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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.

France Win World Cup

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that had a bit of everything, Mario Mandzukic scored the first ever [...]

Argentina Fires Jorge Sampaoli

The Argentina Football Association has finally done what its fans have been clamoring for and fired head coach Jorge Sampaoli following La Albiceleste’s dreadful World Cup campaign. “Today, the Argentine Football Association and the former national team coach, Jorge Sampaoli, have mutually agreed to the termination of their contract,” the AFA stated via their official [...]

Gareth Southgate believes England’s heartbroken players will emerge stronger from Wednesday night’s painful semi-final loss to Croatia. Mario Mandzukic’s extra time goal completed Croatia’s excellent comeback as Zlatko Dalic’s men fought back from Kieran Trippier’s brilliant early free kick to book their place in the World Cup final on Sunday. Southgate’s side have exceeded expectations [...]

Is Football Coming Home?

Gareth Southgate told England’s young World Cup stars to grab their chance at glory after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990. England followed their gritty display against Colombia with a comfortable 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden today. They will meet Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. Headers from Harry Maguire and [...]

Stunning revelations from Angel Di Maria, that his then club Real Madrid forced him not to play for his country against Germany in the 2014 World Cup Final. The winger was injured in the quarter-finals of the competition but had been having injections in his leg in order to play through the pain. Real Madrid [...]

There was no lull in the mud-slinging between the Spanish national team and Real Madrid as the club’s president Florentino Perez labelled the decision to sack Julen Lopetegui ‘absurd’. Spain kick-off their World Cup on Friday against Portugal but there was no amnesty, with Perez defending his club’s decision to poach the national team boss [...]

Stunning news from the Spain camp ahead of the World Cup where Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain boss on the eve of the World Cup after Spanish FA chiefs were left furious following his announcement as Real Madrid boss. Spain hastily called a press conference as reports emanated that the head of the [...]

The World Cup Is Returning To America

The World Cup is returning to North America for the first time since 1195 after FIFA announced that the U.S., Canada and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 World Cup. The U.S.will host 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with [...]

Ryan Giggs Expected To Be Named Wales Manager

Ryan Giggs is set to be named the new Wales manager on a four-year contract. The Football Association of Wales has called a news conference for Monday afternoon in Cardiff, where the former Manchester United winger is expected to be unveiled. Provided there is no late hitch, Giggs will be announced as the successor to [...]

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 [...]