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Rami and Umtiti named in France 2016 squad
Rami and Umtiti named in France 2016 squad

France's national soccer team player Adil Rami attends a training session at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) - France coach Didier Deschamps confirmed his final Euro 2016 squad on Tuesday, including defenders Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti in place of the injured Raphael Varane and Jeremy Mathieu.Liverpool centre back Mamadou Sakho was not included even though his 30-day provisional suspension for

May 31 2016
Top 5 underrated players from the 2015/16 Premier League season
Top 5 underrated players from the 2015/16 Premier League season

James Milner was a surprise performer for Liverpool Ask any Manchester United fan who their idol is in the Premier League era, and the answers that get thrown around are David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, etc. Not many mention Wes Brown or Dennis Irwin.The former group of players were adored by the fans and media alike and stole all the limelight, whereas the latter, though regarded as indispensable

May 31 2016
England Euro 2016 final 23-man squad confirmed, Marcus Rashford and Daniel Sturridge picked
England Euro 2016 final 23-man squad confirmed, Marcus Rashford and Daniel Sturridge picked

18-year-old Marcus Rashford (#9), who scored on his England debut, will travel to Euro 2016England announced their final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 next month with both forwards Daniel Sturridge and Marcus Rashford getting a spot. In all, manager Roy Hodgson has named three goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards.Hodgson had initially named a 26-man squad as he looked to find the ideal combination before booking tickets

May 31 2016
Top 10 forwards to watch out for in UEFA Euro 2016
Top 10 forwards to watch out for in UEFA Euro 2016

With the long European season done, attention is quickly shifting to international football with the Euros set to keep football fans enthralled for the next month or so. There are some amazing names playing in this marquee tournament with all of them keen to win a major international honour for their respective countries.Goals are what win matches and these players definitely know how to find the back of the net. Often the talisman of their respe

May 31 2016
An open letter to Jurgen Klopp from a Liverpool fan
An open letter to Jurgen Klopp from a Liverpool fan

Klopp signed for Liverpool after Brendan Rodgers was sackedDear Jurgen, It was sometime around in October. Must have been a Sunday. Could have been a Monday. I don’t remember very clearly. It wasn’t very special anyway. A friend of mine texted me, “Dude, Brendan has been sacked.” I couldn’t come up with an adequately animated response. No joy, No gut-wrenching heartbreak, no violent emotions whatsoever. But

Winger Reus left out of Germany's Euro 2016 squad
Winger Reus left out of Germany's Euro 2016 squad

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund - German Cup (DFB Pokal) Final - Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany - 21/05/16. Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus after the match. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschASCONA, Switzerland (Reuters) - Winger Marco Reus was left out of World Cup winners Germany's final Euro 2016 squad on Tuesday over injury concerns, coach Joachim Loew said.Borussia Dortmund's Reus, who also missed the 2014 World Cup through injury,

May 31 2016
Slovakia include Skriniar in Euro 2016 squad
Slovakia include Skriniar in Euro 2016 squad

Football Soccer - Germany v Slovakia - International Friendly - WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany - 29/5/16 - Slovakia's Milan Skriniar and Germany's Julian Brandt in action. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar was named in Slovakia's squad for Euro 2016 on Monday, three days after making his full international debut.The 21-year-old's inclusion, despite playing only three matches for Sampdoria followin

May 30 2016
England's Clyne plays down burnout fears ahead of Euro 2016
England's Clyne plays down burnout fears ahead of Euro 2016

Britain Football Soccer - England Training - Watford Training Ground - 30/5/16 England's Eric Dier and Nathaniel Clyne during training Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs LivepicREUTERS - Right back Nathaniel Clyne has played down fears he may suffer a burnout during England's European Championship campaign in France after playing a lot of games in his first season at Premier League club Liverpool.Clyne, who joined from Southampton in 201

May 30 2016
Reports: Liverpool could sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli
Reports: Liverpool could sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli

The striker has been in inspired form this seasonAccording to reports, Gonzalo Higuain is interested in a move to Liverpool and could swap the Stadio San Paolo for Anfield next season. The Argentine is eager to play under Jurgen Klopp and wants to quit Serie A for the Premier League, the Mirror declared. Higuain has been in incredible form this season for the Partenopei, scoring an astonishing 36 goals in just 35 games, settin

May 30 2016
Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic not ruling out AC Milan transfer even after UEFA Champions League win
Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic not ruling out AC Milan transfer even after UEFA Champions League win

Mateo Kovacic (L) doesn't rule out a move to AC Milan in the futureReal Madrid midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has not ruled out a return to the Serie A this transfer window after failing to nail down a starting spot in Zinedine Zidane's team. The former Inter Milan man has been linked with a move to cross-city rivals AC Milan and he says 'anything can happen'. The 22-year-old was Rafael Benitez's signing at the start of the s

May 30 2016
Alaves win promotion to La Liga, Leganes made to wait
Alaves win promotion to La Liga, Leganes made to wait

By Richard Martin(Reuters) - Basque side Alaves have been promoted to La Liga by beating visitors Numancia 2-0 on Sunday, returning to the top flight after a 10-year absence.Madrid outfit Leganes, aiming to reach La Liga for the first time, must wait until the last round of matches despite beating Llagostera 2-0 at home after fellow promotion hopefuls Gimnastic de Tarragona won 3-0 at Lugo.Alaves lead the Liga Adelante (second tier) on 74 points,

May 30 2016
Pioneers or Puritans?  The ‘Philosophy’ of Manchester United
Pioneers or Puritans? The ‘Philosophy’ of Manchester United

Mourinho has taken over from Louis van Gaal for the managerial role at Manchester United 105 x 68 metres. That is the standard measurement for a football pitch in the Barclays Premier League. In the 2014-15 season, only three teams failed to comply with the specifications, enshrined under rule K21. Tellingly, Manchester United were not amongst the outliers. The Old Trafford turf, touted as an expansive savannah hosting leonine wingers pranci

May 29 2016
Credentials of the elite Premier League 2016-17 managers
Credentials of the elite Premier League 2016-17 managers

Despite being the most competitive league in Europe, the English Premier League is considered sub-par when compared to La-Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A. In terms of quality, the La Liga boasts of football giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, Bundesliga hosts Bayern Munich and Serie A has Juventus to show for. The Premier League once had its mascot in Manchester United standing among the European elitists, but those days are long gone.At present,

May 29 2016
Why not winning the Europa League is a blessing in disguise for Liverpool
Why not winning the Europa League is a blessing in disguise for Liverpool

May 20, 2016. All Liverpool fans were gearing up for their second final of the campaign. But this match was more important than any other match of their season. It was a Europa League final! A chance for them to conquer Europe and qualify for next year’s Champions league.The Reds had defeated the likes of Manchester United, Dortmund and Villareal to reach the finals. Defending champions Sevilla were their last hurdle. But the

May 29 2016
I have had enough of Goetze transfer talk - Germany's Loew
I have had enough of Goetze transfer talk - Germany's Loew

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Germany news conference Ascona, Switzerland - 25/05/16 - Germany's coach Joachim Loew. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannASCONA, Switzerland (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Saturday he had heard enough of the transfer talk regarding Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Goetze and had ordered all other players to deal with any potential transfers after Euro 2016 starting next month.Goetze, 23, who s

May 28 2016
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