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Is VAR a superhero or a villain in the future of global football?

Even after having a major run out in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, VAR looked all new during the women’s world cup and particularly the Copa America, dishing out some fresh controversies. Even Messi came out a supposed victim of the technology more than once. But what is it really to global football, a friend or a foe?

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2019 WWC Review: After all the African teams failed to make it past the Round of 16, What’s next for the game in Africa?

The progress is evident, but we need more. We look back at Africa’s overall performance at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, seek to understand why, explore some of the challenges plaguing women’s football on the continent and suggest a few solutions.

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FT's 10 Best Moments of 2018: #6 Riyad Mahrez gets his move to Manchester

Riyad Mahrez, came to the English Premier League, made his name, and conquered in Leicester colors. Now the long awaited move to a top European club has finally materialized for the Algerian. With 7 goals and 6 assists under Guardiola, it’s safe to say Mahrez is enjoying his time so far in Manchester.

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CAF Champions League: First leg of the final marred with VAR controversy

The Video Assistant Referee technology is still in its infancy stages and has typically caused a fair share of controversies in Africa. Quite recently in the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League final held in Egypt where Al Ahly welcomed Esperance of Tunisia. More in this story.

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Is Dembele ready to share Messi's Barcelona "burden"?

Barcelona seem to be in need of a fix right now and yes, Messi could be it. But for how long will the La Liga giants hinge on the five time World’s Best Player’s abilities? With the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, Ousmane Dembele looking a different player, is it perhaps time for the five time Champions League winners to think ahead and find new heroes?

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What you need to know about the men's AFCON 2019

Are you wondering when and where to catch the AFCON 2019 qualifiers or you want to know the most successful team in the tournament, memories of previous tournaments that will live forever? All of the EPL, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, ABSA and many other leagues’ talented players on show.

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Do the FIFA POTY Nominees hint at a new era?

It’s the first time since 2006 that Messi is missing from the the list of top three male footballers, an African makes the cut for the FIFA Best Awards since George Weah, unfamiliar goalkeepers contending the prime glove award and FIFA World Cup 2018 standout performers dominant. Is a new era in our midst?

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Impact of Football on Fans

This article takes a look at the emotions evoked by the sport to the fans who watch the UEFA Champions League tournament. It gives example of different scenarios that teams find themselves in and how that impacts their audience.

 

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