Money talks: Chinese football revolution
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Money talks: Chinese football revolution

When it comes to the football calendar, February is usually a quiet month. The transfer window is over, there are no big tournaments, the Champions League slowly returns and the major European leagues are still some way away…

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The Dele Alli effect: Lower League Talent
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The Dele Alli effect: Lower League Talent

For the richest English clubs it is rather easy to attract quality players from abroad, as their colossal TV rights allow them to pay large salaries. With 17 teams among the world’s top 30 in terms of income…

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Victor Osimhen – The new Drogba from the streets of Lagos
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Victor Osimhen – The new Drogba from the streets of Lagos

Nigeria defended the Under-17 World Cup title on Sunday by beating Mali 2:0 in an all-African final in Chile. The Golden Eaglets also took center stage when it came to the individual honors. Captain Kelechi Nwakali won the…

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Leon Goretzka – Composure Epitomized
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Leon Goretzka – Composure Epitomized

When you constantly get promoted and play with footballers who are two or three years your seniors, you know you’ve got the attention of a lot of people. Leon Goretzka of Schalke 04 has proved time and time…

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Martial Who? A comprehensive guide to the world’s most expensive teenager
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Martial Who? A comprehensive guide to the world’s most expensive teenager

The Transfer deadline day in Europe. Everybody braces for a late surge of activity, including some blockbuster moves to cap an exciting Summer across the continent. Most of England’s big clubs still seem a bit short in some…

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Alexandre Lacazette – Ready for Stardom Yet?
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Alexandre Lacazette – Ready for Stardom Yet?

Amid rumors surfacing almost every day, u-turns in clubs’ transfer wishes and supposed agreed deals and contracts, Olympique Lyonnais 24-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette remains one of the hottest topics of the 2015 summer transfer window. The Frenchman has…

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EURO U19: New jewels in the Spanish crown
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EURO U19: New jewels in the Spanish crown

Spain’s victory at the U19 EURO in Greece is by no means a surprise. Their team is by far the most successful at that level, their clubs keep producing fabulous talent, while their coaching schools are as good…

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Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa – The new Neymar
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Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa – The new Neymar

A few years ago, Brazil seemed to have found a successor of the famed trophy generation of Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Cafu and many others. Neymar Jr, a young boy from Santos, became a huge star in his native…

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Zakaria Bakkali – 10 magic days
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Zakaria Bakkali – 10 magic days

Belgian footballer Zakaria Bakkali is one of the most talented young football players in the world. Bakkali made his debut for PSV against Zulte Waregem in a UEFA Champions League qualifying match on 30 July 2013. That same…

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Martin Odegaard: The record-breaker
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Martin Odegaard: The record-breaker

It was an afternoon of mixed emotions at Bernabeu. Half a year earlier it seemed Real Madrid was destined to easily win everything, but by mid-May it became clear they would end up empty handed. Last game of…

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