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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.

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says that the top choices for the Italy managerial role are Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini. The Azzurri missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden. A defeat which cost Giampiero Ventura his [...]

There are reports that US Soccer is planning an alternative to next summer’ World Cup, featuring teams that failed to qualify for Russia 2018. The list of nations missing from next summer’s tournament includes the Americans, Holland, Chile, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ghana as well as the Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of [...]

Bruce Arena Quits After USA World Cup Fiasco

Bruce Arena has resigned as the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team head coach following the disastrous 2-1 defeat at the hands of 99th-ranked Trinidad & Tobago. A result, along with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica, meant that the Americans will not nbe playing in next summer’s World Cup in Russia. This ends Arena’s second stint [...]

Scotland Name Malky Mackay As Interim Boss

Malky Mackay has been placed in interim charge of Scotland for their friendly against Holland on November 9, the Scottish Football Association has announced. Mackay’s appointment comes following the decision to sack Gordon Strachan after he failed to guide Scotland to a World Cup qualifying play-off. Strachan had held the top job at Hampden Park [...]

World Cup Watch: Who Is On The Bubble?

World Cup qualifying is about to hurtle down its home stretch, and for many countries, hearts are about to get broken this week. Eighty-two matches will be played between Thursday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 10. When the dust settles, at least 21 nations will have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The [...]

Wayne Rooney Retires From International Duty

His impressive start to the season for Everton had many wondering whether Wayne Rooney would be recalled to the England squad for the upcoming internationals. But England’s all-time leading scorer put an end to that conversation by surprisingly announcing that he is retiring from international football with immediate effect. Rooney said, in a statement to [...]

Mexico Advance In Gold Cup Play

Mexico hung on for a nervy 2-0 victory against already-eliminated Curacao to win Group C in its Gold Cup round-robin finale on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Coming off a lackluster 0-0 draw with Jamaica in its second group match, Mexico were in need of a good showing and three points in order to top [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]