No, this is not a joke. The international break has claimed it's fourth Red Devils victim.
With their highly-anticipated clash with north London side Arsenal fast approaching, this is probably the worse news Manchester United fans could hear.
The way the Red Devils have been losing players to injury in this international break has been scary, bordering on frightening, to say the least.
First, Michael Carrick came down with a groin problem whilst away with the Three Lions. Then... Read the rest of the article »
Reports indicate that the Premier League powerhouse have started thrashing out details to bring the German to Stamford Bridge.
Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund. No ifs, ands, and buts about it, much to the dismay of the team's passionate fans. Bundesliga supporters will bemoan the fact that their league is increasingly becoming a one-horse race, but for Dortmund followers, they can perhaps take consolation in the fact that the German star may not move to Bayern Munich.
Earlier this week, Chelsea were reported... Read the rest of the article »
The English international has had a difficult season so far for Brendan Rodgers' side.
Last season, Daniel Sturridge, combined with Luis Suarez, were the most prolific striking duo in Europe's top leagues. Their slew of goals helped Liverpool to make a serious push for the Premier League title, and although they ended up having to settle for second place, they nonetheless made a return to the Champions League after a hiatus.
The departure of the Uruguayan ace was supposed to give... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese side earned their first victory against La Albiceleste in 42 years with a goal in stoppage time by Raphael Guerreiro,
Perhaps one of the most anticipated matches in this international week was the one between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford. The gathering between football's top performers seemed to be a thrilling way to end international games in 2014, but unfortunately, the game disappointed almost everybody.
First of all, both superstars were not playing at their top form. Lionel Messi was closest... Read the rest of the article »
The team's top executive is under investigation because of a suspicious commission regarding Andre Pierre Gignac's transfer in 2010.
As part of an ongoing investigation, Olympique Marseille's president Vincent Labrune was arrested earlier today due to his alleged participation in a fraud concerning Andre Pierre Gignac's transfer back in 2010. According to reports, OM's executive may have benefitted from the transfer with an "illicit commission".
The French police also confirmed the arrests of former president Jean-Claude... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports, Bayern's captain had to be carried out in a golf cart. Lahm will have to undergo surgery on his right ankle this week.
Bayern Munich revealed through their Twitter feed that captain Philipp Lahm suffered a serious injury to his right ankle, which will prevent him from participating in any match for the next three months.
Lahm's injury comes during complicated times for his team, adding his name to an injury list that includes players such as Javi Martinez, Pepe Reina, Holger Badstuber, Claudio Pizarro, David... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian said in an interview that he would consider a possible move from Barcelona if things keep going the way they are inside the club.
According to his words, it seems Lionel Messi could end his love affair with Barcelona. The player stated in an interview he would consider a transfer if some conditions don't change within the club's current structure.
"I've always said that I would love to stay forever in Barcelona, but sometimes things don't always add up the way you want. Right now I just want to go day-by-day, earning... Read the rest of the article »
After a hard-fought victory over Congo, Nigeria now welcome South Africa on Wednesday, November 19th. Find out where to catch this AFCON clash online & on TV.
After some earlier wobbles, Nigeria seem to finally have gotten back on track. The reigning AFCON champions had lost two and drew one before finally stringing together back-to-back wins against Sudan and Congo that now see them four points behind their upcoming opponents South Africa in second place. Still, with Congo breathing down their necks as they are only in third based on goal difference, the... Read the rest of the article »
Ireland Republic vs USA will be featured in an international friendly on Tuesday, the 18th of November at the Aviva Stadium.
Republic of Ireland and USA will both be hoping to end 2014 on a strong note as they prepare for their final fixture of the year on Tuesday. Martin O’Neill’s side's hope of qualifying for the Euro 2016 faced a huge dent when they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Scotland on Friday. A wonderfully crafted goal ended with Shaun Maloney curling the ball into the back of the net which condemned... Read the rest of the article »
After a disappointing stalemate against Montenegro, Sweden will face off against France in a friendly clash on Tuesday, November 18th. Find out where to watch the game online & on TV here.
It has not been the best season so far for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and not surprisingly, the 33-year-old's injury woes have also concided with both PSG and Sweden's form this season. Les Parisiens are finally getting back on track after defeating arch-rivals Marseille in last weekend's Classique, but as for the Blågult, despite sitting in second behind Austria, they have only won one of their four... Read the rest of the article »
Watch out for high emotions in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers this Wednesday as the Ghana vs Togo match will define the fate of both nations. Who will reach Equatorial Guinea?
Group E is as tight as one could imagine with all four teams separated by two points only. Both the Black Stars and the Sparrow Hawks lost on Matchday 5. They have one last chance to book their tickets into the finals.
The Ghanaians were stunned by a well-composed Ugandan side away from home. 1-0 was the score line. The Togolese lost by a much bigger margin against Guinea on home soil as a hat-trick... Read the rest of the article »
Celtic Park will play host to what promises to be a scintillating fixture as Scotland welcome the Auld Enemy to Glasgow on Tuesday, the 18th of November.
It will be a friendly match played in a very unfriendly environment as the two nations go head to head on Tuesday. There were 230 arrests last time the two teams met one another in Scotland back in 1999 and the atmosphere is expected be as chaotic as ever with the friendly fixture given the highest possible Uefa security risk rating.
Despite the suspected unrest Ch Supt Andy Bates, event commander... Read the rest of the article »
The 29-year-old Real Madrid attacker's looks has become a hot topic recently, with another football star following suit of Manuel Neuer in blasting the Portuguese ace.
Everyone seems to be taking a jab at “pretty boy” Ronaldo nowadays.
On Monday, Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is in contention with the Real Madrid star for the 2014 Ballon d'Or, named in the 23-man shortlist, blasted the Portuguese ace when discussing his chances of winning the prestigious award, saying in an interview:
"I'm simply a goalkeeper... Read the rest of the article »
Could the 29-year-old Manchester United star and England captain feature for former side Everton once again?
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has opened the door for a sensational Wayne Rooney return after claiming the English striker is always welcome back at the Goodison Park.
The Manchester United ace, who transferred to Old Trafford back in 2004 on a whopping £27m fee, departed the Toffees for a switch to the Red Devils, a move which did not sit well with the Merseyside club's faithful.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Live coverage of all 32 Matches begins on January 9, 2015. Fans will be able to request emailed video highlights via the network’s website.
ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, announced today it will begin its exclusive coverage of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup soccer tournament on January 9, when Australia meets Kuwait. The network’s coverage of the 16-team, 32-match tournament will air live and include matches from five venues throughout Australia. The tournament finale is... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish tactician could make a return to England after the end of this season.
Liverpool fans will certanly remember the last time the Reds won the Champions League, during the 2004-2005 season in which they brilliantly came back from 3-0 down against Milan to lift their fifth European trophy.
They will also remember who was on the tactician's bench at that time: Rafa Benitez. It would also prove to be the highlight of the Spaniard's career, as just five seasons later... Read the rest of the article »
Despite spending his entire career with Roma, Francesco Totti could have been plying his trade elsewhere.
Although he has been at Roma for his entire career, Francesco Totti could have been featuring for another club.
The iconic captain, who recently celebrated his 38th birthday and 22nd season with the Giallorossi is notable in that only a handful of players across Europe's biggest leagues can boast that they have played for just one club over the course of their careers.
However, the 2006... Read the rest of the article »
On November 18, Chile will host South American rivals Uruguay. Being this their final international game of the year, both sides will try to finish this year with a victory against one of their historic opponents.
Chile and Uruguay will have another go at each other before the year is over. One of the most gruesome rivalries in South America will add one more chapter to its history, having the Chileans playing their top football in decades against the Uruguayan side, which will have to make some experiments in various positions.
Chile get to this match after destroying Venezuela during their last friendly... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian manager has been linked all season to top European clubs like Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, but he's got no intention of moving.
Despite of rumors every week that place him coaching in France or England, coach Diego Simeone still wants to lead Atletico Madrid, since he believes this club has a lot more to accomplish with their current squad.
"I keep working with the thought in my mind that I could be sacked tomorrow, because it keeps me focused. It's the first time I've lasted this long coaching the same team, and... Read the rest of the article »
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 »