The draw was relatively kind to the Selecao, placing them in a group with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia for the finals, and manager Tite will be confident in bettering their finish of fourth on home soil in 2014. Read the rest of this entry
We take a look at each of the goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers named in Gareth Southgate’s side, and their jersey numbers for the World Cup. Read the rest of this entry
Leroy Sane’s omission from Joachim Low’s World Cup squad comes as a major shock to those who have marvelled at his Manchester City performances over the past 18 months, but not so much for those who have charted his progress with Germany in that same period.
Sane was one of the most exciting performers as Pep Guardiola’s City side swept to the most dominant Premier League title victory in history last season, and indeed was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Read the rest of this entry
Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to England at Wembley on Saturday might have been a show of two halves – the Three Lions dominating the first and the Super Eagles coming back stronger after the break – but it’s clear that the team have been struggling since the end of the World Cup qualifiers which they went unbeaten.
There’s much to be worried about ahead of the global showpiece, which kicks off on June 14. Read the rest of this entry
A historic chapter has reached its conclusion at Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane has left the Spanish side after two and a half seasons in charge and having led the club to three straight Champions League crowns. It is, understandably, a big surprise.
Zidane appeared before the media at Madrid’s training ground at Valdebebas on Thursday in a hastily organised press conference which quickly aroused suspicions that this was the end. Read the rest of this entry
Liverpool’s season is reaching crunch time. The Champions League semi-final looms large, and a top-four finish could be done and dusted soon. This still has the potential to be a very, very good season for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Read the rest of this entry
However, the north Londoners could yet qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League – even if Atletico Madrid make for the most daunting of semi-final opponents – and continental cup success might just be enough to save Wenger’s job. Read the rest of this entry