With just under eight years to go till WC 2022 in Qatar, the plight of the workers slaving away to make it happen has come to light.
With this summer's World Cup now wrapped up as Germany clinched their fourth title, the attention has now shifted back largely to the on-going transfer market across Europe's biggest leagues.
Looming on the horizon is the next edition of the quadrennial tournament, which already has generated some controversy due to the fact that it will be hosted in Russia--a country with its own share of... Read the rest of the article »
According to English reports, the Red Devils are preparing to sell the tall Belgian for a cut-price deal as a way to get him off their wage books.
Last season was by far the most disappointing one that many Manchester United fans had seen in quite some time.
For the first time in seemingly ages, the Red Devils will not feature in the Champions League--let alone the Europa League--thanks to a dismal showing under former manager David Moyes.
With the arrival of Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal, the Premier League titans have begun an... Read the rest of the article »
More ICC action, with Manchester United v. Inter on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 and Liverpool v. AC Milan this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group presents coverage of five soccer matches this week beginning with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from FedEx Field in Landover, M.D.
International Champions Cup coverage continues with Liverpool, last season’s Premier League runners-up, facing Serie A powerhouse... Read the rest of the article »
According to Jamie Carragher, Liverpool's prolific striking duo last season didn't always get along.
They were viewed as one of the most prolific striking duos in not just England, but across Europe last season.
Indeed the goals from Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, nicknamed "SAS" by some sections of the media and Premier League fans, were a huge reason why the Reds nearly won their first title in decades and are back in the Champions League after a temporary hiatus.
However... Read the rest of the article »
Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo's excellent season with his club has earned him Goal.com's award as best footballer on the planet.
Each year, football website Goal.com announces its list of the top 50 footballers in the game today, and ever since they began drumming up who would be on their list for this year, the feeling was that a familiar duo would battle it out for top spot.
Last year, Lionel Messi walked away with the prize as well as clinched his fourth Ballon d'Or, but this season has not been as favorable to the... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blancos look to cash in on their 26-year-old ace Angel Di Maria in a record sale for Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria is inches away from sealing a Paris Saint-Germain switch for a record fee for Los Blancos, MARCA understands.
The Argentine ace, who was also linked with a Santiago Bernabeu exit due to last summer's arrival of Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, could find playing time hard to come by this season.
Real Madrid secured the signing of Colombian ace James Rodriguez... Read the rest of the article »
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to ensure Antoine Griezmann's £24m Vicente Calderon arrival
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Real Sociedad to bring young French starlet Antoine Griezmann to the Vicente Calderon.
The 23-year-old, who departs Real Sociedad after joining them back in 2005, signs for Los Rojiblancos for a reported £24m fee.
Griezmann joins the Liga BBVA holders on the back of an impressive season in which he scored 16... Read the rest of the article »
Man United and Inter Milan will clash at the FedEx Field in an International Champions Cup encounter on Tuesday, the 29th of July 2014.
After a very disappointing campaign last time out, the Red Devils have seemingly found the perfect replacement for legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Van Gaal has guided his side to two consecutive wins so far. The first was a thoroughly dominant 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy.
United followed this with another win over Roma during their opening ICC fixture. The Red Devils dictated play during... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona have signed French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia, but according to reports, the Catalan side are still on the hunt for another center-back
La Liga giants Barcelona are keen to secure a quality defender to strengthen the arguably under-performing back line these past two seasons.
In a press conference back in April, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was quoted as saying, "...we’ll try to strengthen ourselves in every position as well as we can" and appears eagerly determined in building a squad with two players for... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger has expressed remorse after taking part in offensive chants directed towards Borussia Dortmund during Germany's World Cup celebrations
The Bavarians ace, Bastian Schweinsteiger has publicly apologized for his offensive behavior in chanting a song about Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The German World Cup winner was caught on video chanting lyrics that included "BVB, sons of bit****s!" in a somewhat rowdy bar celebration a few days into the World Cup final win against Argentina. The video was leaked on Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »
More embarrassment for the Spanish international with another horror miss against Olimpija in a friendly.
Surely, this is not how Fernando Torres would have wanted to start things off with Chelsea.
The Blues are currently in the midst of their summer pre-season preparations and have already started to modify things in terms of their attacking options.
Demba Ba has already moved on to play his football in the Turkish Super Lig, Samuel Eto'o's contract was not renewed, and they have already... Read the rest of the article »
The Giallorossi will face off against the 10-time Champions League winners in what could represent a very tough test for the Scudetto runners-up.
Although they seemed to dominate proceedings during the earlier part of the first half, Roma quickly found themselves 3-0 down heading into the tunnels at the half-time break.
The reason? One man. Wayne Rooney, seemingly out of nowhere, curled a beautiful long-range strike against the run of play to make it 1-0, set up Juan Mata with a fantastic long ball to double the lead for the Red Devils... Read the rest of the article »
The French international's move to Liverpool has suddenly collapsed after he failed to pass a medical examination.
Just days ago, reports were rife that Liverpool had secured yet another signing as Brendan Rodgers looks to overhaul his squad this season.
After making quite a bit of cash from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the Premier League side, who were quite close to winning the title only to see it slip away, the Reds looked set to make QPR's Loic Remy their fifth new acquisition of this summer's... Read the rest of the article »
According to Italian publications, the star midfielder will be soon putting pen to paper on a contract extension with the Bianconeri.
If this rumor is to be believed, then Juventus will be definitely hanging on to at least one of their prized assets this summer.
With Arturo Vidal's future still up in doubt, not surprisingly, the Italian press has been searching for a way to at least report some good news regarding the reigning Scudetto champions as not to worry their legions of supporters.
Not surprisingly, Tuttosport... Read the rest of the article »
The Dutch coach is not giving up on his quest to bring in a top midfielder and has offered some thoughts on another Serie A star.
Despite being seemingly rebuffed by one of their top transfer targets this summer, some reports claim that Louis Van Gaal has not given up on signing a midfielder this summer.
Juventus star Arturo Vidal appeared to rule out a move to Old Trafford recently, yet he didn't commit to staying with the Serie A giants, and ultimately claimed that he would speak with new Bianconeri coach Massimiliano... Read the rest of the article »
The Chelsea coach has questioned the wisdom in Manchester United paying their new signing more per week than other established players.
The Premier League season hasn't even begun yet, and already Jose Mourinho is stirring things up.
As per usual, the Portuguese tactician enjoys playing his fair share of mind games--something that he did while at Real Madrid and Inter, so naturally continues to do so whilst with Chelsea.
The target this time? Manchester United, notably their signing of teenage defender Luke Shaw from... Read the rest of the article »
Arsenal move closer to bringing promising Southampton right-back Calum Chambers to the Emirates
Arsenal are expected to wrap up the signing of Southampton's versatile defender Calum Chambers for £12m, claims the Daily Mail.
The promising, 19-year-old talent, who despite only making 23 appearances for the Saints, has caught the attention of top-flight coaches of the English Premier League, including the likes of Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rogers. Chambers has made regular appearances... Read the rest of the article »
Despite already spending quite a bit, Real Madrid apparently aren't done yet as they hope to add another face to their attacking arsenal.
Despite already spending big this summer, Real Madrid are reportedly not done buying up some new players.
Recently, the club's president stated that they were not yet done making moves in the transfer market, meaning that indeed while some players could depart, it also indicated that they were looking to make another signing or two before the season ends.
Radamel Falcao is one player... Read the rest of the article »
Liverpool face Olympiakos Piraeus in an International Champions Cup encounter on Sunday, the 27th of July at the Soldier Field.
The Reds have not had a very productive preseason campaign so far and will be looking to respond when they face Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus. Out of the four preparation matches Brendan Rodgers’s men have played so far they have won two and lost the rest.
The Reds humbled Shamrock Rovers in their opening match winning by a 4-0 score line but were shocked in their second game as Brondby... Read the rest of the article »
According to American reports, the successful entertainer has the Portuguese star as his first client at his new company.
Although obviously the summer transfer market is all about football, when it comes to some of the game's biggest stars--such as Cristiano Ronaldo--anything involving them makes the news, whether it directly relates to things happening on the pitch.
According to American site TMZ, rapper Dwayne Carter, Jr., known worldwide to his legions of fans as Lil Wayne, has opted to expand his already massive... Read the rest of the article »