1. Why Nani's Place in Portugal's Starting XI Is Under Threat Ahead of Euro 2016

    We spoke about Ricardo Quaresma on these pages just a few days ago. The Portugal winger’s career has long been fodder for such discussions, of course...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 18 days ago 4,404 reads 12 comments

  2. Euro 2016 Opener vs. Russia Is a Vital Step to Redemption for Hodgson's England

    Fear not football fans. If the build-up to Euro 2016 has felt interminable, it is not long now until the action actually begins...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 19 days ago 929 reads 0 comments

  3. Brazil Give Emphatic Response to Critics in Rout of Haiti at Copa America

    Cue the jokes, then. Yes, it may only have been Haiti, but Brazil put on a masterclass with their 7-1 mauling of their more-than-obliging opponents on Wednesday evening in the Copa America Centenario...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 19 days ago 9,724 reads 64 comments

  4. France vs. Romania Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    The winner in each of its past four contests, France kicks off Euro 2016 on Friday with a Group A matchup against Romania as a -325 (bet $325 to win $100) betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 19 days ago 4,639 reads 3 comments

  5. Philippe Coutinho Hits Hat-Trick as Brazil Thrash Haiti 7-1

    It doesn't matter if he's in Liverpool red or Brazil yellow; Philippe Coutinho can play. The Brazilian playmaker gave his team an early advantage in their Copa America match ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 19 days ago 11,825 reads 17 comments

  6. Mexico vs. Jamaica Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    Mexico can punch their ticket to the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals with a 10th straight win when they take on Jamaica on Thursday as strong -315 betting favorites (wager $315 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 19 days ago 8,493 reads 15 comments

  7. Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo Put on a Show for Portugal vs. Estonia

    Cristiano Ronaldo spent plenty of time in the news basking in the glow of his Champions League triumph during a trip to Ibiza , but now he's back to what he does best: scoring goals on a football pitch...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 19 days ago 13,343 reads 79 comments

  8. Antoine Griezmann Vital to France Making a Winning Euro 2016 Start vs. Romania

    France kick off the 2016 UEFA European Championship against Romania at Stade de France, Paris, on Friday, and Didier Deschamps ’ men will be expected to make a fast start against the Tricolorii ...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 19 days ago 5,187 reads 12 comments

  9. Argentina vs. Panama Betting Odds Preview and Copa America Prediction

    With Lionel Messi continuing to rest due to a back injury suffered last month his Argentinian teammates won their Copa America opener 2-1 over Chile on Monday...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 19 days ago 5,037 reads 0 comments

  10. Spain's Iker Casillas-David De Gea Duel Reflects Team's Position Amid Evolution

    Letting go is hard. Spain and Vicente del Bosque are proving it. It was late on Tuesday night in southern Madrid when David De Gea arrived in the press room at Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 8,992 reads 33 comments

  11. Manchester United Target Hirving Lozano Can Make a Difference for Mexico

    After seeing a young George Best in action, scout Bob Bishop sent a telegram to then- Manchester United manager Matt Busby that famously read: "Boss, I think I’ ve found you a genius...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 19 days ago 6,794 reads 28 comments

  12. Can Dunga Clean Up His Brazil Mess in Time to Challenge for the Copa America?

    Fractional. The difference between Brazil humiliatingly losing the first game of the Copa America Centenario against Ecuador and escaping with a 0-0 draw...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 19 days ago 2,658 reads 4 comments

  13. Thiago Motta as Italy's No. 10 Inconsequential to the Azzurri's Euro 2016 Quest

    In the week since Italy manager Antonio Conte announced his final choices for his 23-man roster for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, there has been a lot of controversy in his selections...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 19 days ago 4,227 reads 14 comments

  14. Could Euro 2016 Be to France What Euro 2008 Was to Spain?

    On the lawn of the Chateau de Clairefontaine—where the French national team has its central hub — there stands a gigantic replica of the World Cup trophy. The players take no notice of it any more...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 19 days ago 2,533 reads 3 comments

  15. Old Guard Provides USMNT with Needed Burst of Life at Copa America

    Much of the talk surrounding the United States men's national team entering the Copa America Centenario was about the dynamic young players in the squad...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 20 days ago 94,720 reads 83 comments

  16. Sunil Gulati Comments on Jurgen Klinsmann's Job Security

    The United States men's national soccer team has failed to break through under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and U.S...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 2,589 reads 8 comments

  17. Brazil vs. Haiti Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    Brazil will be gunning for just their second win of 2016 on Wednesday night when they take on Copa America tournament long shot Haiti as heavy -800 (bet $800 to win $100) betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 20 days ago 3,937 reads 0 comments

  18. Shot at Twice and Still Thriving: Mehmet 'The Spider' Topal Is Turkey's Rock

    Mehmet Topal can often be found signing autographs and talking with fans after games. The Spider is one of the most widely respected players in Turkey. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd be shot at, but he has been...

    Emre Sarigul Written by Emre Sarigul about 20 days ago 2,296 reads 2 comments

  19. Antonio Rudiger Injury: Updates on Roma CB's Knee and Recovery

    Antonio Rudiger of Roma is out of Germany's squad for Euro 2016 after suffering a serious knee injury. Journalist Raphael Honigstein confirmed on Tuesday the talented defender ...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 20 days ago 5,904 reads 19 comments

  20. Giampiero Ventura Named Next Italy Head Coach: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Italy have replaced outgoing manager Antonio Conte with veteran Torino coach Giampiero Ventura, it was confirmed on Tuesday...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 20 days ago 2,940 reads 18 comments

  21. Spain's Thiago Alcantara Ready to Emulate His Famous Brazilian Father Mazinho

    It’s one of the most iconic celebrations in football history. Bebeto had just scored Brazil’s second goal in the 3-2 win over the Netherlands at the 1994 World Cup in Dallas...

    Ben Lyttleton Written by Ben Lyttleton about 20 days ago 13,585 reads 16 comments

  22. Italy Ease Past Finland in Final Friendly Test, but Questions Remain

    The Italian national team took the field against Finland for their final friendly before the 2016 European Championship with questions left to answer...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 20 days ago 2,357 reads 13 comments

  23. From Finance to Football: The Long Journey of N Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill doesn’t fit the mould of his UEFA European Championship rivals this summer. His nation has no professional league. At O'Neill's disposal are just five Premier League footballers...

    Steve  Brenner Written by Steve Brenner about 20 days ago 601 reads 1 comments

  24. Argentina Ride out Lionel Messi's Absence for Vital Win over Chile

    No Lionel Messi , no problem? Hardly. But tenacious Argentina at least proved that when Leo cannot weave his magic, they still have the ability to grind out big results...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 20 days ago 4,137 reads 11 comments

  25. United States vs. Costa Rica Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Prediction

    The United States will be desperate for a victory to preserve their chances of advancing out of the group stage when they take on Costa Rica on Tuesday night at Soldier Field as -125 ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 21 days ago 2,534 reads 0 comments