Steven Gerrard retires from international football – who do England turn to next?

After a dazzling 14 years and 114 caps at international level, England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement. As we pointed out in England’s World Cup Post-Mortem – an ongoing series on Just Football looking at World Cup flops – given his age Gerrard’s international career was always likely to die out after a [...]

Generation Next: Kingsley Coman seeks fresh start after joining Juventus

by Marc Nielsen Having shaken off a great deal of interest from clubs around Europe, Italian champions Juventus have won the race to sign French sensation Kingsley Coman. Coman, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder, was available for free after his contract with PSG ended last month, before Juventus swooped in and secured another talented French player. [...]

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Spain

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at the World Cup 2014′s biggest fall from grace: former World champions Spain… Part I – [...]

Brazil World Cup 2014 post-mortem

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Brazil

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at arguably the World Cup 2014′s biggest (and most surprising) disappointment: Brazil… Part I – Portugal [...]

Louis Van Gaal Manchester United

6 reasons why Louis Van Gaal is the right man to restore Manchester United’s pride

he Louis Van Gaal era at Manchester United has begun as the Dutch manager took his first press conference at the club before heading off on United’s pre-season tour of the United States. But will Van Gaal succeed where his predecessor David Moyes failed? Sandra Melo gives six reasons why the answer is ‘yes’… He [...]

Nigeria 2013 champions - Africa Cup of Nations

It starts here… Africa Cup of Nations 2015 – 2nd round qualification preview

by Matt Carter n early May the long journey towards Morocco and the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 began for the sizeable percentage of African sides – indeed for Mauritania that voyage started way back in April with a preliminary round fixture against Mauritius. Before Africa’s elite, including champions Nigeria, endure the rigors of qualification [...]