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James Horncastle is a football writer and broadcaster who specialises in Italian football. He is based in London, England.

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Will Atalanta boss Gasperini get another chance at a big Italian club?

"The squad, as it is, makes it hard to be competitive on all fronts," complained Gian Piero Gasperini. Just 72 hours of the transfer window remained i...


History on Croatia's side as Luka Modric and co. attempt to pull off a shock

"I think this was our best game," Zlatko Dalic nodded. "We played better today than against Argentina." On paper, Croatia's performance in Wednesday'...


Sweden are used to being underdogs and must not be underestimated by England

Pockets of white shirts caught the eye at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday. Marked out as German supporters by their Mannshaft replicas, they had bou...


Belgium's Golden Generation face make-or-break encounter against Brazil

Roberto Martinez didn't wish to discuss tactics on Monday night. The opening question in his post-match press conference raised understandable concern...


Could Portugal go all the way at this summer's World Cup?

And so the trend continues. For the third time in the last four World Cups, the holders exit at the group stage. Brazil were the last team to defend t...


Should England and Belgium go all out for a win on Thursday?

Watching the World Cup this week, I was reminded of a comment Colombia's assistant manager Esteban Cambiasso made about modern football. Ten years ago...