1. Why Qatar 2022 Won't Be the Disaster Fans Think It Will

    Despite being nine years away, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has already received lashings of criticism. Over the coming seasons, major decisions are to be made about the competition, ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 6,152 reads 49 comments

  2. Who Are African Football's Answers to Messi?

    This article chronicles some of the African players considered to have been the continent’s answers to football’s demi -deity Lionel Messi ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 4,202 reads 8 comments

  3. African Players Who Could Be Set to Move This Summer

    This exciting summer transfer window has already seen a number of major deals including African players. This article looks forward to five more superstars who may make a move in the coming months...

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  4. Christian Benteke Leads African-Born Stars Set to Take Premier League by Storm

    The Premier League has long had a reputation for showcasing the finest young African talent in the world. While players often begin their European careers in Belgium or Holland, the ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 3,374 reads 11 comments

  5. Eric Abidal: Why Former Barcelona Man Will Be a Success at Monaco

    Many were surprised when, on May 30, Barcelona announced they were severing ties with their experienced French defender Eric Abidal . Both player and club had experienced a lot together...

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  6. 10 African Stars with a Point to Prove Next Season

    The new season will soon be upon us, and in leagues across the world players are setting expectations for themselves and planning their own narratives for the coming 12 months...

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  7. Russia 2018: Guide to the Potential World Cup Stadia

    While the footballing world fascinates and frets about Brazil and her World Cup stadia , Bleacher Report looks forward to a future tournament. In 2018, Russia are set to host the globe’s greatest sporting competition...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 2,325 reads 4 comments

  8. Keisuke Honda: Why Japan Star Would Be a Huge Hit in the Premier League

    Keisuke Honda has long been linked with a move to the English Premier League. Having performed admirably at the recent Confederations Cup and coming to the end of his current ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 11,270 reads 40 comments

  9. 5 Most Exciting Young African Footballers on the Planet Today

    This article looks towards the youth of Africa and profiles the five most exciting youngsters from the continent. Despite all being young stars, the players are all at differing stages of their development...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 8,205 reads 16 comments

  10. David Villa and Neglected Players Still Capable of Performing Next Season

    Football never ceases to shock and surprise. Time and time again, players are written off and discarded by one club, only for them to perform admirably and even overachieve with another...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 3,491 reads 7 comments

  11. Shinji Kagawa: How David Moyes Can Get the Best out of the Manchester United Man

    After an encouraging debut season in the Premier League with Manchester United , Shinji Kagawa has an important year of progression and consolidation ahead of him...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 15,347 reads 89 comments

  12. Exciting France U-20 Team Prompting a Return to Past Glory Days

    As the U-20 World Cup heads into its final stages, few teams are attracting attention quite like France. Despite falling to the imperious Spaniards in the group stage and missing ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 933 reads 0 comments

  13. Ghana vs. Chile: Complete Preview for FIFA U-20 World Cup Quarter-Final

    Ghana U-20 vs. Chile U-20 (Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. ET) The finest young footballing talent on the planet will battle it out this weekend as the FIFA U-20 World Cup reaches the quarter-final stage...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 4,738 reads 0 comments

  14. Picking a World Football Asian Nations Best XI

    Japan may have shown their naivety during their brief sojourn in the Confederations Cup, but their prowess was also on display...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,186 reads 1 comments

  15. FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Predictions for All 8 Last-16 Ties

    As the Confederations Cup comes to an end, the footballing world turns its attention away from Brazil and towards the Under-20 World Cup. Over in Turkey, an exciting and engrossing tournament is bubbling away...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,970 reads 4 comments

  16. Brazil vs. Spain: Starting Lineup and Matchup Analysis for Confed Cup Final

    Spain and Brazil are set to close the Confederations Cup in Sunday’s showpiece final in the iconic Estadio do Maracana , Rio de Janeiro ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 7,189 reads 1 comments

  17. Spain vs. France: 5 Things We Learned from FIFA Under-20 World Cup Clash

    Two of Europe’s finest youth sides went head-to-head in the group stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup as Spain and France clashed at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,857 reads 1 comments

  18. Brazil vs. Uruguay: 6 Things We Learned from Confed Cup Semifinal

    The quality of contests in the Confederations Cup dipped slightly as the tournament entered the knock-out stages, with old enemies Brazil and Uruguay going head-to-head in Belo Horizonte ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,092 reads 2 comments

  19. 2013 Confederations Cup: Worst Hairstyles of the Tournament

    Once again an International tournament rolls around and the watching world becomes party to the catastrophic haircuts and calamitous lids that populate the universe of international football...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 2,426 reads 3 comments

  20. 2013 Confederations Cup: 5 Standout Players Following the Group Stage

    The Group stage of the Confederations Cup is beyond us, and the four remaining teams now approach the business end of the competition. The early stages of the contest brought a number of fascinating, engrossing clashes and football of the highest order..

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 2,792 reads 6 comments

  21. Japan: Why Asian Giants Will Be the Continent's First World Cup Winners

    Japan’s Confederations Cup campaign may have struggled to get off the ground, but there are some positive signs to be taken from the Blue Samurai’s outing...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,531 reads 7 comments

  22. Nigeria: Super Eagles Fans Can Be Proud Despite Defeat to Uruguay

    Nigeria’s defeat to Uruguay in their crucial Confederations Cup Group B clash brought the Super Eagles crashing back down to earth...

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  23. 5 Biggest Ways Brazil Must Improve to Win World Cup 2014

    While Brazil have been gloriously impressive in their Confederations Cup campaign thus far, coach Felipe Scolari will be acutely aware of the need to improve ahead of their assault on the World Cup next summer...

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  24. Confederations Cup: Nigeria Uninspiring as the Underdogs Are Slain

    Nigeria may have recorded an impressive 6-1 scoreline against the amateurs of Tahiti, but the Super Eagles underwhelmed in a contest that they never looked like losing...

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  25. Tahiti vs. Nigeria: Confederations Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap

    FIFA Confederations Cup Group B—Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte FT Score: Nigeria 6-1 Tahiti (Oduamadi x3, Elderson, Vallar o.g.,Tehau o.g.) (Tehau) Nigeria head to the top of Group B after a victory over Tahiti in Belo Horizonte...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 7,695 reads 13 comments