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L’Étranger: Vikash Dhorasoo and the struggle for love

AFTER 57 MINUTES, Thierry Henry reminded everybody of what was at stake. Until then the match had felt more like an exhibition than a sporting contest, Zinedine Zidane dominating the game with an…

Can Real Madrid end the Champions League hoodoo?

With the Champions League group stage underway, everyone will have an opinion on who will win this season’s competition. The usual suspects head the betting, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and defending champions…

The Big Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal

While 13 September may not seem like a special date to most people, it means a heck of a lot to football fans as the UEFA Champions League returned for the 2016-17…

Why the gold in Zlatan has never shone brighter

The meaning of Zlatan – ‘the golden one’ – has always revealed a lot about him, at least to those that admire the striker. If football numbers are any sort of indicator…

Red Star Paris: the other Parisian club

Talk about football in Paris and the conversation is likely to be dominated by Paris Saint-Germain after Les Rouge-et-Bleu completed a domestic treble last season. Laurent Blanc’s side are dominating French football at…

Carlo Ancelotti: a profile of success

Reggiolo is a rural cheese farming town in the heartlands of Italy’s north. Famous not only for its parmesan cheese, but a certain eyebrow-raising, world-class footballer and manager: Carlo Ancelotti. Born the son of…

The faded but everlasting brilliance of Ronaldinho

Applause ringing around the cauldron that is the Santiago Bernabéu; all you could hear was a generous din of applause from the grateful home fans, littered with adoring whistles. The date was 19 November…