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The ultimate home advantage? The impact of being the World Cup host nation

Home and away games have been a major aspect of football since its inception. It is largely believed that home games provide a distinct advantage to the home team. But what advantage does being the host nation in a World Cup have?

The relegated players that Premier League teams should sign

The end of the EPL season brought joy to some and relegation to others. Some of the players on those teams just relegated will soon be jumping to new clubs in order to stay up for another season. Which players are most likely to leave their relegated teams behind?

The stars of the 2014 World Cup: Where are they now?

The 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil produced many surprises. It also featured great on-field performances by some familiar star players. Where are those stars today and what are their plans for Russia 2018?

High lines and traps: Is the offside rule ruining football?

The offside rule is one of the cornerstones of the modern game. Yet, most often, it seems merely an intrusion of an assistant referee’s judgment into the run of play. The offside rule has a purpose, but is it fulfilling that any longer?