England and Scotland will be coming up against each other in a competitive game yet again and manager Roy Hodgson is already looking forward to this feisty encounter. The two teams first played against each other back in 1872 and this is seen as more of the oldest rivalries in world football.
Further, England and Scotland are the oldest football playing nations. The duo will be facing each other on November 11, 2016. They have been brought together for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier. Even though England are extremely disappointed not to be hosting this tournament, they will relish the prospect of overcoming Scotland once more.
Scottish football has been on the decline over the last few years and this is especially true in the case of the national team. While the likes of Wales have recovered sufficiently, Scotland are yet to become a top nation in world football. They have shown signs of resurgence under Gordon Strachan, but they will have to go a long way before overcoming the memories of the defeats in 2013 and 2014 against England. Hodgson says that he is already looking forward to the atmosphere before and during the game. The reverse fixture with Scotland hosting England will take place in June 2017. Read the rest of this entry »06.16.15
The chairman of the Polish football association believes that Russia should not host the 2018 World Cup
Zbigniew Boniek is the chairman of the Polish football association and he has expressed his point of view concerning Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup and their conflicts involving Ukraine.
The former Juventus player and current chairman of the PFA said: “Hosting the World Cup in Russia is a disastrous mistake, it’s a country engaged in war, who invaded another country. In 2010 when FIFA chose Russia to host the World Cup the situation was totally different. But now when Russia is at war with Ukraine? There should be a clause in the contract between FIFA and the host country that enables the executive committee to strip that country in the event of a war. Or violating the charter of the United Nations,”
Russia was awarded with hosting the 2018 World Cup ahead of England and joint bids from Spain/Portugal and Netherlands/Belgium in December 2010 but things hasn’t been easy for the Russian government and nation in its entirety as they are continuously receiving criticism due to the economic problems and a number of other things that Vladimir Putin and his citizens are experiencing. Read the rest of this entry »05.17.15
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Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil. People have problems with his attitude. The media does not like him either.
There was a section of the fans that thought the condition of Brazilian Football was only going to get worse with him being appointed as the replacement of Luiz Felipe Scolari.
But, a few months down the line, it’s hard to find the critics of the Brazil boss. There is no one criticizing or crucifying him at the moment and why would there be? He has done such an incredible job for his country.
The 7-1 massacre versus Germany was a disaster for Selecao. It was nothing less than that.
Having revived them from there and that too so well, Dunga must be given some credit now. He very rarely gets that.
Whatever he has touched since taking over from Scolari, he has managed to turn it into gold and that’s because he has gone about things intelligently. Read the rest of this entry »03.21.15
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England manager Roy Hodgson is thought to have expressed his desire to stay as the national team boss until the World Cup 2018.
The current contract with the former Liverpool manager ends after the Euro 2016. After a very disappointing World Cup 2014, the possibility of Hodgson continuing as the manager beyond the European Championship only rests with the national team performing extremely well in this tournament. If they suffered yet another embarrassing exit, it is highly unlikely that Hodgson will be given the time to continue despite his ambitions plans of reducing the average age of the team.
Since taking over as the England team boss just before the Euro 2012, Hodgson has been actively involved in trying to overcome the transitional phase for this England team.He has brought in a number of young players to the fold, but it has also been forced due to retirements of top players like Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard in the last 12 months. A disappointing World Cup 2014 will not have been what the English FA had in mind when they extended the contract of the former West Brom boss until the Euro 2016. In fact, Hodgson was widely expected to leave the national team role after this poor World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »02.21.15
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