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Nasri out of France’s provisional World Cup squad

The midfielder has, as expected, been omitted by Didier Deschamps, with Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Patrice Evra all included Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been left out of France’s provisional World Cup squad. Nasri was widely expected to be omitted by coach Didier Deschamps, who has handed somewhat surprising places to Raphael Varane – who has been struggling ... Read More »

England Announce World Cup Squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has taken a gamble on the fitness of Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and named the pair in his 23-man World Cup squad. Wilshere made his comeback from his latest setback at Norwich on Sunday having been out since early March after he injured his ankle on international duty in a collision with Liverpool’s ... Read More »

EXCITING WEEKEND SPORTS ROUND UP

[huge_it_slider id=”1″]   ASHLEY COLE RETIRES AS ENGLAND NAMES SQUAD TODAY Chelsea out of favour left back has called it quits following his inability to make to the England Squad to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Chelsea defender said: ‘I got the call from Roy and agree the England team should be about the young players. I think ... Read More »

ONE ON WITH CHELSEA LOANEE AND RISING GOALKEEPER THIBAUT COURTOIS

Softly spoken and courteous, mannerisms somehow at odds with his imposing 6’5 frame, any shyness Thibaut Courtois displays in interview disappears out on the pitch. Combining steely nerves, safe hands and remarkable reflexes, the 21-year-old is currently rated one of the finest custodians around and is thriving at the very top of the European game. On loan from Chelsea at Atletico Madrid ... Read More »

Shocker As Brazil World Cup Squad Revealed

A host of big names including Kaká and Philippe Coutinho have been left out of Brazil‘s World Cup squad, with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari opting for most of the players who won last year’s Confderations Cup on home soil. Striker Alexandre Pato, Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva and 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldinho were also among the ... Read More »

OSAZE, YOBO MAKE 30-MAN WORLD CUP SQUAD

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, has released his 30-man World Cup list, which includes Osaze Odemwingie, Joseph Yobo and Joel Obi. A member of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Paul Bassey, made the list public on Tuesday. All invited players are expected to report in camp on May 26, before Keshi compiles his final list of 23 players ... Read More »

SUPER EAGLES OPPONENTS, BOSNIA NAMES WORLD CUP SQUAD

Bosnia & Herzegovina coach Safet Susic has named his provisional squad for the World Cup finals, but he has just one player to leave out after naming only 24 players. Susic was expected to name his full squad for Brazil, but has called up an extra player due to an injury concern over right-back Mensur Mujdza. Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic ... Read More »

REAL, ATLETICO, BARCA SLIP AS TITLE RACE TIGHTENS

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid both slipped up in the Spanish league on Sunday to tighten a compelling title race even further. Atletico’s march toward its first title since 1996 hit a bump when it lost 2-0 at Levante, although its city rival failed to make up much ground as Madrid needed a spectacular injury-time equalizer from Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read More »

Eagles Brazil 2014 list: ‘Yobo is a spent force’

As the release of Super Eagles pre-World Cup list continues to generate controversy, football technocrats and fans have reiterated the need for Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi to avoid having spent forces in the list, with embattled captain, Joseph Yobo dominating the discourse.   Some fans and technocrats during the week, maintained that the World Cup is too important to Nigeria ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho Boasts: I’M STILL THE SPECIAL ONE

Jose Mourinho claims he is still the “Special One” after being asked how he would feel if he goes a second successive season without a trophy. The Chelsea manager insists he is judged by higher standards precisely because of his record of success, but that he is “proud” to be “guilty” of failure like that. Chelsea were knocked out of the ... Read More »