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The World Cup

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is over and now we can turn our attention to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. We will cover everything from the qualifying games to the World Cup Final.

USA Announces Busy Summer Schedule

The United States men’s national team’s summer schedule just got even more interesting. In addition to CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers and Gold Cup matches on the horizon, Bruce Arena's side will warm-up for those matches with friendlies against two pretty good sides. The U.S. will take on Venezuela in a warm-up match at Real Salt [...]

After months of speculation, the first official bid for the 2026 World Cup has been unveiled. The United States, Mexico and Canada officially announced on Monday their intention to launch a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup. “This is a milestone day for U.S. Soccer and for CONCACAF,” said U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. [...]

We will have some blockbuster matches in the USA this summer. Manchester United will face Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup. Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Roma and Tottenham will also take part in the tournament, which will also include a Clasico between Real [...]

If ever a quote summed up the malaise at Arsenal FC, it is Theo Walcott's assertions to England manager Gareth Southgate that he should be in the England squad because he is "one of the leading goalscorers in the league". Southgate called the Arsenal striker to let him know that he had been left out [...]

Mexico will take on the Republic of Ireland on 1 June in a New Jersey warm-up friendly for both teams. Ireland for World Cup qualifying and Mexico for the Confederations Cup. Ireland have played against Mexico four times, drawing three and losing once, with two of those games on US soil including the 1994 World [...]

USMNT: In Bruce We Trust

As expected US Soccer has named Bruce Arena as the new national team boss, replacing the fired Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena is the best American coach ever and the 65-year-old former LA Galaxy coach knows what he is getting himself into as he has already been through two World Cup cycles as coach of the U.S. [...]

Scottish FA Decide To Keep Strachan

Despite a poor start to World Cup qualifying the Scottish FA have decided not to fire manager Gordon Strachan, partly because there is no better Scottish option available. After four qualifying games, Scotland find themselves second bottom of their group with four points, six points behind group leaders England and four points behind second place [...]

England Announce Friendly Against Germany

England will play a friendly against reigning world champions Germany next year, a country that has surprisingly lost in three of their last five matches at home to England. Next year’s friendly will take place at Borussia Dortmund’s iconic Signal Iduna Park on 22 March, where England will be hopeful of repeating the 3-2 win [...]

Juan Mata, Iker Casillas and Cesc Fabregas have all been dropped bySpain head coach Julen Lopetegui as he named his squad for two upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Manchester United's Mata has been impressing on the domestic front this term but has not done enough to win a place in the 23-man party, which includes Chelsea's [...]

Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Mendoza last night, with Leo Messi scoring the winner. It was Messi’s first game back with Argentina after he infamously announced he was retiring from international football in the wake of Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile this summer. Having lost three finals with [...]