6 Surprise Call-ups to Euro 2016 Who Could Shine

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough – a cliché that feels as though it has been around as long as association football itself. But regardless of how tired a refrain it can sometimes sound, the adage holds true because it is rooted in the essence of the game. One of the most uplifting spectacles[…]

Predicting the Breakout Stars of Euro 2016 – Part I

Has it really been four years since we watched Spain, basking in the glory of a majestic Xavi Hernandez, romp their way to European Championship glory? Alas, in the intervening time Europe has lost Xavi and Spain’s stock has plummeted. The finals in France will, this year, be ruled by the next generation of stars;[…]

Eden Hazard – A Ukrainian Replacement for Chelsea’s Playmaker?

On October 22 the German sports portal transfermarkt.de reported that Eden Hazard could be on his way from Chelsea FC to Real Madrid next summer. The French paper L’Equipe meanwhile reported that Hazard has told several teammates that he no longer feels comfortable in London, and that he doesn’t feel that his development would benefit[…]


The conflict in the Donbass, and the resulting financial uncertainty in Ukraine continue to have an affect on the nation’s Ukrainian Premier League. On September 8 the Russian language sports page championat.ru reported that Metalurh Zaporizhya might be compelled to cease operations, because of financial problems. Zaporizhya currently stand in last place in the Ukrainian[…]