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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Holland Reach Nations League Semi-Finals

Virgil van Dijk

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 [...]