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Chinese Super League
Elkeson: Meet the newest Chinese footballing hero
19:01 Monday 26th August 2019

International identity and/or citizenship is a fluid concept when considering contemporary footballers. No longer is it a necessity to be raised solely on fish and chips to represent England. Nor apple pie America, or even a Maple Syrup-based…

Spain
What next for Sergio Ramos?
15:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A few days ago, former US President Barack Obama offered a piece of advice for Lionel Messi. The 57-year-old understands the extreme pressure mounting on the Barcelona star ahead of the Copa America. This might be his last chance…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cash in on Luka Modric this summer
09:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

That Luka Modric played some of the best football of his career last year is not in doubt. He starred in a Croatian team that took the world by surprise in reaching the World Cup final in Russia. He played a key role in Real Madrid’s…

Afc Champions League
The Australia-shaped problem with the Asian Champions League
09:00 Monday 8th April 2019

 The Asian Champions League is the defining prize in the largest continent’s football continuum. Eight groups divide into East and West Asia to help with scheduling. Various leagues are allocated spaces based on their comparative…

Chinese Super League
Wu Lei breaking more records in China
12:00 Saturday 27th October 2018

On hearing the Chinese Super League, most football fans would think foreign imports. Players who travelled from either Europe or South America to earn big money. However, one thing the CSL continues to produce is homegrown talent. A prime example…

Chinese Super League
Breaking Down the Great Wall of Chinese Football
10:00 Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Chinese Super League is the Orient’s answer to high-spending sports. Teams have invested heavily. It's past time for spectators to see a return. Until this season, Guangzhou Evergrande were the only team to bask in…

Chinese Super League
Wu Lei fast reaching Chinese Super League legend status at Shanghai SIPG
09:00 Monday 4th June 2018

The Chinese Super League is becoming well known around the globe. Although its popularity is gained mainly due to imported talent, China's top division aims to improve homegrown players. A prime example is Shanghai SIPG's Wu Lei. …

Chinese Super League
Cedric Bakambu is displaying fine form in China
08:00 Saturday 12th May 2018

Remember when Cedric Bakambu left Villareal for Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan back in February? Wonder how the former La Liga striker is getting on now? After 10 games now played, Beijing Guoan is sitting happily with 19 points…

Chinese Super League
Shanghai SIPG produce strong start to season in China
19:00 Friday 13th April 2018

The Chinese Super League is a fast-growing competition, now generating more worldwide attention than ever before. The current season is still in its infancy, yet one side looks set to dominate. What makes Shanghai SIPG better than the rest?…

Rest Of The World
Carlos Tevez starting to find his feet back in Argentina
11:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Since returning to Boca Juniors for a third stint, Carlos Tevez has been welcomed with open arms from his familiarized support. After a lacklustre season in China, "El Apache" is set to give Boca fans the missing piece for which they've…

Transfers
Which retirement league is best for your club's 30-something star?
08:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Capitalism has its faults. The endless chase after the almighty dollar. The catchphrase “What’s in your wallet?” functions on more than one level. Don’t get me started on automated customer service. Or human customer…

Womens Football
Asisat Oshoala: Queen of African football
09:30 Friday 12th January 2018

Unless you're a classic movie buff, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn sailing down an east African river in a dilapidated boat during World War I probably doesn't register. The boat was named the African Queen. It's…

Chinese Super League
What went wrong for Carlos Tevez in China?
17:00 Tuesday 19th December 2017

Underwhelming, disastrous and appalling. No words better recapitulate Carlos Tevez's maiden season in China. Expected to move mountains, provide dynamism and spark in attack, Shenhua Shanghai lightened its wallet for the Argentine. But…

Chinese Super League
Obafemi Martins still doing it in China at 33
09:30 Thursday 30th November 2017

It was 27 February 2011, in the 89th  minute of the Capital One Cup final. The game was tied at 1. Obafemi Martins broke Arsenal fans' hearts with a poachers effort that extended Arsenal's six-year trophy drought. Fast…

England National Team
Why Nikica Jelavic was among the Premier League's most underrated strikers
11:00 Friday 6th October 2017

Nikica Jelavic burst onto the scene in British football for Scottish giants Rangers in 2010. He went on to play for Everton, Hull, and West Ham. Born in Capljina when it was part of the former Yugoslavia, Jelavic started playing football with…