1. Diego Maradona Says Lionel Messi Is a 'Teddy Bear' After 'Terrible' Ban Decision

    Argentina legend Diego Maradona has defended Lionel Messi in light of his recent FIFA ban for abuse directed towards an assistant referee, calling the Barcelona star a "teddy ...

    Alex Keble Written by Alex Keble about 5 months ago 1,296 reads 0 comments

  2. Picking Brazil's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    Less than a year ago, Brazil's national team were stuck in the doldrums. After suffering a 1-0 loss to Peru, albeit after conceding a contentious goal, Dunga's underperforming squad ...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 5 months ago 17,091 reads 0 comments

  3. Picking USA's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    Now that the panic has subsided and the United States men's national team is back on track to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, it's time to project who may be a part of the 23-man traveling party next summer...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 5 months ago 25,758 reads 0 comments

  4. World Cup Power Rankings After Latest Round of Qualifiers

    Welcome to the latest edition of the World Cup power rankings, a dedicated look at which nation appears the most likely to lift the trophy in Russia in 2018 at this moment in time...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 76,309 reads 0 comments

  5. Picking Argentina's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    For so long, Argentina's squad has promised so much...yet utterly failed to deliver in the moments that mattered most...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 9,024 reads 0 comments

  6. Neymar Tactics Commented on by Brazil Coach Tite After World Cup Qualification

    Brazil coach Tite has revealed that he allows star man Neymar to be isolated and heavily marked as opposition defences open up space for other attackers when they concentrate their efforts on the Barcelona man...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 5 months ago 4,292 reads 0 comments

  7. Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    Spain's international team ruled the world for a period under Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque , but the 2010 World Cup winners didn't have such an enjoyable time of things ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 7,905 reads 0 comments

  8. Barcelona Criticise Lionel Messi's 'Unfair' 4-Game Argentina Ban Given by FIFA

    Barcelona have criticised the four-game international ban given to their star forward Lionel Messi , calling the sanction "unfair." The Blaugrana released a statement about the punishment on their official website on Wednesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 5 months ago 8,486 reads 0 comments

  9. Picking Germany's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    Germany are well on their way to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Of course, that was widely considered a fait accompli even before the groups were drawn in July 2015...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 5 months ago 13,066 reads 0 comments

  10. Picking England's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games

    England's victory over Lithuania on Sunday means the Three Lions are well on track to reach next summer's World Cup in Russia...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 5 months ago 16,603 reads 0 comments

  11. Lionel Messi's 4-Game Ban Called 'Strange' by Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza

    Argentina manager Edgardo Bauza has criticised the timing of the confirmation of Lionel Messi 's four-game international ban, suggesting it was a "strange" decision to announce it on the day of their game against Bolivia...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 5 months ago 3,413 reads 0 comments

  12. Lionel Messi Suspended 4 Matches After Rant at Official

    Lionel Messi will miss four matches for Argentina, beginning with the team's FIFA World Cup qualifying match with Bolivia on Tuesday after he allegedly abused a match official during the team’s recent 1-0 win over Chile...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 5 months ago 49,176 reads 0 comments

  13. B/R Experts: Big-Game Predictions, March 28-29

    The latest round of international action concludes this week, with a host of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 5 months ago 10,112 reads 0 comments

  14. Bolivia vs. Argentina: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

    Argentina face a difficult trip to Bolivia in CONMEBOL qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, desperately needing a victory to solidify their top-four place in the standings...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 5 months ago 10,287 reads 0 comments

  15. Brazil vs. Paraguay: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

    Brazil welcome Paraguay in CONMEBOL qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. They lead the group by seven points...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 5 months ago 9,127 reads 0 comments

  16. Luxembourg vs. France: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream and Preview

    France will look to consolidate their position atop 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A on Saturday when they face Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg City...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 5 months ago 4,368 reads 0 comments

  17. B/R Experts: Big-Game Predictions, March 24-26

    With domestic football on a temporary hiatus, our team of experts have the chance to get their teeth into the international programme. We have a mix of international friendlies and World Cup qualifiers on what is sure to be an event-packed weekend...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 5 months ago 2,756 reads 0 comments

  18. Belgium vs. Greece: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream and Preview

    Belgium clash with Greece in UEFA Group H qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, as the top-two teams in the standings battle at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, on Friday...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 5 months ago 7,942 reads 0 comments

  19. Spain vs. Israel: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream and Preview

    Spain welcome Israel in a UEFA Group G qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup , as the hosts attempt to maintain their imperious home record at the Estadio El Molinon in Gijon on Friday...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 5 months ago 5,111 reads 0 comments

  20. Team USA's World Cup Hopes Hang on Bruce Arena Uniting a Divided Squad

    Four months ago, Costa Rica tore apart Jurgen Klinsmann's Team USA 4-0. That ugly defeat cost the coach his job and left the USMNT at the bottom of their six-team 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group known as "The Hex...

    Noah Davis Written by Noah Davis about 5 months ago 26,401 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking the Teams Most Likely to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

    It's the international break, so let's hit the pause button on what has been three-and-a-half frantic months of club football and turn our attention to the small matter of qualifying ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 66,599 reads 0 comments

  22. Could President Trump's Policies Derail a U.S. World Cup Bid?

    The 2026 World Cup won't kick off for nearly a decade, but the election of President Donald Trump might've already hurt the chances that it'll be held in the United States. Before November, the U...

    Noah Davis Written by Noah Davis about 6 months ago 26,915 reads 0 comments

  23. La Liga Reportedly Plan Legal Action Against FIFA's World Cup Expansion Decision

    La Liga is reportedly planning to launch legal action against FIFA after Tuesday's announcement that the World Cup will increase from 32 teams to 48 from 2026...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 7 months ago 2,354 reads 5 comments

  24. FIFA Council Unanimously Votes for World Cup Expansion to 48 Teams from 2026

    A motion has been passed to expand the FIFA World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, it was confirmed on Tuesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 7 months ago 13,084 reads 46 comments

  25. Gianni Infantino's 48-Team World Cup Will Kill the Essence of the Tournament

    And so here we are, again. You might have thought that we were past all of this. You might have thought that FIFA was ready to smarten up. You might have thought Gianni Infantino was the man to lead that...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 months ago 5,295 reads 8 comments