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Lee: Stones can become as good as Moore

Lee: Stones can become as good as Moore

World Cup 2018
Francis Lee believes John Stones has everything to become as good as the legendary Bobby Moore. The former Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City and Derby County forward was marked by the
Agudelo, Beasley to get USA recalls

Agudelo, Beasley to get USA recalls

Bruce Arena has confirmed that he will call up DaMarcus Beasley, who previously retired from international football and has not played for USA in 17 months, for his training camp
Buffon: Balotelli has a heart of gold

Buffon: Balotelli has a heart of gold

Gigi Buffon has lauded Mario Balotellis character and backed Marco Veratti to become Italys main man in the future. Giampiero Ventura recently insisted he wont pick players who think of
Vidal: Chile can win Russia 2018

Vidal: Chile can win Russia 2018

Arturo Vidal has declared that Chile can win the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and expressed his desire to go down as his countrys greatest player of all time. La
Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion

Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion

Paulo Dybala may have been sent off representing Argentina against Uruguay in September, but the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier is one he remembers very fondly due to another
Casillas: Why can’t I play at Russia 2018?

Casillas: Why can’t I play at Russia 2018?

Iker Casillas still dreams of playing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The 35-year-old has won a record 167 caps for Spain and was their second-choice goalkeeper at UEFA
Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire

Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire

David Villa has insisted Lionel Messi should win The Best FIFA Mens Player 2016 award and reiterated that he has not given up on a Spain recall. The Argentina No10
Pak slays the Italian Goliath

Pak slays the Italian Goliath

These days, a housing estate stands where Ayresome Park, the old home of Middlesbrough FC, once resided. But within that development, there is a bronze cast of a football boots
Gerson: Romario was way better than Ronaldo

Gerson: Romario was way better than Ronaldo

Gerson reckons Romario was consequentially better than Ronaldo. Position, nationality and scoring statistics means Shortie and The Phenomenon are relentlessly juxtaposed, with many feeling there was little between the all-time
Martinez: That’s the Nainggolan I wanted to see

Martinez: That’s the Nainggolan I wanted to see

Radja Nainggolan may have just played his way back into the Belgium squad. Injury ruled the bulldozing midfielder out of Octobers 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and
Israel coping well with reality check

Israel coping well with reality check

Though Israel are not the type to dream, they knew that when they were drawn into the same group as Spain and Italy in the qualifying competition for the 2018
Noboa: Ecuador winning at home is extremely important

Noboa: Ecuador winning at home is extremely important

Cristhian Noboa thinks Ecuadors next two qualifiers could determine whether or not they reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Gustavo Quinteross side are third in the South American standings,
Marzipan, Klopse, Fleck and beer: a distinctly Germanic feel to Kaliningrad cooking

Marzipan, Klopse, Fleck and beer: a distinctly Germanic feel to Kaliningrad cooking

Kaliningrad, the westernmost Host City of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, was the capital city of East Prussia from the 13th century to 1946, when it was known as
Flores: Special Deeney can play for England

Flores: Special Deeney can play for England

Troy Deeney, who has twice rejected Jamaica call-ups, is good enough to realise his dream of representing England, according to Quique Sanchez Flores. The 28-year-old forward played under the now-Espanyol
Illgner lauds Sanchez class, Vidal lungs

Illgner lauds Sanchez class, Vidal lungs

Bodo Illgner, the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a FIFA World Cup Final, has hailed Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal and insisted Chile can win next years
Ukraine’s World Cup record-setter ends 23-year career

Ukraine’s World Cup record-setter ends 23-year career

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, who made penalty-defending history at the FIFA World Cup, has called time on his Dynamo Kyiv-exclusive career. The 41-year-old made 645 appearances for the club, with
Lara: I’m doing this job for the dream of El Salvador

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

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