Martina Alcheva

Has over 13 years of online sports news writing experience, including over four years as a digital journalist specializing in soccer. Provides predominantly soccer-related content, such as match previews and daily news. Part of Bolavip US since September 2020.

STORIES BY Martina Alcheva

Lyon faces Ligue 1 relegation thanks to Taylor Swift

An already difficult scenario for Lyon in Ligue 1 might get much more complicated as they face a serious battle away from the field. Lyon has found one win in its 13 league games this season. The club is in a precarious position at the foot of the Ligue 1 standings. The seven-time league winners […]

Accusations of referee spying lead to bizarre fine for Barcelona

Controversy ensued after Barcelona's victory against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. In last weekend’s Matchday 15 of La Liga play in Spain, Barcelona edged over Atletico Madrid by a hair. Assisted by Raphinha, Joao Felix scored the game-winning goal from close range in the 28th minute. Xavi Hernandez’s players rose to 34 points, putting them in […]


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Liverpool player's injury raises concerns about future with club

Worries that Joel Matip may have played his last game for Liverpool due to a knee injury that might keep him out for months have been raised. A new record number of injuries have occurred in the Premier League as of late. During the first three months of the 2023-24 English top flight, there have […]


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Ex-EPL boss plans coaching comeback, eyes Ireland job

The rumors around Steve Bruce's potential return to the role of international manager have been fueled further by his recent comments. With an eye on a managerial comeback, Steve Bruce has indirectly applied for the open position in the Republic of Ireland. Following Stephen Kenny's departure earlier this month, the former Sunderland and West Brom […]


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PSG to outmuscle Chelsea to another South American talent

After acquiring Manuel Ugarte, Paris Saint-Germain are expected to recruit another South American sensation this summer, beating Chelsea to the punch once again. Mauricio Pochettino's Blues and the 22-year-old Uruguayan midfielder were allegedly on the verge of completing an agreement. Nonetheless, he changed his mind and made his way to the Parc des Princes. According […]

Leagues: EPL

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Ruben Neves reveals future plans after EPL comeback talk

Ruben Neves has confirmed his stance on a possible Saudi January exit and a Premier League return, amid Arsenal and Newcastle interest. The 26-year-old has become a serious target for both of those teams, who are in need of midfield reinforcements. Sandro Tonali's ban for his role in an illicit betting scandal has cost Newcastle […]


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Ex-Barca player unveils peculiar Messi rule enforced in training

According to a former Blaugrana defender, an odd regulation that Barcelona instituted during Lionel Messi’s tenure there was put in place to safeguard him. Starting his career in Barcelona’s youth program, the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner went on to win a slew of trophies. All while cementing his place in history as one of the […]


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Following Musah's path: English player opts to represent USMNT

Rather than represent England on the international stage, Declan Frith, a winger for Valencia, is prepared to dedicate himself to the United States. Due to his grandmother's lineage, the English player will be able to feature for the US national team in March, when he applies for a passport. The Evening Standard add that Frith […]


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USA in talks with Brazil for friendly in Orlando

The US Men's National Team (USMNT) are reportedly deep into negotiations to face Brazil in a friendly lead-up to next year's Copa America. From June 19th to July 14th, the United States will play host to the Copa America, a South American competition in which they will also be one of six invited teams. Playing […]

Atletico Madrid

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This means war: Felix slams Atletico and Simeone before clash

This week, Joao Felix, a striker for Barcelona, finally scored after a lengthy goal drought. Coming up on Sunday in La Liga, his parent club Atletico Madrid will be visiting the Catalan city. So, the timing seems a little too coincidental. With his winning goal against Porto, the Portuguese forward advanced the Blaugrana to the […]

AC Milan

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PIF eye two Serie A giants after successful Newcastle venture

Serie A heavyweights from Milan, arch-rivals AC Milan and Inter, are reportedly under the watchful eye of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). For the time being, four of the most popular clubs in Saudi Arabia—Al Nassr, Al Ittihad, Al Ahli, and Al Hilal—are owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. Last summer, Saudi Arabia welcomed […]


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No more Nike? Barca to sign shocking deal with new kit supplier

After 25 years of partnership, Barcelona and American kit supplier Nike may be parting ways. Since 1998, Nike have been the official shirt manufacturer for the Camp Nou team, and their deal extends until 2028. When this is completed, it will have been precisely 30 years since Nike have manufactured Blaugrana’s kits. The Americans have […]


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Saudi Arabia to host reformatted AFC Champions League finals

Saudi Arabia have received the honor of hosting the final stage of the AFC Champions League Elite (ACLE) tournament. This adds to their roster of soccer events. This is at the forefront of the transformation taking place in Asian soccer, which is seeing a number of developments. A growing number of contests are choosing Saudi […]


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Thiago Motta: Following in De Zerbi's path as elite coach?

This season, Serie A high-flyers Bologna have been the beneficiaries of the brilliance of coach, Thiago Motta. Motta has long been lauded for his leadership abilities, technical flair, and tactical intelligence. As a player, he was an integral part of Jose Mourinho's 2010 treble-winning team. After his playing career came to an end, the former […]


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Change in ownership structure makes Hoffenheim 50-plus-1 club

Hoffenheim is no longer one of three Bundesliga teams exempt from the ‘50+1’ ownership regulations. The club's fans are now back in the majority. Normally, no entity in German professional soccer may hold more than half of a club. However, because of their lengthy histories with their respective owners, Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen, and Wolfsburg had […]

AC Milan

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Not Zidane: Ancelotti compares Bellingham to his popular pupil

The impression that Kaka made on Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti upon his arrival at Milan is comparable to the astonishment that Jude Bellingham has inspired. Bellingham made history as the first player in Real Madrid's history to score in each of his four European games after joining from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. With […]

Brasileiro League

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Portuguese coach poised to earn highest salary in world

The Portuguese coach of Brazilian club Palmeiras, Abel Ferreira, will earn more money than any other coach in the world. The Brazilian league season ends next month. Abel Ferreira is going to accept a lucrative offer from Qatar and leave his position with the Big Green. Abel Ferreira has received an ‘irrefutable’ offer from Al […]


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Controversial twist: England new away kit set to stir discussion

The England national team abandoned tradition in the wake of the unveiling of the Euro 2024 away kit. When images of England's 2024 European Championship home jersey began making the rounds online earlier this month, supporters went crazy. Fans are said to be excited about it, and a lot of them are praising the design […]

Clint Dempsey

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Dempsey: Berhalter could be fired if US crashes in Copa America

Clint Dempsey thinks that the 2024 Copa America might be a turning point for Gregg Berhalter, the current United States manager. Over the World Cup, Berhalter's squad fell just shy of expectations without completely missing the mark. Yet, when the contract of the 50-year-old ended, US Soccer might have appointed a more interesting candidate. On […]


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Bernardeschi admits error in MLS move, unveils likely next club

The 'wrong project,' according to Federico Bernardeschi, was his stint with Toronto FC, which is not working out. Consequently, he has acknowledged the possibility of returning to Juventus. Last summer, Bernardeschi became a member of Toronto FC after leaving Juventus as a free agent. The MLS club brought him in along with fellow Italians Lorenzo […]