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Best young defender

"The Central defender is a position on a football team, one of the two defenders who play in the middle of the pitch": This...

Croatian magician

The midfield. The connecting point of defence and attack. The heart and soul of...

The new Galactico

"Don't pass to him. He's playing against us." These were the words of Real...

Karim of the crop

There are some things in football which are never said out loud but are...

The Toons’ Viking?

Tall strikers. There is something mesmerising about them. Watching them tear the field with...

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Real Madrid – The false kings?

Luck is a word that is quite often thrown around in the world of football. And this season, La Liga champions Real Madrid are the ones being accused of being lucky. Real Madrid are...

Superstar Florian Wirtz

There was something aesthetically pleasing in watching Juan Román Riquelme play football. The way the Argentine playmaker glided on the field, picking passes at will, dropping a shoulder to jink past the opponent. That languid...

Darwin is the real deal!

An "Artist" and an "Assassin". Football players can be broadly categorized into these two categories. The "Artist" probes for an opening, seeks adulation from the crowd and beautifies the game. The "Assassin", meanwhile, does...

From Argentina With Goals

"A street player". "A diminutive Argentine striker". The moment you hear those words, it brings memories of Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Sergio Kun Aguero. But when you hear Pep Guardiola wax eloquent about a 21-year-old,...

A Complete Midfielder

Back in Argentina, a young Uruguayan, Rodrigo Bentancur, had set the stage alight at Boca Juniors. That was long back. Four and half years to be precise. Then came the move to Juventus, who...

MLS’ best in London

Not many people would know about Park Ridge in New Jersey in America. A non-descript borough of 9,000 odd people where people might not be familiar with the theatre at Emirates in London where...

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Big team down

Spain in 2010, Germany in 2014. We bring to you the the most shocking exits in the history of the FIFA World Cup

Samba or Son?

Brazil vs South Korea Preview Having progressed into the knockout stage for the ninth consecutive occasion, Brazil will confront South Korea, who have...

Lions vs Lions

England's quest for a quarter-final spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup has come against African champions Senegal.

Chance to write history

Spain vs Morocco Preview Morocco will be looking to write history by progressing into the quarterfinals of a men’s FIFA World Cup for...