Diarra inspiring Mali run in New Zealand

Diarra inspiring Mali run in New Zealand
Though Manuel Neuer was not in goal for Germany for Sunday’s quarter-final tie with Mali at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, and though the young Mannschaft could have used the Bayern Munich man’s massive presence in the shootout that decided the game, that is not to say he did not have an influence on proceedings.

Gbakle proves Mali's great provider

Gbakle proves Mali's great provider
Mali have hugely impressive at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.

Senegal's spot-kick king

Senegal's spot-kick king
Football is a game of 'what ifs', and surely few teams at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 know the truth of that more than Senegal.

Germany first choice for Akpoguma

Germany first choice for Akpoguma
You can tell how happy and fulfilled Kevin Akpoguma has been in New Zealand over the past few days by the sparkle in his eyes.

Tetteh sensational down under

Tetteh sensational down under
Any talent scouts sitting in the stands at Wellington’s Regional Stadium after Ghana's match against Argentina on 2 June would have been searching in vain for detailed information on Samuel Tetteh. After all, the Ghana winger only appeared briefly in African qualifying as a substitute.

Sarr proud to lead

Sarr proud to lead
Some images are worth a thousand words. For example, the sight of the usually shy Sidy Sarr celebrating vigorously after his last-minute winner gave Senegal a 4-3 victory over Congo DR at the CAF African U-20 Championship on 14 March.

Mane is a little diamond

Mane is a little diamond
Do not let his initials fool you: Sadio Mané is not necessarily into the rough stuff. But he has had to beef up since arriving in England from Red Bull Salzburg last summer, hitting the gym to condition his body to endure the Premier League, where not even Eden Hazard is persecuted as often as Mané.

Williams breaking down barriers

Williams breaking down barriers
Inaki Williams is not your stereotypical Athletic Bilbao player. A Liberian mother and a Ghanaian father, and a little Basque thrown in.

Wolves strike gold with Afobe

Wolves strike gold with Afobe

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had some fine centre forwards in their past. Derek Dougan, Andy Gray and Steve Bull to name just three. Benik Afobe could be the latest in the line.

Sane part of exciting Schalke crop

Sane part of exciting Schalke crop
Schalke's young winger Leroy Sané loves to shoot from distance after using his speed and skill to take on defenders and cutting inside.

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