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2017 Confederations Cup: Australia profile

Australia have been handed a difficult group at the 2017 Confederations Cup, but they will be looking to make their mark just 12 months before the Wor...

2017 Confederations Cup: Portugal profile

Having sampled the taste of victory at the European Championship in France last summer, Portugal will be desperate to repeat the feat at the Confedera...

2017 Confederations Cup: Mexico profile

CONCACAF representatives Mexico are not among the top three favourites to triumph at the 2017 Confederations Cup, but they will be happy enough with t...

7 great Champions League final goals to rival Mandzukic's

It is not much of a consolation to Juventus or the player himself, but Mario Mandzukic's stunning overhead kick in Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Real Madri...

2017 Confederations Cup: Russia profile

All eyes will be on host nation Russia at the 2017 Confederations Cup, as the country steps up its preparations for the World Cup next summer. While a...

The rise, fall and potential resurrection of intercontinental club football

The 50th anniversary of Celtic’s 2-1 European Cup final win over Inter has been much celebrated – and rightly so. It is even more signific...

England are right not to parachute senior players into the Under-21 European Championship

The 2017 European Under-21 Championship is approaching, which means that so too is a familiar debate: why are age-qualified senior internationals not ...

Forget Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo is Real Madrid's Mr. Irreplaceable

Real Madrid head into Saturday's match against Juventus looking to win their 12th European Cup and become the first club to claim back-to-back Champio...

Higuain and Juventus out to slay the dragon by delivering when it matters most

Just two years on from their last appearance, Juventus have once again reached the Champions League final. The Bianconeri have made no secret of their...

Win or lose in Cardiff, Juventus are on the verge of becoming a superclub

On a frosty Monday evening in January, Juventus unveiled a new logo at the Science and Technology Museum in Milan. The slogan of the event was ‘...

Why Isco will be key to Real Madrid's chances of Champions League success against Juventus

It has taken a while – almost four years, in fact – but Isco is finally developing into a crucial first-team player for Real Madrid, just ...

The 5 teams who came closest to retaining the Champions League in its current format

Real Madrid are seeking to become the first team to retain the Champions League trophy since the tournament was rebranded in 1992. Below are the five ...