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Germany
Can Jogi Low exploit Neuer/Ter Stegen battle?
09:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Trouble has started bewing again in the German national team. As if Joachim Loew’s decision to ruthlessly sideline World-Cup winners wasn’t enough, there’s now a proper feud taking place in their goalkeeping department. Manuel…

Spain
2019/20 Barcelona La Liga preview
17:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Barcelona continued to dominate La Liga last season, finishing 11 points clear atop the table. Rivals Real Madrid trailed the Catalans by a massive 19 points. Diego Simeone's Atletico took advantage to secure the second spot. Ernesto Valverde…

International
Jogi Low making amends for Die Mannschaft collapse
08:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Recovery isn’t an easy process. Jogi Low began working his 12 steps after the World Cup debacle. At first it went smoothly. He admitted he was powerless over football’s changing nature, that the German squad who won the 2014 World…

Opinion
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen deserves Manuel Neuer's place in Germany's goal
13:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Lionel Messi is widely considered Barcelona’s knight in shining armour. He is on the attacking front. When it comes to defensive work, Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s brilliance between the posts rescued many valuable points this season.…

World Cup
World Cup Preview: Which keeper will win the Golden Glove?
15:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. They bowed out to the hosts of that tournament, Sweden, in the UEFA playoff round. The Azzurri's absence deprives the world of one last look at Gianluigi Buffon…

Spain
What next for Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde?
08:00 Thursday 17th May 2018

Barcelona's season came to an unhappy, premature end when they lost 5-4 to Levante on La Liga's penultimate weekend. Like a house of cards collapsing as you place the final one, the defeat killed off Barca's hopes for the first…

Premier League
Loris Karius will only get better for Liverpool
09:00 Tuesday 24th April 2018

In the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, Loris Karius was earning rave reviews for his consistently brilliant performances. Bayern Munich shot-stopper Manuel Neuer was the German top flight's undisputed best but his younger compatriot was also…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Brazil combined XI
10:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The 2014 World Cup Finalists meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin tonight. Tite’s Selecao haven’t forgotten July 8, 2014, when 200 million Canarinho fans were stunned by the humiliating 7-1 loss on home soil. The match is now famously…

Spain
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: an unsung Camp Nou hero
15:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

For Football Manager 2012 enthusiasts, Marc-Andre ter Stegen's rise is no great surprise. In the addictive video game, he is one of the young goalkeepers with the potential to reach the very top, alongside Thibaut Courtois. In reality,…

Spain
El Clasico: Real Madrid and Barcelona combined XI
09:00 Saturday 23rd December 2017

The biggest rivalry in European football is almost ready for its next instalment. The 236th competitive Clasico takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Which side will come out on top, Real Madrid or Barcelona? A win for Barca tightens…

Opinion
Is Marc-Andre ter Stegen the answer for Manchester City?
21:00 Sunday 30th April 2017

The problems of Manchester City have been well documented this season. Pep Guardiola's debut campaign in the Premier League has been underwhelming. No trophies and an early exit in Europe has seen his expectations come crashing down, as the…

Opinion
Why the 'Sweeper Keeper' is over-hyped
16:17 Friday 26th August 2016

It's one of the buzzwords of the modern football era, 'sweeper keeper' but what is this phenomenon.? The phrase 'sweeper keeper' is commonly associated with players such as Germany keeper Manuel Neuer. Neuer who many argue is one of the best…