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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.

International Matches In Full Swing

The international friendlies calendar is in full swing with Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Arsenal all in action this weekend. In addition to this weekends games, next weekend brings us Real Madrid’s clash with Atletico Madrid on July 26 in MetLife Stadium will be the first Madrid derby outside of Europe. And we are [...]

Brazil Wins Copa America

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In front of 70,000 revellers at the Maracana, Brazil prolonged their record of having won the Copa America each time they have hosted the tournament by beating Peru 3-1 on Sunday evening. Despite it being the Mecca of Brazilian football, this was only the host’s third game at the iconic stadium since a 2013 friendly [...]

Portugal Win First UEFA Nations League

Portugal Win Nations League

There was moment deep in the second half when Cristiano Ronaldo went back into his own penalty area and began to bark out orders. Rui Patricio, the Wolves goalkeeper, was lectured; so too was Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro. The hosts had just taken the lead in the Nations League final and the message from the [...]

The World Cup To Stay At 32-Teams

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After trying to increase the number of the teams for the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48, FIFA announced it has ended those efforts. FIFA announced they’ve given up efforts for possible expansion which would’ve seen matches held in Qatar and one other country in the Persian Gulf. According to the Associated Press, the [...]

Steve Clarke has become the latest in a long line of Scottish born managers to try and lead the Tartan Army back to a major international final, been unveiled as the new Scotland head coach this week. The appointment was announced on Monday, with the former Kilmarnock boss signing a three-year contract, and chief executive [...]

USA Gets Set For Gold Cup This Summer

It’s is a big year for the United States men’s national team. With new coach Gregg Berhalter leading the way, the team will play friendlies, the 2019 Gold Cup this summer and also the CONCACAF Nations League in the second half of the year. The MNT will open the tournament against Gold Cup debutantes Guyana [...]

Gerardo “Tata” Martino has plenty of questions to answer ahead of naming his Mexico roster for this summer’s Gold Cup as several key players remain question marks ahead of the regional competition. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez seems unlikely to be part of the roster, while Hector Herrera, Hirving Lozana and Carlos Vela are all still very [...]

Lionel Messi has touched back down in Barcelona after pulling out of the Argentina squad due to injury. The talisman had made his much anticipated return to the national set-up in a friendly with Venezuela, but his comeback was dampened as Argentina fell to a 3-1 defeat. Salomon Rondon’s strike in the sixth minute got [...]

The wait is finally over for Mauro Icardi, who scored his first international goal for Argentina in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Mexico. The 25-year-old was playing in his eighth match for his senior national side and, despite being a lethal scorer for Inter Milan at the club level, was still searching for his first goal [...]

Italy Scrapes Past The USA 1-0

Roberto Mancini admits he thought “it was heading to 0-0 again” after a last-gasp Italy victory over the USA. “We’re doing better than expected.” The Azzurri once again dominated possession and had numerous chances, but had to wait until the 94th minute for Matteo Politano’s breakthrough. “It was heading to 0-0 again… but that’s football, [...]