Lara: I’m doing this job for the dream of El Salvador

Lara: I’m doing this job for the dream of El Salvador

World Cup 2018
Former Colombia coach Eduardo Lara is the new man at El Salvador's reins. The 57-year-old replaces former Ramon Maradiaga, who stepped down after La Selecta were eliminated from CONCACAF qualifying
Backe sacked as Finland coach

Backe sacked as Finland coach

Hans Backes short-lived tenure as Finland coach has come to end after he was sacked following a winless start to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Assistant coach
Okazaki: I’m thrilled to win Asian award

Okazaki: I’m thrilled to win Asian award

Shinji Okazaki has expressed his joy at being named Asian International Player of the Year for 2016. The Japan attacker beat compatriot Shinji Kagawa and Korea Republics Son Heungmin to
O’Neill: I was worried about a EURO hangover

O’Neill: I was worried about a EURO hangover

Martin ONeill feared the offshoot of Republic of Irelands successful UEFA EURO campaign and has admitted that two fewer points in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying would have done
Ventura: I won’t pick players who think they’re phenomenons

Ventura: I won’t pick players who think they’re phenomenons

Giampiero Ventura has warnedcocksure players that they will not play for Italy and opined that Mario Balotelli has failed to live up to his hype. The 68-year-old expelled Graziano Pelle
Kahn: Germany don’t have an exceptional outfield player

Kahn: Germany don’t have an exceptional outfield player

Oliver Kahn does not reckon Germany have one magnificent outfield player and has explained the keys to FIFA World Cup holders success. Three Germans Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer and
Brorsson:  Now it’s sun, swimming and exercise

Brorsson: Now it’s sun, swimming and exercise

Franz Brorsson, who was a Malmo reserve when he travelled to France with his friends to watch Sweden play at UEFA EURO 2016, has revealed he was stunned by his
Zardes: Arena always praised my US performances

Zardes: Arena always praised my US performances

Gyasi Zardes feels Jurgen Klinsmann was unlucky to get ousted from the USA hot-seat, but is hopeful the appointment of his old LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena works in his
Lukaku: Martinez has freed me from prison

Lukaku: Martinez has freed me from prison

Romelu Lukaku has attributed his fine form for Belgium in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying to the scholarship of Roberto Martinez. The 23-year-old played under the Spaniard for Everton
Stewart sparks US pile-up

Stewart sparks US pile-up

Tainted is how Eric Wynalda now describes USAs 2-1 win over Colombia at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. What should have been a joyful celebration of football taking root in
Bravo: Playing in the Bombonera will be really special

Bravo: Playing in the Bombonera will be really special

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is relishing the prospect of facing Argentina in the mythical Bombonera in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying. La Albiceleste havent hosted a World Cup preliminary
Ventura: Albania will be tougher than Spain

Ventura: Albania will be tougher than Spain

Giampiero Ventura thinks Albania will provide Italy with their toughest test in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying, butis hopefulthe calcio -impassioned Sicilians will tip the game in his sides
Mauro Silva: Brazil have everything to win Russia 2018

Mauro Silva: Brazil have everything to win Russia 2018

Mauro Silvahas insistedBrazil are much more than Neymar plus ten andcompared the pressure on them to win the next FIFA World Cup to what they experienced going into USA 1994.
Anyukov: A home World Cup will be a celebration

Anyukov: A home World Cup will be a celebration

Zenit defender Aleksandr Anyukov has huge experience in international football, having represented his country more times than most. In fact, his 77 caps for Russia puts him sixth on the
Volunteer candidates party at Europe's largest ice rink

Volunteer candidates party at Europe's largest ice rink

Led by some famous Russian faces, while featuring lively dances and skating on the ice, the celebrations for International Volunteer Day on the largest ice rink in Europe were crammed
Coleman: Bale is an absolute machine

Coleman: Bale is an absolute machine

Chris Coleman is optimistic absolute machine Gareth Bale will be at his disposal for Wales must-win 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier away to Republic of Ireland. The Real Madrid
Behind the World Cup record: Peter Shilton

Behind the World Cup record: Peter Shilton

Sometimes, being a goalkeeper, things get forgotten. Youre very lucky if saves get replayed and remembered you get remembered most for things that go wrong. At times, the legacies
Pellegrini: Bravo is the world’s best goalkeeper

Pellegrini: Bravo is the world’s best goalkeeper

Manuel Pellegrini believes Claudio Bravo is the best goalkeeper on the planet and explained why hes repeatedly turned down the Chile job. 'The Engineer' left Manchester City as the 33-year-old