Category Archives: International

EURO 2012 Preview: Tough decisions for the managers of Germany, Holland & Italy.

Whilst England boss Roy Hodgson has come under scrutiny over his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 from just about everyone in the world of football, as well as those capable of summing up their feelings in 140 characters on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Seedings: England in Pot 2, Republic of Ireland amongst fourth seeds

Uefa have confirmed that England will be amongst the second seeds for next year’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, meaning that Fabio Capello’s men will avoid Euro 2008 runners-up Germany – fresh from a perfect qualifying campaign and a … Continue reading

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Why Fabio Capello should give Phil Jones his England head, not centrally, but at right-back

England manager Fabio Capello has revealed that he is willing to give Manchester United’s youngster Phil Jones his senior England bow in tomorrow evening’s match against Montenegro. Nevertheless, my feelings – for what they’re worth – are ones of joy … Continue reading

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Samir Nasri hits back at French press

France midfielder Samir Nasri today hit back at those French football journalists who have been highly critical of the Manchester City midfielder’s contribution to the national side in recent times . The attacking midfielder was slammed by the French press … Continue reading

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Kyle Walker offers his opinions of Tom Cleverley, learning from Glen Johnson and why he may go on-loan once more

Tottenham Hotspur’s highly-rated full-back Kyle Walker has put a host of Premier League clubs on alert by saying that he is willing to go out on-loan once more this season to secure first-team football if it isn’t forthcoming at White … Continue reading

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Brazilian legend Pele warns Neymar against European move

Neymar, the in-demand 19-year-old forward who is seen as the big hope of Brazilian football for the 2014 World Cup, has been told that he should stay with current club Santos, the reigning Copa Libertadores holders, rather than seeking a … Continue reading

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Five club battle for Neymar

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar’s move from Santos to Europe looks more likely to come to fruition during the current transfer window, as five European clubs have met the £40.3m release clause set in the quicksilver forward’s contract. The five clubs include … Continue reading

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Guus Hiddink cools Chelsea talk saying he’s “fully focused” on matters at hand with Turkey

Guus Hiddink has played down talk of a potential return to Chelsea as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian who was unceremoniously sacked just hours after the end of the Premier League season. Hiddink, who lead the Blues to … Continue reading

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Birmingham City stopper Ben Foster taking a break from international football

Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster has announced that he is to take his leave from international football for an indefinite period. The 28-year-old Birmingham goalkeeper has been No2 to Manchester City stopper Joe Hart since last year’s World Cup, but … Continue reading

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FIFA unveils £17.5m anti-match fixing plan – don’t get too excited

FIFA have announced today a £17.5m crackdown on match fixing and illegal betting across the world in conjunction with Interpol. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced that the 10-year anti-corruption programme was a response to match-fixing in Italy and the … Continue reading

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