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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.

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 [...]

American star Christian Pulisic was named the second best young player in the World on Monday at the Ballon d’Or ceremonies in Paris. Frenchman superstar Kylian Mbappe was the unanimous winner of the Kopa Trophy, named after the late Raymond Kopa, the first French winner of the Ballon d’Or and presented to the best U-21 [...]

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, [...]

Scotland Earns Nations League Promotion

It took 25 caps for James Forrest to score his first international goal for Scotland. Now the Celtic winger is off the mark, he can’t stop. The drought ended with two fine strikes in the 4-0 destruction of Albania on Saturday and here, when it mattered most, two clinical strikes in the final eleven minutes [...]

Luis Enrique says he is satisfied with the progress his young Spain side have made despite their failure to reach the finals of the UEFA Nations League. Spain won their opening two fixtures in Group A4, beating England 2-1 at Wembley before thrashing Croatia 6-0, but then lost 3-2 at home to England and by [...]

England Heading To Nations League Semi-Finals

It looked like being a summer without any tournament football for England. Up until the 85th minute against Croatia, the Three Lions were staring at relegation to the second tier of the Nations League, before skipper Harry Kane slid in the winning goal to send Wembley Stadium into raptures. The country will be hoping for [...]

Holland Reach Nations League Semi-Finals

Holland scored twice in the last five minutes to recover from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw against relegated Germany in the Nations League, thereby securing a spot in next year’s finals ahead of world champions France. Virgil van Dijk struck a close-range volley in stoppage time to equalise for the visitors after [...]

Mexico’s interim coach Ricardo Ferretti admitted his side would have to improve before next week’s second meeting with Argentina after suffering a 2-0 defeat in Cordoba. Ramiro Funes Mori put the hosts ahead with a fine header after 44 minutes and their deserved victory was sealed seven minutes before time when Mexico’s Isaac Brizuel found [...]

The Samba World Cup Rolls On For Brazil

hat do Miami, Moscow, Melbourne and Milton Keynes have in common? What links Brasilia to Berlin and Beijing, or Rio to Riyadh? They’ve all been stop-offs on football’s most lucrative money-spinning tour, designed to cash in on a history and heritage unsurpassed in the international game. How can any self-respecting fan of the beautiful game [...]