Make no mistake: it’s a great time to be a Tottenham fan. The Lilywhites are the best performing team over the past two-and-a-half seasons, they boast their most talented squad in decades and they are finally performing to par in the Champions League. This weekend, however, they welcome one of their
Some may argue that the CONMEBOL World Cup process is designed to ensure the presence of Brazil and Argentina at the biggest soccer show on earth, but there’s a chance we won’t see Lionel Messi in blue and white stripes next summer. Going into their final qualification game, The Albiceleste sit outside
As recipients of the last five Bundesliga titles and regular mainstays in the latter stages of the Champions League, Bayern Munich are rather used to success.
When Zindedine Zidane was handed the managerial reigns at Real Madrid, few expected the legendary Frenchman to win back-to-back Champions Leagues in his first two seasons. However, the furious pace at which Zizou’s tenure in the dugout began my have slowed: Los Blancos find themselves seven points behind
The Premier League may not necessarily be the best league in the world, but it almost certainly offers the highest concentration of “world-class” managers. When Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho came to Manchester last season, most of us believed they would occupy the top two slots of the table of much
When Neymar made his controversial €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, many questioned his motives. But the Brazilian has insisted his rationale was of a sporting nature: in quotes obtained by The Sun, the world’s most expensive player infers that he made the switch because he believes
Having suffered at the hands of Germany at the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup, Gary Lineker is well qualified to extol their virtues. The reigning World Cup holders are currently exercising their unique brand of understated excellence in qualification for the 2018 tournament. After a summer of watching
Neymar’s €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain may have ruffled a few feathers in the transfer market, but the Brazilian is certainly delivering on expectation. In two Ligue 1 games, the former Barcelona star has scored three goals and provided three assists—in addition to breaking numerous pass and interception
After the elation of winning of the Premier League at the first time of trying—and his fourth consecutive league title at club level—it’s been a difficult summer for Antonio Conte. The fiery Chelsea manager has fallen out with his star striker Diego Costa, while feeling frustration as his club failed
The European Domestic season formally raises its curtain on Tuesday, as reigning continental champions Real Madrid face Europa League holders Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. The game, which for many years was a staple in the plush locale of Monaco’s Stade Louis II stadium, will be held at Macedonia
For two decades, Arsenal fans have not known what it feels like to finish outside of the top four. No other Premier League fans can boast this kind of claim. This season, the Gunners’ place in the all-important Champions League qualification spots has been in jeopardy.
With the home straight of the European domestic season in sight, it’s time for FC Yahoo to look at some of the players, and clubs, who have surprised us – for better or worse. There have been plenty of overachievers in 2016-17, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has surpassed expectation and shown absolutely
Whether you like it or not, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is coming. In a bid to improve standards by giving the referee on the field the benefit of instant video replay, the Bundesliga will be formally adopting the technology next season. It will also be present at the 2018 World Cup, and
Not so long ago, Chelsea winning the Premier League title seemed like a forgone conclusion. The Blues were 13 points clear at one point and seemingly unstoppable. The Stamford Bridge staff were probably preparing a space for their fifth Premier League trophy in the silverware cabinet as they took down
It has been argued that the days of megastar players coming to Major League Soccer from Europe to eke out the autumn years of their careers are slowly petering out.
Dybala celebrates his opening goal against Barca. Neymar might be the subject of multiple transfer bids this summer, but the general consensus around the Camp Nou is that the inappropriately sarcastic Brazilian superstar will be staying in Catalunya. The reason is simple: He is in line to succeed Lionel
As memories of Arsenal’s last Premier League title grow foggier, anger among a growing contingent of the club’s fans is getting much clearer. With no serious title challenge to speak of in the last decade, a Groundhog Day-style pattern of events in each Champions League season and an incredibly cautious
Just 32 of FIFA’s 211 member associations will be represented at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – a process of elimination that can sometimes leave a major soccer nation without a spot at the biggest single sporting event in the world. The Dutch already missed out on Euro 2016, and consecutive absences
The world’s major domestic leagues are on a two-week hiatus to make way for the latest rounds of World Cup qualification. With zero points to their name in the CONCACAF Hex stage, the United States men’s national team is in desperate need of results against Honduras and Panama. Colombia are in genuine
After inheriting a world-beating Barcelona team and the treble-winning Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola is entrenched in the most difficult managerial task of his career. Despite Manchester City’s bottomless resources and enviable talent, the Catalan coach has failed to qualify for the final four of the