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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.

We have a bog week ahead in The International Champions Cup, with the headline matches being Chelsea v Real Madrid in the Big House in Michigan where close to 100,000 tickets have been sold followed Real Madrid versus Bayern Munich on August 3 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, where incoming Bayern Munich manager [...]

In a decision that talks more about the dearth of good English coaches, the England FA have names Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce as their new manager. Big Sam, the throwback coach who loves a big center forward and a long ball into the box replaces Roy Hodgson who oversaw England's worst performances in back-to-back tournaments [...]

Not a surprise to hear that Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has resigned following eight years in charge after the country's poor performance at Euro 2016. Spain's reign as European champions came to an end in Paris after 2,920 days when they were soundly beaten 2-0 by Italy in the Round of 16. The defeat [...]

Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after his side's 2-1 defeat by Iceland saw them knocked out of Euro 2016. The 68-year-old had been in charge for four years after replacing Italian Fabio Capello won 33 of his 56 games in charge of the Three Lions. But critically he won just three of 11 [...]

Heading into the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the consensus amongst US soccer fans was that Jurgen Klinsmann's side needed to reach the semi-finals for the tournament to be considered a success. And the USA achieved that goal. After finishing second in their group, the Americans beat Ecuador 2-1 in quarterfinals before losing to Argentina 4-0 [...]

Conte Masterpiece Sees Italy Beat Spain

Goals in either half from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle were enough to see Italy knock out holders Spain of Euro 2016, setting up a quarter-final tie with world champions Germany. This was a tactical masterpiece from new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as Italy totally dominated the defending champions and if it was not for [...]

So much for Federations not putting much importance on the Copa America results. Just two days after seeing his side losing 1-0 to Peru, Dunga has been sacked as the Brazil manager, a result that saw the Samba Boys fail to reach the knockout phase for the first time since 1987. Dunga, who was sacked [...]

Mexico and Venezuela played out a very entertaining game in Houston, with La Vinotinto taking an early lead courtesy of Jose Velazquez’s acrobatic volley from a set-piece. Content to then sit on their lead, the Venezuelans sought to hit on the break with their speedy forwards, who lacked the precision to extend the lead. Sticking [...]

A Real Must-Win Game For USA Tonight

The USA's bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup could be over tonight if they fail beat Guatemala in Columbus. Jurgen Klinsmann's side is in this situation after Friday night's shock 2-0 loss in Guatemala. The defeat left the USA in third place in Group C with four points from three matches, having won, [...]

The draw for the preliminary stages of the 2018 World Cup has been taken with France taking on Netherlands, Spain and Italy drawn in the same group and England finding themselves placed with Scotland. Germany will start defending their World Cup title in a six-team UEFA pool where the Czech Republic seems the biggest barrier [...]