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  1. World Cup weak links

    Michael Cox

    One of the interesting things about international football is the way sides can encounter a severe weakness in one particular position. At club level, a manager would simply purchase an adequate player to plug the gap, but at international level that...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. The biggest problems facing World Cup contenders

    Michael Cox

    The fascinating thing about international football is that managers must cope with a very definite group of players. Whereas at club level, weaknesses can be solved by signing new players, at international level it's not unusual for a top-class side ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. Michael Cox -- Enduring memories of the Champions League semifina...

    Michael Cox

    When you're looking for excitement and enduring drama in the Champions League, look no further than the semifinal stage, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  4. Euro 2012 - Pressure on Portugal against Bosnia in playoff return...

    Michael Cox

    The pressure is on Portugal when it faces Bosnia in the return leg of their Euro 2012 playoff, writes Michael Cox, who previews the match.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  5. Roberto Soldado perfectly anchors AVB's 'vertical' football

    Michael Cox

    Among the raft of intelligent, geeky and academic young football coaches, Andre Villas-Boas probably epitomises the genre more than most. He was never a professional footballer, he was an international coach by the age of 21, he made his name as a vi...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. Starting anew: Deeper Spain lacks strong XI

    Michael Cox

    While club football's evolution from a "team game" into a "squad game" has been widely acknowledged the past two decades, the situation at the international level remains uncertain. After all, major international tournaments are decided during the...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  7. Top 10 footballing moments of 2012

    Michael Cox

    It's been an incredible year for football, both at the club and international level -- with that in mind, here are 10 of the most memorable moments of 2012. 10. Falcao's second goal versus Athletic Bilbao, Europa League final Falcao had won...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. How 2012's flops can turn things around in 2013

    Michael Cox

    From astonishing last-gasp title victories to historic international success stories, 2012 has been a fascinating year of football -- but not everyone has enjoyed it. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken their performances to another level, ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  9. African Cup of Nations final -- Zambia prepares for emotional fin...

    Michael Cox

    Zambia promises to honor the soccer team that died in a plane crash 19 years ago with the country's first African Cup title when the players face the Ivory Coast on Sunday, writes Michael Cox, who previews the emotional matchup.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  10. Euro 2012 -- Is England the new Greece? -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    England's last great generation of players is on its way out, but the new crop has yet to make its mark. So what's Fabio Capello to do? He's relying on a system -- instead of the brilliance of any one player -- to grind out results, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011