Opinion

The Road to Russia: Part One

The draw for the first round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia took place on July 25th in St. Petersburg. National teams watched as their path to the tournament was laid out before them, leaving some more happy than others.

On this day: 27 July

Wright bids farewell to Gunners, Reds capture Croatian star, Argentine ace joins Benitez, Celtic suffer big loss and Independiente triumph over Gremio.

On this day: 24 July

Liverpool and Chelsea fans bid farewell to two Premier League icons, while Everton snap up Arsenal goalkeeper on a free transfer.

Arsene Wenger: 20 years on

With Arsene Wenger preparing for his 20th season as Arsenal manager, Football411 looks back at the biggest moments in the Frenchman's career in north London.

On this day: 23 July

The France national team is suspended, England overcome Argentina, and London rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal make signings.

Football411's Free Agent XI

With PSL teams' pre-season preparations in full flight, a number of well-established footballers find themselves in the wilderness without a home.

Premier League transfer centre

With the start of the 2015/16 English Premier League just weeks away, things are hotting up on the transfer market.

On this day: 22 July

Rio Ferdinand completes switch from Leeds to Manchester United, Bojan waves bye-bye to Barcelona and Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to English football.

On this day: 21 July

On this day, two of Mourinho's men leave Chelsea, Evra swaps Manchester for Turin and David Beckham makes his MLS debut.

WIN: CT Cup tickets up for grabs

The inaugural Cape Town Cup kicks off on Friday, and Football411 are giving away 40 tickets to the Mother City extravaganza.

On this day: 20 July

The world is introduced to Diego Maradona, Chelsea sign a club legend, Totti retires from internationals and Brazil mourns loss of a superstar.

On this day: 17 July

Baggio hands Brazil the World Cup, the Premier League is officially formed, Kroos joins Los Galacticos and Japan ladies taste glory for the first time.

Matlaba: A model full-back?

The position of full-back has changed over the years, with the modern version being a lot more attack minded and are often chosen based on their skills in the attacking third, and Thabo Matlaba seems to tick all the boxes.

On this day: 16 July

Luis Suarez signs for Barcelona, PSG capture Edinson Cavani, Marcello Lippi becomes Italy manager and Uruguay win their second World Cup.

Masuku to take PSL by storm

Menzi Masuku has exploded into South African consciousness and he now appears to have the PSL at his feet as he emerges as one of the country's finest young midfielders.

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