The team made it to the semi-finals in Argentina 2011. They had their debut in 1967 and won against Bolivia.
Venezuela missed out on making it to the final four years ago by losing on penalty kicks to Paraguay in the semi-finals. This time, despite not being placed in an easy group, manager Noel Sanvicente has assembled a team capable of competing against the big dogs of CONMEBOL.
Venezuela was ranked 39th in the FIFA World Ranking by the time the last Copa America happened. They experienced... Read the rest of the article »
United States fears Myanmar's capacity to block open spaces. New Zealand has a home advantage that could be significant.
United States opens their participation in the U-20 World Cup against the small nation of Myanmar. The American coach Tab Ramos is already taking this game seriously and calling it a "must win" for the Stars and Stripes team. Myanmar is the underdog in a group that is also composed by New Zealand and Ukraine.
Ramos is aware that on paper, their opponent does not seem like a serious... Read the rest of the article »
Four years after shocking women's football with their first ever World Cup win, Japan are seeking to successfully defend their title this summer in Canada.
It's often said that once one does something, it can be done again, but the pressure and expectations increase immensely. Four years ago, Japan, against all odds, knocked off traditional women's football powerhouses Germany and the USA in order to win their first ever World Cup title. The Germans were seeking their third consecutive title and first on home soil, whilst the Americans were also hoping... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese striker could be eyeing a transfer away from Los Blancos, since he also believes that Rafael Benitez would not be a suitable replacement for the Italian manager.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with Real Madrid's president, and this could mean the Portuguese striker is set to fly away from La Casa Blanca. Sources indicate that CR7 could be considering his future with the team since Florentino Perez decided to sack Carlo Ancelotti, who Ronaldo claimed was "the man for the job."
Added to the team's below average performance during the second semester... Read the rest of the article »
The Belgian midfielder has been sought out by Manchester United and Manchester City after an unsuccessful stint with Chelsea.
After being called a flop following his short stint with Chelsea, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne experienced a sort of re-birth and is now one of Europe's most desired players. His 15 goals and 28 assists in 50 games speak for themselves, and the 23-year old refused to shut the door to a possible transfer away from the Wolves, since top clubs like Manchester United and Manchester City have started... Read the rest of the article »
The elections were held after each candidate made a speech. Blatter refused to resign after the arrests were made earlier in the week.
Sepp Blatter will be the president of FIFA for the next four years. Blatter will continue to reign FIFA after he has done so for 17 years. When everyone was expecting a close election race, Prince Ali Bin-Al Hussein decided to resign from the second round after the Swiss president dominated the first round.
This was a shocking decision
Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein withdraws from the... Read the rest of the article »
After failing to win the 2011 World Cup in their home country, Germany will be seeking to match the men's triumph with their own win at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.
Last summer, it was Germany's time to shine as die Mannschaft celebrated their fourth World Cup title after thrashing Brazil 7-1 en route to a tense 1-0 win over Argentina. A year later, the women's squad can match their male colleagues by winning what will be their third crown this summer in Canada, and should they do so, it would mark the first time that the World Cup has been awarded to both the... Read the rest of the article »
This weekend will host the final matchday of the 2014/2015 Serie A season as Lazio and Napoli fight it out for the last UCL spot.
Last weekend saw the conclusions of many of Europe's biggest leagues, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and Ligue 1. And finally, the fifth member of the continent's "Big 5", Italy's Serie A, will now say arrivederci to the 2014/2015 campaign that has had plenty of twists, turns, and surprises galore for calcio fans as they followed their favourite teams this season.
Several... Read the rest of the article »
The elections will decide if Blatter goes for a fifth term in charge of FIFA. Several opponents have resigned during the campaign season.
#BlatterOut is a hashtag that has been used for a very long time. With the FIFA Presidential Elections approaching, there are more people joining the movement in any way possible. An internet website is making a strong push to get Sepp Blatter out of the presidency by gathering over 600,000 signatures against him.
"As citizens concerned about corruption in all its forms, we welcome the... Read the rest of the article »
Elections are still scheduled to be held this Friday to decide the new man in charge. The bomb threat was reported during a lunch break.
During Sepp Blatter's opening statements of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, the Swiss boss called for unity within the organization he has been leading for 17 years. FIFA is currently in the eye of the hurricane for a scandal involving the arrests of seven leaders earlier in the week.
"I accept that the president of Fifa is ultimately responsible for everything. I want to share this responsibility... Read the rest of the article »
The Paraguayans will trust seasoned coach Ramon 'Pelado' Díaz to rebuild their National Team, which has been struggling to make an impression in the recent years.
After a historic performance in the 2010 World Cup, and a second place finish in the last Copa America, things crumbled apart for the Paraguayans. After Gerardo Martino's resignation as coach, the red-and-white side has struggled to find a suitable coach to lead them to the heights they were getting used to, and the team hit its lowest point after finishing dead last in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.... Read the rest of the article »
Aston Villa will be hoping to create a huge upset when they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday, the 30th of May at the Wembley Stadium.
The Villans were mediocre at best for most of the campaign but Tim Sherwood's arrivals has reignited their season and Aston Villa will now be aiming to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1957. Villa are currently not ranked among the top clubs in the country but do have a rich history.
The Clarets have the fifth highest number of major honors won by a club in England which includes seven... Read the rest of the article »
Here is everything you need to know about the Blaugrana's unrivaled history in the 112-year-old cup competition.
Saturday, May the 30th, is the date for Barcelona’s much anticipated Copa del Rey final showdown. The Blaugrana, who won La Liga title and await their Champions League final tie, will lock horns with Athletic Bilbao for the prestigious cup.
Camp Nou will be the venue for the weekend match, handing the Catalan giants the advantage of playing on home ground, as they look to triumph over... Read the rest of the article »
The Gunners are set to participate in the FA Cup final for a second consecutive season when they face Aston Villa on Saturday, the 30th of May at Wembley.
Wenger's men brought an end to their long running trophy drought by winning the prestigious tournament at the expense of Hull City last time out and will be aiming to retain their crown when they face Aston Villa on Saturday.
Arsenal's 11 FA Cup triumphs are a joint high alongside Man United and a win against Aston Villa can allow the North London side to become the most successful team in the... Read the rest of the article »
It will be a case of David vs Goliath as Auxerre and PSG meet in the 2015 Coupe de France final on Saturday, May 30th. Here are some live TV listings & online streaming options for Auxerre vs. PSG.
Despite again enduring disappointment in Europe, PSG again proved that they are the top side in France by successfully defending their Ligue 1 title this season. After some stumbles that had them slip into second, Les Parisiens rallied back by winning their last nine games to blow away Lyon and comfortably secure the league crown with by a massive eight points.
Having already won the Coupe de... Read the rest of the article »
Camp Nou will host the Copa Del Rey Final as Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao on Satuday, the 30th of May.
The Catalans have won the competition a record 26 times and with their current form it will not come as a surprise if they manage to better their record on Saturday. Luis Enrique's men are chasing a treble having already won La Liga and are due to face Juventus in the Champions League final.
Bilbao on the other will be hoping to win their only silverware of the season in a competition they have... Read the rest of the article »
Entering the pitch as the probable victim, how can Athletic Bilbao manage to pull a stunner against the heavily favored Blaugranas?
Even if Athletic Bilbao arrives into this match as the proverbial victim, Los Leones de San Mamés still possess some weapons and tactics that could hurt Barcelona's prospects of winning the treble. Usually a complicated side to beat for Luis Enrique's men, Athletic have shown quite an impressive form in their most recent games, where they were trying to reach European football spots in La Liga.... Read the rest of the article »
UEFA's boss thinks it's time for the Swiss exec to step down as FIFA president, while some sponsors demand answers after several officers were arrested yesterday.
Michel Platini is clear about something: Sepp Blatter has to resign from his position as FIFA's president. The French exec and UEFA president had a meeting with the Swiss director prior to the start of the annual FIFA Congress. Platini revealed he has asked Blatter to step down, so that all the corruption allegations surrounding football's governing body can be sorted out and the sport can restore... Read the rest of the article »
As the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup hosts, Canada are hoping to make their home crowds cheer by becoming the second hosts to win a title.
Of all the teams featuring in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Canada had the easiest qualifying route, and it was all achieved without even kicking a ball. After Zimbabwe withdrew their bid, the Canadians secured their spot in March 2011 as the hosts, a couple months before they headed to Germany for what was their fifth tournament appearance.
Having finished in a respectable fourth place at... Read the rest of the article »
The club issued a press release denying any intention to acquire the player from Juventus, after several reports linking the team and the midfielder.
Even after all the rumors surrounding French midfielder Paul Pogba, one team took a stand and denied any interest in signing the player. Today, Real Madrid issued a press release where the club dismisses any rumors regarding an official offer to sign Pogba. In the statement, the club denies any contact with the player or his agent.
"Following the reports published in the Italian newspaper... Read the rest of the article »