Features

Friday, June 26, 2015

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John Herdman’s strange admission that Canada is the underdog versus England in Saturday’s quarterfinal could prove to be a motivational masterstroke, writes Simon Fudge.

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The Germany midfielder had already announced his intention to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer but seems no closer to a move to a top European side.

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Jose Pekerman has enjoyed success as Colombia coach, but he will never be forgiven in his homeland for his suspect substitutions as Argentina lost to Germany in 2006.

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The Mexico manager was one of the world's most popular but now is feeling the pressure, writes Jon Arnold.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Coach Ricardo Gareca hasn't gotten the best from his European stars but several domestic-based players have risen to the occasion in Chile.

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United is aware the defender is considering leaving Los Blancos, but has had its fingers burned in the past by big-name players angling for new contracts, says Paul Clennam.

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The Spain captain is no longer wanted at Real Madrid but may have to wait until the end of the transfer window to determine his whereabouts next season.

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The Americans have advanced to the quarterfinals without playing their best soccer, but they must be better if they want to win the World Cup crown, writes Thomas Floyd.

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In a game that was a mental must-win for TFC, the big guns delivered in a big way against the club's biggest rival, writes Rudi Schuller.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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The Uruguay forward picked up two unnecessary yellow cards and his dismissal was a contributing factor in his nation's Copa America exit to Chile, writes Jon Arnold.

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After four injury-plagued seasons the 23-year-old finds himself out of Arsene Wenger's starting XI and battling to re-establish himself as Manchester City watches on.

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The Palmeiras playmaker was in international exile until a few short months ago and is now upstaging younger stars like Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

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The Merseysiders have dithered over signings previously, missing out on the likes of Alexis Sanchez, but have finally acted decisively to land a key target ahead of other suitors.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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It's been a poor summer for Mexican soccer, but a Gold Cup win would make things feel much better, writes Jon Arnold.

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After enjoying success with younger players in recent friendly wins against the Netherlands and Germany, Jurgen Klinsmann still named a veteran squad for the Gold Cup.

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The Bianconeri have agreed to a deal to sign the Croatia star - but how will they set up next season with the No. 9? Tony Mahoney takes a look.

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The Blues have been linked with a host of big names as they look to defend the two trophies they won in 2015-16, but who should they looking to bring in?

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The Wales international has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but with Rafa Benitez now at the helm, he is likely to remain at Real Madrid, writes Greg Stobart.