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  • Romania: The Dream Start to their Euro 2024 Campaign

    Romania has a storied presence in the Euros. Their notable performances in the tournament came in 2000. Football legend Gheorghe Hagi was at the front and center of the team and played a great role in their achievements. He was supported by Gheorghe Popescu, who was a great asset to the team as a leader…

  • Should Trent Alexander-Arnold Start for England in Midfield?

    When it comes to right backs, no team in world football can measure up to the England national team. Even with Chelsea’s Reece James missing out on a call-up after an injury-plagued campaign, Gareth Southgate has selected three right backs in his XI for England’s opening two matches. Kieran Trippier filled in at left back…

  • Le Diable Vous Savez | Why Belgium May Need To Break From Romelu Lukaku

    Golden Generation is a funny old term.    By definition, it is “an exceptionally gifted group of players of similar age, whose achievements reach or are expected to reach a level of success beyond that which their team had previously achieved,” and was first coined in reference to Portugal on the back of their success…

  • Why Kai Havertz’s Versatile Role is Key to Germany’s Euro Ambitions

    Coming into the Euros, many were unsure about Germany’s firepower in their frontline. In the disappointing 2022 World Cup campaign, the shortage of goals and finishing prowess were acute issues. Although Kai Havertz and Niclas Füllkrug endured prosperous seasons, they were considered imperfect remedies for Julian Nagelsmann to address the pertinent problem.   Of the…

  • The Importance of Marc Cucurella in Spain’s Euro Squad

    After moving to Chelsea, Marc Cucurella endured a difficult few seasons. However, in the tail-end of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign, the Spaniard found his form after Mauricio Pochettino re-invented him as an inverted fullback.   The momentum Cucurella gathered propelled him to earn a national team call-up for the Euros, and he was named…

  • The Ultimate Euro 2024 Preview

    With less than 48 hours until the 2024 European Championships get underway as Germany wish to start in winning ways in a bid to become the first team to win the trophy on home soil since France in 1984. A festival of football is set to ensue in Western Europe, and without further ado, Here’s…

  • Cartography of the Rossocrociati: An International and Domestic Survey of Swiss Football

    Ask most European football fans you come across what nations come to mind when they think about the beautiful game at the international level and the same names will always come up; Germany, Spain, England, Italy, and France.   Through a combination of historic success and/or dominant domestic competitions, the buck stops there for many.…