Pete Sharland previews the first three groups of the under 20 World Cup.
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Alex Richards on the first lot of Confederations Cup games.
Premier League fans may feel that this weekend’s International break is an unwelcome distraction to a fledgling season, but across the African continent games will be played that may have great ramifications for several clubs’ campaigns. The African Cup of Nations has for years been a source of frustration for Premier League managers as it […]
Eliot Prince makes his BackPageFootball debut with a look at the often mused over topic of certain players’ ages.
Argentina began the World Cup with a win, but it was a far from convincing performance from their array of superstars. It was very much a case of ‘job done’ for Argentina following their 1-0 win over Nigeria today, but there were plenty of holes to pick for the critics. Maradona’s men looked set to […]
Nigeria return to the World Cup scene after missing out four years ago, they do so following an unbeaten qualifying campaign. While Inter Milan starlet Victor Obinna faces tough competition to start in South Africa it could be hard to ignore the talented 23-year-old for coach Lars Lagerback. After joining Cheivo in 2005 Obinna has […]
Dele Adeleye | 21 | Nigeria | Defender Nigeria has long been a conveyor belt of some of Africa’s finest footballing talent, and Sparta Rotterdam’s 21 year-old defender Dele Adeleye looks to be yet another addition to the country’s long line of gifted players. A tall, commanding centre-half, Adeleye, as a part of what is […]
England have today been given a favourable draw in today’s World Cup group draw, while Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast will meet in the ‘Group of Death’. Tournament favourites Spain will also be happy with their draw having been placed in Group H alongside Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. England boss Fabio Capello will no […]