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Chile – 2014 World Cup squad

Following in the footsteps of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli has produced a hard-working, high-intensity, lightning quick Chile team with an uber-attacking mentality. Make no mistake, this squad is more than capable of getting out of a tough group. Arturo Vidal stands out as undoubtedly the key man at the heart of Chile’s midfield, though injury [...]

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Éverton Ribeiro – Why a move to Manchester United is unlikely, for now…

ruzeiro’s left-footed attacking midfielder Éverton Ribeiro has impressed in the Brazilian national league this season, a key player as his team won the title several weeks before the end of the competition. The 24-year-old was named the best player in the league in 2013 by the Brazilian FA and his performances have since seen him [...]

Copa Libertadores 2013 – Just Football’s Best XI of the Tournament

Atlético Mineiro won their first ever Copa Libertadores title this season, as I had predicted they might on Just Football some months ago. But there were some good players from other teams that played in the competition. With the dust settled and the trophy now engraved with the Belo Horizonte team’s name for the first [...]


Life Without Neymar

by Carl Ganderton  saga as predictable as it was long, Neymar finally sealed his transfer to Barcelona last month. Despite late rumours of other potential clubs entering the race for the current star of Brazilian football it always seemed inevitable that he would be lining up alongside Lionel Messi at the start of the new [...]

Iraq vs Uruguay – Under-20 World Cup semi-final: Preview, Profiles, Promising Players

he FIFA Under-20 World Cup is now at the semi-final phase, with four representatives from four different continents – France, Ghana, Iraq and Uruguay – contesting for the title. In our earlier match preview we profiled the first semi-final, France vs Ghana. Now for the second semi-final, Iraq vs Uruguay: Uruguay Nickname: Los Charrúas Champions: [...]