The Croatian midfielder was removed from the pitch during the match against Italy, which ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric may be out for six weeks after coming down with an injury to his quadriceps. His recovery time will be detemined later this week after the proper medical tests are performed on the player.
Boris Nemec, head of medical services for Croatia's National Team, spoke about Modric's injury.
"It's not looking too good. We think he's hurt his quads, particularly... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender stated he will keep trying to earn a spot in Luis Enrique's starting lineup, where he has not been a regular this season.
Gerard Pique tried to stop rumors that place him away from Camp Nou. The two-time Euro Champion with Spain stated today he has not even thinked about leaving his beloved club, despite of not being a regular in Luis Enrique's lineups.
"I don't think that just because you have been absent for two or three games you have to consider the possibility of departing. It would not be coherent since... Read the rest of the article »
The German shot-stopper believes he is not given full credit for his actions, since most of the specialized press focuses on goals scored and assists.
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer spoke during an interview about his chances to win the Ballon D'Or, even though his position on the pitch does not get international recognition. The 28-year old World Champion with Germany believes he can win the award, but some other players get more media attention for their antics off the pitch.
"I'm simply a goalkeeper, not a spokesman for a brand. I'm... Read the rest of the article »
Watch one of world football’s biggest rivalries at the international level in the form of Scotland vs England on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
Last Saturday at Wembley, England maintained their perfect record in Group E by beating Slovenia 3-1 despite falling behind due to a Jordan Henderson own goal in the 58th minute. Skipper Wayne Rooney equalized from the penalty spot a minute before the hour mark, celebrating his 100th England cap in style. Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck hit a brace shortly after to seal the win.
In Glasgow, Scotland... Read the rest of the article »
Following their EURO 2016 qualifying match against Croatia, Italy will welcome Albania in a friendly match on Tuesday, November 18th.
Given that both Italy and Croatia had won all three games thus far in their EURO 2016 qualifying group, Sunday's match at San Siro was set to be a spicy encounter. However, things got a lot crazier than many viewers had expected and the game had to be eventually suspended while the riot police dealt with some rowdy visiting fans.
After the smoke--no pun intended--had settled, the Azzurri attempted... Read the rest of the article »
After losing both Michael Carrick and David De Gea during the international break, Manchester United will be without the Dutch midfielder for Saturday's Emirates clash
Manchester United's injury worries continue to pile on as the 20-time English Premier League champions witnessed Dutch midfielder Daley Blind succumb to injury on Sunday.
On international duty, the 24-year-old Netherlands ace suffered a ligament injury in the Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Latvia in Amsterdam after a challenge with Eduards Visnakovs 20 minutes into the game.
Unable to... Read the rest of the article »
According to the Arsenal boss, Messi's inability to match the Real Madrid star in the goalscoring charts will play against his morale
According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Cristiano Ronaldo's fine form in front of goal will play against Argentine attacker Lionel Messi's “morale”.
The Real Madrid star, who surpassed European Championships' all-time top-scorer Jon Dahl Tomasson on Friday with his 23rd strike, kicked off this season with a bang, topping the Spanish Primera Division goalscoring charts with 18... Read the rest of the article »
The much anticipated clash at San Siro had to be halted after fans began launching flares onto the pitch.
Given that both Italy and Croatia were sitting top of their group with nine points, the match between the Azzurri and the Vatreni was an eagerly awaited one for the teams' fans.
All seemed to be going well after goals from Antonio Candreva and Ivan Perisic until the second half when some of the Croatian fans began hurling flares onto the pitch. The mayhem caused the game to be temporarily suspended... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid star was a top transfer target for PSG, only to see the deal fall though.
Although he eventually became Manchester United's--and the Premier League's most expensive signing at £59.7 million, it was no secret that Angel Di Maria was a top target for Ligue 1 champions PSG this summer.
However, in the end, Les Parisiens ended up being slapped with a hefty £50 million fine for violating FFP and had to abandon any hopes of bringing the 2014 Champions League... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the Mexican team complete their European tour against Belarus, a team that's coming from a tough loss against former World Champion Spain.
The Mexican team will complete their International matches for 2014 with a visit to Belarus. This will be the first time Miguel Herrera's crew land in this territory, where low temperatures and an unknown environment will be waiting for them.
It seems Mexico have taken a turn into the right direction for the first time in years. After an above-average performance in this summer's World Cup... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea could make a push to sign the Dortmund star by offloading one of their players.
Unless if one has been living under a rock or in a cave somewhere, one would certainly be quite aware of the transfer buzz surrounding Marco Reus.
Although the 25-year-old was unfortunately unable to play any role in die Mannschaft's World Cup winning campaign this summer, the Dortmund star is still the target of numerous big clubs around Europe.
Die Schwarzgelben fans were certainly... Read the rest of the article »
Austria vs Brazil promises to be an entertaining friendly match between two very different styles of football. Check out where to watch the game live in your country on Monday, November 18, 2014.
Since Dunga’s return as head coach, the Brazilians have won the totality of their matches, netting 12 goals and conceding only once in the process. They could make it six wins out of six in Vienna with captain Neymar expected to thrill the crowd.
The 22-year-old forward will be handed his 60th cap in international football and he will be looking to increase his 42-goal tally. Remarkably... Read the rest of the article »
Spain vs Germany live streaming info and TV listings are available here. Watch this blockbuster International Friendly match in your country online/on TV on November 18, 2014.
Spain stood in the way of everything. Spain stood in the way of domination. Spain stood in the way of dreams. Spain stood in the way of a European Championship trophy. Spain stood in the way of a World Cup Final in South Africa. But Spain had long gone home when Germany stood atop the World in July 2014. Suddenly, Spain turned around and looked up at Germany.
The Germans... Read the rest of the article »
Reports indicate that the Blues 'keeper could be on the move as early as this January.
Despite being a vital part of Chelsea's success in recent times, long-serving keeper Petr Cech has long been subject of speculation regarding his future at Stamford Bridge.
The emergence and return of young Belgian international Thibaut Courtois has largely restricted him to a smattering of appearances as Jose Mourinho clearly favors the rising star over the veteran shot-stopper.
As a... Read the rest of the article »
According to Xavi, the Argentine ace would be even better in the English Premier League, a scene La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo once dominated.
Remember that age-old argument Cristiano Ronaldo fans use when debating the Portuguese star's dominance over Lionel Messi? “Ronaldo succeeded in the English Premier League, the toughest league IN THE WORLD!” Well, Xavi has now presented the Argentine's rebuttal.
According to the Spanish midfielder, his Barcelona team-mate and four-time Ballon d'Or winner would thrive in the English... Read the rest of the article »
The Three Lions captain scored a penalty, his 44th goal for the national side, as a brace from Arsenal's Danny Welbeck sealed all three points at Wembley, on Saturday.
Despite suffering a scare, a hiccup if you may, England captain Wayne Rooney's 100th appearance for his national team enjoyed a fairy tale ending.
The Manchester United ace led the Three Lions onto Wembley Stadium in Saturday night's Euro 2016 qualifiers clash with Slovenia, ranked 36th in the world by FIFA.
An easy encounter on paper, Roy Hodgson crew were unable to muster any really... Read the rest of the article »
This was the first time Antonio Conte called up the Liverpool striker after his below average performance during the World Cup.
Mario Balotelli's comeback with Italy was cut short today. The Italian Football Federation informed through a press release that the Liverpool striker would not take part of the team's matches against Croatia and Albania, after coming down with a groin injury.
The press release also stated Juventus' defender Angelo Ogbonna would leave the team due to a muscular problem.
This was the first... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese striker also talked about the upcoming friendly match against Argentina, where he will face his eternal opponent, Lionel Messi
After yesterday's match against Armenia, Cristiano Ronaldo shared some thoughts about the upcoming Ballon D'Or election, Portugal's next match against Argentina, and reflected about how difficult it was for his National Team to win against Armenia.
Real Madrid's superstar assured he is not obsessed with the idea of winning a third Golden Ball, despite what the world may think.
"I... Read the rest of the article »
Both Ireland and USA are coming off a defeat, but for the hosts, their defeat will have been more disappointing. Watch live on TV & online as both countries will try to bounce back from a defeated Friday night.
International Friendly matches may not always generate the same buzz as a qualification fixture, but if anything, it allows a squad to work out some important minor details. Along with that, it also gives you a chance to bounce back from a dissapointing result, which is what the USA and Ireland will have in mind.
Ireland's 1-0 defeat against Scotland on Friday came thanks to a fantastic goal... Read the rest of the article »
Joachim Löw decided the goalkeeper did not have to return with his National team after their victory against Gibraltar with a 4-0 score.
Germany's goalkeeper and Ballon D'Or contender Manuel Neuer will not take part of his National Team's next match against Spain, after coming down with an injury to his knee during the Mannschaft's victory against Gibraltar on Friday.
The German Football Federation (DFB) informed via a press release the Bayern Munich shot stopper will not take part of the friendly match against Spain this Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »