featurefootball5 days ago

Tactical Talk : Rise and fall of the 4-4-2 formation

The 4-4-2 was once the basic building block of most teams, but as modern-day football has developed midfield play, possession-based football has come to the fore, rendering 4-4-2 obsolete. We look at how Leicester City and Atletico Madrid have used this system in modern times effectively.
Sooraj Kapur
featurefootball7 days ago

How did the term free agent or Bosman deal come into play in football?

Until 1995, football players were not allowed to leave clubs on free transfers until their parent club received a considerable transfer fee from the club interested in buying the player. However, the case of a Belgian midfielder named Jean-Marc Bosman changed the entire landscape of football.
Samarendranath Soory
newsfootball7 days ago

Bilic feels ‘let down’ and ‘angry’ about Dimitri Payet’s transfer request

West Ham United have been rocked by Dimitri Payet’s transfer request just 11 months after he signed a new contract with the Premier League club. West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is ‘angry’ about the whole situation but has refused to budge under pressure from the French international.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball7 days ago

Which club has produced the most World Cup winners in the last 30 years?

In the last 30 years (since the 1986 World Cup), we have seen six different nations winning the World Cup. 178 different players have been part of the World Cup-winning squads during this period. Which club academies have produced the most World Cup winners, though?
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball8 days ago

Report Card: How the Liverpool newcomers have fared so far

Jurgen Klopp reconstructed his squad last summer as he added seven players to his squad. The new arrival meant that the reds sold twelve and loaned out a further twelve more as they the German manager got ready to shape the ew Liverpool team in his image.
featurefootball10 days ago

Five reasons why Premier League is the best league in the world

The numerous reasons why the Premier League is considered as the toughest league in the world which also makes it the most followed football league worldwide. From the top managers, the intensity, the busy schedule all culminate to make the English top-flight the best league in the world.
newsfootball13 days ago

Jose Mourinho calls for expanded World Cup and video referral system in football

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has voiced his support for an expanded World Cup tournament as it would help develop the sport across the world given the clubs and players are not burdened. Mourinho also felt that the video referral system is required to protect the referees from criticism.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball17 days ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for gameweek 20

Gameweek 19 saw almost all the big teams pick up points to open up a gap between themselves and the mid-table teams, with Chelsea winning their 13th match in a row after their victory over Stoke City. Chelsea are now one win away from equalling Arsenal's record of 14 straight wins in the league.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball18 days ago

Adam Lallana: The engine behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

The Reds, with their “heavy metal football”, have been phenomenal so far and are the highest scorers in the League (46 goals) thanks to the front-five who have been ruthless. Coutinho, Mane, and Firmino have all been influential, but one player who has been key to Liverpool’s success - Adam Lallana.
featurefootball20 days ago

5 reasons why you cannot miss Liverpool vs Man City

It’s new year's eve and certainly, there is no better way to celebrate it for the football fans than the mouthwatering clash on offer at the Anfield. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, previous Bundesliga rivals, meet again but for the first time in the Premier League.