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Reus joins PUMA stable

21 Aug 2012

PUMA haved added another new signing to their stable of top players, after signing a new contract with German star Marco Reus. Borussia Dortmund’s new star signing will wear PUMA performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel on...
 

What’s in store for FC Barcelona this season?

20 Aug 2012

After a disappointing last season in which they secured only one major trophy, Barcelona will be desperate to bounce back and return back to the summit of Spanish and European football. New coach Tito Vilanova has made only one...
 

The special one now prefers new ‘only one’ tag

20 Aug 2012

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho doesn't want to be called 'The Special One' anymore - now he wants to be known as 'The Only One' because of all the trophies he has won. If that is the case which 'One' does that make Sir Alex...
 

PSG splash the cash to retain French dominance

18 Aug 2012

Paris Saint Germain could go on to dominate French football, but they have not had things all their own way in recent seasons. They were the powerhouse of French football. They were made up of the world's finest including Ronaldinho,...
 

Gone but not forgotten: Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka

18 Aug 2012

Former Chelsea strikers Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba graced the Premier League with their skill, goalscoring prowess and no shortage of glorious memories. Anelka and Drogba have moved on, but will be remembered as two of the greats...
 

Robin van Persie – Best striker in the world?

17 Aug 2012

Robin van Persie’s switch from Arsenal to Manchester United has caught the attention of football fans all over the world, is the Dutch striker the best in the world at present? Forwards playing for top clubs around the globe are...
 

Danish influence inspiring thousands in China

14 Aug 2012

Chinese football is ready to embrace a substantial breakthrough in the coming years after a couple of Danes spotted the potential of Asian football and set about bringing it up to the standards of the esteemed European leagues. ...
 

Italian football on the brink again

13 Aug 2012

Whether it be on the pitch or in the court room, Italian football never seems to be too far from the headlines, front or back page and for once Mario Balotelli is nowhere to be seen. Just a month and a half after the Azzurri rallied...
 

The end for Roberto Carlos, Brazil's left-footed powerhouse

6 Aug 2012

He places the ball down. Walks back about 15 steps and stands over the ball. He does his famous shuffle and sprints full pelt. The ball is hit ferociously. The amount of power put into the shot is staggering. It...
 

Super scorer Shevchenko hangs up his boots

28 Jul 2012

Legendary European goalscorer Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from football. In an interview published on Dynamo Kiev’s official website, Shevchenko said: “Perhaps, I will shock everyone: my future has...
 

The rise and fall of Kaka

26 Jul 2012

This summer, Kaka will reflect back on his 2011/12 campaign with Real Madrid and probably immediately think of the glory that came with lifting the La Liga title ahead of great foes Barcelona so triumphantly, but then will come a sinking feeling....
 

Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City - El Cashico

25 Jul 2012

With unlimited amounts of money, big name signings beckoning into potential world-class players, and a vastly growing fan-base, Manchester City are slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with, not only in the Premier League, but in Europe. ...
 

MLS stars set to shine

25 Jul 2012

Major League Soccer holds its annual All-Star Game on Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the MLS All-Stars will face the reigning Champions League winners Chelsea. The concept of an ‘all-star game’ is a uniquely American one, started...
 

San Jose Earthquakes making waves in MLS

25 Jul 2012

In 2005, the future for soccer in Northern California seemed grim. A lengthy effort to get approval for a new, soccer-specific stadium for MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes had proved fruitless, forcing then-owners Anshutz Entertainment Group to...
 

Big spending means big pressure on PSG to deliver

24 Jul 2012

They are Europe’s newest edition to the billionaire’s circle and are currently the biggest spenders in world football, but success for Paris Saint-Germain is unlikely to occur overnight. The recent acquisition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic,...
 

Barcelona: Season preview

18 Jul 2012

After a relatively disappointing season last time out in which Barcelona saw their rivals Real Madrid beat them to the La Liga title for the first time in three seasons, as well as missing out on the defence of their Champions League crown with a...
 

Who will be UEFA's best player?

18 Jul 2012

Just who is the best player in Europe right now? It’s these sorts of questions that are deemed unassailably necessary to football. Why is unclear. It’s seemingly an instinct of human nature to want to point at one person and say...
 

Football: Money driven transfers

17 Jul 2012

As Shangai Shenhua confirms the signing of Didier Drogba, we look at how players are lured away from their clubs primarily for money. The ex Chelsea star is the latest in a list of players to transfer clubs with a big wage demand in...
 

PSG mean business

16 Jul 2012

French football has been in the shadow of other European leagues for far too long. Lyon did reach the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2010 and Marseille were UEFA Cup finalists in 2004 but too many times, French...
 

What next for Riquelme?

12 Jul 2012

Following their defeat to Corinthians in a tenth Copa Libertadores final, Boca Juniors legend Juan Roman Riquelme announced he would be leaving the Buenos Aires club where he holds legendary status. In his third stint at La Bombonera,...