International Football Archive

The sudden decline of Die Mannschaft is no joke

It hasn’t been a great year for the Germany national team and their fans. After the shock exit of the World Cup (and the embarrassing defeat against South Korea), Joachim Löw’s side recorded only

What would a Catalan national team look like?

It’s the early hours of the first of October, 2018. One year ago, to this day, the Spanish region of Catalonia held an independence referendum of contentious legality. I won’t go too much into

An XI of French-born footballers playing for other countries

In the wake of the 2018 World Cup, many people were speculating on the origins and background of the French team. It’s hard to blame them – after all, the side doesn’t exactly look

Denmark’s squad is less experienced than any you’ve seen before

Denmark, the side currently ranked ninth by FIFA, have announced their squad for their friendly match against Slovakia and their Nations League tie against Wales. Here it is: Morten Bank, Christian Bannis, Mads Priisholm Bertelsen, Christian Bommelund

Why South Korea’s military exemption for footballers makes no sense

Yesterday, South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games 2018 men’s football final. The win meant South Korea’s squad would not have to partake in military service like most South Koreans, and was

Clint Dempsey retires: A look at the career of an American legend

The footballing world heard the news today that after fifteen years, over two hundred goals and six trophies, Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement aged 35. Now, when I think of Dempsey, what comes

The Nations League: A look at Europe’s newest international competition

The date is the 6th of September, 2018. It’s a cold, winter evening at the Astana Arena in Kazakhstan. Bauyrzhan Islamkhan and Jaba Kankava, captains of their respective national sides, meet in the middle of
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