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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
Bellerin in Spain's Euro 2016 squad
Bellerin in Spain's Euro 2016 squad

Football Soccer - Arsenal Training - Arsenal Training Ground - 15/3/16 Arsenal's Hector Bellerin during training Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic/File PhotoMADRID (Reuters) - Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin will be in Spain's Euro 2016 squad, the country's football federation said on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Bellerin and the other 18 players named to face South Korea in a friendly in Wals-Siezenheim, Austria on Wednesday, have

May 31 2016
I will retire if no interesting job offers - Pellegrini
I will retire if no interesting job offers - Pellegrini

Britain Soccer Football - Swansea City v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - Liberty Stadium - 15/5/16 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini waves to fans at the end of his last match in charge Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra LivepicREUTERS - Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini would consider retiring from management if he does not get any exciting offers.The 62-year-old, who guided City to their first Champions L

May 30 2016
Manchester City FC amputee player scores a stunning solo goal
Manchester City FC amputee player scores a stunning solo goal

Jay Tregaskiss plays national level football despite losing his leg to cancerFootball is a beautiful game, where a boy helping to feed his family at six can grow up to be better known as Alexis Sanchez, where a child suffering from a growth hormone deficiency can go on to become the World’s greatest in the form of Lionel Messi, where a cancer survivalist can come on to save his team for relegation right after comeback – Newc

May 30 2016
Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United
Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

Britain Soccer Football - Chelsea v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 15/5/16 Chelsea's John Terry acknowledges fans after the game Reuters / Eddie Keogh Livepic(Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honours.Mourinho, who was named as Louis van

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
Will Pep Guardiola succeed at Manchester City?
Will Pep Guardiola succeed at Manchester City?

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola has already tasted success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. That's putting it mildly in the case of the former; Barcelona practically ruled Europe while he was in charge. He set the bar so high there that even after winning three consecutive Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal titles (in three years) at Bayern Munich, his tenure was termed as a failure by many pundits and fans.Guardiola took the B

May 29 2016
Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing
Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich German Cup (DFB Pokal) victory parade - Munich, Germany - 22/05/16. Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola. REUTERS/Michaela RehleBy Steve TongueLONDON (Reuters) - The new managers of Manchester United and Manchester City will face an early confrontation when the teams meet in a friendly in Beijing on July 25. Jose Mourinho, officially confirmed as United boss on Friday, and old adversary Pep Guardiola, who is rep

May 27 2016
English Premier League: 5 best comebacks from injury in 2015/16
English Premier League: 5 best comebacks from injury in 2015/16

Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture in his leg and hasn’t returned sinceFootball can be very rough at times; a tackle a second too late or an awkward landing here and there can lead to career-ending injuries. Coming back from an ACL tier, a dislocated ankle or a fractured fibula, to play with the same drive and at the same level is always tough for any player.Luke Shaw was one such victim to an unfortunate incident earlier in the season. O

May 27 2016
England's Delph ruled out of Euro 2016 squad
England's Delph ruled out of Euro 2016 squad

Football - Spain v England - International Friendly - Jose Rico Perez Stadium, Alicante, Spain - 13/11/15 England's Fabian Delph in action Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine (Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has been ruled out of England's 23-man squad for next month's European Championship in France because of a groin strain.Coach Roy Hodgson said on Thursday that Delph, who has struggled with injuries this season, would m

May 27 2016
Mourinho returns for more drama in the global village
Mourinho returns for more drama in the global village

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho leaves his house in London, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleBy Neil RobinsonLONDON (Reuters) - For all soccer's status as a global game, the pool of its top managers is relatively small and the world's leading clubs often have the feel of a tiny, gossiping village with a managerial merry-go-round on the central green.Manchester United are replacing Louis van Gaal with his former assistant Jose Mourinho, a m

May 26 2016
Everton veteran Barry dismisses retirement talk
Everton veteran Barry dismisses retirement talk

Britain Football Soccer - Sunderland v Everton - Barclays Premier League - The Stadium of Light - 11/5/16 Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri in action with Everton's Gareth Barry Reuters / Russell Cheyne Livepic/FilesREUTERS - Everton's veteran midfielder Gareth Barry has scotched any notion of imminent retirement, saying his commitment to top-level soccer has not waned as he looks ahead to a 20th campaign in the Premier League.The 35-year-old, Everton's

May 26 2016
Guardiola will transform Man City, predicts Ancelotti
Guardiola will transform Man City, predicts Ancelotti

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund - German Cup (DFB Pokal) Final - Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany - 21/05/16. Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola looks up after the German Cup final. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (Reuters) - Incoming manager Pep Guardiola will give Manchester City a new identity, replicating the possession-based football that was the hallmark of his trophy-laden stint with Barcelona, according to his Bayern Munich su

May 26 2016
Secret to Zidane's success is charm, not tactics
Secret to Zidane's success is charm, not tactics

Football Soccer - Real Madrid Training Session - Valdebebas, Madrid, Spain - 24/5/16. Real Madrid's trainer Zinedine Zidane with James Rodriguez (L) and Luka Modric (R) during training session. REUTERS/Andrea ComasBy Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) - In little more than four months in charge, Zinedine Zidane has pulled Real Madrid back from the brink to where they feel they belong: the European Champions League final.Guiding Real to victory ove

May 26 2016
Manchester set for derby delight if Mourinho comes - Schweinsteiger
Manchester set for derby delight if Mourinho comes - Schweinsteiger

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Germany news conference Ascona, Switzerland - 25/05/16 - Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannASCONA, Italy (Reuters) - Manchester should brace itself for some fascinating local derbies if Jose Mourinho joins United, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Wednesday.The Germany international declined to comment on reports that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager had a

May 25 2016
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