1. Neymar's Copa No Show: Should Clubs Be Dictating When Players Do and Don't Play?

    During Dunga's failed Copa America Centenario mission that ultimately cost the then-Brazil manager his job, there was one glaring omission from his 23-man squad: Neymar...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 6 months ago 8,791 reads 30 comments

  2. Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller Respond to Germany Criticism at Euro 2016

    Germany stars Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller have both shrugged off criticism of their performances at the UEFA European Championship ahead of their clash with Northern Ireland on Tuesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 6 months ago 4,305 reads 5 comments

  3. Portugal and Fernando Santos Are Still Searching for a Euro 2016 Breakthrough

    As Portugal are finding out, the very nature of this extended European Championship is that it isn’t always about how you start but how you finish...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 months ago 1,072 reads 4 comments

  4. Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini Is the Embodiment of Antonio Conte's Coaching Ethos

    Much has been made of the choices Italy manager Antonio Conte made when he finalized his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship earlier this month...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 6 months ago 2,827 reads 12 comments

  5. Chile's Sharp Improvement Gives Them Huge Chance of Winning Copa America Again

    Last year Chile won the Copa America for the first time in their history. Now La Roja are starting to believe they can do it again...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 6 months ago 2,520 reads 14 comments

  6. Slovakia vs. England Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    England can extend their current unbeaten streak to six games and clinch first place on the Group B table with a win when they hit the pitch against Slovakia on Monday as strong -165 ...

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  7. State of Spain: Purring La Roja Ideally Placed to Defend Crown at Euro 2016

    The cover of Marca said it all: "That is how champions play." It was the morning after the most dazzling display of Euro 2016 to date, a proper fiesta of football, and a familiar realisation was setting in: They're the favourites...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 months ago 4,209 reads 15 comments

  8. Examining Roy Hodgson's Stick-or-Twist Choices Ahead of England vs. Slovakia

    England's national team is a living, breathing example of the personnel and related tactical challenges posed by international tournament football...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 6 months ago 4,659 reads 13 comments

  9. Lionel Messi Puts Argentina in Copa America Semis as They Try to End Drought

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Copa America Centenario has been filled with highs and lows, but one of its biggest selling points is that it boasts the world's best player in Lionel Messi ...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 6 months ago 6,170 reads 66 comments

  10. Cristiano Ronaldo Has Another Nightmare, but Portugal Teammates Have to Help Him

    Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty against Austria in Paris on Saturday evening, and there were laughs at his misfortune heard all over France and indeed the world...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 months ago 13,699 reads 70 comments

  11. Chile Drubbing at Copa America Leaves Mexico with Much to Ponder

    It wasn't supposed to end like that. Mexico's hopes of a first Copa America triumph weren't just dashed by Chile in a one-sided quarter-final on Saturday. They were stamped on, put through a blender and then incinerated...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 6 months ago 33,779 reads 209 comments

  12. Analyzing the USMNT's Potential Lineup Changes for Copa Semi Versus Argentina

    The United States men's national team paid quite the cost for advancing to the semifinal round of the Copa America Centenario with their 2-1 quarterfinal win over Ecuador on Thursday...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 6 months ago 28,946 reads 90 comments

  13. Antonio Conte Answering His Critics, but Questions Remain for Italy

    So little was expected of the Italy national team as the 2016 European Championship began. The Azzurri were without two of their best midfielders due to injury, and their forward ...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 6 months ago 4,292 reads 48 comments

  14. Should Wales Expect More from Gareth Bale at Euro 2016?

    In the final minute of Wales’ 2-1 loss to England on Thursday afternoon, Neil Taylor launched a high cross in to the penalty area, and there was Gareth Bale rising to meet the ball with a header in an effort to rescue an unlikely point...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 6 months ago 4,016 reads 17 comments

  15. Houston, We Have a Problem: Magical Leo Messi Sends Warning to the USMNT

    With four wins out of four, Argentina are in imperious form going into the decisive stages of the Copa America Centenario...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 6 months ago 95,082 reads 169 comments

  16. France vs. Switzerland Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    A first-place finish in Group A will be at stake Sunday when France takes on Switzerland in their group-stage finale as -115 (bet $115 to win $100) favorites...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 6 months ago 10,780 reads 0 comments

  17. Cristiano Ronaldo Holds Off Security to Pose for Photo with Fan

    It was a tough night for Cristiano Ronaldo . The Portugal superstar missed a penalty and later saw a header ruled out for offside as his side stuttered to a 0-0 draw with Austria...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 6 months ago 21,841 reads 4 comments

  18. The Internet Reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo's Horror Show Against Austria

    Cristiano Ronaldo had a rather difficult evening for Portugal against Austria on Saturday, and Twitter loved it...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 6 months ago 21,533 reads 50 comments

  19. Mexico vs. Chile Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    Defending Copa America champion Chile will face Group C winner Mexico in the last of four quarterfinal matchups Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 6 months ago 5,503 reads 0 comments

  20. Germany Have Yet to Find the Right Balance in Their Hunt for Euro 2016 Glory

    Germany's first two matches of their Euro 2016 campaign have followed a familiar script: Much like in the four previous major tournaments under head coach Joachim Low, the team followed ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 6 months ago 1,937 reads 14 comments

  21. France Boss Didier Deschamps Must Drop Patrice Evra and Blaise Matuidi vs. Swiss

    Hosts France have made a solid, if unspectacular, start to the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and Didier Deschamps’ men will close out Group A against Switzerland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Sunday...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 6 months ago 3,896 reads 5 comments

  22. Dazzling Spain Establish Themselves as Euro 2016 Favourites with Turkey Win

    It's only ever been them who could play like this. The question was whether they still had this in them. That question has now been answered...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 months ago 9,208 reads 25 comments

  23. USA in Win-Win Situation After Reaching Copa America Centenario Semi-Finals

    When the full-time whistle blew in Seattle on Thursday night, Jurgen Klinsmann breathed a sigh of relief...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 6 months ago 28,051 reads 54 comments

  24. Is It Time to Give Roy Hodgson and England a Break at Euro 2016?

    Rare is it that even-handed characters prove so divisive. To poll the general public in England as to whether Roy Hodgson is doing a good job or a bad one in France would be to toss a coin in the air...

    Alex Dunn Written by Alex Dunn about 6 months ago 8,867 reads 27 comments

  25. Italy Again Confound Critics with No-Nonsense Approach That Is Reaping Rewards

    Italy came into their Euro 2016 game against Sweden knowing that it would be a different test than the one they passed against Belgium in Group E on Monday...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 6 months ago 12,666 reads 50 comments