Neymar vs Mbappe – the next great rivalry?

Rivalries exist throughout the game. In France, we have PSG v Marseille, Marseille v Lyon, and numerous other derby games. But what about rivalries between players? In Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi seemed to spur each other on to new heights of greatness at their respective clubs. Well, imagine if they both played for…

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Globalization’s sins and World Cup relief

The 2018 World Cup in Russia is here. Globally, a hum is in the air. It’s all happening: viewing parties, betting slips, group stage predictions, TV studios scrambling, podcasts (I highly recommend We Came To Win) and more. Soon, the world’s largest TV audience will be watching, and Twitter will be clogged with various match…

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This is Brazil

With a squad that’s arguably more complete than it’s been for a long time, Brazil will be spearheading South American efforts to free the World Cup from Europe’s decade-long grasp. As the first team to qualify for the World Cup, Brazil appear to be in a hurry to make up for their infamous humbling at…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: PSG seal Ligue 1 title in style. But…

Just a focus on Ligue 1’s first and last today. On est les Champions! Hardly exciting world-changing news, but it seems only right to begin with PSG, who regained the Ligue 1 title with a win over last season’s usurpers Monaco. Securing the championship – over their closest rivals at that – with an imperious…

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Le weekend qui foot: VAR, Ca, Superstar

Twelve months ago PSG beat Monaco 4-1 to win the Coupe de la Ligue in a non-event of a final, as Leonardo Jardim effectively threw the match, the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League semi-final being his main priorities. This weekend in Bordeaux PSG won again, and again by a three-goal margin, to win…

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