WITH Britain now divorced from the European Union, the early indications suggest it will be a little harder for FA Premier League sides to sign players from some of their traditional markets. At the same time, in the new order, … Continue reading South American appeal may grow in Brexit Britain
WE ALREADY know there will be one Brazilian team in the final of this year’s Copa Libertadores, thanks to two all-Brazil quarter-finals providing an all-Brazil semi-final. There is no danger of a repeat of last season’s domestic squabble but there … Continue reading Copa Libertadores: Last eight dominated by big two nations
THE Libertadores Cup final second leg may (or may not) be played in Madrid, giving the game an unprecedented level of profile, and not just because of the adverse headlines that the twice-aborted clash between Boca Juniors and River Plate … Continue reading The damage being done to Argentina’s football
WHEN Carlos Tevez returned to Argentina and signed for his old club, Boca Juniors, many people raised their eyebrows. Tevez was still in good form at Juventus and had been top scorer at the club. But after 50 goals in 96 games for Juve, was he going home to graze? No, said Tevez. “I am still in my prime,” he insisted, pointing to a slimmer frame than in previous years. The award for Serie A player of the year in 2014-15 and a place on the 10-man shortlist for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award underlined that this was … Continue reading Boca at the double…now a stab at the Libertadores?