Category Archives: International Football

World Cup: five things we’ve learnt from the qualifiers

Now that the long, hard, slog that are the World Cup qualifiers is over and that fans begin to toy with the hypothesis of spending a lifetime worth of savings on a tickets for Brazil, it’s time to look back … Read more…

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Southgate an uninspiring choice for England U21

Throughout his career, Gareth Southgate represented what media and pundits like to refer to as a “model professional”. Being on a football pitch, in a dugout or in a commentary gantry, the former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender never made … Read more…

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Martino a relatively obscure, but extremely sensible choice by Barcelona

David Moyes might be preparing for a baptism of fire in his first season in charge of Manchester United, but the Scotsman isn’t the only manager set to step into one of European football’s biggest jobs next season. Moyes is … Read more…

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Does Brazil’s success spell the end for tiki-taka?

Munich and Rio de Janeiro are approximately 6000 miles apart, the cities’ traditional drinks couldn’t be more different from one another and both, the Bavarian capital and the city of the carnival, had very little in common until yesterday.

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Confederations Cup 2013: Tahiti’s goal against Nigeria was football’s Olympic moment

It’s not often that a 6-1 drubbing is greeted by the losing team like a last minute winner in a World Cup final, but such was the joy expressed by Tahiti players after they scored against Nigeria, that we could … Read more…

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Are Cheslea, Manchester City & Spurs all ready to shop Brazilian at the Confederations Cup?

The Confederations Cup isn’t the most glamorous of international tournaments by any stretch of imagination, for it often offers uneven contests between an ‘interesting’ mix of participating teams…Tahiti win this years ‘interesting’ team award and will no doubt be the … Read more…

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