1. Mexico 2-2 Nigeria: As It Happened

    International Friendly: Mexico v. Nigeria--Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX Nigeria 2-2 Mexico The Super Eagles and El Tri play out an exciting, and at times intoxicating, 2-2 draw at the Reliant Stadium, Houston...

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  2. Ahmed Musa: Could He Be the Breakout Star of the Confederations Cup?

    To say that Nigeria’s Confederations Cup preparation has been ill-fated would be an understatement. Entering the competition as Africa’s champions, they have been hit by injuries to three key attacking talents...

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  3. Confederations Cup: Picking the 4 Semifinalists and the Tournament Winner

    The Confederations Cup is often overlooked by fans who believe the season comes to an end when the final whistle blows on the Champions League, and when the Championship playoffs reach their dramatic conclusion...

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  4. 6 Things to Expect from the 2013-14 Champions League Season

    Arjen Robben’s thrilling winner brought the curtain down on a pulsating Champions League final and drew to a close a thoroughly engrossing tournament...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 5,894 reads 212 comments

  5. Transfer Window Analysis: Third-Party Ownership an Impending Reality?

    As the 2012-13 season gently confines itself to the annals of history and the technicolour of memory, the football world begins to turn to the future...

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  6. Alex Song: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

    Sometimes the grass is not always greener—a reality that Alex Song seems to be learning by the day at Barcelona...

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  7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

    Few players in France have impressed quite like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season. The Saint-Etienne forward has pillaged 19 goals this season, and while he may be hesitant ...

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  8. Champions League Final: Bayern Captain Philipp Lahm in Focus

    Speaking to Bild ahead of the weekend’s crunch Champions League final clash against domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund, Philipp Lahm has announced that his ...

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  9. Victor Moses: Just How Did He Become a Major Contributor at Chelsea?

    The news from Goal.com that Victor Moses will most likely be absent from Nigeria’s crucial summer of competition was met with a collective groan among Super Eagles fans...

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  10. Ogenyi Onazi: Possibly the Best Young Player You Haven't Heard of Yet

    In this piece, Bleacher Report takes a look at Ogenyi Onazi , a Nigerian prodigy who looks set to have a big impact in the world of football...

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  11. Building the Ideal False Nine for the Modern Era

    Having returned to the global football psyche through the effective implementation of Lionel Messi for Barcelona and Cesc Fabregas for Spain, the false nine is very much a la mode at the present time...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 11,676 reads 52 comments

  12. Predicting the Europa League Final Matchup for 2014 in Torino

    As Chelsea ’s players and fans celebrate in Amsterdam following their late, dramatic victory against Benfica, Bleacher Report looks ahead to next year’s final and predicts the teams who could battle it out for the 2013-14 Europa League...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 2,863 reads 9 comments

  13. Premier League 2012-13 Season: Winners and Losers

    With the Premier League season having entered its final week, Bleacher Report takes a look at some of the winners and losers of the current campaign. The clubs profiled fall into two categories...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 20,758 reads 40 comments

  14. Most Heartbreaking Moment in Every Premier League Team's History

    From relegation to financial woe, from injury to mismanagement, every club knows what it means to feel rock bottom and to encounter the loneliness of despair...

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  15. 10 Dirtiest Players in World Football

    This article celebrates 10 of the Dirtiest Players in World Football . While much of the work on this site explores the artists and the magicians of the global game, this piece looks ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 14,624 reads 3 comments

  16. Luis Suarez to Bayern: A Summer Transfer That Could Benefit Both Clubs Involved

    When considering potential transfers that could go through this summer, few have the potential to change the complexion of multiple leagues in the same way as a Bayern Munich move for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 4,961 reads 31 comments

  17. Why Premier League Clubs Are Right to Be Looking at Wilfried Bony

    This article examines Wilfried Bony, the Ivorian forward who may well be set for a move to the Premier League in the near future...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 5,913 reads 24 comments

  18. Scouting Derek Boateng: Rumoured Summer Transfer Target for Fulham

    Another season draws to a close, and Fulham once again find themselves lolloping around in the middle of the table...

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  19. Why an African Nation Will Win the World Cup by 2023

    While Pele’s oft-quoted claim that an African nation would win the World Cup by the new Millennium was proved false long before the year 2000 rolled around, I am encouraged to ...

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  20. Europa League Semifinal: Benfica Demonstrate Character and Advance to Amsterdam

    After the first leg of their Europa League semifinal was settled by the slenderest of margins, much was asked, ahead of round two, about Benfica ’s approach to the contest, ...

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  21. Benfica vs. Fenerbahce: Complete Europa League Semifinal 2nd Leg Preview

    After an engrossing first leg in Turkey , Fenerbahce take a 1-0 victory to Lisbon and to the Estadio da Luz as they and Benfica compete for a place in the Europa League final...

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  22. Scouting Borja Valero: Rumoured Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City Target

    It’s no secret that things didn ’t quite work out for Borja Valero during his sojourn in English football. Signed by West Bromwich Albion for £4...

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  23. World Football: 10 Most Hyped Young Players on the Planet Right Now

    This article profiles 10 of the most hyped young players in world football today. While it is common for young players who achieve some modicum of excellence to court a media frenzy ...

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  24. Fenerbahce vs. Benfica: 5 Things We Learned from Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

    An engrossing tie in Turkey saw homeside Fenerbahce steal a one-nil victory against Portuguese heavyweights Benfica. Fener edged into an advantageous position after Egeman Korkmaz bundled in a late winner...

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  25. Cameroon Legend Roger Milla: Profile of an Indomitable Lion

    Normally, only the most prolific of forwards are remembered long after their days of influence have passed...

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