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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 and World Soccer Talk since June 2023.

STORIES BY martina alcheva

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Inter Miami regain top spot, Messi seen with walking boot

Even if the buzz around Copa America has died down, South Florida soccer is still going strong thanks to Major League Soccer. A dominant 3-1 win against Toronto at Chase Stadium on Wednesday sent Inter Miami back to first in the MLS table. This win allowed the Herons to reclaim first place in the MLS […]

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Chelsea fear Pochettino to USMNT for bizarre reason

The USMNT and England are both in the market for a new head coach following the departures of their respective managers after disappointing performances in recent tournaments. Mauricio Pochettino, the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager, is a top candidate for both positions. Despite the competition, the USMNT might have a distinct advantage in securing the […]

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Madrid decide on Mbappe nose surgery: Will he play in US tour?

The latest Galactico at Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe, will not join the team on their preseason tour in the US. Nonetheless, fans can look forward to seeing him in action when the competitive season begins. Mbappe’s arrival at Real Madrid comes after years of speculation and marks a significant addition to the team’s attacking prowess. […]

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USMNT: Copa America errors lead to FIFA world rankings drop

On Thursday, FIFA announced their most recent world rankings, which clearly reflect the fallout from the 2024 Copa America, when the USMNT failed to impress. The United States National Soccer team's ranking fell to 16th; this is the worst showing since October 2022, after having been ranked 11th. This decline was the latest in a […]

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Three replacements arise for Southgate as England head coach

After nearly eight years at the helm of the England national team, Gareth Southgate's tenure has come to an end. His resignation marks the conclusion of a transformative period for the Three Lions. As well as notable accomplishments, close calls marked it. Southgate's decision to step down, following England's second successive European Championship final loss, […]

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USMNT star could bolster Fiorentina as latest export to Italy

Fiorentina is reportedly making significant strides in their quest to secure another USMNT player to transfer to Serie A. They want to lure Johnny Cardoso, the promising midfielder from Real Betis and the USMNT, Sky Italia says. This approach underscores the club’s determination to bolster its squad and maintain its presence in European competitions. Cardoso, […]

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Miami discloses Messi injury details: How long will he be out?

Lionel Messi suffered a ligament injury in his right ankle during the Copa America 2024 final, Inter Miami have confirmed. This unexpected injury has significant implications for both his club, Inter Miami, and the Argentine national team. Messi's recovery process will be closely monitored, and his future availability will depend on periodic assessments. Messi sustained […]

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Why is soccer in the Olympics?

Millions of people all around the world find solace in soccer, making it the most-watched sport in the world. The fact that it is a part of the Olympic Games shows how popular and important it is. But why is soccer even included in the Olympic Games? Soccer made its first appearance in the Olympic […]

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When is the Finalissima between Leo Messi and Lamine Yamal?

As the summer of international soccer tournaments wraps up, the excitement now shifts towards an upcoming marquee event. It promises to bridge the gap between soccer's illustrious past and its bright future. The 2025 Finalissima will see the champions of two major continents, Europe and South America, clash in a high-stakes match that promises to […]

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Improved USWNT win hard-fought 1-0 victory against Mexico

The United States Women's National Team (USWNT) kicked up their two-match friendly series against Mexico at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, as the 2024 Olympics loom close. When Emma Hayes took over, many wondered whether the team's performance would improve under her watch. This youthful squad still has a long way to go […]

UEFA Euro 2024

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Predestinated? Barcelona and EPL target compared to Ronaldo

As the Euro 2024 final approaches, Spain's young winger Nico Williams has caught the attention of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney. The Englishman has drawn comparisons between Williams and his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo. Spain will face England in the highly anticipated final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium; and Williams will likely play a crucial role […]

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Madrid star decides on future after astronomical wage Saudi bid

Real Madrid find themselves in a precarious situation regarding their defensive lineup for the upcoming season. With only two senior centre-backs available, the club is grappling with the potential loss of another key defender. They also risk having to do without Antonio Rudiger, amid significant interest from Saudi Arabian clubs Al-Nassr and Al Hilal. Nacho […]

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Madrid to sit key player due to tactical tweak caused by Mbappe

As one of the most monumental signings in history, Real Madrid's acquisition of Kylian Mbappe has dominated headlines this summer. After his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ended, the French superstar joined Los Blancos on a free transfer. Nevertheless, Mbappe's transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu was not exactly cheap, even if there was no transfer fee. […]

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Como building star-studded Man United colony after Varane deal

In a story that captures the essence of resilience and strategic foresight, Como clinched a dramatic promotion to Serie A. This marked their return to Italy’s top flight for the first time in two decades. This milestone comes after a tumultuous two decades that saw the club go bankrupt twice and plunge to the depths […]

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Atlanta 2025 season tickets to cost more despite big club budget

Atlanta United fans, brace yourselves for a change. The Five Stripes faithful will see an increase in season ticket prices for the 2025 MLS season, as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The average ticket price will rise by $10 per match, translating to a 6% overall increase. This price hike, detailed in a recent announcement […]

UEFA Euro 2024

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England great identifies new Messi – and he plays for Spain

As Euro 2024 approaches its climax, the soccer world has been captivated by the extraordinary talent of Spain’s 17-year-old winger, Lamine Yamal. The young Barcelona star has made history with his performances, drawing comparisons to legends like Lionel Messi and Pele. His impact has been so profound that former England striker Gary Lineker has placed […]

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Barcelona lose court case against Nike: What it means for club

After a lengthy court case against Nike, Barcelona have found themselves on the losing side. In the bustling world of soccer, financial management is as crucial as on-field performance. This reality is all too familiar to Barcelona, currently entangled in a complex financial struggle with their long-time kit manufacturer, Nike. Amidst speculation about signing new […]
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Updated UEFA ranking: Why are Barcelona ranked so low?

UEFA have released their latest club coefficient ranking for the 2024-25 season, and there has been controversy regarding the placement of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Rather surprisingly, Champions League winners Real Madrid don’t hold the top spot. Despite the public not paying much attention, these rankings are critical as they determine seedings in draws for […]

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USMNT interested in ex-MLS coach Patrick Vieira

In the wake of a lackluster performance at the Copa America, the USMNT parted ways with head coach Gregg Berhalter, and are now looking to replace him with Patrick Vieira. Dismissing Berhalter came as a response to their disappointing run on home soil; where they finished third in their group, failing to advance to the […]

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'Football not as exciting': Ex-Barca star Pique shocks admission

In a bold move that could reshape the future of football, Gerard Pique, the legendary Barcelona and Spain defender, has called for a significant overhaul of the sport’s traditional format in search of exciting action. With a career decorated by immense success, including nine La Liga titles, four Champions League trophies, and a World Cup […]