Del Bosque decided to include four new faces for Spain’s friendly match against France and first 2016 Euro qualifier against Macedonia.
A new era begins for Spain after their disappointing exit from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, where they didn’t manage to get through the group stages. The 23-man squad was confirmed on Friday, and surprisingly, Pepe Reina, Piqué, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata were not considered.
For this new cycle, Del Bosque decided to rejuvenate the squad and name four new faces after... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports, the only thing that stands between Chicharito and “The Old Lady” is Manchester United’s approval.
After being sought out by several teams this summer, sources indicate Javier Hernandez would have said ‘yes’ to a bid from Italian Champion Juventus. Chicharito’s move to the Turin-based team would be announced in the following hours, after the Red Devils approve the transfer.
While Hernandez waits, United’s coach Louis Van Gaal spoke about the Mexican striker’s... Read the rest of the article »
During an interview with a TV station, Cristiano Ronaldo stated he wants to give up football when he’s 36 years old, although he can reconsider.
After receiving the UEFA Player of the Year award, Cristiano Ronaldo shared his thoughts in an interview with a TV Station. Notably, he questioned why FIFA awarded Lionel Messi with the Golden Ball during the tournament in Brazil.
“Everybody saw what happened; you have to analyze all situations and have a say about it. I can’t be honest on the matter, because if I shared my... Read the rest of the article »
Rio Ave are the surprise leaders of the Primeira Liga as two weeks, and they will look to continue that on Monday against Boavista. Check out the global listings for Matchday 3 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Matchday three in the Portuguese League offers the viewers their first glimpse of the Derbi Lisboeta this season. Same city rivals Benfica and Sporting CP will go head-to-head at the Estádio da Luz, looking to gain the upper hand on each other.
But before fans can look forward to that, they will have a few other fixtures they can check out.
Académica and Vitoria de Setúbal... Read the rest of the article »
The second Matchday in the Bundesliga sees Schalke and Dortmund go hunting for much needed points (August 29 to August 31). Full broadcast schedule, live online stream and TV listings available on LiveSoccerTV.
After the first matchday, the Bundesliga table has a rather strange look. Hoffenheim and Leverkusen lead the table. Of those two, only one might be destined to stay atop, the one which showed off Roger Schmidt's "gegenpressing" plans perfectly. Bayer Leverkusen put Borussia Dortmund to the sword in a 0-2 victory at the Signal Iduna Park in the Ruhr region. Dortmund's cause was not helped... Read the rest of the article »
Watch all Ligue 1 games on Matchday 4 from August 29 to August 31, 2014. Full broadcast schedule, live online stream, and TV listings available on LiveSoccerTV.
After three rounds of action it's Bordeaux who lead the way, with Willy Sagnol's men being the only undefeated side so far. As a result, Les Girondins boast a two-point advantage over Lille, are four ahead of last year's champions PSG and six in front of runners up Monaco. Of course, with the 2014-2015 Ligue 1 campaign still being in its early stages, this situation surely will change, but it still... Read the rest of the article »
After losing his starting spot at Real Madrid, the veteran Spanish defender is set to ply his trade in the Bundesliga
After some speculation surrounding his future in La Liga, Xabi Alonso is set to finally depart Real Madrid.
The veteran midfielder recently called time on his career with Spain's national squad after over a decade donning La Furia Roja's kit, and now will be moving on to continue his club football in a new country.
Bayern Munich have been linked previously with the 32-year-old and now... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports, the Spanish striker's agent has met with another club concerning a transfer for him.
Earlier this week, reports began to circulate that Fernando Torres was finally nearing an exit from Stamford Bridge.
The 30-year-old Spaniard has endured a miserable time while with Chelsea, with his conversion rate nothing to be proud of since arriving at his club from Liverpool in a £50 million deal.
However, despite Jose Mourinho publicly stating that he wanted the striker to... Read the rest of the article »
The US Soccer Federation confirmed the list of players that will travel to Prague to face the Czech Republic on September 3rd.
On Thursday, the US Soccer Federation confirmed the 22-man squad called up by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the next friendly match against the Czech Republic in September. This time, the German coach decided to give the opportunity to young players to get minutes with the US national team; there are six uncapped players in the list and out of 22 players named, 15 are 24 years old or younger.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Las Aguilas arrive to the Mexico city Clásico as tournament leaders, while Pumas are having a troublesome season earning four points out of 18.
It’s payback time for Club America. Saturday’s game against Pumas seems as a replay of last season’s match, which saw UNAM win over Mohamed’s men. Leading Apertura 2014 with 16 points, America’s coach remembers what happened last tournament, and hopes this time it's the other way around.
“We have to be considered the favorite to win the match, because... Read the rest of the article »
The Manchester United striker replaces Steven Gerrard, who retired from international duty following England’s exit from Brazil 2014.
Wayne Rooney was named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson as confirmed by the English Football Association on Thursday. The former Everton striker replaces Steven Gerrard in the role and will play his first match as captain on September 3rd against Norway at Wembley Stadium. Earlier this month, Rooney was named Manchester United captain by Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.
Rooney... Read the rest of the article »
El Tri will play against Chile on September 6th at Levi's Stadium. Three days later, Herrera's team will face Bolivia in the state of Colorado.
The Mexican Football Federation (FEMEXFUT) informed the player list for the upcoming FIFA Matchdays in September. Several players received their first call up, such as Chivas USA striker Erick Torres, defenders Luis Venegas and Oswaldo Alanis, and midfielder Antonio Rios. Experienced players such as Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa, and Oribe Peralta will be rounding up Miguel Herrera’s crew.
Mexico... Read the rest of the article »
The US international defender picked a strain during Wednesday’s Capital One Cup match against Portsmouth.
Geoff Cameron is expected to be out for a couple of weeks after picking a minor abdominal strain on Wednesday during Stoke’s 3-0 win over Portsmouth in the Capital One Cup. The 29-year-old was playing his first minutes of the season and had to be replaced in the 38th minute after picking the injury.
The club confirmed the news on Thursday after Stoke City manager Mark Hughes stated that... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid's striker beat Dutch Arjen Robben and German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
After the UEFA Champions League draw, UEFA named Cristiano Ronaldo as the Best Player for the 2013-2014 season. The Portuguese player won FIFA's Ballon D'Or beating Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. This time, fellow teammates Arjen Robben and German goalie Manuel Neuer were runners up to the prize.
Ronaldo established a record for most goals in a single UEFA Champions League season, leading Los... Read the rest of the article »
The most coveted club trophy in the world has revealed the fate of the 32 teams. Group E been deemed as "Group of Death"
After last year’s exciting finale, the UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 was drawn today in Monaco. The world’s most important club competition defined the eight groups in which defending Champion Real Madrid will try to become the first to win back-to-back championships with the current format.
Los Blancos will start their title defense in Group B facing FC Basel, English side Liverpool... Read the rest of the article »
Sporting Kansas City & Graham Zusi host Houston Dynamo & Brad Davis this Friday, Aug. 29, at 8PM ET on NBCSN. D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls This Sunday, August 31 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues this Friday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET when Sporting Kansas City host Houston Dynamo at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting Kansas City, second in the Eastern Conference, are led by U.S. Men’s National Team members Graham Zusi and Matt Besler, along with forward Dom Dwyer, while the Houston Dynamo feature USMNT teammates Brad... Read the rest of the article »
Angel di Maria is officially the heir of Manchester United’s iconic number 7 jersey. Check out videos, images and quotes about the ex-Real Madrid star winger following his transfer.
Di Maria addressed himself to the press for the first time since signing a five-year deal with his new club. The World Cup silver medallist stated:
“I'm very pleased to play for Manchester United. I want to help the team get into the Champions League.
“I've come to United to help the team raise their game and become an important team once again. I want to win many trophies... Read the rest of the article »
£32m signing Diego Costa looks set for a lengthy period on the sidlines after suffering a hamstring injury on Wednesday
Chelsea have been rocked with an awful news. Spanish star striker Diego Costa has picked up a worrying hamstring injury.
The 25-year-old Brazilian-born attacker has enjoyed a wonderful start to the English Premier League after sealing his £32m Stamford Bridge switch.
After winning La Liga with Atletico Madrid, Costa has settled to life in England very quickly, scoring two consecutive... Read the rest of the article »
All is set for the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw and awards to take place this Thursday. Here is where to watch this live online or on TV. Check out stream links and live listings via LiveSoccerTV.
Anxiety will reach its climax on August 28th in Monaco as the 32 Champions League participants will be drawn in eight groups of four teams each. The four pots were sorted out on Wednesday night as the 10 winners of this season’s playoff rounds were revealed.
Arsenal – who narrowly edged Turkish side Besiktas 1-0 with a lone goal by Alexis Sanchez – marked what turned out to... Read the rest of the article »
Wenger looks to rob Barca of one of their hottest talents, 18-year-old attacker Munir El-Haddadi, dubbed "the next Messi"
According to reports, young Barcelona starlet Munir El-Hadaddi has caught the eyes of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and has the Frenchman keeping tabs on the 18-year-old.
The Spanish-born Moroccan attacker has been receiving rave reviews for his performances for the B-squad, and in his senior squad debut, he put in an impressive display, scoring a wonderful goal in a match where he was... Read the rest of the article »