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Danilo’s move to Real Madrid. Why so early?

Real Madrid announced last night a new arrival for next season. Three main reasons explain this early move of Porto’s right back wing Danilo: sport necessity, advantage over rivals and a FIFA sanction fear. First was Marcos Asensio from Mallorca. Another promise Read more…

Destroyed Rangers

Few days ago the meeting of the managing board was a disaster, just as their current season. Yesterday they were smashed by Hibernians 4-0 in a nightmare afternoon to be forgotten as soon as possible. Now after half season is gone Gers are 15 points away of leaders Hearts of Midlothian, a team which has beaten them twice already. Alloa Athletic hit an awesome comeback in Challenge Cup semifinals Read more…

Is River Plate the best South American side of the year?

While Morocco’s just living the begining of the FIFA Clubs World Cup -with San Lorenzo playing it-, it’s maybe a bit unfair claim this honourific title for River meanwhile one of their local rivals could become world champions. Some teams as Cruzeiro, At.Nacional or even San Lorenzo have performed fantastically, but not enough to beat Read more…

Another big South American club fallen this year

As it has become an habit recently in the South American continent, every year an important club is relegated after a disappointing season. Since the begining of this century the list is surprisingly long, specially if we compare it to the European leagues, where only Juventus and Atlético de Madrid had to play in the second tier since the year 2000. Read more…

Just one chance

Racing Club, one of the most important teams in Argentina which won once Libertadores Cup plus Intercontinental Cup -against Celtic ‘Lisbon Lions’- and many local tournaments, has won the league only once since 1966. It was in 2001 in an epic run versus River Plate. Read more…

CAF Champions League: Title holders won’t defend their crown

The last qualifying round before the group stage in the African Champions League has finished with a huge surprise: Al Ahly (Cairo), current champions, have been ironically eliminated by another team with almost the same name, Al Ahli (Benghazi). The Egyptian side, obligated to overcome after the first game defeat, beginning on top Read more…

Ballon d’Or: what are we arguing about?

In May 2013 everybody agreed that Ribéry would get the Ballon d’Or this time after winning the treble crown with Bayern Munich. His season, and also his team’s, was amazing. Others like Thomas Müller, Arjen Robben or Phillipp Lahm permorfed showing a fantastic level. Wordwide recognized as the best team and even after the controversial Read more…

Humble dreams

Imagine just for a moment that your nationality is not English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Neither Dutch, Swiss, Portuguese, Russian or even Ucranian. No, your hometown is Reykjavík, Tirana or Astaná and you support your local team or the local champions. Now trust me: magic in football happens also there. Sure, it’s another level Read more…

Asia keeps growing in U20 World Cup

These days Turkey enjoys the chance of watching some of the best footballers of the future. The FIFA U20 World Cup is not bringing so many people on the stands, but all around the world pays attention to those players that sooner than later will arrive to the elite, if they already aren’t there. We been delighted since the beginning Read more…

Once in a lifetime

Independiente relegated. It had to come at any moment, and it finally happened last Saturday. After a few bad seasons in a row, the huge club from Avellaneda -a big district in Buenos Aires-, seven times South American champions and many Argentinian monarchs, lost at home against San Lorenzo to say goodbye to the top flight, who knows for how long. Read more…

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