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Watch Miguel Herrera's team take on Bolivia, as both Latin American teams relive their international tournament rivalry on September 9
After their previous matches in the United States, Mexico and Bolivia end their North American tour for this FIFA Matchday with a friendly game. With both teams looking for alternatives, fans at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park will have a good show on the pitch.
Mexico played last Saturday against Chile, showing some good moves on the attacking side, and giving Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker will have to wait to make his debut with FC Barcelona in an official match, which could happen on October 26th against Real Madrid.
Luis Suarez has been finally cleared to play with his National Team. Following his four month ban from any football-related activity, FIFA authorized the player to take part on friendly matches with the Uruguayans.
According to sources, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) intends to call up Suarez for next month's friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Oman, but had to ask permission to do... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil will face Ecuador at the MetLife Stadium in an international friendly on Tuesday, the 9th of September.
Dunga picked up a win on his second coming as Brazil notched a 1-0 victory over Colombia in their last outing. Neymar who picked up a horror injury last time the two sides met in the World Cup scored the solitary goal of the match as Brazil look to redeem themselves from their horrible end to the World Cup.
Brazil were rather unimpressive largely as the match seemed to be heading towards a goal-less... 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 »
Serbia will host France in an international friendly at the Stadion Partizana on Sunday, the 7th of September 2014.
France continued its impressive run in the World Cup with another good showing as Didier Deschamps’ men picked a 1-0 win over Spain in their last friendly match. Loic Remy’s late strike settled the match, as the new Chelsea man scored the only goal of the game after an intelligent cut back from Valbuena.
The victory was France’s third in the last five matches with their only... Read the rest of the article »
On September 6, two of the most exciting countries during the past World Cup face each other in preparation for next year's Copa America
One of the most interesting matches involving Latin American countries will be, without a doubt, the one that makes Chile and Mexico clash on the pitch. Both sides had a good World Cup, being eliminated by Brazil and The Netherlands, respectively. Both teams arrive to this match with their best players, so a good game may be set for this Saturday at Levi's Stadium.
Chile will have star strikers... Read the rest of the article »
On September 5, watch live as the Samurai Blue start a new era under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. Their opponent, Uruguay, will not have Luis Suarez with them , following the ban imposed by FIFA.
After being eliminated during the first round of the past World Cup, the Japanese Football Association decided to make a change. Mexican Javier Aguirre was given the coaching position with the Samurai Blue, and the seasoned coach will try to bring a new mix of talent and experience to the National Team. Aguirre decided not to call up Shinji Kagawa for health reasons, and will be giving a shot to young... Read the rest of the article »
The two South American sides will meet at the Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, the 4th of September in a friendly match.
The two teams met in the Quarter-Final of the World Cup last time out, a match the hosts won by a 2-1 score line. What followed it was one of the worst moments in the history of Brazilian football as eventual champions Germany ran rampant condemning the hosts to a 7-1 defeat.
Following their embarrassing exit former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was shown the way out with 1994 World Cup winner... Read the rest of the article »
On September 4th, two European heavyweights starting new eras clash in a good warmup game for the Euro 2016 qualifiers next week.
After not making the round of 16 for the second World Cup in a row, and despite displaying a more offensive playing style, Italy will start a new era with Antonio Conte leading the Azzurri. The former Juventus coach won’t have Mario Balotelli showing his class on the pitch, but he is confident that he can build his team around experienced players such as Buffon and De Rossi and some newcomers... Read the rest of the article »
Spain and France will play one another in a friendly setting at the Stade de France on Thursday, the 4th of September 2014.
Two European heavyweights who will have different points to prove on the night will face one another in what promises to be an exciting match. Spain put forth a disappointing defense of the World Cup title they won back in 2010 after getting knocked out in the first round only.
La Roja finished third in a group comprising of Holland, Chile and Australia after getting thoroughly outclassed by... Read the rest of the article »
Belgium, after an underwhelming World Cup campaign, is set to be tested by a team which was not exactly rewarded for its efforts in the World Cup, Australia.
Belgium's World Cup campaign, despite their place in the top eight, was underwhelming. They were considered one of the most talented sides. Yet, Marc Wilmots seemed to lack the tactical nous needed for Belgium to earn the right results. Their performances did not light up the match days. In the group stages, they performed well for certain spells. Their only consistent performance... 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 »
England will play their first match after a horrific World Cup campaign as they go against Norway in an international friendly on Wednesday, the 3rd of September 2014.
The Three Lions failed to win a single match at the illustrious tournament held in Brazil earlier this year and will be looking to make amends when they face Norway on Wednesday. A few of the senior squad members most notably midfield maestros Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have announced their retirement in order to allow England’s young blood to take over.
Roy Hodgson’s new look... 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 »
Barcelona’s superstar has been ruled out of the game against Germany due to an injury to his right leg, even missing the all-star match organized by Pope Francis.
After Lionel Messi’s performance during the last World Cup, and rumors indicating a bad relationship with new Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino, his decline from the upcoming match against Germany started a heated debate on the real reasons why Messi chose not to play with his National team.
The official version states Messi came down with an injury on Barcelona's latest victory against... Read the rest of the article »
USA fans will have the chance to see the National Team play their first home match after the World Cup in Brazil
The fixture was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Soccer Federation via its official website. The match will take place on October 10 in Rentschler Field in East Harford, Connecticut. Tickets will go on sale on August 22.
The team managed by Jurgen Klinsmann will return to American soil to face their first home match after a dramatic World Cup exit that saw the USMNT getting knocked out in the... 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 »
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 »
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 »