Shortlist for UEFA Best Players in Europe Award 2016

UEFA has announced the ten-player shortlist for the of voting for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. This season marks the sixth addition of the award, won last season by Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Argentina. The UEFA Best Player in Europe Award has previously been won by Lionel Messi a record two[…]

Euro 2016 Team Of the Tournament

Usually, when putting together a tournament best XI, the temptation is to cram extra forwards into the side at the expense of a defender or two, but looking back on Euro 2016, that won’t be the case this time. As Portugal’s surprise victory over France in the final demonstrated, this was a tournament in which[…]

France Looks to Build New Footballing Dynasty at Euro 2016

France have the chance to establish a new footballing dynasty with Euro 2016 victory The 2016 UEFA European Championship will get underway when hosts France face Romania at Stade de France on Friday. Didier Deschamps’ men are among the hot favourites to win this summer’s title and a quick look through Les Bleus’ squad illustrates[…]

Les Bleu’s – Three To Watch

France’s match against England tonight represents much more than the actions that are going to take place on the pitch. Tonight offers a chance for the French to send a message of hope to their public after the tragedy that occurred over the weekend. Les Bleu’s have often been the voice of society, for example[…]

Atletico Madrid Add Individual Flair to Solid Foundations

Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title triumph in 2013/14 was one of the greatest achievements in modern football history. Diego Simeone’s outfit, the third team in Spain, came out on top in what was widely considered to be a two-horse race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. While there are plenty of examples of upsets of a[…]

Ferreira Carrasco Announces A New Era For Atlético

Dispossessing the ever dependent Enzo Perez in the right-back position before skipping past Andre Gomes with an impressive change of pace and firing a stinging shot into the bottom left hand corner, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco announced himself to Atlético de Madrid fans. More importantly he announced the new look Atlético to the world. Since their[…]

Is the Time Nearing for Diego Simeone to Ease his Stringency on Atlético Madrid?

Over the course of July and August, Atlético Madrid assembled the most eclectic squad of the Simeone era to date, in what was a clear changing of approach from the shot callers at the Calderón. After a hangover season for los Colchoneros, who, as expected, failed to defend their title of 2013-14, it was evident[…]