Kevin Muscat’s debut season as manager was a huge success and he wants more

Kevin Muscat turned into the coach of the Australian outfit Melbourne Victory on October 31 of 2013 and this was the first time that Muscat has ever been in charge of any professional club as the head coach but despite it being his first time, his managerial career has been a huge success as the Australian coach pushed Melbourne Victory to the A-League Championship and Premiership titles of the 2014-15 season.

This is the best possible way that Kevin Muscat could have kicked off his managerial career and now the Australian has stated that he is eager for what is to come and he does not want to put a limit on what is possible to accomplish as anything is possible.

Melbourne Victory’s Kevin Muscat revealed some of his plans for the future as he said: “I wouldn’t put a ceiling on anything. But I’ve been around long enough in a professional environment to know you’re judged on what you do tomorrow, not what you’ve done yesterday. I won’t look too far ahead. Of course, I’ve got aspirations. I’ll reach for the stars and if I fall somewhere short, great.  At this point in time I’m driven by one thing and that’s to bring some more success to this football club. And we all know what success looks like at Melbourne Victory.”

For the time being, Muscat wants to lift more titles with Melbourne Victory and have more success with the team but he also hinted out the possibility of coaching other teams outside of Australia as he has big aspirations of winning big things and achieving further success. Continue reading Kevin Muscat’s debut season as manager was a huge success and he wants more

England and Scotland will be coming up against each other in a competitive game

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. Continue reading England and Scotland will be coming up against each other in a competitive game

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. Continue reading The chairman of the Polish football association believes that Russia should not host the 2018 World Cup

Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil

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. Continue reading Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil

England worst Performance in 2014 World Cup

England experienced an abysmal 2014 World Cup as they failed to make it out of the group stages after losing against Italy, Uruguay and only managing to claim one point thanks to a draw after having locked horns with Costa Rica.

When that worldwide competition reached it’s end, England has attempted to revive their team spirit and morale by focusing on the upcoming major international tournament in the 2016 UEFA Euro’s which kicks off in June of 2016

Roy Hodgson is the manager of the English national team and things have started to take a turn for the better as the squad has claimed four successive victories in their journey of securing their qualification ticket. Continue reading England worst Performance in 2014 World Cup

England vs Scotland Friendly Match

England and Scotland faced each other in a high-profile friendly that was a throwback to the yesterday matches.

It finished as a 3-1 win for the English and it gives them a lot of confidence on the back of recent results. England were very much criticised after a disappointing World Cup 2014 in which they were knocked out at the group stages. Since then, the team has undergone several changes, both forced and involuntary, due to the retirement of important players and the emergence of talented youngsters.

After managing to win all of their Euro 2016 qualifying matches up until now, England took on Scotland in this friendly. Wayne Rooney moved closer to the all-time national team record by scoring two goals, while Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened scoring early in the first half. Scotland were expected to put a great fight in the encounter due to the recent form, but the goal from Robertson late in the second half only proved to be a consolation. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said after the match that his players may have been taken aback little due to the intensity with which England played especially in the first half.

Hodgson was a pleased man after the match. He now can prepare his team for the next round of international matches that take place only in March.”We’re disappointed, at the end of the year, to finish it with defeat.There could be a couple of things that made that happen.One was definitely an England side that were determined and as intense as I have seen them for a long time.I think that goes down a lot to what they might have thought happened if they didn’t do that.I think we’ve got to say well done to England. That’s a team full of Champions League players,” said Gordon Strachan.