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The US Are Trying To Make 'The Losers Cup' A Thing

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by thesportbible.com24 hits

A number of heavyweights in international football will not be on the plane to Russia next summer, and reports say that USA, one of those nations who failed to qualify, are exploring the possibility of staging a special tournament for those that didn't make the final 32. Outlets such as USA Today and Goal say that the United States soccer federation have confirmed they are looking into the id...Full Story »

Ventura sacked from Italy post after World Cup qualifying failure

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Goal.com45 hits

Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as Italy manager after overseeing a catastrophic World Cup qualifying failure. For the first time since 1958 Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup, with a 0-0 draw against Sweden on Monday at San Siro clinching a 1-0 aggregate victory for the Swedes in their qualifying play-off. And the debacle has cost Ventura his job, as the FIGC confirmed in a s...Full Story »

World Cup disgrace as Ivory Coast security 'beat up' Morocco coach's daughter in tunnel

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by hits

MOROCCO national coach Herve Renard had his World Cup celebrations cut short ... after his daughter was beaten up in the players' tunnel. The former Cambridge United boss, 49, guided the Atlas Lions to next summer's finals with a 2-0 win away to the Ivory Coast. Herve Renard's daughter was stretchered out of the stadium after being 'beaten' by Ivory Coast security after their loss to Morocco ...Full Story »

Guiseley edge past Accrington to make FA Cup second round for first time

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by PA6 hits

Goalkeeper Jonny Maxted was the Guiseley hero as the 10-man non-leaguers secured an FA Cup second-round trip to Mansfield after winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3.Maxted saved two spot-kicks after the replay finished 1-1 after extra-time as the National League side reached the second round for the first time in their history.Cameroon striker Mike Fondop scored the winning penalty while Billy Kee...Full Story »

League One Bury embarrassed by Woking in FA Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by PA15 hits

Woking embarrassed Bury by winning 3-0 at the League One side to reach the FA Cup second round.The National League outfit stunned the hosts with a 30th-minute opener by Regan Charles-Cook.And the Shakers, bottom of League One, could not fight back as Inih Effiong and substitute Jamie Philpot pounced late on to seal the upset.Bury were unbeaten in three games under caretaker boss Ryan Lowe and a...Full Story »

Hakeeb Adelakun sends Scunthorpe through to FA Cup second round

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by PA7 hits

A moment of first-half magic from Hakeeb Adelakun earned Scunthorpe a 1-0 FA Cup victory over Northampton.The winger struck what proved to be the game's only goal in the 33rd minute - creating himself space through a brilliant turn of pace before rifling an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.The first game between these two League One rivals had been a turgid goalless draw. The Iro...Full Story »

Denmark must up tempo for World Cup decider, says boss Age Hareide

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Skysports.com30 hits

Denmark must be sharper when they take on the Republic of Ireland in their World Cup decider on Tuesday, says manager Age Hareide. Denmark travel to Ireland in the second leg of their play-offs with the tie finely poised, after the teams played out a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen on Saturday. In a tight encounter, there were limited chances for either side, and Hareide insists his men must up their...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon remains positive after Italy's failure to reach World Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN73 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will not be able to finish his career at the 2018 World Cup. Italy's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon struggled to fight back tears but remained positive about the future as he tried to come to terms with Italy's failure to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Italy's 0-0 draw against Sweden at Milan's San Siro ensured there would be no Squadra Azzurra ...Full Story »

Ventura's missteps, shallow player pool responsible for Italy's World Cup woe

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN92 hits

MILAN, Italy -- Perhaps this had been coming for Italy. Successive group-stage exits at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and a head coach in charge whose greatest achievement in a 41-year career was promotion from Serie C in 1996 -- the warning signs were certainly there. But for a World Cup to take place without Italy, the four-time world champions and two-time runners-up, still feels like a jol...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Sweden: Swede dreams become reality - but Italy fail to qualify for World Cup

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA77 hits

Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after being shut out by Sweden at a sold-out San Siro. Trailing 1-0 on aggregate to a Jakob Johansson goal scored in Friday's first leg in Stockholm, Giampiero Ventura's Azzurri were cheered on by almost 72,000 Italian fans in Milan. But despite laying siege to the Scandinavian defence over 90 feverish minutes, Ital...Full Story »

Bury vs Woking - Beckford set to miss Bury's FA Cup replay with Woking

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by PA49 hits

Managerless Bury are set to be without Jermaine Beckford again for Tuesday's FA Cup first-round replay against Woking. The striker has missed the last three games after sustaining a thigh problem in the 1-0 loss to Doncaster on October 28 - the Shakers' last outing before boss Lee Clark left the club and Ryan Lowe was put in caretaker charge. Joe Murphy (knee) has also been sidelined and is a...Full Story »

Greece 0 - 0 Croatia: Croatia ease into World Cup with draw in Greece

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by PA37 hits

Croatia comfortably negotiated the second leg of their play-off tie against Greece with a goalless draw sealing their place at next summer's World Cup. Leading 4-1 from the home leg in Croatia, Zlatko Dalic's team never got out of second gear - but then they did not need to against a Greece side who lacked ideas going forward and who took until the 86th minute to muster a shot on target. Gre...Full Story »

Ter Stegen threatens Neuer's position at the World Cup

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by Marca.com89 hits

There is no doubt that this is Marc-Andre ter Stegen's year, and the high standard of the Barcelona goalkeeper's performances are putting Manuel Neuer's hopes of being Germany's No.1 at the World Cup under threat. He has been as important for the Catalans as the goals scored by others. Take his interventions in the matches against Alaves, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club by way of example. ...Full Story »

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere must move abroad to win England World Cup place - Paul Merson

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by hits

Jack Wilshere has not been selected by Gareth Southgate for England yet That's the opinion of former Gunners star turned Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson. England manager Gareth Southgate opted not to include Wilshere in his squad for the friendlies with Germany and Brazil, He explained the decision was due to the 25-year-old not being utilised in his best position for Arsenal this season. To w...Full Story »

Denmark 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland: Republic of Ireland hold Denmark in first leg of World Cup qualifying play-off

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by PA29 hits

Darren Randolph was the hero and Pione Sisto the villain as the Republic of Ireland scrapped their way to a 0-0 World Cup play-off draw in Denmark. Randolph produced a fine double save to deny Jens Stryger Larsen and Andreas Cornelius, and then saw Sisto fire wide of an open goal after he had beaten away Christian Eriksen's long-range effort during a torrid first half. Ireland, as so often i...Full Story »

Liverpool hope Senegal cut loose Mane early after World Cup success

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by tribalfootball.com80 hits

Liverpool are hopeful of Sadio Mane being released early from international duty after he helped Senegal qualify for the World Cup. Mane played the full 90 as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 today to reach the Russian tournament. Mane created the opening goal for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, as his side ran out 2-0 winners. The attacker had only just come back from hamstring injury last ...Full Story »

Zidane, Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka meet in Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Marca.com45 hits

Football legends Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka got together in Russia for the presentation of the new ball for the 2018 World Cup. Former Milan and Real Madrid trequartista, Kaka, posted a snapshot of the former superstars on Twitter, with a comment "Does anyone want to play a friendly game?" All know what it is like to win a World Cup and also a Champions Leagu...Full Story »

Danny Drinkwater faces World Cup axe after snubbing England call-up

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by hits

Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater is facing a World Cup axe Drinkwater turned down the chance to join up with Southgate's injury-hit squad this week ahead of tonight's glamour friendly with Germany. The Chelsea midfielder has played just 103 minutes of football this season due to a calf problem he had before joining the Blues from Leicester in a £35m deal in the summer. But there is a growin...Full Story »

Croatia put themselves on brink of World Cup qualification after thumping Greece

Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 by PA15 hits

Croatia set one foot back in the World Cup finals after cruising to an emphatic 4-1 win over Greece in the first leg of their qualifying play-off in Zagreb.Goals from Luca Modric, Nikola Kalinic, Ivan Perisic and Andrej Kramaric were enough to make Sunday's second leg against the Greeks - who replied through Sokratis Papastathopoulos - appear a formality.Shrugging off the absence through injury...Full Story »

Morecambe hope to harness FA Cup success on League Two return

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by PA8 hits

Morecambe will hope their FA Cup victory over Hartlepool can herald an upturn in league form.The Shrimps sit second bottom of the table and had gone three games without scoring prior to last weekend's cup success.Striker Rhys Turner could return to the starting line-up after missing three games with a groin injury.He came on as a second-half substitute in Morecambe's penalty shoot-out victory o...Full Story »

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