With the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Gabriel Batistuta and Diego Simeone, much was expected from Argentina at the 2002 World Cup. However, they were underwhelming, and plunged the nation into further sadness.
The idea of a North vs South match in England has entertained many minds, but should it come to reality, would it be as welcome? It has its pros and cons. but with a few ground rules, it could suit all.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s policy of working with Brazilian players has worked wonders for them. From Jádson to Fernandinho, Willian to Fred, they’ve developed a lot of stars and opened a pathway for Brazilians in Europe.
A lot has changed had West Ham over the last decade, and yet the biggest problem remains at the top. Despite a new stadium to several managers and players, it feels as though the club is still miles from progress.