Welcome to The Equaliser, a new blog which aims to provide coverage of football from a truly global standpoint. Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be trying to cover  as much as possible, combining opinion and analysis in posts focusing on the state of the game in all corners of the planet.

Each week I’ll be writing a report of a game I have recently seen and will endeavour to vary the countries and leagues I watch as much as possible in order to make the blog more inclusive. I will also be providing articles on exciting young players emerging in the game and, in the lead up to the World Cup, running through all 32 teams taking part in this summer’s tournament in South Africa.

Thanks for reading.