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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.

England’s Attacking Options

It was not that ling ago (2014) that the English media was complaining about the dearth of attacking options that England boss Roy Hodsgon had. But one year later with the emergence of Daniel Sturridge, Harry Kane, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Saido Berahino, Hodgson suddenly has some of the best young strikers in Europe. [...]

2022 World Cup To Be Played In November/December

The story broke over the weekend and a FIFA has now confirmed it. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in November and December. A decision that will screw up the schedule for European leagues for years. Even since FIFA misguided decision award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, this is "the day [...]

USA Gold Cup Tickets Now On Sale

The road to the 2018 World Cup begins this summer as they US hosts the Gold Cup. The importance of the Gold Cup to the USMNT cannot be overstated. The winner takes part in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, giving them a leg up of most other teams preparing for the World Cup. The USA [...]

Mexico To Play Ecuador And Paraguay In USA

The Mexico national soccer team has added to more US based friendlies as it prepares for this summer's Gold Cup. El Tri will meet Ecuador at the Los Angeles Coliseum in March 28, then play Paraguay three days later at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The games are within the international fixture period on [...]

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 [...]