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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride: How Angel Di Maria never got the recognition he deserved at the Bernabeu

Despite what was arguably his best season at Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria will, in all likelihood, leave the Spanish capital before the end of the transfer window. The Argentine was a pivotal component of Madrid’s Champions League winning side, but finds himself the focus of rumours linking him with moves to PSG and Manchester United. 12 months later More...

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By Sheena Sidhu On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Could Mascherano be Barcelona’s best option as captain?

Javier Mascherano’s leadership qualities were on full display during Argentina’s World Cup campaign, fuelling the argument that it may just be in Barcelona’s best interest to hand him the captain’s armband More...

By Jen Evelyn On Monday, July 14th, 2014

The great paradox that will unfairly define Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s Argentina came closer to a World Cup title on Sunday than they have been in the last 24 years. The only minutes they were behind in the tournament were the seven minutes after Mario Götze’s More...

By Carlos Garcia On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Real Betis is working hard to get back to the Primera

Real Betis suffered relegation last season and ahead of the 2014-2015 campaign in the Segunda, ISF correspondent Carlos García takes a look at their current situation, with signs that this could be a fresh start More...

By Harry Decosemo On Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The cold irony of Spain’s demise is matched by a fitting end for La Roja

It was so fitting, down to the last detail. In Curitiba, everybody gathered for one last hurrah. The all-conquering Spain side had finished its cycle. Chile and Holland had dumped them out of what was supposed to More...

By Ameen Rabbani On Friday, June 20th, 2014

There will only be one Xavi, but the time is right to move on

As the staple of Barcelona and Spain’s success over the last six years, Xavi Hernandez, revealed he will leave the Catalan club after spending his entire career there, making the rise from La Masia talent More...

By Alexandra Jonson On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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The end of an era, but the start for a new golden generation

Del Bosque played it safe, he trusted the players that had never let him down but he failed to see it was time for a generation change. It’s the end of an era, but another golden generation is ready to More...

By Jen Evelyn On Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Love story gone wrong – Why Cesc Fàbregas never gained Camp Nou’s affection

The day Cesc Fàbregas posed on the Camp Nou grass upon his presentation as a Barcelona player – wearing the blaugrana jersey for the first time since his departure at a tender age of 16 – didn’t More...

By Tom Conn On Monday, June 9th, 2014

Five La Liga youngsters set to light up Brazil at the 2014 World Cup

Alex Philpott has taken stock of all 32 international squads participating in this year’s World Cup and has chose the Top Five youngsters who are set to make a name for themselves and light up Brazil this More...

By Alexandra Jonson On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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The city of Girona has fallen in love with it’s local football team

As the referee José Sánchez blew the final whistle of the game the supporters couldn’t hold back anymore and thousands of Girona fans ran onto the pitch to hug their players. An hour later the supporters were More...

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