Italy’s interim coach Luigi Di Biagio says Mino Raiola’s view over Mario Balotelli not being called up is “irrelevant”. Balotelli – who has not featured for Italy since the 2014 World Cup.. SoccerNews.com
Argentina are “Lionel Messi’s team” and the Barcelona forward will be central to their World Cup hopes, says head coach Jorge Sampaoli. International honours have eluded Messi during his career,.. SoccerNews.com
Harry Maguire took great confidence from his England selection ahead of the likes of Gary Cahill and believes the centre-back position is up for grabs. Just three months before the World Cup gets under.. Source: PA - Press Association STUDIO -
As tensions mount between the UK and Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent on British soil, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears ready to "tear up completely the rulebook of.. Source: Euronews English -
Lionel Messi has made a habit of scoring unbelievable goals during his glittering career – and he was at it again during training for Argentina. The Barcelona forward is in Manchester with his.. SoccerNews.com
Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi are in danger of being ignored by Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli for his World Cup squad after failing to impress during previous international call-ups. Argentina face.. SoccerNews.com
For the first time since 1958, we will have the rarest of beasts this summer – a World Cup without Italy.
The Azzuri struggled through their qualification group, finishing behind Spain, before.. City A.M.
Joe Hart says England boss Gareth Southgate “seems like a loyal guy” but admits the number one shirt is up for grabs approaching the World Cup. Hart is one of four goalkeepers in the Three Lions.. SoccerNews.com
Competition: International Friendly Market: Argentina to beat Italy Odds: 19/20 @ Bet365 Although they may have been far from convincing during their World Cup qualifying campaign, Argentina led by.. SoccerNews.com
Burnley's rookie goalkeeper Nick Pope has talked up his chances of usurping the more senior names and securing his place as England’s No1 goalkeeper for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Pope.. City A.M.
Mario Balotelli’s omission from Italy’s national team has prompted the striker’s outspoken agent Mino Raiola to take aim at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Italy are beginning a new era.. SoccerNews.com
There are few thrills to be had from examining Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their forthcoming friendlies, against Holland on Friday and Italy four days later.
Too many of the selections.. City A.M.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With less than three months to go, at least half of England's starting lineup for its opening match of the World Cup remains uncertain.It makes the upcoming friendlies.. New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times