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Match previews for domestic and International football action.

European Football Weekend PREVIEW

By Marcus Louison

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We’re back to the bread and butter of European domestic action, even though the dust has hardly settled on a sensational round of midweek Champions League matches. We had goals, performances and matches that simply took the breath away, and we’re hoping for more of the same in the final round of league play before a two-week international break. The Barclays Premier League, as always, has a match that will be viewed the world over, as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea host Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. There is arguably an even hotter ticket in Italy, as perennial Champs Juventus, put their 100% record up against title-chasers AS Roma, also unbeaten in theleague.. Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2: PREVIEW for Tuesday’s BIG Matches

By Marcus Louison

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There’s something truly magical about the UEFA Champions League. The notorious anthem is a fitting start to each European night, and the combination of full stadia, beaming lights and the World’s best players, is more than enough to ensure massive global audiences for each Matchday. Tuesday’s edition is  sheer box office, as the Parc Des Princes and Manchester’s Etihad are the venues for two of the first round’s most widely anticipated matches..  Continue reading

European Leagues weekend preview.

By Marcus Louison

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It’s time for another weekend of top European football action, as regional derbies take center-stage. The English Premier League, as always, is a huge attraction with passionate local rivalries likely to reach boiling point in North London and Merseyside. Avid Bundesliga followers, however, will feel their league offers the main event, as Jurgen Klopp takes his stuttering Borussia Dortmund side 25 miles down the road to the atmospheric Veltins Arena to battle FC Schalke in a feisty contest that seldom disappoints..  Continue reading

Top European Leagues weekend preview

By Marcus Louison

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It’s the weekend again, and added to the obvious glee that accompanies such a time, is the promise of more top-level European action. Manchester City’s clash with high-flying Chelsea may be most people’s must-see match of the weekend, and with good reason, but my pick takes place at a fire-laden San Siro, as Pippo Inzaghi’s rejuvenated AC Milan side take on Italian Serie A Champions Juventus in a top of the table clash steeped with history and tradition, between two teams with immense European pedigree. That being said, you can’t go wrong with either.. Please watch both if you can. There are other contests garnering interest from fans the World over, and Onefootball is the place for the mini-previews featuring Europe’s most glamorous teams..  Continue reading

Top European leagues weekend preview

By Marcus Louison

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Domestic league football returns after a two-week hiatus, and the excitement is heightened by the glut of likely debuts all over Europe post-transfer deadline day. Toss in the small matter of a Madrid derby and a Champions visit to North London, and we have far more than enough to ensure an extremely low level of weekend housework productivity. Onefootball has you covered with mini-previews of all of the weekend’s tastiest match-ups..  Continue reading

FIFA World Cup 2014 Semifinal Preview – Netherlands vs Argentina

By Marcus Louison

Wednesday July 9th

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The dust has hardly settled on what was surely a seismic day in international sport. Die Mannschaft served up a treat of quintessential attacking symmetry. Their brilliance, perfectly allied with a shambolic Brazilian display, provided a result far beyond any level of practical analytical comprehension. It’s time for Act #2 in the Europe vs South America semifinal showdowns, and though matching drama is unlikely, this clash is chock full of ingredients for another potentially pulse-pounding World Cup affair. This is a rematch of the 1998 World Cup quartefinal in Marseille; A match that saw the consistently classy Dennis Bergkamp conjure up a breathtaking matchwinner with three touches of pure genius. The Oranje will be hoping for the same result today, as they bid to set up a rematch on Sunday, and reverse their fortunes, after losing the 1974 Final vs Germany (West). La Albicileste will be looking to avenge that Dutch defeat, as they will relish the opportunity to defeat the Germans (West) in a Final, just as they did in 1986.  Continue reading

FIFA World Cup 2014 Semifinal Preview – Brazil vs Germany

By Marcus Louison

Tuesday July 8th

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Two of football’s juggernauts go head-to-head in a titanic clash in Belo Horizonte that’s far too close to call. Brazil, known for their flair and panache, have operated with more of a German-like efficiency at these Finals, so a clash with Die Mannschaft, the team they beat in the 2002 Final to lift their fifth title, is fascinating to say the least.  Continue reading

FIFA World Cup 2014 Rd of 16 preview – Colombia vs Uruguay.

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By Marcus Louison

Saturday June 28th

Colombia vs Uruguay – Kickoff 16:00 EST

Colombia have the luxury of a fully fit and rested squad, as Head Coach Jose Pekerman rested 8 of his players for the final match vs Japan. Pekerman has one of those selection problems that coaches love, such was the nature of some of the fringe players in that final game romp. It will be interesting to see who he goes with up front. Will he continue to keep faith with the misfiring Teofilo Gutierrez, or will he choose to insert Porto hot-shot Jackson Martinez after his two goals vs Japan and robust leading of the line. Carlos Bacca is also an option after recovering from a niggling thigh problem.  Continue reading