One on One: Ronaldo Nazario

The Real Madrid, Barcelona and LaLiga legend and current Real Valladolid president spoke as part of the “90 Años de Historias” programme to mark LaLiga’s 90th anniversary. In the interview,…

One on One: Mikel Merino

Question: Getafe, Sevilla, Valencia, Athletic Club, Betis or Villarreal apart from Real Sociedad, all fighting for one of the three European spots. Mikel, the competition will be fierce… Answer: Yes,…

Friday Night Lights

Battling for position towards the top of LaLiga takes precedence as Champions League challengers Valencia and Atletico Madrid meet in Friday evening’s eagerly awaited Mestalla clash. Both Valencia and Atletico…

GOLD CHASERS

Soccer is now officially a year-round sport. After years of hinting at it the game has officially found a way to make things interesting pretty much day, week, or month…

AWAYS DAYS – ISTANBUL

One of only a handful of cities sitting on two different continents, Istanbul is a hotbed of culture — as well as football. Ian Waterhouse has the lowdown…   There…

MLS Champions League Ambitions

Is this the year that MLS breaks through in CONCACAF Champions League play? When it comes to CONCACAF Champions League Major League Soccer sure doesn’t like to pull surprises. Sure,…

UPRISING GAETANO CASTROVILLI

It is no secret the passionate Florence natives were both relieved and delighted when Diego Della Valle’s fractious ownership came to an end in June 2019 and a new era…

ONE TO WATCH JAMES MADDISON

The England national team has rarely known a time where it was blessed with such a vast pool of young and exciting attacking players. Intelligently guided by Gareth Southgate, they…

ONE TO WATCH ANSU FATI

“I have seen my son play for Barcelona, so I can now die happily.” That was how Ansu Fati’s father reacted to his son’s debut appearance for the Barcelona first…

ONE TO WATCH KAI HAVERTZ

On October 15, 2016, Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-1 to Werder Bremen, but despite the defeat, the club still made history. Coach Roger Schmidt could have put on one of his…