1. 3 Things Portugal Should Test in Friendly vs. Estonia

    Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to England at Wembley might have ended in miserable fashion for the visiting Portuguese thanks to Chris Smalling’s late winner, but it would have ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 3,991 reads 8 comments

  2. Wayne Rooney Could Still Be England's Most Important Player at Euro 2016

    The previous week, Marcus Rashford became the youngest-ever player to score on his England debut with his goal against Australia at the Stadium of Light...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 5,087 reads 40 comments

  3. Italy Should Test Stefano Sturaro in Friendly vs. Finland

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has submitted his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and there is some consternation on the peninsula. That's not without reason...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 3,082 reads 6 comments

  4. USMNT Still Have Hope to Advance at Copa Despite Loss to Colombia

    Drop the pitchforks and take a deep breath.  Despite falling 2-0 to Colombia in the Copa America Centenario opener on Friday night, the United States men's national team displayed ...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 3 months ago 19,200 reads 139 comments

  5. Mexico vs. Uruguay Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    Uruguay has posted six wins in their past seven games but are plus-195 Copa America underdogs against Mexico at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark ; this comes despite claiming clean sheet victories in their past two meetings...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 10,189 reads 35 comments

  6. Brazil vs. Ecuador: Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    Ecuador aims for their first victory of the year in international play as they take on Group B favorite Brazil as big +335 Copa America underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 5,355 reads 6 comments

  7. Mexico Will Look to Stretch Stubborn Uruguay in Copa America Centenario Opener

    If you study the form guide, Mexico are the horse to back in the Copa America Centenario. El Tri heads into the tournament on a 19-match unbeaten run...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 3 months ago 1,967 reads 3 comments

  8. Hatching a Plan for England to Make Bold Statement in Euro 2016 Opener v Russia

    With England's public preparations for Euro 2016 complete, attention is turning firmly to their group B opener with Russia on 11 June...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 3,419 reads 21 comments

  9. 2 Final Chances? Martino's Argentina Job on Line at Copa America and Olympics

    It has been 12 years since a Copa America and Olympic Games took place in the same year. In 2004, Argentina grabbed a gold medal in Athens and finished runners-up in the South American competition...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 3 months ago 1,067 reads 7 comments

  10. Is Spain Boss Vicente del Bosque's Job the Toughest in International Football?

    For most countries, 23 squad places are enough to provide national-team managers with every option, every trait they could possibly want during a major tournament. Some countries even struggle to fill that many spots with players of a suitable calibre...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 5,229 reads 24 comments

  11. United States vs. Colombia Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    The two sides with the best odds of capturing first place in Group A will face off in Friday night's Copa America Centenario opener...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 4,634 reads 0 comments

  12. England Defence Hoping Good Days Are Ahead After Rare Clean Sheet vs. Portugal

    Prior to England's final Euro 2016 warm-up match against Portugal on Thursday—a 1-0 win coming by way of Chris Smalling's late header—Roy Hodgson revealed part of his reasoning for scheduling them...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 2,317 reads 13 comments

  13. Why Portugal Can Take Positives from Loss to England in Euro 2016 Warm-Up

    As everyone plots their way through what might happen at UEFA Euro 2016, there has been a tendency to overlook Portugal’s Group F. Take out Cristiano Ronaldo, and it doesn ’t look very glamorous...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 2,438 reads 8 comments

  14. France Should Test Samuel Umtiti in Friendly vs. Scotland

    Hosts France got their European Championship final preparations off to a winning start on Monday with a narrow 3-2 victory over Cameroon at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 3 months ago 1,313 reads 1 comments

  15. Setting out a Plan for USA to Halt Colombia Superstar James Rodriguez

    The United States men's national team opens the Copa America Centenario on Friday with the first of three big tests in Group A. The Yanks will play host to James Rodriguez and Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 3 months ago 10,116 reads 70 comments

  16. Germany Should Test Full-Strength Lineup in Friendly vs. Hungary

    Germany will play their second and final warm-up match before Euro 2016 on Saturday against Hungary in Schalke's Veltins Arena...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 6,787 reads 13 comments

  17. FIFA World Rankings 2016: Updated Standings Ahead of Euro 2016, Copa America

    England have fallen out of the top 10 in the latest official FIFA world rankings, with Northern Ireland moving up to 25th, the highest spot in their history...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 3 months ago 53,716 reads 84 comments

  18. 4 Key Battles to Decide Brazil vs. Ecuador Copa America Clash

    Brazil get their Copa America campaign underway on Saturday, 4 June, against World Cup qualifying leaders Ecuador...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 3 months ago 8,216 reads 3 comments

  19. Leonardo Bonucci's Evolution as a Leader Key for Italy in Euro 2016

    Six years is a long time. In football—a sport that often marks time in four-year World Cup cycles—it's especially long. A lot of things can change in that period. Teams can rise and fall...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 1,620 reads 3 comments

  20. Copa America 2016: Odds, Live-Stream Schedule and Predictions for Group Fixtures

    Copa America 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of football's oldest international competition, with the tournament set to begin on June 3 in the host nation USA...

    Tom Beck Written by Tom Beck about 3 months ago 8,976 reads 14 comments

  21. Narco-Football Is Dead: Celebrating a Colombia Reborn

    Gabriel Gomez is angry. "I don't talk about mafia people. I know none of those people you are talking about. ... I don't talk about drug trafficking." Gomez is the former Colombian midfielder better known as "Barrabas...

    Ewan  MacKenna Written by Ewan MacKenna about 3 months ago 140,311 reads 56 comments

  22. Free-Spirited Nolito Entering Euro 2016 as Spain's Surprise New Weapon

    Two weeks ago he was a relative afterthought, and just two days ago he was still only an outside chance. But right now, Nolito is working in twos, and twos change things...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 months ago 4,100 reads 18 comments

  23. Roy Hodgson Talks Marcus Rashford, Danny Drinkwater After Euro 2016 Squad Reveal

    England manager Roy Hodgson has backed "special" Marcus Rashford to impress during Euro 2016, revealing it was "difficult" leaving the likes of Premier League winner Danny Drinkwater out of his squad...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 3 months ago 10,266 reads 54 comments

  24. Mexico Coach Juan Carlos Osorio Gets One Last Chance to Tinker in Chile Friendly

    As Victor Frankenstein found out, experiments can do more harm than good. For Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio , however, tinkering is the only way he can create a footballing monster for this year's Copa America Centenario ...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 3 months ago 489 reads 0 comments

  25. Dunga Must Find Perfect Balance to Restore Faith in Brazil Ahead of Copa America

    With Roy Hodgson ’s decision to load up his England squad with just about every available striker at his disposal, the national team boss may be going some way to shaking off the rather harsh label he has been given as a defensive coach...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 3 months ago 2,565 reads 14 comments