


50 Most Captivating Footballers of 2016: Part 4

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2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City’s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […] READ MORE


50 Most Captivating Footballers of 2016: Part 3

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2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City’s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […] READ MORE