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Ozil could hold the key for Germany

5 Oct 2011

Euro 2012 may just be the time for the new Germany to shine. No nation has qualified for the 2012 European Championships in more impressive fashion than the Germans.

Getting the stars of the future ready at an early age - Dutch style

3 Oct 2011

One of the most famous clubs in Belgium football history are going Dutch in their attempts to return to their glory days of the late 1980s and early 1990s. KV Mechelen are four-times Belgian league winners and in 1988 they clinched...

Can Spain reign again at Euro 2012?

2 Oct 2011

With the final round of qualifying matches for Euro 2012 on the horizon, now is an ideal time to take a look at the teams who are expected to make the biggest impact in Poland and Ukraine next summer.

The Swede smell of success: Bundesliga club target Scandinavian talent

1 Oct 2011

Flemming Rossen is a Scandinavian scout for Bundesliga club Hannover 96. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, spending time with Hertha Berlin, Koln, Bayern Leverkusen and Grasshoppers. He started his...

What has happened to Serie A?

30 Sep 2011

There was a time when Italian football was an unrivalled force in world football. It was majestic, successful and extremely wealthy. It had confidence and a distinct awareness of its own superiority. It had all the best players and...

Finding the next Cristiano Ronaldo

29 Sep 2011

Gonçalo Reis speaks to Ben Kelly about life as a FIFA player agent, how the profession has developed and his mission to discover the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Nani. What players do you currently have on your books? I have mainly...

Have the tides changed? British players head overseas

27 Sep 2011

Over the latest transfer window it has been noticeable to me that there has been a surprising influx of British players deciding to pack their suitcases, drop their fish ‘n’ chips and ply their trade abroad.

Del Piero: One of the modern greats

27 Sep 2011

Alessandro Del Piero has just commenced his 21st professional season and his 19th with current team Juventus. Not quite a one-club man, few players are more synonymous with their clubs than the...

No club versus country clash Down Under

25 Sep 2011

The club versus country row does not just rear its head in England. But Harry Kewell (pictured) and Brett Emerton's Australian A-League clubs do not seem too concerned about putting pressure on Football Federation Australia to rest...

Messi dedicates goal to handicapped boy

22 Sep 2011

Lionel Messi dedicated his opening goal in Barcelona's 8-0 win against Osasuna to a handicapped 11-year-old boy. The Moroccan boy, Soufian, lost both of his legs due to the rare Laurin-Sandrowe Syndrome genetic condition. He won the...

Cruyff's total football philosophy gets a Pep up

22 Sep 2011

In Spain's Catalonia province, FC Barcelona is the greatest symbol that truly represents the Catalan people. Barcelona is the pride of Catalonia and puts the Spanish region on the world's map. This...

One to watch: Yann M'Vila

20 Sep 2011

Watch out for 21-year-old French midfielder Yann M'Vila - he could be coming to a Premier League match near you soon. Currently playing his club football in France for Rennes, the French...

The future is Oranje

15 Sep 2011

You thought Spain were the best team in the world, right? World Cup winners, top of their European Championships qualifying group, home to the world's best club side - but only good enough for second in the current FIFA world...

Serie A stutters back into life

14 Sep 2011

A lion trying to buy a microwave is just one of the things you won’t see during the Premier League season. That this is the first image Milan’s 2-2 draw with Lazio conjures up might tell you...

PSG sign deal with Qatar Sports Investments

18 Aug 2011

Paris match for Chelsea owner? ROMAN ABRAMOVICH must be starting to feel a little left out. He joined Chelsea in a blaze of glory in 2003 and was the talk of football. But the frenzied focus in the Russian's investment in the...