Chelsea kick start their preparations for the 2014-15 season with a trip to Buckinghamshire where they face Wycombe Wanderers in their first pre-season friendly match.
Mourinho’s men will be looking for a more productive season after failing to land any trophy last time around. The club has signed two very potent players in Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas however the Spanish duo might not be able to play any part during Wednesday’s fixture.
There however will be chance for young talents to prove their worth including young Kurt Zouma who spent the... Read the rest of the article »
The Reds kick off their pre-season preparations with a friendly clash versus Danish side Brondby.
Liverpool will start off their 2014-2015 campaign with a summer pre-season friendly against Danish side Brondby. This will represent the first visit for the Reds to the Scandinavian nation since the late 1990's and represent a good chance for some of the younger and new players to have the opportunity to prove themselves to Brendan Rodgers ahead of their much-anticipated US summer tour.
Still... Read the rest of the article »
The Liverpool icon feels that his former club will find it difficult to find a like for like replacement for the prolific Uruguayan attacker.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher feels that the Reds will find it impossible to find a striker that will match the quality of the Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
The controversial Uruguayan enjoyed the most prolific season of his career, netting 31 goals and earning himself numerous awards, including the much coveted European Golden Shoe. However, with him donning the Blaugrana kit alongside Lionel... Read the rest of the article »
Reports in Italy claim that the former Bianconeri midfielder has handed in his resignation papers at the club at which he won three consecutive Scudetti.
Although the summer transfer market is well known for its surprises, twists, and turns, this recent news by far will be the most shocking for Serie A followers.
According to reports in Italy, Juventus coach Antonio Conte has suddenly chosen to leave after a disagreement with the Bianconeri management over the club's transfer policy, with the organization still linked with a sale of Arturo Vidal... Read the rest of the article »
The Gunners are reportedly interested in bringing the Real Madrid midfielder to London, but his wage demands could represent a serious stumbling block.
If reports are to be believed, Toni Kroos isn't the only die Mannschaft player who's moving to a new club this summer.
Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, also a part of the squad that just won this year's World Cup, has been linked with a departure from the 2014 Champions League winners, with Arsenal reportedly keen on his services.
According to reports, especially from Spain, the Gunners are... Read the rest of the article »
After 24 years, Germany finally have won their fourth World Cup, and the players were happy to put on a good show for their delighted fans in the nation's capital.
On July 13th, Germany finally achieved what they had been searching for for over two decades--their fourth World Cup trophy.
Die Mannschaft became the first European side to ever win the iconic prize in South America, and even more impressively easily dispatched hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals en route to defeating another South American powerhouse--Lionel Messi's Argentina--thanks to a... Read the rest of the article »
The Bianconeri midfielder has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, but now looks likely to remain in Turin after the Red Devils opt to look elsewhere.
Despite being linked with a move over the course of this summer, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal reportedly will not be leaving Juventus in favor of Manchester United.
The 27-year-old Bianconeri star, who signed with the reigning Scudetto champions from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011, has quickly grown into a key part of Antonio Conte's Scudetto-winning side and as a result, has attracted the attention... Read the rest of the article »
After many called for his sacking, Luiz Felipe Scolari steps down as Brazil manager
The Brazilian Football Confederation (BFC) has confirmed that Luiz Felipe Scolari has tended his resignation as Brazil coach, a move widely supported by the Selecao fans after Brazil's humiliating crash out of the 2014 World Cup.
It is rumoured that Scolari resigned early Monday morning in the wake of Brazil's whopping 1-7 loss to Germany and a 0-3 thrashing by Netherlands in the semi-finals... Read the rest of the article »
Fresh off winning the World Cup with Germany, die Mannschaft midfielder Toni Kroos has confirmed he's moving to the 2014 Champions League winners.
Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland, and Hola, Espana. Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos becomes the second die Roten star to ditch the Bundesliga for La Liga this summer, after Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic's move to Atletico Madrid was announced recently.
The 24-year-old had a good tournament with his national side and true to form as a playmaker, often had a key role in his team's showings... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League and Serie A fans will be able to view matches featuring Liverpool, Manchester United, Milan, and Inter via NBCSN in the next few weeks.
NBCSN will televise two International Champions Cup matches beginning later this month, featuring Manchester United v. Inter Milan on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. and Liverpool v. AC Milan on Saturday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will... Read the rest of the article »
Many were left in shock at the sight of Argentine captain Lionel Messi clinching the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball award after losing 1-0 to Germany in the final
Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball award for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Barcelona ace led his country throughout the competition, shaking off the disappointing 2010 campaign as he scored 4 goals in the three group stage matches.
And even though his contribution dipped afterwards, the 27-year-old still played an integral part in La Albiceleste's road to the final, grabbing... Read the rest of the article »
After losing their star man Luis Suarez to Barcelona it is important that Liverpool add quality players to their squad in the current transfer window if they are to stay in the top four next season.
After months of speculation Barcelona finally completed the signing of last year’s PFA player of the season for a massive £75 million fee. Whereas losing their talismanic striker should immensely hurt Liverpool’s chances of competing for major honors next season, if the money is used wisely Brendan Rodgers can build up a cracking team. However it is important that Rodgers is... Read the rest of the article »
Lionel Messi didn't leave the 2014 World Cup in Brazil empty-handed as the Argentine clinched the tournament's Golden Ball award
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has reached it's climax.
A European giants Germany won the fourth trophy in their history, their first since 1990, after 24 years of failures and frustrations.
A 113 minute goal from Mario Gotze secured the trophy for Die MAnnschaft as their 22-year-old ace doomed Argentina to a 1-0 loss, walkng away in vain as La Albiceleste's World Cup trophy drought.
This... Read the rest of the article »
We take a quick look at the two finalists of the FIFA World Cup one last time before the teams kick off at the Maracana.
For the third time in the history of the most illustrious competition in football, if not World Sport, Germany and Argentina will meet in the Final. These two teams are meeting each other for the third time in a row as well, with Germany having won on penalties in the quarterfinal in 2006 and 4-0 in the quarterfinal of 2010.
As far as the Finals are concerned, Argentina won the one... Read the rest of the article »
Manuel Neuer has been nothing short of a rock at the back for Germany in this World Cup. Sergio Romero has also quietly done well. Both of these keepers will have to be at their best to help their team win the World Cup at the Maracana.
Sergio Romero had seen very little action at club level coming into the World Cup. Manuel Neuer had also not seen much action. The reasons though are very different. Romero spent much of the past season sitting on the bench.
Neuer stood in goal for almost all of Bayern's matches; yet due to the Bavarians' dominance in most matches, he had very little to do. Neuer had to endure... Read the rest of the article »
The Netherlands goalkeeper was seen relaxing during the game against the Selecao, leading to hilarious tweets and trolls all across Twitter
Brazil and Netherlands faced off in a third-place final game in the 2014 World Cup.
The host nation and the Dutch side saw their hopes of lifting the trophy end when they lost to finalists Germany and Argentina, respectively.
The game was especially important to the Selecao after their chances of clinching a sixth trophy, on home soil, faded away thanks to a 7-1 thrashing at the hands... Read the rest of the article »
Here’s where to stream Germany vs Argentina live on July 13, 2014. Brace yourself for what could be the best ever FIFA World Cup Final match as Lionel Messi faces the monstrous German machine!
Having not found the net in the knockout stages of the competition, La Pulga remains behind Colombia’s James Rodriguez and Germany’s Thomas Mueller in the World Cup Golden Boot chart. However, a hat-trick could see him claim the prize at the delight of his supporters who can’t wait to witness signature moves from their idol.
Sunday’s encounter will not be enormous for... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the World Cup 2014 Closing Ceremony on July 13th. Live stream links are available here. Shakira will lead a host of international artists ahead of the Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final.
World Cup 2014 Closing Ceremony: Date, Time, Performers & TV Listings
Alexandre Pires, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean will perform the Official Anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup entitled ‘Dar Um Jeito’. Pires will also join Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo to sing a medley of popular local songs.
Alongside Carlinhos Brown, Shakira will perform the much loved song, ‘La... Read the rest of the article »
Germany will have a chance to bring the coveted crown back home after 24 long years but will have to overcome a major hurdle in the form of Argentina.
Germany produced the performance of a life time as they condemned hosts Brazil to a crushing 7-1 defeat in the semifinal of the competition. The atmosphere in the German camp is expected to be buoyant but it is important Joachim Löw’s men do not get ahead of themselves since the job has not been completed as yet.
The German national team has often been nicknamed as the “bridesmaids&rdquo... Read the rest of the article »
In Lionel Messi Argentina have a real match winner who can produce a moment of brilliance to help his team clinch the World Cup crown. However it is important that Sabella uses his star man wisely to get the best out of him.
Just like the whole of Argentina relied on Maradona to deliver when La Albiceleste faced West Germany in the World Cup final back in 1986, the entire nation will now be looking for Lionel Messi to make the difference in arguably the biggest game of his footbaling career.
The Barcelona star has often been criticized for failing to replicate his club form for his national team however this time... Read the rest of the article »