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Willian scored the only goal in Brazil’s hard-fought win against Ecuador on Tuesday.
It was a pretty even first half at the Metlife Stadium in terms of chances created. Brazil dominated the ball possesion and managed to capitalize their efforts in the 31st minutes with Willian scoring a right-footed goal following an assist from Neymar in a set piece situation.
Ecuador missed the chance to equalize after a shot from Enner Valencia hit the post with 10 minutes to go before the... Read the rest of the article »
Torres was confirmed as a starter by Mexico’s head coach Miguel Herrera on Monday.
Erick Torres is set to make his debut for the Mexican national team in a friendly match against Bolivia on Tuesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado as confirmed by Miguel Herrera on Monday. The Mexican coach usually names the expected line-up one day before the match and this time was not the exception.
Although Torres has already been called up for Mexico’s... Read the rest of the article »
With the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicking off in a year’s time, Canada and Jamaica will meet in Toronto’s BMO field on Tuesday in their first preparation match ahead of the confederation’s most important competition.
In 2013, the Canadian Soccer Federation decided to hire Spanish manager Benito Floro as the national team’s head coach, aiming to improve the country’s performance in international competitions; including the World Cup qualifiers.
Recent results haven’t been what they were expecting but at least Canada seems to have found a style of play, which could be developed towards the... Read the rest of the article »
An 83rd minute free-kick goal from the Selecao's new skipper was enough to seal all three points in Dunga's first game in charge since his return to the Brazil national team
Barcelona superstar Neymar captained his national side to a narrow 1-0 win over fellow South American side Colombia in an international friendly on Friday, scoring the winning goals thanks to an 83rd minute well-taken free-kick.
The 22-year-old Blaugrana ace wore the armband after he was named skipper by new coach Dunga, replacing 29-year-old Paris Saint-Germain center-back Thiago Silva.
The... Read the rest of the article »
The big stars will be missing and the pressures will virtually be nonexistent when Germany takes on Argentina in a friendly.
Germany has spoiled many an Argentine party in recent years. The World Cup Final in 2014 is not yet a distant memory; Argentina will remember the painful misses in normal and extra time while Germany will remember watching a decade of labor come into fruition. This match serves a bigger purpose than simple testing grounds for Joachim Löw of course. It will be Germany's chance to say goodbye... Read the rest of the article »
Having failed to qualify for the World Cup, both teams need a good test ahead of the European Championship qualifiers.
Rebuilding is the order of the day for both the Danish and the Turks. They both were absent in this year's World Cup and will now have to try harder to book their place in the European Championships. Slots are going to be easier to obtain this time due to the expansion of the competition; yet, a spot for either of these sides is definitely not guaranteed. Turkey, at first glance, is... Read the rest of the article »
The USMNT looks to start a new era following a dramatic campaign in Brazil 2014 while the Czech Republic faces this game as their last preparation chance ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
With a squad full of youngsters, the USMNT will play their first competitive match after a breathtaking campaign in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, which saw the Americans getting knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium in extra time.
In the aim of rejuvenating the squad and develop a solid team for the future, Jurgen Klinsmann named a roster full of youngster for this match... Read the rest of the article »
A lot has changed in four years for the Dutch; meanwhile Spain has continued winning. Can the Dutch cause an upset?
The Netherlands plays Spain in the biggest encounter yet in the World Cup. The two contested a hot tempered final in South Africa in 2010, with Spain edging the Dutch in extra time, 1-0. Andres Iniesta was the hero on that day. He has returned along with more former heroes such as Iker Casillas, who kept Spain in the match by standing between Arjen Robben and two World Cup final goals, Xavi Hernandez... Read the rest of the article »
After two consecutive friendly losses, Ghana hope to get things right in their last match before taking on familiar opponent USA in Brazil.
In 2006, Ghana made their World Cup debut in Germany, in which they made it to the round of 16 before being defeated by Brazil. Four years later, they made a return, this time on their own continent, and were agonizingly close to making the semi-finals only to be denied by Uruguay in controversial circumstances.
Now appearing for the third time, the Black Stars obviously will like to better... Read the rest of the article »
Les Bleus, sans Franck Ribery, take on Jamaica in their last friendly before commencing their World Cup campaign.
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Next week Sunday, France will attempt to fully put their disasterous 2010 World Cup campaign behind them as they take on Honduras in their first group stage match. On paper, it looks like it should be a straight-forward win for Les Bleus, but they will certainly be concerned about the recent news concerning one... Read the rest of the article »
Spain will take on El Salvador in their final friendly before the World Cup.
They are the reigning champions; they have struck fear into the hearts of other teams since 2008. They have dominated football to the extent that no national side has found a solution to get past them in any major tournament aside from the Confederations Cup. Brazil did beat them in the final of the Confederations Cup last year; however, until Spain is beaten on the World stage, they will remain the... Read the rest of the article »
England takes on Honduras in a bid to be ready for the World Cup.
The high level of national pessimism might be exactly the antibiotic England requires to break their poor run of performances in international tournaments. Firstly, they will have to find a way past Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica. Roy Hodgson has a few headaches to deal with. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are out of the upcoming friendly against Honduras while Raheem Sterling, having earned... Read the rest of the article »
Belgium will look to continue winning against Tunisia.
The dark horse’s latest friendly victim was Sweden, albeit one without Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Belgians lined up in a 4-2-3-1 setup, much like Bayern’s Champions League winning setup from the 2012-13 season. Romelu Lukaku was given the responsibility of leading the line. He opened the scoring in superb fashion after Axel Witsel found him facing goal with a finely threaded pass from near... Read the rest of the article »
Two World Cup caliber countries meet on Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Watch live on TV and online as both these countries perpare for the World Cup.
Two World Cup squads will meet in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Friday night, with neither of them wanting to lose.
For Portugal, they return to Gillette Stadium, where last year they were defeated by Brazil. This time around, Paulo Bento’s side will be without Pepe, Raul Meireles and even Cristiano Ronaldo. All three are recovering from injuries, and the Portuguese Federation decided to leave... Read the rest of the article »
Red Bull Arena will welcome World Cup bound Greece, in a friendly match against Bolivia on Friday. Watch live as Greece looks for their first goal in over 270 minutes of play.
Scoreless in their last three matches, Greece will be aiming to put an end to that on Friday night, when they take on Bolivia in Harrison, New Jersey.
Fernando Santos’ squad has yet to hit the back of the net in quite sometime, with their last two friendly matches ending in a scoreless draw against Portugal and Nigeria. They will now turn their attention to Bolivia, which according to... Read the rest of the article »
This will be the last friendly for both Croatia and Australia before beginning their World Cup campaigns.
Friday's fixture is the last opportunity that both Croatia and Australia will have to prepare before beginning their respective World Cup campaigns; the former takes on hosts Brazil on June 12th while the latter faces off against Chile the following day. Hence, observers can expect both sides to tinker with their formations over the course of the match.
Interestingly, this year's tournament... Read the rest of the article »
Germany will ideally want to register a win against Armenia following a 2-2 draw against Cameroon.
The Germans came out will all guns blazing against Cameroon and could have taken an early lead. However, what happened in the match has happened with Germany before. They were the better side but just could not score. Mario Götze seemed lost in the false nine role while Mesut Özil was a bit too absent for anyone’s liking.
What eventually happened was Cameroon found a chance to... Read the rest of the article »
Russia takes on Morocco as they look to improve ahead of the World Cup.
Belgium, Colombia and other talented teams have been talked about ahead of the World Cup as potential threats to the established order but hardly any mention has been made of Russia, the team which topped a group in qualifying consisting of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
Quite a few of the members of this Russian side were present in the team which caused a stir in Euro 2008, reaching the... Read the rest of the article »
The last time these two countries met, there was a lot more at stake. They now meet in hot and humid Miami, before they travel to Brazil.
Two nations who prepare for the World Cup will be looking to make some final adjustments on Wednesday evening. Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida will welcome both England and Ecuador, as they go head-to-head for the first time since 2006.
A David Beckham free-kick in the 2006 World Cup lifted the Three Lions over the South American’s, sending England through to the quarterfinals of the... Read the rest of the article »
Uruguay is set to test themselves against European opposition in the form of Slovenia.
Uruguay took on Northern Ireland and found their way past the European side thanks to a goal from Christian Stuani. The goal was set up by Edinson Cavani who could have scored himself had he not allowed the ball to get away from him following a pass from Cristian Rodriguez.
He did well to collect the ball as it went away from him and send in a pass to Stuani to score a simple goal. Stuani was... Read the rest of the article »