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Gian Piero Gasperini

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...

Luis Suarez

Uruguayan football crisis has come at exactly the wrong time

Between 1994 and 2006, Uruguay missed out on three World Cups in four. They did qualify for 2002 – but failed to make it out of the group phase....

Lionel Messi

As Messi takes a break from international football, what now for Argentina?

One man could be forgiven for being happy that Lionel Messi is taking a break from international football. For the Argentine FA, it is bad news. This...

Alisson

Targeted transfers for top Premier League teams in shortened window

It already feels like a long time since the transfer window shut for incoming Premier League transfers, despite it being just a few days. Premier Leag...

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...

Digne

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...

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...