Friday, October 9, 2015
While some Mexicans say they treat a match against the United States like any other, others up their intensity for their rival, writes Jon Arnold.
The striker is set to make his 100th appearance for Oranje on Friday, but his importance shows how thin the team is up top, writes Peter McVitie.
The pair have played a key role in taking Chris Coleman's men to the verge of Euro 2016 qualification, but is the side over-reliant on its two stars? Harry Sherlock has a look.
The England winger has had a turbulent year since Roy Hodgson suggested he had asked not to play vs. Estonia last October, making Friday's reverse fixture timely, writes Sam Lee.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The 26-year-old put in a sumptuous display on Sunday as Louis van Gaal's side was swept aside but could he maintain that form for the world champion in Dublin?
The Germany international is inconsistent at his worst but brilliant at his best, much like Arsene Wenger's team, who destroyed Manchester United at the weekend, says Greg Stobart.
The Brazilian maestro delighted fans across the world with his talents, but with his off-field lifestyle taking a toll it may be time to hang up his boots, writes Marcus Haydon.
The public conflict with Sergio Ramos is not an isolated case, but the reflection of a general disenchantment within the dressing room, reports Alberto Pinero.
The Catalan club is banned from registering new players in 2015, but already has identified targets to strengthen its squad over the coming months, writes Ignasi Oliva.
El Kun enters the international break hot, scoring five this weekend, but will need to repeat that form as the Albiceleste seek a strong start to qualifying, writes Dan Edwards.
Goal's Jon Arnold takes a look at what El Tri will have to do to top the Stars and Stripes and earn a 2017 Confederations Cup spot.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
A change in the dugout is a good start for Liverpool, but if the club is serious about succeeding, it will need to alter a scattered method of recruitment, says Melissa Reddy.
The Bayern Munich man has made a stunning start to life in Germany and is desperate to replicate his form for a Selecao side that will be sporting a Neymar-shaped hole this week.
The Bayern Munich midfielder returns to Vicente del Bosque's squad after an 18-month absence. Here, Goal looks at how he chose La Roja over the five-time World Cup winner.
The former Manchester United midfielder is struggling to adapt to life in a new role with the Serie A champion without familiar faces to guide him along, writes Robin Bairner.
Though El Tri would love to have the LA Galaxy attacker at their disposal, losing the defensive midfielder will sting worse, writes Jon Arnold.
The 48-year-old had a difficult last season with BVB, and his intense style is hard to create and harder to maintain. Is his spark all that's needed? Ewan Roberts examines.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Barcelona's much-lauded academy has formed some of the world's finest footballers - but it is now some time since a player emerged to start for the first team at Camp Nou.
The Belgian has gone 1,035 Premier League minutes without a goal, while his attacking contribution has rapidly declined since the start of the season.
The midfielder has gone from being an integral part of Jose Mourinho's midfield to a player who has little impact in the attacking third.