World Cup Squads

12 countries have already named their squads for Russia 2018. Messi’s last chance for a World Cup will be in the company of … Goalkeepers: Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres UANL). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Federico Fazio (Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas […]

Barcelona have a player in every world cup team

Barcelona will have at least one player representing them in each group of World Cup 2018 GROUP A Luis Suarez for Uruguay GROUP B Andres Iniesta Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets for Spain GROUP C Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti for France GROUP D Ivan Rakitic for Croatia and Lionel Messi for Argentina […]

Iniesta rides off into the sunset too

Its been a week of tears and farewells.Buffon bid farewell to Juventus,Torres said goodbye to Atletico Madrid ( scoring a brace in his last match) and Iniesta said his goodbye to Barcelona. “Today is a difficult day but it’s been 22 marvellous years. It’s been a pride and a pleasure to defend and represent this […]

Mourinho mourns

Mourinho mourned the loss of the last chance to grab a bit of silverware this season.United lost 1 – 0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Mourinho did not seem to see the irony in complaining that Chelsea played far too defensively for his liking. “It was a bit hard for us to play […]

Eintracht Frankfurt pull off stunning win over Bayern

The DFB Pokal final saw Eintracht Frankfurt beating Bayern Munich 3 -1 and claiming the title for the first time in 20 years. Bayern finished the season 35 points above Eintracht and so the game should have been a cakewalk of sorts. However it didn’t quite work out that way. On the plus side for […]

Buffon bids farewell

“Six thousand, one hundred and eleven days. Semilacentoundici moments of pure passion. Of joy, of crying, of defeats and victories Thanks to every one of you, because each of you has helped to make every moment of my life special in black and white. A life that has become a second skin. A skin that […]

Atletico win the Europa League in style

Antoine Griezmann’s stardust guided Atletico Madrid to a third Europa League title as the Spanish club outclassed Marseille on a memorable night in Lyon. Atletico Madrid players paraded through Madrid with their Europa Trophy surrounded by fans delirious with joy. Antoine Griezmann brace guided Atletico to their third Europa Title – but it looks like […]

Balotelli returns ?

Italy’s new coach Roberto Mancini Balotelli back on his squad. World Cup 2018 is beyond the reach of Italy now but Mancini has his eyes on Euro 2020. Balotelli has put on a pretty good show at Nice this season. 26 goals and counting this season. So Supermario could be back in action in forthcoming […]

Levante end Barcelona’s invincible dream

Barcelona had just two more games to go to make it a whole La Liga season in which they had been unbeaten Alas the dream of being the first La Liga team of the modern era to go down in history as being invincible came unstuck in their penultimate game against lowly Levante. Levante took […]

Iniesta isn’t going to China

Iniesta,master of the feint that sent opposition players in the wrong direction has done it again.He led everyone to believe that he was heading off to China but it’s turned out to be more of the art of misdirection he had mastered during that lifetime he spent at Barecelona. It’s Japan that’s his real target. […]

Arsenal say goodbye to Wenger with 5 – 0 win over Burnley

There are many highlights after 22 years.I think I played 840 Premier League games. Do you know how many sleepless nights that means? Before the game, after the game. Sometimes to make people happy is to go somewhere else. I want to make people happy. My ambition was to win with style. That was always […]

Messi and Ronaldo both score in a brilliant El Clasico

Messi and Suarez both scored in an -enthralling El Clasico in which no quarters were asked for and none given.Bale and Ronaldo did the scoring for Real Madrid so that the game ended at 2-2 with Barcelona down to 10 men. With Barcelona having already won Spanish league title and Madrid focused on a third […]

Brighton avoid relegation by beating Manchester United

Talk about a difference in motivation.Brighton put everything they had into the game because winning would save them from relegation.The only thing Man Utd need to play for this season is to make sure they end up second. That was not enough of a motivation of Mourinho’s misfiring men and they sleepwalked most of the […]

Get Well, Sir Alex

It’s Fergie time, for real. As the former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recovers from emergency surgery, we wish him a speedy recovery. Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in […]

Costa ends Wenger’s dream

Wenger’s hopes of going out with a bang went up in smoke when Diego Costa scored the only goal of the second leg. Atletico are through to the finals of the Europa Cup. No glorious exit for poor Wenger. “I’m very sad tonight,”he lamented “Unfortunately you have to go through that – the game can […]

Liverpool it is

Roma were heroic and they almost achieved a second three goal miracle – but Liverpool held on,held out and have made it to the finals. Highlights .. Roma 4-2 Liverpool Goals | Match Highlights by

Sven Ulreich’s blunder sees Bayern crash out

Sven Ulreich made a terrible mistake early in the second half – gifting Real Madrid with a goal in the process.Poor fellow. Steven Gerrard says – “Been there,done that” Bayern threw everything they had at Real after that and got one more goal.But that as far as it went. Real Madrid are through to yet […]

Messi scores a hat trick and Barcelona claim the title

Barcelona won the La Liga with four games to spare after they beat Deportivo La Coruna 4 -2. Having also won the Copa del Rey earlier on the double is the 8th one that they have achieved over the years – twice as many as any other club in the La Liga. But the shadow […]

Wenger gets a warm send off at Manchester United

Wenger was given a warm send off at Manchester United in his last game against the club .He was given a present by Sir Alex and warm hugs and smiles abounded.After all the rivalry and animosity and malcontent – an moment of peace and friendship. Very nice. Manchester United won the game 2 – 1 […]