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  • Chinese renaissance - Spurs flop Paulinho stepping up for Brazil after CSL moveChinese renaissance - Spurs flop Paulinho stepping up for Brazil after CSL move

    COMMENTThere was a time, not so long ago, when one could argue Paulinho was the most enticing young Brazilian this side of Neymar.Paulinho had starred as the Selecao won the 2013 Confederations Cup, claiming Bronze Ball honours. A rangy central [...]

  • Messi comes to rescue of apathetic Aguero as Argentina labour to winMessi comes to rescue of apathetic Aguero as Argentina labour to win

    COMMENTBy this point everyone is aware that despite the riches of talent available to Argentina coaches, consistent displays at the club level are not essential to make the cut. The presence of Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo in Thursday's [...]

  • TEAM NEWS: Alexis leads Chile against Messi, Higuain and AgueroTEAM NEWS: Alexis leads Chile against Messi, Higuain and Aguero

    Argentina is in real need of win at home against Chile in World Cup qualifying but the side certainly won't come out playing conservative football. The tops teens to watch at BarcelonaLionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and [...]

  • Argentina 1 Chile 0: Messi penalty the differenceArgentina 1 Chile 0: Messi penalty the difference

    A Lionel Messi penalty saw Argentina to a vital 1-0 win over Chile in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.The Barcelona star struck from the penalty spot in the 16th minute at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.Messi sent [...]

  • 'We are facing a great opponent' - Mexico expecting resolute Costa Rica'We are facing a great opponent' - Mexico expecting resolute Costa Rica

    CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Juan Carlos Osorio and the Mexico national team expect a resolute Costa Rica when the teams meet in a World Cup qualification match Friday in Mexico City.While he didn’t go as far as goalkeeper Guillermo [...]

  • Mourinho: Ibrahimovic the super personality Man Utd neededMourinho: Ibrahimovic the super personality Man Utd needed

    Jose Mourinho says signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic was important as his Manchester United team lacked the "super personalities" of previous generations.NxGn: The 50 best Under-19 talents in the worldUnited are trying to regain their place as [...]

  • Kante is a warrior but no boss at heart - LeboeufKante is a warrior but no boss at heart - Leboeuf

    Chelsea star N'Golo Kante has been criticised by Frank Leboeuf, who feels the midfielder is "timid" and lacks leadership skills.Mourinho: We needed super personality IbrahimovicKante has only started one of France's World Cup [...]

  • Dele Alli is magnificent and fearless - LallanaDele Alli is magnificent and fearless - Lallana

    Adam Lallana says England team-mate Dele Alli has quickly become "a magnificent player for England", but says he must be given time to develop.Mourinho: We needed super personality IbrahimovicThe midfielder has emerged as a star for [...]

  • Argentina 1 Chile 0: Messi penalty the differenceArgentina 1 Chile 0: Messi penalty the difference

    A Lionel Messi penalty saw Argentina to a vital 1-0 win over Chile in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.The Barcelona star struck from the penalty spot in the 16th minute at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.Messi sent [...]

  • Everton agree deal to buy land for new Bramley Moore Dock stadiumEverton agree deal to buy land for new Bramley Moore Dock stadium

    Everton have taken a significant step towards their goal of building a new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey after securing a deal to acquire land at Bramley Moore Dock.The club have agreed Heads of Terms to acquire the site, two miles from [...]