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Another day full of EURO 2016 qualifiers has passed, with Spain, England, Sweden and the Ukraine coming out as the winners on the way to next year’s major soccer tournament in Europe. Slovenia 2-3 England: The Three Lions have won all six of their EURO qualifiers so far, and thanks to Jack Wilshere‘s brace and [...]

UEFA has announced that the seeding for the Champions League will change next season, a decision that will have potentially a huge impact on the fortunes in Europe of English and Spanish sides. The existing UEFA format means that seeding is based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the [...]

The title races in both Spain and England look like they will come down to the final weeks of the season after wins for the top three in both countries left Liverpool and Atlético Madrid still holding narrow leads. England Two more penalties for Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool beat West Ham 2-1 and lifted [...]

Who Has The Best Academies In Europe?

The interesting tweet from ‏@giggs_boson over the weekend that shows the average number of academy players used in starting 11 this season in the top 5 leagues. Arsenal leads the Premier League with 3.9 players per game. Not a big surprise to see that Barcelona’s starting line-up this season has contained just over seven players from [...]

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which is given each year to the top-performing soccer player in the world, after a stunning year that saw him score an astonishing 69 goals in 59 games. Ronaldo claimed the award with a total of 1,365 points, ahead of Lionel Messi (1,205) and Franck [...]

In another interesting weekend of soccer, a draw between Spain’s leading duo played into Real Madrid’s hands, while Paris Saint-Germain stretched their lead in France, Juventus won again and Manchester City moved to top of the Premier League. Spain In a defensive masterpiece Atlético Madrid and Barcelona played out a 0-0 draw in the Estádio [...]

They might be two of the richest clubs in the world, but even Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain could not turn down the millions of euros to play a friendly game in the pouring rain in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. In a game that PSG dominated for large periods, rising Real star Jese scored the [...]

AS Roma’s perfect start in Serie A was finally ended by Torino on a weekend when Arsenal surged five points ahead in England and Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead in France. Italy Roma’s record breaking start to the season finally ended as the Giallorossi were held 1-1 by Torino, dropping their first points of the [...]

Jozy Altidore had a hat trick to lead an impressive comeback Wednesday, with the U.S. scoring all of their goals in the second half to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in Sarajevo and extend their record winning streak to 12 games. Altidore has scored in five straight games, a first for a U.S. player, and also had [...]

While the Confederations Cup is being hailed as Neymar’s coming out party, according to the Castrol Index, not only was Neymar not the best player in the competition, he was not in the top five Brazilians! The Castrol Index ranks players based on their actual performance in games. Castrol measures every pass, tackle and move [...]