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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.

The World Cup qualifying draw takes place in St Petersburg on July 25 and in the European draw, there will be two surprising number one seeds; Wales and Romania. The form of the two countries over the last year means that they will be seeded as one of the nine top-rated European nations in FIFA's [...]

England remain on course for EURO 2016 qualification again coming from 1-0 down against Slovenia to claim a 3-2 win. Roy Hodgson's side made it six wins from six qualifying matches but fell behind to Milivoje Novakovič's fifth strike of the campaign on 37 minutes. Jack Wilshere drove in his first international goal to equalise [...]

USA Stuns Holland In Amsterdam

A historic moment for USA soccer as Jurgen Klinsmann's side came from two goals down to beat the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists 4-2 in Holland on Friday. Eager to avoid a first ever loss to the United States while preparing for next week's EURO 2016 qualifier against Latvia, Guus Hiddink's men pushed hard for an [...]

Mexico Lines Up Series Of USA Friendlies

The Mexico national soccer team has added more US based friendlies as it prepares for this summer's Gold Cup. El Tri will meet Costa Rica on June 27 in Orlando and also Honduras on July 1 in Houston. After the Gold Cup, Mexico has lined up a blockbuster friendly against two-time FIFA World Cup Champions [...]

Antonio Conte Named New Italy Manager

The stars aligned perfectly for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as they were able to name former Juventus boss Antonio Conte as the new head coach of the Italian national team. Conte replaces Cesare Prandelli who resigned at the end of the World Cup finals in Brazil after seeing his Azzurri side fail to progress [...]

It started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday's World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio. But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a [...]

Neymar Out Of World Cup

The World Cup took another twist and turn on Friday as Brazil and Barcelona stat Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil's team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra in the quarterfinal victory against Colombia. Neymar was involved in a late collision with Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 88th minute. [...]

Brazil and Colombia will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday but they both got their with two very different performances. Brazil looked uninspired against Chile and were lucky to be a their South American rivals 3-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time. Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, [...]

US Reaches World Cup Knockout Stages

The United States has reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the second consecutive time after they lost 1-0 on Thursday in soggy conditions to Germany. The US advances as runners-up in the group as Portugal beat Ghana 2-1. Portugal and the US both finished with four points, but the Americans advanced from [...]

FIFA Throws Book At Suarez And Uruguay

Uruguay and Liverpool were both stunned today when FIFA announced that Luis Suarez had been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The Premier League's player of the year will miss the rest of the World Cup and well as at least the first nine games of the [...]