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Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier in São Paulo to become the first South American team to qualify for Qatar 2022. Lucas Paquetá scored the vital goal after 72 minutes with a shot that David Ospina got a hand to but could not stop. The result means Brazil top the 10-team group [...]

Southgate England

Marcus Rashford and Jude Bellingham have been recalled to the England squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers with Albania and San Marino but there is no place in the squad for Rashford’s Manchester United team-mates Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard. England play Albania at Wembley on 12 November before rounding off their qualifying campaign [...]

Brazil v Argentina

Tottenham and Aston Villa’s fears have been confirmed with Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni insisting his Premier League players will remain with his squad for all three World Cup qualifiers. Clubs were hoping their stars could be withdrawn early from this fortnight’s South American matches in order to return in time for the Premier League’s resumption. [...]

German Football Players

Germany thumped Armenia 6-0 in Stuttgart in World Cup qualifying. That made it two wins from two under new manager Hansi Flick. Serge Gnabry got Germany off to a flying start with two goals in the first 15 minutes before Marco Reus and Timo Werner took the scoreline to 4-0 before the interval, the latter [...]

jurgen klopp Liverpool manager

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players cannot be allowed to travel for March’s international break if they have to quarantine when they return. In the UK at present, anyone returning from coronavirus ‘red list’ countries is required to quarantine for 10 days. Fifa says clubs can prevent players leaving if they need to quarantine for [...]

USA World Cup Qualifying Tickets

The U.S. Men’s National Team will begin its road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in June 2021 away to an undetermined opponent. We have been developing this group for more than a year to get ready for World Cup Qualifying, and now we know the path ahead,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “This [...]

Luis Enrique Returns As Spain Boss

Luis Enrique has officially returned as Spain boss five months after stepping down for personal reasons, it has been confirmed. Former Barcelona boss Enrique stepped down from the role in June to spend time with his terminally ill daughter, who tragically passed away earlier this year. The 49-year-old was replaced by his assistant, Robert Moreno, [...]

luis enrique spain

Luis Enrique made his official return as head coach of the Spain team on Wednesday morning in Madrid, admitting that he felt betrayed by his former No 2 Robert Moreno. Moreno took over from Luis Enrique in June when he resigned to care for his nine-year-old daughter Xana before she died of bone cancer in [...]

Mancini Extends Italy Contract Until 2022

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini has extended his contract as Italy boss until 2022 after sealing qualification for Euro 2020. Mancini has honoured a clause in his deal to commit his future for another three years, having transformed Italy’s fortunes since taking charge in May 2018. Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup less than two years [...]

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 [...]