Xavi full of praise for Barcelona’s Jules Kounde: ‘He’s one of the best defenders in the world right now’

One of the key aspects in Barcelona’s win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in midweek was the performance of Jules Kounde, who was the primary defender against Kylian Mbappé for most of the night and had a fantastic outing facing his international teammate. Kounde’s showing on Wednesday was perhaps the best in what … Read more

Paris 2nd, Manchester 8th – which cities produce the best footballers in the world?

London over €1 billion  ©TM/IMAGO The international break has just ended with attention firmly switching back to club football for the business end of the season. League titles will be won across the next few months while clubs will also be vying for prestigious European honours. This summer, however, will be massive for nations around the … Read more

The best players in the world – ranked

With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo having entered the twilight of their careers, debates regarding the best footballer in the world are now much more complicated. There are plenty of superstars across the planet, with the bulk of the most talented players plying their trade in Europe, but when it comes to comparing the top … Read more

Shock Premier League player tipped to be the best player in the world after Messi and Ronaldo retire

An extremely surprising choice. Published Apr 1, 2024, 12:52:46 GMT+1Last updated Apr 1, 2024, 12:52:40 GMT+1 An Aston Villa star has been bizarrely backed to become the world’s best player in the next few years and take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the face of football. It has felt like Kylian Mbappe … Read more

Man Utd 10th, Liverpool 7th and Real Madrid 3rd – Top 20 most valuable squads in the world

6 PL sides in top ten  ©TM/IMAGO The international break is over with club sides returning to action during a thrilling weekend of action across Europe. During March, Transfermarkt released their intermediary market value updates in leagues across the world, including the top five leagues.  The Top 20 Most Valuable Club Squads In The World … Read more

Know About the Best Football Player in the World – Fan Banter

Who is the world’s best footballer? The response has been a coin flip for the better part of 20 years. Not anymore. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were the best football players of their respective generations. Messi, having won the World Cup as the ultimate reward to finish off- an incredible career, is widely regarded … Read more

Mbappé 3rd and Saka 5th – The top 20 most valuable players in the world

Five Real Madrid players  ©TM/IMAGO This month, Transfermarkt has released its market value updates for the top five European leagues and there’s been some fascinating results. The English Premier League remains the most valuable league in the world, followed by La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1. Over 500 players had their market values … Read more

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Afghanistan beat India 2-1 in Sunil Chhetri’s 150th game

Sharif Mukhammad scored a late penalty to help Afghanistan beat India 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Sunil Chhetri scored his 94th international goal in his 150th appearance for the Indian men’s football team but Rahmat Akbari scored in the 70th minute to equalise … Read more

England twice as valuable as Germany – the top 20 most valuable national teams in the world

Top 20 confirmed  ©Content Stadium Amidst a fascinating season across Europe’s top leagues, domestic football has taken a minor break to allow the international teams around the world to take stock ahead of a busy summer. Once the big leagues draw to a conclusion in May, Europe’s biggest nations will lock horns at Euro 2024 in … Read more

World Cup winner given four-year ban for doping; career almost certainly finished

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that French World Cup winner, Paul Pogba, has been banned from football for doping offences, though the length of the punishment may surprise some. The 30-year-old failed a drugs test last August, after he tested positive for testosterone at the conclusion of Juventus’ match against Udinese, the first … Read more