Just a brief note to say that I’m going on a short post-World Cup holiday from tomorrow until Friday and so, as a result, there will be little activity on here for the next few days.

When I get back I’ll be getting in to full pre-season mode and hopefully extending the coverage of African football, the Portuguese Liga and the Brazilian Championship on the blog in the weeks and months to come.

Anyway, here’s a list of interesting games coming up over the next few days if you’re having trouble coming to terms with the conclusion of the World Cup:


Dynamos v TP Mazembe (CAF Champions League)

Ismaily v JS Kahyhie (CAF Champions League)

Vitoria Guimares v Benfica (Friendly)

Porto v Monaco (Friendly)


Sturm Graz v Arsenal (Friendly)

Grasshopper v Liverpool (Friendly)


Flamengo v Avai (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A)

Philadelphia Union v Manchester United (Friendly)


Fluminense v Cruzeiro (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A)

Palmeiras v Botafogo (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A)

Ajax v Chelsea (Friendly)


Benfica v Monaco (Friendly)

See you again in a week’s time.