Tag Archives: World Cup

Carles Puyol

Barcelona Legend Carles Puyol Announces Retirement

Barcelona fans will say a final farewell to club captain Carles Puyol this weekend as the defender’s nineteen-year career comes to an end. The stalwart center-back will hang up his boots after Saturday’s title deciding clash with Atletico Madrid and will be looking to add a seventh La Liga title to top off a glittering career.… Read More »

Tim Sherwood

Sherwood Appointment Offers Hope for English Coaches

With England’s World Cup campaign now just around the corner, all eyes are likely to be on the country’s leading players as they battle it out to earn their place in Roy Hodgson’s squad. The intense build-up to the tournament is also likely to unite fans and pundits alike in discussing the advantages and, more significantly,… Read More »

Francesco Totti Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with AS Roma

After 20 great years at Italian club AS Roma, Francesco Totti has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015/16 season. This, in effect, means that the Roma-born forward, who turned 37 on Friday, intends to finish his career at the Serie… Read More »

Cardiff City Complete £8.5m Signing of Tottenham Defender Steven Caulker

Cardiff City broke their transfer fee record and boosted their chances of survival in the Premier League with the signing of Steven Caulker from Tottenham Hotspur. The England international signed for a fee of £8.5m, breaking the record set by Andreas Cornelius earlier in the window. It is clear Vincent Tan is resting on his laurels… Read More »

Why the Confederations Cup is More than a Dress Rehearsal for Next Year’s World Cup

The Confederations Cup is a rather young tournament that was first played in 1997. The competition was originally played every two years until 2005, when it was decided that the tournament would be played every 4 years in the host-country of the forthcoming World Cup. Being rather young, the Confederations Cup lacks the status of… Read More »

Chile U20 2-1 Egypt U20: Chilean Youngsters Defeat Junior Pharoahs in Group E Opener

While the pre-match focus would have been on Chile’s Bryan Rabello, Egypt’s Mamoud Kahraba was the one who caught everyone’s eye in this U20 World Cup Group E match-up. Persistently dangerous in behind, he thrived off the midfield industriousness of Ahmed Hassan Koka and Trezeguet. Egypt’s goal after 9 minutes was the result of some… Read More »