Promising Duo Arise for Colombia’s Defence

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Los Cafeteros last World Cup in Brazil was all about James Rodríguez. The electric attacking midfielder encountered a break-out tournament that saw him win the Golden Boot, lead his team to the quarter-finals, and ultimately earn a move to Real Madrid on the club scene. However heading to Russia this summer, their success might be due […] READ MORE


Video Assistant Referees Are An Imperfect Improvement

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Modern football has transformed into an exasperating experience in recent years, with infuriated supporters rising from their seats in dispute with the decision made by the referee. From Diego Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” goal back in 1986 to the bizarre “ghost goal” scored by Stefan Kießling just four years ago, the beautiful game has […] READ MORE


The Five Finest All-Celtic Clashes in International Football

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The Celtic nations of the British and Irish Isles – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – usually prefer to defeat the English (for most of them, their former imperial master) on the sporting field, but when they are forced to face each other it still creates a unique occasion. The Five Finest […] READ MORE


Bruce Arena Named Head Coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team

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After Sunil Gulati fired Jürgen Klinsmann for poor performances, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) has announced that Bruce Arena will return to take over as manager of the national team. The most decorated coach in U.S. soccer history will return to lead the team on the road to Russia 2018. In Arena’s previous stint from 1998-2006, […] READ MORE



Germany vs Czech Republic: World Cup Qualifier Preview

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Defending world champions Germany play host to the Czech Republic at Hamburg’s Imtech Arena in Saturday night’s Group C World Cup Qualifier, where the Germans are in control atop the group after winning their first match. The Czech Republic lie third in the group after earning a draw in theirs, a scoreless draw with Northern Ireland at home. Current Form […] READ MORE


New-found Pressures to Test Wales’ Golden Generation

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In a year dominated by underdogs, Wales surpassed all expectation at Euro 2016. An incredible summer saw them reach the semi-final and just fall short to Portugal, the eventual winners. Along the way, they topped Group B, squeaked past Northern Ireland and thrashed Belgium in Welsh Football’s greatest ever night. They stunned the continent; possibly the […] READ MORE