How foreign players are shaping this year’s Brasileirao

São Paulo, Internacional and Flamengo are all fighting fiercely for the title, with Grêmio just behind — and all are doing so with a clutch of foreign players earning the plaudits for their respective teams. It’s a trend being seen across the Brasileirao this season. The Brazilian leagues largely focus on domestic talent, with the…

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Serie A 2018/19: A gastronomical preview

The Italian Serie A season that many have pointed to being the most anticipated in recent memory kicks off this weekend. The annual Ferragosto celebrations across the peninsula are the perfect pre-parties to what should be 38 wonderful matchdays of football. Among the cacophony of fireworks and live music, fans are currently hashing out all…

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Bankrupt Bari face their day of reckoning

Romanticism is a quintessentially Italian emotion. Chaotic, painful, expressive. Beautiful, in its journey. All triumphs are preceded by heartache. This unique feeling is met by yet another cornerstone of Italian expression: tragedy. If modern Italians in any way, shape, or form, sought to embody a re-creation of classical tragedy, they seemed to have found football…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Reincarnazione for Serie A

So, you’ve heard? For years now, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the source of unending, online rumour-mill click bait. Many of us can plead guilty to opening an ad-filled screen freezer thanks to the lure of CR7’s next move. In the 10 or-so separate occasions where PSG all but “landed their star man”, or when “enhanced…

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Serie A stars in Russia: The Stand-Outs

Fifty-six Serie A players received the call to postpone their seaside holidays and take part in this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. No squad featured more representation from the peninsula than Poland and Croatia who each sent six players. As is always the case, it’s been a brilliant ride for some and bitter disappointment…

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Parma: from downfall to incredible renaissance

There are great footballing stories. There are mind-numbingly shocking stories. And then there is Parma, who have filled the romantic’s heart to the brim. After bankruptcy in 2015, they have been promoted thrice in three seasons to return to the promised land, where they once belonged. As phoenixes do, Parma have proudly risen from their…

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Juventus in twilight: An Old Lady in a new world

Juventus did Juventus things this month by closing out 2017/18 with a seventh straight Scudetto triumph to their name – and if you’re wondering, the answer is yes: the Bianconeri (like Celtic) are officially the new Juninho-era Olympique Lyonnais. Seriously, though, a very important difference between those Ligue 1 darlings and this Juve side must…

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Juventus Home 2018/19 by Adidas

Seven consecutive titles for Juventus meaning a fresh new kit is deserved and Adidas provide. An ode to the club’s history with a modern flavour, the kit sees the iconic black and white stripes remastered into a unique composition. The kit features two stripes on the front, with one running down the back creating an…

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Lautaro Martínez and Inter’s love affair with Argentina

Football is the crown jewel of globalization. European football – namely England, Spain, Italy, and Germany – has benefited most from this new world order. After all, Jean-Marc Bosman was European, therefore it only seemed fitting that the proliferation of international dealings would originate on the continent. Some clubs have found a particular niche attracting…

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Fallout in Serie A as Juventus take one step closer to the title

PLUS: Klopp to lose right hand man, Deulofeu’s Barca snub and Gerrard to Rangers? Fallout in Serie A as Juventus take one step closer to the title It was an insane weekend of football in Italy’s top flight. Trailing 2-1 against ten-man Inter Milan, Juventus looked as though they were throwing the title away. Some…

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