1. 10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of Feb. 27-March 2

    A heavy midweek load of European matches comes to an end on Thursday, but the world of football never stops, and we've got a complete weekend of domestic games to look forward to straight after...

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  2. Sky TV Deal Underlines Growing Stature of MLS in World Football

    While major European nations begin to head into the final stretch in their 2014-15 seasons, Stateside things are ramping up toward the beginning of a new season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 7,506 reads 48 comments

  3. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend of Feb. 21-23

    It's that time of week again: The moment where we take a look at recent results, performances or happenings in matches and allocate time to those who need to take a moment to consider how they can improve...

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  4. La Liga Player Rankings After Game Week 24, February 20-23

    Another exciting weekend of action in La Liga saw a handful of surprising results, plenty of late drama and a number of individual players who pushed their case for inclusion or promotion in our top 20 rankings...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 6,557 reads 39 comments

  5. December World Cup in 2022 Could Force Permanent Winter Break in Premier League

    The announcement on Tuesday that the 2022 FIFA World Cup , to be held in Qatar, would take place in November and December has annoyed the Premier League and will cause disruption to the usual calendar during that campaign...

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  6. Asier Illarramendi Has Missed His Big Chance to Become Real Madrid Regular

    The summer of 2013 saw Real Madrid change tack somewhat in the transfer market, bringing in Spanish starlets Isco and Asier Illarramendi , as well as Dani Carvajal ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 9,173 reads 35 comments

  7. La Liga Team for Week 24: Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann the Stars in Madrid

    Another full weekend of La Liga action saw valuable points gained, and indeed dropped, at both the top and the bottom of the table, as both Madrid teams took advantage of Barcelona's defeat at home to Malaga ...

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  8. Arsene Wenger Must Bury Past and Present Issues to End Champions League Hoodoo

    As the Premier League begins its run-in toward the end of another campaign, European action once more rears its head, as the ultimate prize in club football, the UEFA Champions League, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 12,064 reads 66 comments

  9. La Liga Winners and Losers from Week 24: Shock Barcelona Defeat, Ronaldo Is Back

    Gameweek 24 was an eye-opener in La Liga, as Barcelona's headline-making shock defeat at home to Malaga gave a tremendous boost to the two Madrid sides as the trio all chase the title in Spain...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 11,605 reads 23 comments

  10. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of Feb. 20-22

    Another tremendous weekend of football action has come and gone, offering further insight into how each of the major leagues will turn out this season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 9,518 reads 25 comments

  11. Manchester City vs. Newcastle Utd: Winners and Losers from Premier League Game

    Manchester City made use of Chelsea's slip-up at home to Burnley on Saturday by crushing Newcastle United 5-0 in the Premier League...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 7,948 reads 12 comments

  12. Barcelona vs. Malaga: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

    Barcelona suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Malaga in La Liga on Saturday, missing the chance to go to the top of the table in the process, as their run of 11 wins in all competitions came to a surprising end...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 14,726 reads 302 comments

  13. Manchester City vs. Newcastle: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League Game

    Etihad Stadium, Premier League Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United (FT) Sergio Aguero penalty 1', Samir Nasri 11', Edin Dzeko 22', David Silva 51' 52'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 10,569 reads 39 comments

  14. Barcelona vs. Malaga: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga

    Camp Nou, La Liga Barcelona 0-1 Malaga (FT) Juanmi 7' Lineups: FCB—Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Sergio, Iniesta, Rafinha; Neymar, Suarez, Messi...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 32,184 reads 219 comments

  15. Luis Figo FIFA President Bid Will Have Mixed Appeal on World Cup Expansion Plans

    The first major plans of Luis Figo, running for FIFA president, were unveiled on Thursday, as the former World Player of the Year argued his case to take over as leader of the world of football...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 3,142 reads 13 comments

  16. Storylines to Follow in La Liga This Weekend: Expect Cristiano Ronaldo to Return

    La Liga returns at the weekend after a spate of midweek European games, with Spain's top flight looking increasingly exciting in all major areas of the table...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 6,559 reads 24 comments

  17. 10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of Feb. 20-23

    With the the return of European competition, a packed midweek of action in the world of football has been exciting and intriguing to watch, but the weekend will soon roll around once more, bringing with it domestic delirium and the focus of points...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 11,325 reads 34 comments

  18. Chelsea Must Follow Condemnation with Direct Action on Metro Racism

    The aftermath of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday night focused on just one story, and it wasn't even from the field of play...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 16,072 reads 107 comments

  19. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend of Feb. 14-15

    The return of our hot seat watch sees some regular faces joined by some new ones, as we cast our eyes over the world of football and those who have attracted unwanted headlines or results of late...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 23,832 reads 12 comments

  20. La Liga Player Rankings After Game Week 23, February 13-16

    Gameweek 23 of La Liga looks as though it could turn out to be a pivotal one, at both ends of the table, after some exciting matches and telling results, including defeats for Atletico ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 8,601 reads 37 comments

  21. Arsenal Selling Santi Cazorla to Atletico Madrid in Summer Makes Sense for All

    There are still more than three months until the end of the season, when football teams around the globe will look to restructure for their next campaign. But whisperings of potential transfer deals are already hitting the headlines...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 23,901 reads 80 comments

  22. Stan Collymore Closer to Truth Than Roy Hodgson over Wayne Rooney FA Cup 'Dive'

    Manchester United produced a 3-1 win over Preston North End in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night, setting up a quarter-final tie against Arsenal as they seek to win silverware this term...

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  23. La Liga Team of the Week: Another Messi Hat-Trick, Real Madrid Back on Track

    Gameweek 23 in La Liga was a fantastic one to watch—and could also prove to be a pivotal one in the course of the season, as gaps developed in the title race, the top-four chase and at the bottom in the relegation battle...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 9,356 reads 77 comments

  24. David Luiz, Eden Hazard Made Contrasting but Correct Choices on Chelsea Careers

    As the UEFA Champions League gets ready to kick into gear once more, attention will turn to the biggest and most intriguing of the last-16 clashes — chief amongst them Manchester City vs...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 9,004 reads 12 comments

  25. La Liga Winners and Losers: Barcelona Go 11 in a Row, Atletico Madrid Slip Up

    La Liga's most recent game week, 23, brought a number of important victories for teams in all stages of the league table—and a few shock results too...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 13,405 reads 57 comments