1. Gareth Bale Can Make History by Helping Wales Reach Euro 2016

    Wales have not qualified for a major football finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup and are not generally considered to be a side to worry about, but two factors have come together ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 3,436 reads 7 comments

  2. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of October 9-12

    The international break in world football is almost over, but it has once more brought us a host of storylines with teams, players and managers claiming big results, notable performances and column inches...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 29,502 reads 17 comments

  3. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of October 9-12

    We've been treated to a weekend of international matches over the past few days, as major domestic action takes a brief respite in the world of football...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 14,882 reads 13 comments

  4. 10 Biggest Blunders in World Football This Weekend

    We've been stuck in international mode this week as domestic action takes a back-seat around the world of football—but fear not, fans of hilarious on-pitch scenes and moments of madness...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 4,637 reads 1 comments

  5. France vs. Portugal: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    France defeated Portugal 2-1 in their international friendly on Saturday night, a Euro 2016 warmup for the host nation...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 9,255 reads 28 comments

  6. France vs. Portugal: Live Score, Highlights from International Friendly

    Stade de France, International Friendly France 2-1 Portugal (FT) Karim Benzema 2', Paul Pogba 68', Ricardo Quaresma penalty 77'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 19,186 reads 86 comments

  7. Brazil vs. Argentina: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    Brazil ran out 2-0 winners over Argentina in Beijing on Saturday, the 100th meeting between the two nations, 100 years after the occasion of their first match against each other...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 5,655 reads 19 comments

  8. Brazil vs. Argentina: Live Score, Highlights from International Friendly

    Beijing National Stadium, International Friendly Brazil 2-0 Argentina (FT) Diego Tardelli 27', 63' Lionel Messi missed pen 40' Lineups: BRZ— Jefferson; ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 53,350 reads 46 comments

  9. Slovakia vs. Spain: Winners and Losers from Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Slovakia pulled off one of the big shock results of the European Championships, qualifying on Thursday night when they beat Spain 2-1 in Zilina...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 5,569 reads 20 comments

  10. Slovakia vs. Spain: Live Score, Highlights from Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Zilina, European Championships qualifiers Slovakia 2-1 Spain (FT) Juraj Kucka 17', Paco Alcacer 82', Miroslav Stoch 86'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,228 reads 49 comments

  11. John Stones Injury a Blow for Player and England, but Everton Will Suffer Most

    England and Everton suffered bad news on Thursday ahead of the European Championships qualifying match against San Marino, after the revelation defender John Stones needs surgery and could miss the rest of the year with his injured ankle...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 2,193 reads 0 comments

  12. 10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of October 9-14

    Welcome to our extended weekend watch of the football world, as we delve into international week head-first to bring you all the key players to look out for over the coming days...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 6,895 reads 3 comments

  13. 10 Key Battles in World Football for Weekend of October 9-14

    We've reached another international week in the world football calendar, with clubs from most major leagues taking a respite as countries prepare to do battle instead in various friendly and competitive fixtures...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 5,307 reads 9 comments

  14. Wayne Rooney Must Take Chance to Chase England Goals Record and Prove Leadership

    Wayne Rooney was perhaps not a unanimously approved selection to be the new captain of England's national team, but the Manchester United star is Roy Hodgson 's choice to go ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 2,237 reads 6 comments

  15. State of Play: Analysis of Major European Leagues Ahead of International Break

    The current international break affords clubs the time to look at the start of their campaigns, assess where improvements can be made and see what realistic objectives they now have ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 7,131 reads 7 comments

  16. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend of October 3-5

    We're heading into the international break now in the world of football, with another big weekend of action having taken place beforehand...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 6,245 reads 7 comments

  17. Schalke Taking Gamble with Roberto Di Matteo Replacement of Jens Keller

    One of the first big managerial changes of the new Bundesliga season has come at Schalke 04 , with last season's third-place side dispensing with former boss Jens Keller this week, who had been in charge since late 2012...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 2,380 reads 12 comments

  18. La Liga Player Rankings After Weekend of October 3-5

    Round 7 of La Liga is in the books and featured a host of impressive displays from the league's top players...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,025 reads 33 comments

  19. La Liga Team for Weekend of October 3-5

    Gameweek 7 in Spain's La Liga proved an exciting and goal-laden affair once more this weekend, with Barcelona and Real Madrid picking up their usual victories but also a few surprising results elsewhere...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 9,066 reads 21 comments

  20. Analysing the Fall of Athletic Bilbao from Champions League to La Liga Drop Zone

    The end of the 2013-14 season in Spain marked an important event in La Liga's annual conclusions: Atletico Madrid lifted the league title, the first side in a decade to do so other than Barcelona and Real Madrid ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 532 reads 13 comments

  21. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of October 3-5

    Following on from another exciting weekend of world football action, we're taking our usual Monday look at the big upsets and impressions made on the pitch, selecting the players who were worthy of notice—at both ends of the scale...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 3,835 reads 8 comments

  22. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of October 3-5

    Another weekend of world football action has passed, leaving us with results and performances which shake up many of the major leagues around the globe. Whether table-topping clashes or little-vs...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 13,246 reads 13 comments

  23. Aston Villa vs. Manchester City: Winners and Losers from Premier League Game

    Manchester City took a Premier League victory late at Aston Villa on Saturday evening, eventually winning 2-0...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 4,264 reads 13 comments

  24. Bayern Munich vs. Hannover: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga Game

    Bayern Munich ran out extremely comfortable winners in their Bundesliga match against Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon, winning by a 4-0 scoreline...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 4,859 reads 11 comments

  25. Aston Villa vs. Manchester City: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League Game

    Villa Park, Premier League Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City (FT) Yaya Toure 82', Sergio Aguero 88'. Lineups: AST—Guzan; Hutton, Senderos, Baker, Cissokho; Cleverley, Westwood, Delph; N'Zogbia, Richardson, Weimann...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 10,175 reads 29 comments