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  • A Guide to the 2021/22 Süper Lig Season

    Merely three months after Beşiktaş snatched the league title from Galatasaray’s grasp on the final day of the season, the Süper Lig is already back and ready for action. The defending champions opened the 2021/22 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Çaykur Rizespor, and the league, one that is consistently teeming with young talents and…

  • What’s Next for West Brom, Fulham and Sheffield United

    Last season Fulham, Sheffield United, and West Brom were relegated from the Premier League. It was a tough season for all three teams as they struggled to compete and stay up. All three teams are now in the Championship with new managers at the helm. Their goal is clearly to get back into the Premier…

  • Takeaways from Canada’s Brilliant Gold Cup

    The Canucks’ Gold Cup adventure ended at the 99th minute of the semifinal, but Canada takes away a lot of positives ahead of the ultimate prize: 2022 World Cup qualification.   Austin, Texas. 99th minute. David Pizarro penetrates the soft side of the Canadian box and squares across for Hector Herrera who slides the ball…

  • Gold Cup: High-Scoring Canada Ready for US

    The Canadian men’s national team flies into the Gold Cup quarter-finals. But first, they’ll face a major test against the United States on Sunday in Kansas City.   After securing a spot in the Octagonal Round, the 2021 Gold Cup presents an opportunity for Canada to continue their growth path and can be a proving…

  • Canada’s ‘Unfinished Business’ in their Quest to Qatar

    The Canadian men’s national team’s long route to the next World Cup takes a decisive turn as the Canucks square off against Haiti in a key home-and-away. Rocco Fasano looks at how they got there, and what’s next as Canada’s quest for Qatar 2022 continues.   After barely missing out on the top six-ranked teams…

  • Previewing Italy’s Euro 2020 Chances

    Following their failure to qualify for the last World Cup in Russia, Italy are about to enter the Euros with a sense of renewed optimism. Roberto Mancini has this team playing an aggressive more modern version of football, that is not only entertaining, but most significantly, gaining results.   Qualifying Campaign   Gli Azzurri had…

  • Gaziantep: The F1 Car That Turned Into a Tractor

    “I left a Formula One car to him and he’s driving it like he’s a tractor. He’s a novice.”   Those were the words of former Gaziantep manager Marius Șumudică, who was dismissed from his post in January due to disagreements with the club’s board, prior to a match between Gaziantep and Çaykur Rizespor on…

  • Two Leagues, Five Perspectives: The Lowdown On the Ligue 1 & La Liga Title Races

    The curtain will soon come down on the 2020/21 European football season. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis globally has seen football stadiums and their stands lying empty as the sport continues behind closed doors. One only hopes increased vaccination campaigns throughout Europe will finally see an end to empty stadiums for the entirety of the 2021/22…

  • Daryl Dike and Barnsley Chasing History

    The Championship is a division swamped with clubs hemorrhaging millions of pounds in pursuit of promotion. Derby County and Birmingham City are examples of teams who have loosened their purse strings recently without much success. Neither side has achieved promotion, and both are currently entangled in a relegation scrap. Financial negligence and mismanagement are rife…

  • The Complete U-21 Euros Group Stage Review

    In just 7 days, the U-21 European Championships group stage has come to a close, a tournament whose peculiar scheduling and lack of preparation haven’t taken any of the spectacles away. In the 24 group stage matches, we witnessed captivating individual performances, fluent midfield dominations, and more than enough goalkeeping errors.   Though many of…