Tag: World Cup

Soccer – PSG news: Gianluigi Buffon says Dani Alves would swap Champions League crowns for his World Cup win

Soccer – PSG news: Gianluigi Buffon says Dani Alves would swap Champions League crowns for his World Cup win

The iconic goalkeeper has never lifted European football’s grandest prize, but a Brazilian team-mate at PSG is jealous of his global triumph from 2006 Dani Alves has three Champions League winners’ medals to his name, but Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Gianluigi Buffon claims the Brazilian would trade them all for a World Cup triumph. Two seasoned…

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Soccer – Arsenal news: ‘Germany needs Ozil’ – Arsene Wenger hopes for midfielder U-turn

Soccer – Arsenal news: ‘Germany needs Ozil’ – Arsene Wenger hopes for midfielder U-turn

The Gunners star retired from his national team after the World Cup, but his former club manager hopes he can be coaxed back into the fold Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes Mesut Ozil can be convinced to return to the Germany team after his retirement following the World Cup. Ozil cited the “treatment he received…

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Soccer – What time does Mexico play? El Tri’s upcoming schedule and results

Soccer – What time does Mexico play? El Tri’s upcoming schedule and results

Goal takes a look at when the next Mexico national team matches take place and what time you should tune in… Mexico’s World Cup run once again ended in the round of 16. Now it’s time to turn the page and look ahead to the next cycle. There are plenty of questions surrounding the team.…

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Soccer – France news: Pavard backs Varane to beat favourites to Ballon d’Or

Soccer – France news: Pavard backs Varane to beat favourites to Ballon d’Or

The 30-man shortlist for the award was revealed last Monday, with the Les Bleus right-back tipping his fellow defender to upset the odds Benjamin Pavard thinks fellow France defender Raphael Varane would a be a worthy winner of the Ballon d’Or following his World Cup and Champions League exploits. The 30-man shortlist for the award…

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Soccer – Neymar diving: ‘It was totally inappropriate’ – Brazil star backed by Eden Hazard in simulation debate

Soccer – Neymar diving: ‘It was totally inappropriate’ – Brazil star backed by Eden Hazard in simulation debate

The Brazil superstar was the subject of intense criticism during the World Cup, but he has been backed by his Belgian counterpart Eden Hazard has defended Neymar over the treatment he received during the World Cup. Neymar was widely criticised for his diving exploits, as Brazil fell to Belgium in the quarter-finals. The PSG superstar…

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Soccer – Argentina news: Lionel Messi won’t be a leader for as long as he goes to the toilet 20 times before a game, says Diego Maradona

Soccer – Argentina news: Lionel Messi won’t be a leader for as long as he goes to the toilet 20 times before a game, says Diego Maradona

The Barcelona talisman has been handed the captain’s armband by his country, but that role has been questioned by an iconic countryman Lionel Messi is not a leader, according to Diego Maradona, with the Barcelona and Argentina talisman accused of “going to the bathroom 20 times before a game”. At 31 years of age and…

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Soccer – Germany News: ‘Maybe he wanted the job’ – Toni Kroos defends Joachim Low after Ballack criticism

Soccer – Germany News: ‘Maybe he wanted the job’ – Toni Kroos defends Joachim Low after Ballack criticism

Ballack has been an outspoken critic of the Germany boss since the World Cup debacle, but his jibes were not well received by the players Toni Kroos has suggested Michael Ballack’s criticism of Joachim Low may have been motivated by a personal desire to coach Germany. Speaking to Deutsche Welle on Thursday, Germany great Ballack…

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Soccer – FA to vote on Wembley sale plan

Soccer – FA to vote on Wembley sale plan

A vote on whether to sell the iconic sporting arena to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan will take place later this month. The Football Association (FA) has confirmed its council members are set to vote on a proposal to sell Wembley Stadium. Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has offered £600million to…

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Soccer – Neymar to be best player at 2022 World Cup – Luxemburgo

Soccer – Neymar to be best player at 2022 World Cup – Luxemburgo

The ex-Brazil manager, who coached Real Madrid between 2004 and 2005 too, has backed his compatriot to shine in four years’ time Neymar will bounce back from criticism of his World Cup performances by being the best player at the next tournament in 2022, says former Brazil manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar struggled for form…

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Soccer – USMNT still in recovery as we reach anniversary of the worst day in American soccer history

Soccer – USMNT still in recovery as we reach anniversary of the worst day in American soccer history

The U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup was a dark day in American soccer, and the program has yet to truly emerge from it If the anniversary of the U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup feels like it came around incredibly quickly to U.S. fans, it…

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Soccer – Combined USA, Canada and Mexico league proposed after 2026 World Cup

Soccer – Combined USA, Canada and Mexico league proposed after 2026 World Cup

The three nations are hoping to knit closer ties after the success of their bid for football’s biggest international competition Mexican Football Federation (FMF) president Enrique Bonilla has proposed a combined league of the best United States, Canada and Mexico teams after the 2026 World Cup.  The three countries will host the event after beating…

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Soccer – Leroy Sane motivated by Germany World Cup snub, Toni Kroos criticism

Soccer – Leroy Sane motivated by Germany World Cup snub, Toni Kroos criticism

The Germany winger is not letting the disappointment of missing out on a World Cup – or comments from the Real Madrid star – get to him Leroy Sane feels motivated by missing out on Germany’s World Cup squad and the criticism levelled at him by compatriot Toni Kroos. Sane, 22, enjoyed a fine campaign…

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Soccer – When does Mexico play? El Tri’s upcoming schedule and results

Soccer – When does Mexico play? El Tri’s upcoming schedule and results

Goal takes a look at when the next Mexico national team matches take place and what time you should tune in… Mexico’s World Cup run once again ended in the round of 16. Now it’s time to turn the page and look ahead to the next cycle. There are plenty of questions surrounding the team.…

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Soccer – World Cup: Jorge Sampaoli ‘learned a lot’ from Argentina’s failed World Cup campaign

Soccer – World Cup: Jorge Sampaoli ‘learned a lot’ from Argentina’s failed World Cup campaign

Despite overseeing a disastrous campaign for the South American side, the team’s former coach says he has no regrets Jorge Sampaoli has no regrets over Argentina’s failed World Cup campaign despite a last-16 loss to eventual winners France costing him his job. Argentina stumbled through the group stage at Russia 2018 with Sampaoli heavily criticised…

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Soccer – Goal difference or head to head? How every major football competition ranks teams level on points

Soccer – Goal difference or head to head? How every major football competition ranks teams level on points

Winning the title by having the most points is the most straightforward way to victory – but what happens when teams end up level? Goal difference, goals scored, head-to-head – how do leagues determine ranking when clubs are level on goal difference? Manchester City won the title in remarkable style in 2012, clinching it right…

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Soccer – Costa Rica national team: Former Club America manager Gustavo Matosas announced as new Ticos coach

Soccer – Costa Rica national team: Former Club America manager Gustavo Matosas announced as new Ticos coach

The former Leon and Club America manager will take in the Ticos’ matches against Mexico and Colombia before getting to work Gustavo Matosas is the new manager of Costa Rica, FEDEFUTBOL announced Tuesday. The move doesn’t come as a shock. The federation had announced last week that the former Club America and Leon boss was headed…

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Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Griezmann, Varane, Mbappe & Kante deserve Ballon d’Or more than me – Paul Pogba

Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Griezmann, Varane, Mbappe & Kante deserve Ballon d’Or more than me – Paul Pogba

Six of Les Bleus’ World Cup winners were included among a 30-man shortlist for the award, with Pogba doubting his chances of prevailing Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he does not deserve the Ballon d’Or, naming four France team-mates he believes more worthy of the award.  Pogba played a pivotal role for his nation…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi news: ‘Messi suffered more than anyone’ – Sampaoli breaks silence on Argentina World Cup disaster

Soccer – Lionel Messi news: ‘Messi suffered more than anyone’ – Sampaoli breaks silence on Argentina World Cup disaster

The Barcelona wizard struggled along with the rest of his team-mates in Russia, but his former coach has no doubts over his commitment Jorge Sampaoli has broken his silence on Argentina’s failed World Cup 2018, stating that nobody felt the pain of premature exit harder than captain Lionel Messi.  The Albiceleste crashed out in the…

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Soccer – ‘Kylian Mbappe reminds me of Cristiano Ronaldo in his Man Utd days’ – Antoine Griezmann backs PSG star to hit 50 goals-a-season

Soccer – ‘Kylian Mbappe reminds me of Cristiano Ronaldo in his Man Utd days’ – Antoine Griezmann backs PSG star to hit 50 goals-a-season

The France international is already a World Cup winner and global superstar, but is being tipped to take his game to even greater heights Kylian Mbappe has been likened to a young Cristiano Ronaldo by France team-mate Antoine Griezmann, with the Paris Saint-Germain star being backed to become a 50 goal-a-season frontman. At just 19…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi news: Diego Maradona says Barcelona superstar has been let down by Javier Mascherano and Argentina ‘traitors’

Soccer – Lionel Messi news: Diego Maradona says Barcelona superstar has been let down by Javier Mascherano and Argentina ‘traitors’

The legendary World Cup winner has slammed the lack of support shown to a talisman figure, while also ruling out a second stint as national team boss Diego Maradona has reiterated his call for Lionel Messi to turn his back on the Argentina national team after being let down by team-mates such as Javier Mascherano…

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