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Lucas Digne’s sale gives Barcelona the chance to set down a marker for La Masia’s future

Ernesto Valverde may have won a domestic double during his first season in charge of Barcelona, but the Extremadura-born tactician has not been immujn...

Colombia

Will Colombia be the ninth nation to win the World Cup?

Uruguay were the first winners of the World Cup in 1930, and lifted the trophy once more twenty years later. Argentina also have two titles to their n...

Aguero

Aguero isn't as talented as Romario, but he performs on a more consistent basis

In eight years of regular appearances on Brazilian TV, nothing has ever drawn a response as negative as daring to compare Sergio Aguero with Romario. ...

Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea and Arsenal need to bounce forward in top-four race

It is hard to believe that we are only a shade over two years on from Leicester City’s improbable Premier League title. Everything that has happ...

World Cup

How the World Cup creates a joyous global community

It all ends so quickly. The day after the World Cup final, Moscow airport will be heaving as the global media run home as soon as possible. This is u...

Croatia

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'...

Belgium

This World Cup proves that the margin between the best international sides is small

As the World Cup moves towards an end, it’s fascinating to reflect on how small the margins have been between success and failure. The four team...

Brazil

Brazil must show humility if they are to bounce back from World Cup exit

When Germany crashed out of the World Cup, one Brazilian TV station posted a long ‘ha ha ha’ on social media. Former great Rivaldo came up...

Sweden

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

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...

Brazil

Brazil's superior balance makes them favourites against Belgium

At the start of the World Cup, I was of the opinion that the competition would build towards one semi-final of France and Brazil, and another of Germa...

Tabarez

Uruguay's disciplinary record shows how they have changed under Oscar Washington Tabarez

Last year Nacional of Uruguay travelled to meet Botafogo of Brazil hoping to win a place in the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores, South America...