The start of a new era for English football

It took 51 years, but finally, England have lifted the World Cup. Yes, at under-20 level, but that is still an incredible achievement with some of the young international talent out there. Who would bet against this talented group of youngsters to win further honours in the future? Thanks to a great team performance and some…

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Is another World Cup-winning Brazil squad on the horizon and is Tite the man for the job?

When Brazilians think of Belo Horizonte, a depressing image and scoreline crosses their mind, especially in recent World Cup memory. But as Dunga’s replacement, Tite, walked across the touchline last November in a World Cup qualifier against Argentina, things felt different. The team selection was slightly altered, and memories of the biggest humiliation in Brazilian…

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The near-misses and future hope of Uzbekistan

Ask a knowledgeable football expert about the powerhouses of Asian football and the answers would be familiar: Australia, South Korea, Iran and Japan. Uzbekistan may not be on that list, but its history and potential is just as compelling as any of the other Asian nations. Its’ domestic league has been fiercely contested by the…

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