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SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (100-96)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (100-96)

  Mohamed Al-Hendy breaks down the best under-21 world football players in the game, starting with 100 and going all the way to number one. Stick with SWOL for the following installments of the SWOL Top 100 U-21′s to Watch in 2013. 100. Nicola Leali At 19 years old, there are few better ways to [...]

Liverpool Transfer Rumors: 4 Players Linked to Anfield

Liverpool Transfer Rumors: 4 Players Linked to Anfield

With less than a week left in the January transfer window, the rumors are beginning to swirl about numerous players. Whether it be players leaving or coming in, teams around the Premier League are searching for that one or two that will give them the depth they need to finish out the campaign on a [...]

By January 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Tottenham Hotspur: Preparing for Adebayor AFCON Departure with Possible New Signings

Tottenham Hotspur: Preparing for Adebayor AFCON Departure with Possible New Signings

The January transfer window has been officially open for just over a week now, and we are finally finding out what players may be changing clubs before the end of the month. Tottenham Hotspur will be just one of the many clubs looking to bolster their depth in the current market. The North London club has [...]

By January 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Brazilian youth Lucas Moura joins PSG for €40 million in transfer blockbuster

Brazilian youth Lucas Moura joins PSG for €40 million in transfer blockbuster

French giants Paris Saint Germain look to have made the first massive deal of the freshly opened winter transfer window. According to ESPN on Jan. 1, 2013 the Parisians have signed 20-year-old Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura formerly of Sao Paulo for €40 million. Moura had been a target of major English Premier League club Chelsea [...]

Chelsea FC: Many Questions, Doubts Still Remain After Club World Cup Defeat in Japan

Chelsea FC: Many Questions, Doubts Still Remain After Club World Cup Defeat in Japan

After a dismal last few months in the Premier League and continental competition, Chelsea must have been salivating at the prospect of returning to London with the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in their possession. And, with fortunes finally picking up in the last few matches under Rafa Benitez, the opportunity in Japan looked ripe [...]

Do European Audiences Give South American Football the Respect it Deserves?

Do European Audiences Give South American Football the Respect it Deserves?

In the wake of what has proven to be a topsy-turvy week for South American football, it strikes me as somewhat bizarre that the news of the western continent is not reported, nor respected as much as it most certainly should be. Last Wednesday, we were told of the most tragic news that Tigre were [...]

By December 17, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Bayern Munich Midfielder Luiz Gustavo Linked to the Emirates

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Bayern Munich Midfielder Luiz Gustavo Linked to the Emirates

Arsene Wenger continues to add interesting names to his shopping list as time marches ever closer to the opening of the winter transfer window on January 1st. Brazilian international and current Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo signed for Bayern in January of 2011, but has found it difficult to break into the squad with quality [...]

By December 9, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Zenit striker Hulk wants Chelsea move after six month exile in Russia

Zenit striker Hulk wants Chelsea move after six month exile in Russia

Before he was sacked at Chelsea, now Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas turned the Blues onto former FC Porto striker Hulk. Now with Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League, the Brazilian forward is looking for a quick exit according to Sky Sports on Dec. 5, 2012 and Chelsea looks to be his preferred landing [...]

Real Madrid star Kaka uncertain over future as MLS beckons

Real Madrid star Kaka uncertain over future as MLS beckons

Real Madrid’s currently most expensive Brazilian midfielder, Kaka continues to be linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this January. Reports from Sky Sports on Dec. 6 have announced that the player is considering a move to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. The departure of David Beckham from the club [...]

Wallace Oliveira Dos Santos claims he is going to Chelsea in January

Wallace Oliveira Dos Santos claims he is going to Chelsea in January

Reports from Sky Sports on Nov. 29, 2012 have linked Fluminense fullback Wallace Oliveira dos Santos with a move to Chelsea. The defender was previously linked with the club earlier in the month by Goal.com, and since the arrival of Rafael Benitez the link has once again reemerged. Chelsea has a growing contingent of Brazilian [...]

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Luis Suarez, Radamel Falcao and Raheem Sterling lead Latest January Gossip

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Luis Suarez, Radamel Falcao and Raheem Sterling lead Latest January Gossip

The January transfer is officially only hours over a month away. Chelsea continue to be frustrated by poor results, as two straight draws under new manager Rafael Benitez are sure to have Roman Abramovich scrambling once again. However, the rumor mill continues to flourish around the possible transfers of some of the biggest stars to [...]

2014 FIFA World Cup Host Cities Reveal Marketing Posters

2014 FIFA World Cup Host Cities Reveal Marketing Posters

The days are counting down as the 2014 FIFA World Cup is approaching faster than it may seem. Progress is being made daily on the important structural preparations for the games. Brazil is readying itself to host one of the world’s most important and biggest events. In the midst of the structural prep, aesthetical and [...]

Best World Football Starting XI of 2012 so far

Best World Football Starting XI of 2012 so far

Compiling a starting XI from all of the best leagues around the world is difficult. Taking in consideration the league a player plays in, as well as their ability level are at the forefront of the equation. However, just because a player has a big name like a Vincent Komany or Gerard Pique, does not [...]

By November 25, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Chelsea Target Pep Guardiola willing to take Brazil’s job ‘tomorrow’

Chelsea Target Pep Guardiola willing to take Brazil’s job ‘tomorrow’

European clubs may be fighting for and firing their coaches in an attempt to pursue Pep Guardiola, but the latest rumors are that the former Barcelona boss is willing to take on Brazil before the World Cup in 2014. Reports even say that he would cut his year off soccer short if he were offered [...]

Novak Djokovic trades the Tennis Court for the Pitch in Brazil

Novak Djokovic trades the Tennis Court for the Pitch in Brazil

  The world’s number one tennis player Novak Djokovic took on a new sport this weekend. The 25 year-old Serbian professional tennis star traded the court for the pitch playing in a charity football match in Brazil. The tennis star made a good impression, showing that his talents are not just limited to the tennis [...]

Chelsea and Tottenham target Leandro Damiao admits that a career with Real Madrid is his true desire

Chelsea and Tottenham target Leandro Damiao admits that a career with Real Madrid is his true desire

Chelsea has been on the heels of Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao since the summer Olympic Games but has failed to make any headway on the signature of the young player from Internacional in Brazil. According to Goal.com on Nov. 16, 2012 he has made his mind up that England is not the place he wants [...]