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A bigger, more diverse European super league can help enrich football

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Football has changed for the better. In the 1980s, it was open season on artists like Diego Maradona, with foul specialists sent in to stop him. You can watch the clips on YouTube, and be horrified. The end, back then...

England and Germany are both works in progress, but Southgate has more stability

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My first memories as a football fan are to do with England. I rooted for my national team in the semi-final duels in 1990 en 1996. Germany won both games on penalties and went on to win the titles. England could have...

France and Belgium look strong but key at Euro 2020 will be improvisation

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It is sometimes said that national teams are no longer in keeping with the times. In werklikheid, the concept of nation is historically burdened, especially in Europe. But it is not only a suitable form that organises our co...

Make no mistake, Pep Guardiola’s football is a celebration of individuality

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I remember a lot from Pep Guardiola. “In important matches,” he said to me, “I just pick my best XI.” You have to listen carefully, the sentence contains the core of what football is about: individual quality. Guardio...

Manchester City and Chelsea continue to learn the lessons of Sacchi’s revolution

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Like art, business or politics, football is shaped by personalities. The present one is influenced by three coaches from Italy, Portugal and Spain. This will also be evident at Saturday’s Champions League final betwee...

Mancini and Southgate set the example other countries should follow

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As the 2024 European Championship will take place in Germany I am naturally interested in the appearance and impact of the home teams at the current tournament. It is important for the atmosphere and reach of a tourna...