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Mexico win Olympic Gold against fancied Brazil

[typography font="Alike" size="14" size_format="px"]Mexico have won Olympic Gold in the Wembley final against Brazil. That is quite an achievement. However, it fits into a bigger picture of recent Mexican success on the football pitch.[/typography] [typography font="Alike" size="20" size_format="px"]First International Title for Mexico[/typography] [typography font="Alike" size="14" size_format="px"]Mexico have so far claimed their biggest success in football…

In Praise of Olympic Football

[typography font="Alike" size="14" size_format="px"]While the Olympic Games will officially start on Friday, the Olympic football tournament will already be underway. Thursday 26 July at 12 noon Spain and Japan will kick off the men's tournament at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The British women have by then already played a game as they started their campaign…

The Curse of the Golden Generation

[typography font="Crimson Text" size="16" size_format="px"]Raphael Honigstein has used the phrase

Spanish Dominance

Last year's Europa League Final in Dublin was dubbed the Portuguese Championship. This year's edition will feature two teams from Spain but it is by no means a championship decider like 2011's final. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao both deserve their place in Bukarest tomorrow night as they have been the most constant and…

The Stolen Game

FIFA have stolen the game from England! So said Sir Dave Richards at conference today. What a pleasure to read Sir Dave Richards comments on the origins of the game! If there was need to prove that the governing body of English football, The FA along with the Premier League, of which Richards is the…

London Calling

The news of Lukas Podolski

London Calling

The news of Lukas Podolski

Pearce and Beckham for England

Stuart 'Psycho' Pearce has been named caretaker manager of the England football team after Fabio Capello left earlier this month. While the speculations almost boiled over in the immediate aftermath, there has been time for all involved and the media as well as the football loving English public, to think and to reflect. Everybody's favourite:…

The Nearly Men

Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack...the list could be continued and will be in the future. But what these players have in common is a successful playing career with their club sides and defeat on the international stage. Sometimes bitter defeats, sometimes truly deserved. This piece will highlight both players' highs and lows and near misses. Ballack…

Les Belles de Paris

Rarely has women's football been touched upon here but a piece in the L'Equipe magazine about the PSG Ladies offered a good intro for the topic. The men's team are the focus of the media since their take over by the Qatari Investment Authority in May 2011. [typography font="Crimson Text" size="18" size_format="px"]Financial Gulf [/typography] While…