CUSP OF SILVERWARE

RB LEIPZIG VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND   Borussia Dortmund defeated RB Leipzig 3-2 in Saturday’s dress rehearsal for the DFB Pokal final. Dortmund chasing their first German Cup trophy since the 2016-17 season will be looking to build on the confidence […]

POSITION CONUNDRUM

It is safe to say that Kai Havertz has not lived up to the lofty expectations that Chelsea fans had of him when they signed him in the summer. The 21-year-old was fresh off the back of a breakout season […]

HAVERTZ TO LEAD GERMAN LINE?

Jochem Loew has used over 5 formations in the last past year to find the perfect balance for this German team but he still looks to be struggling to find that. He has tried the 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, […]

OSTERREICH’S STAR POWER

Austria will feature in the Euro 2020 this year as one of the least favourites despite having a great pool of talent. This will be their third appearance in the Euro finals, a consecutive one after their shock group-stage exit […]

WHERE? WHEN? HOW?

The European Football Championship has been taking place every four years since it was launched in 1960. The 2020 tournament, however, did not take place due to the disruption linked to the novel coronavirus. The tournament, which was due to […]

CORONATION TIME

BAYERN MUNICH VS BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH Borussia Monchengladbach look to keep their European hopes alive as they travel to the Allianz Arena to face Champions elect Bayern Munich. Monchengladbach has been a tricky tie for the Bavarians in the recent past […]

The Fortress

Football is full of tales about the Ronaldinho flicks, the Neymar skills, the Messi dribbles and the Ronaldo goals that it often forgets about the men that do the dirty work. Football and all its beauty would not be present […]

Panenka’s Penalty Czech-Mates West Germany

A penalty taker approaches the ball and goes for disguise and trickery rather than power or precision. The goalkeeper, more often than not, dives towards either of the posts and can only look in agony as the ball that has […]

THE ALMOST EUROPEAN KINGS

David goes up against a goliath. It’s a gross mismatch but still, David manages to overpower him and slays the Goliath. We all cheer for David. Long story short everyone enjoys a good underdog story. The world of football is […]

THE MAJESTIC DANES OF ’92

Denmark was given just over a week to assemble a team for the Euro 1992 tournament 2 decades ago. The underdogs became winners as soon as the tournament ended. Their unexpected participation emerged after Yugoslavia was denied entry to the […]

VAN BASTEN’S EURO

The Dutch team of the 1970s were the envy of all. Johan Cruyff and his team played the brand of ‘Total Football’ that would go on to inspire generations to come in the Netherlands and across the world.  They reached […]

One Last Time

Germany enter Euro 2020 hoping to reclaim its status as a global superpower after a disappointing 2018 World Cup in Russia. Die Mannschaft landed in Russia as reigning champions and it looked that they’ll get past their group quite easily. […]

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