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Benitez better off at Newcastle rather than Spain - for now

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has revealed that he had the opportunity to take charge of Spain ahead of this summer's World Cup. The former world champions caused early drama in the tournament when they sacked boss Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the opening game of the campaign after the 51-year-old took charge of Real Madrid without notifying the Spanish FA. Sporting director Fernando Hierro ultimately took charge of...

Alisson acquisition a sign of Liverpool's grand ambitions

When Manchester United broke the world transfer record to bring back Paul Pogba from Juventus, Jürgen Klopp was incredulous, marvelling at the idea of a club spending that much money on a single player. He spoke of the ethos of...

Are Man City wise to back out of Kovacic deal?

After losing out on their top target, Jorginho, to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City expressed an interest in Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian has made it clear that he sees his future away from the Santiago Bernabeu but Los Blancos...

Eden Hazard hints he could leave Chelsea this summer

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has hinted that the time may be right to leave west London and seek a new challenge. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a wonderful World Cup in Russia with his native Belgium, helping them achieve their best-ever...

Yarmolenko is yet another hopeful Hammers punt

On the face of it, West Ham appear to be doing some decent transfer business this season. Manuel Pellegrini has made good on his promise to sift through the dead wood and bring in some new faces, whilst also making it...

Maurizio Sarri finally appointed as Chelsea's coach

It took way longer than anticipated, but Chelsea have finally announced Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on. He was effectively replaced at Napoli by Carlo Ancelotti on May 23rd, with the president Aurelio De Laurentiis unwilling to wait any...

Klopp's misguided faith in Karius could cost Liverpool

As human beings we all have our faults, weaknesses or blindspots. Be it unwarranted faith or confidence in a family member, co-worker or partner, we are all guilty, at some point in our lives, of missing or even plain ignoring...

La Liga Fantasy News
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The Battle For La Liga

The Spanish national team may well be in a state of flux as of late, they’ve gone through three managers in just over a month. The baton of leading La Roja has been passed from Julen Lopetegui to Luis Enrique via a 25-day stint from former Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro. The appointment of former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique should at least provide Spain with the stability it lacked in Russia, as their...

Are Man City wise to back out of Kovacic deal?

After losing out on their top target, Jorginho, to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City expressed an interest in Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian has made it clear that he sees his future away from the Santiago Bernabeu but Los Blancos...

Should Real Madrid sell Keylor Navas and sign Thibaut Courtois?

Reports are emerging that Real Madrid have made a breakthrough in their efforts to bring in a new goalkeeper this summer, with French media outlet RMC claiming that a deal has been struck with Premier League side Chelsea for the...

Lemar arrival at Atletico could signal Vitolo exit

Atletico Madrid and the French national team were a constant news theme during the 2018 World Cup. The prolonged stay-or go saga of Antoine Griezmann kicked off the tournament, with the former Real Sociedad man confirming that he was staying at...

Valverde to oversee Barcelona exodus

With the new La Liga season just weeks away from kicking off - sides are making their final adjustments to their squads ahead of the start on August 18th. Defending champions Barcelona have already completed the signings of Arthur Melo and...

Mikel Merino leaves Newcastle for Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have completed the signing of midfielder Mikel Merino for a £10m transfer fee. The Pamplona born player returns to Spain after a season on loan at Premier League side Newcastle United, but this will be his first taste of...

Barcelona continue to build for the future with Lenglet signing

Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to boost their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season, by signing Clement Lenglet from La Liga rivals Sevilla. The Catalan club have already lost midfield pair Andres Iniesta and Paulinho already this summer, and manager...

Serie A Fantasy News
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Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli work to establish Jorginho's replacement

The Carlo Ancelotti era is officially underway in Naples for the Italian boss, with pre-season in full swing and preparations being made for his Napoli side to have another go at dethroning the mighty Juventus for the coveted Scudetto in 2018-19. Thus far, president Aurelio De Laurentiis and his Partenopei have been relatively active on the transfer front, having already bolstered the roster with Simone Verdi, Alex Meret and Fabian Ruiz...

FIGC prosecutor asks for Parma and Chievo to be relegated

It seems like Serie A can never have a quiet summer from the judicial standpoint and Parma and Chievo are contemporarily dealing with serious and different allegations, which their permanence in the top league in question. The two clubs will...

Juventus and Napoli aces have mixed World Cup runs with France and Belgium

France’s World Cup in Russia ended in a blaze of glory with a dazzling performance in the final that coronated an impressive run, where Les Bleus displayed great pragmatism, sturdiness and tactical astuteness. Combine that with the talent of Kylian...

Serie A Friendly Watch - SPAL romp home

This weekend saw the return of football for clubs in Serie A, as they began their pre-season friendlies ahead of the anticipated 2018-19 campaign. The majority of the games took place on Saturday, with a few matches being played out...

Cristiano Ronaldo seals Juventus move as new challenge begins

And so it begins, the Cristiano Ronaldo Era at Juventus is well and truly under way. It still feels surreal that Ronaldo will be turning out for another club not named Real Madrid, a club where he became an icon...

Inter, Juventus stars great World Cup run with Croatia ends bitterly

Croatia captured the heart of many fans around the globe with their style of play in Russia, since it was one of the few teams that was always proactive and trying to attack. On top of a great deal of...

Will Fiorentina Gain A European Place Next Term?

Fiorentina are still waiting to hear whether or not they will compete in the Europa League next term, Stefano Pioli’s men likely to be awarded the place of AC Milan after they were expelled from the competition for violation of...

Football News
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Paris Saint-Germain shouldn't need to fight to keep Mbappe

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have reinforced their squad this summer ahead of next season's title defence, with Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon arriving on a one-year contract. With that capture PSG will be looking to keep title rivals Monaco at arm's length as they bid for another Ligue 1 title, but it seems there may be an oncoming storm in the way of a potential departure. Reports have...

Euro Fantasy League Podcast – #23 – Enrico Passarella on Ronaldo/Juventus Deal

The lads are joined this time by Enrico Passarella (@Guardalinee) to discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus, Antonio Conte's future, the Serie A season ahead and more. The lads also round off the World Cup chat with a bit of discussion...

France overcome Croatia in pulsating final

France secured their second World Cup title by defeating a typically spirited and fiercely competitive Croatia 4-2, in a captivating clash in Moscow.

France win World Cup with plenty to spare to leave Deschamps vindicated

And so here we are, at the end of a million journeys and 64 games, France are World Cup winners - deservedly so and in a decidedly Didier Deschamps way. Winning the greatest competition in football is special enough but...

Gallant Croatia undone by France’s star quality

Football is a game of clichés. Indeed, one of the oldest ones in the book suggests that intelligent coaching and tactical systems can only take a team so far; world class players are the real difference makers. And so it...

France are favourites but Croatia may be destined for glory

Regardless of what happens in tomorrow’s FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia, the Vatreni have already made history this summer. Indeed, they are the first team in the tournament’s history to reach the final after each of their...

Mandzukic out to repeat heroics against French stars

It's time for the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France going head-to-head against Croatia. Nicholas Carroll and Chloe Beresford provide their final tournament fantasy picks from the two nations remaining.

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