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Rooney Prepares For Final England Appearance

Wayne Rooney has said he feels like he’s never been away as he prepares for his final England appearance this week, when the the Three Lions play USA at Wembley. The DC United striker will come out of international retirement to win his 120th and final cap, coming on as a late substitute during Thursday’s friendly, although will not be wearing the No. 10 shirt. On Monday he was back in the England camp training with the rest of the England squad. The 33-year-old will come on in the closing…

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Daniel Sturridge Denies Gambling On Football After FA Charge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has denied gambling on football after he was charged by the Football Association for breaching betting rules. The 29-year-old’s alleged breaches were in relation to passing on information about players, managers, team selection or disciplinary matters, information that was not publicly available at the time. He has been found guilty of misconduct for placing bets in January 2018 – after the winter transfer window had opened and just after he joined West Brom on loan. A statement from the FA reads: “Daniel Sturridge has been charged…

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5 replacements for David De Gea if he leaves Manchester United

Jan Oblak: Oblak has been consistently doing well with Atletico Madrid and it is a surprise really how the Slovenian is still seen with the Madrid side and not some other top European club. Oblak has been a very good reader of the game, commanding in the air and has shown very good reflexes over a long period of time. Should De Gea opt to leave next season, United should do everything to sign the current Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.   Jordan Pickford: The young English goalkeeper was very impressive during…

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The best defensively strong teams in club football 2018

Liverpool: One of the biggest challenges for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool this season was to get his defence sorted as that is the only area where the Reds have struggled to see some progress. This season, under the leadership of Virgil Van Djik at the back, Liverpool have looked quite solid defensively. The Reds have conceded only five times this season in the 11 games played and it seems they are quite equipped in their bid to challenge for the Premier league title this season. Manchester City: The Premier league…

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Air tragedies that shook the world of football

3) Chapecoense football team (28 November 2016) The Brazilian club faced a tragedy two years ago when the club were flying to Medellin. Having reached the Copa Sudamericana for the first time in their history, Chapecoense were scheduled to play AtleticoNacional. There were reports of fuel exhaustion and pilot’s error that the Bolivian charter LaMia disappeared before crashing in Cerro Gordo. The crash resulted in the death of 19 players while of the 77 people on board, only 6 people managed to survive. The tragic event resulted in a wave…

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Real Madrid managers who failed to leave a mark at the club

John Toshack: Toshack had the luxury to manage Real Madrid two times in his managerial career. The first one in 1989 was a successful one as the Los Blancos won the La liga title in spite of being eliminated from the European Cup in the second round. He was sacked the very next season as Madrid lost three matches in a row. His second stint in 1999 ended after just 10 months in charge as he was severely criticized for publicly defaming his players.   Juan Ramon Lopez Caro: Ramon…

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Why Arsene Wenger could become the next Real Madrid manager?

5) Once again prove himself It takes some courage to oversaw the development of a new stadium. It’s not just the new stadium which is being built, it is the factors surrounding it which threatens to hinder the club’s progress. Restrained funds is at the top of all those factors. How difficult it can possibly be can be best understood by the current scenario Spurs’ boss, Mauricio Pochettino, currently finds him in. He just had a transfer market wherein he literally did not bring in a single new face to…

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The most highly valued defenders in world football today

7) Kalidou Koulibaly – £54 million The Senegalese was the subject of a prolonged transfer rumour throughout last summer as he nearly joined Chelsea. However, Aurellio De Laurentiis stood firm and Kouliabaly is still a Napoli player. He has developed into a world class centre half in his time in Naples with his ability to play out from the back and aggressiveness in tackling. He was prominent for Napoli last season as the club gave Juve run for their money in the Serie A. He was the one who scored…

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The worst 5 tragedies in world football that made everyone sad

Fallen Heroes – April 27, 1993: The Zambian national team was flying to play against Senegal in Dakar for a FIFA World Cup qualifier match in 1993. It was then when the Zambian Air Force aircraft crashed straight into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all the 25 passengers and crew members. The African Nations straight away collectively came to stood in support and remembered the innocent lives killed. Zambia paid their tributes to the innocents killed by winning the 2012 African Cup of Nations. The Hillsborough – 15 April, 1989: It…

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Footballers who can help Barcelona win the Champions League

5) Ruben Neves The Wolves midfielder has so far shown why he has been considered as one of the most exciting prospects across Europe. He has been impressive in the centre of the park alongside Joao Moutinho and is eye-catching performances have already attracted interest from big giants. Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing the midfielder and will test Wolves’ resolve with a  50 million bid in the January transfer market while Manchester United too are reportedly interested. One club though should be interested is Barcelona. Sergio Busquets has…

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