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The Winds of Change – South America at the 2013 Under-20 World Cup

by Gordon Fleetwood t’s that time again. Suitcases are being packed, studs checked and other necessary preparations are being made as the best youth teams from across the globe converge on Turkey for the nineteenth edition of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. As you look at the nations headed to the tournament, something seems [...]

3 To See: Montenegro, Argentina, Villarreal – World Cup qualifying + Scorcher in Spain

With the regular season over in most of Europe’s major leagues our attention switches to World Cup qualifying this weekend with some big games taking place around the world on the road to Brazil 2014. Here are your 3 to See for the weekend 7th-9th June, crunch matches you should not miss: Montenegro vs Ukraine [...]

Generation Next: Brazil’s Young Talents at 2013 South American Under-17 Championships

The 2013 South American Under-17 Championships took place in April in Argentina. Brazil went through the tournament unbeaten, but a succession of draws in the final group stage saw them finish third behind Venezuela and eventual winners Argentina. Although Brazil’s squad is very talented on paper, they failed to impress as much as on the pitch, [...]

Generation Next: 10 Best Young Footballers at Al Kass International Cup 2013

At Just Football we place a high emphasis on youth football and discovering the stars of the future early. From Under-17s and Under-20s FIFA events to The 10 Series, we’re always on the lookout for the best young footballers who possess the potential to dazzle world football for years to come. Generation Next, a new [...]

Flu Campeão! Fluminense win Al Kass International Cup 2013

After two weeks of exciting football involving the youth teams of some of the biggest clubs in world football, Brazilian champions Fluminense have won the Al Kass International Cup 2013 beating Paris Saint-Germain on penalties. Gabriel Silva tucked away the vital spot-kick to claim a 4-2 win after the game had finished 0-0 after 90 [...]

Lionel Messi Ballon D'or - Photo, Shoot

Photo, Shoot: Lionel Messi – Four Golden Years

“The greatest of all time” read the headline in Spanish sports daily Marca. Below it, images of all of Lionel Messi’s four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. As a staunchly pro-Real Madrid paper, the splash was not without significance. Given Messi wears the colours of the enemy, Marca’s default response to the Argentinian phenom’s exploits previously [...]