Note: Brazil has added two September friendlies in the US. Sept 5 v Colombia in Miami and Sept 9 v Ecuador in New York. Ticket details below.
This summer promises to be an exciting one for US soccer fans as some of the biggest club sides in the world with Champions League winner Real Madrid, Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, German champions Bayern Munich and English champions Manchester City all slated to play in the US this summer.
Plus with Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Roma touring also this might be the best group of teams to ever visit the US in one summer. Read more... (834 words, 1 image, estimated 3:20 mins reading time)
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Celtic were thrashed 4-1 by Polish side Legia Warsaw in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg on Wednesday, a result that all but ends their hope for progression to the group stages. It will take a remarkable turnaround for Ronny Deila’s side to overturn this at Parkhead next week.
Celtic had taken an early lead in Poland with a curling shot into the top corner from Callum McGregor. However, Miroslav Radovic scored twice, and it got worse before half-time when Efe Ambrose was sent off. Read more... (586 words, 1 image, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)
The 2014-15 Serie A fixture list was released today and Walter Mazzarri will be pretty happy with an opening five matches of Torino (A), Sassuolo (H), Palermo (A), Atalanta (H) and Cagliari (H).
Inter’s first big test is week seven when then they meet Napoli at home. The Derby di Milano is in Week 12, so towards the end of November, on the same weekend as Lazio-Juventus while the first Derby d’Italia between Juventus-Inter takes place on in Week 17. Read more... (685 words, 1 image, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)
The Spanish fixture list was released today and it has conspiracy tongues wagging as the first Clasico could be played on October 26 at Santiago Bernabeu. At the moment, Luis Suarez’s four month ban is scheduled to end on October 25, meaning the Clasico would be the first game that that he will be eligible to play in.
The second meeting is scheduled for the Camp Nou on the weekend of March 21.
Technically the first Clásico is scheduled for Saturday 25 October or Sunday 26, meaning if it is played on the Saturday, Suarez won’t be able to play, but if it’s on the Sunday he will. The decision on which days the games are played lies in the hands of the television companies. Read more... (279 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
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No surprise to hear from the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) that coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned after his nations disappointing fourth place finish in the World Cup.
A statement on the CBF website read:
“Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board of the Brazilian Football Confederation. The resignation was accepted by president Marin, who was keen to thank all the coaches and players and, by extension, the Brazilian fans for their support throughout the World Cup campaign. Read more... (286 words, 1 image, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)
A Mario Gotze goal in extra time gave Germany its fourth World Cup title on Sunday as they beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana. With the win Germany became the first European nation to ever win the World Cup in South American.
The game seemed destined for penalties when a great down and cross from Andre Schurrle found an unmarked Gotze who demonstrated perfect technique and calmness to chest down the cross and sweep in a left-foot finish past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero. Read more... (279 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Despite a brilliant performance in goal by Tim Howard the USA’s World Cup dream ended on Tuesday as they lost 2-1 to Belgium in extra time.
After a scoreless 90 minutes substitute Romelu Lukaku turned the goal for Belgium as he laid on the first goal for Kevin De Bruyne and then scored the second himself, in a brilliant first half of extra time.
But the American’s did not give up and a fantastic ball from Michael Bradley set up newcomer Julian Green to make it 2-1 with 13 minutes to go, but the US could not find a way past Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois despite having a couple of good chances. Read more... (382 words, 1 image, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
Mexico players and fans thought they were in the World Cup quarter-finals. A brilliant Giovani Dos Santos strike has given Mexico the lead in the 48th minute, and with time counting down it looked liked they had pulled off the biggest upset of the World Cup.
But with only two minutes left in the game, substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar headed down a corner for Wesley Sneijder to smash into the net as Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo] Ochoa was finally beaten.
But then deal into added time, Rafael Marquez brought down Arjen Robben in the area and Huntelaar scored from the resulting penalty: Read more... (934 words, 2 images, estimated 3:44 mins reading time)
AC Milan is returning to the US again this summer where they will play at least four games. Milan will play Greek champions Olympiacos, Premier League champions Manchester City as well as English side Liverpool. Milan finishes of their tour with a game against Mexican giants Chivas Guadalajara.
Going to an AC Milan match at the world famous San Siro is an incredible experience. If you have never been, here is everything you need to know for a great time in Milan. Click here for a seating chart of the San Siro. Read more... (554 words, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
We have tickets for all of Bayern Munich’s games this season as the defending German and World Club champion head to the USA this summer.
Bayern Munich 2014 Preseason Schedule
July 26: Telekom Cup: Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayern (in Hamburg)
July 27: Telekom Cup: Match for third place or final (in Hamburg)
July 31: Bayern Munich v Chivas Guadalajara at Red Bull Arena - Buy Bayern v Chivas Tickets
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