US Open Grand Slam What a first week it has been! The US Open Grand Slam in Flushing Meadows, New York, was always sure to be jam packed with excitement, but I don’t think anyone expected things to be quite this intense! In the womens, number 2 seed Simona Halep went down in the first round to none other than Maria Sharapova, who has made a dramatic entry back into the tour following a 2 year ban from the sport. In the mens, Roger Federer showed signs of vulnerablity early […]
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Portugal vs France In Group 3 of League A, Portugal welcomes France for a clash that could establish the winner of the group. The two teams are perfectly balanced with 10 points each after winning three matches each and a 0 – 0 result when France hosted Portugal in October. Looking at the most recent clash between these two teams, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The balance is extraordinary, with 10 shots and 3 shots on target each. However, looking at the results from the friendly games played earlier […]
England boss Roy Hodgson believes the nature of his side’s friendly win over Italy is hugely encouraging ahead of their World Cup qualification campaign.
England, who are 4/11 with bookmaker to win their qualification group, defeated the Azzurri 2-1 in…
Roy Hodgson has decided to leave some established names at home and bring in a few youngsters for England’s friendly with Italy.
England are gearing up for their World Cup qualification campaign – for which they are 4/11 to top Group H with bookmaker…
The first duel within Group C will be the encounter of the current European and World Champions with the team of Italy. The Spaniards started their last great tournament with defeat 0:1 against Switzerland in the first match in their group. During the tournament they mostly did not charm their fans with their play, but they managed to win the Champion’s title. Although the Spaniards are expected to repeat their success from four years ago, many football experts think that the best times of that team are already over. An […]
In Ukraine we still didn’t manage to sell 50 thousand Euro 2012 tickets – UEFA informed on Monday, adding that not only high accommodation costs are to blamed for this situation. In Poland there are almost no tickets for matches available. – In Poland we are basically sold out. In Ukraine we still have around 50 thousand tickets, confirmed Pedro Correia, a UEFA official, responsible for all ticket-related issues. – It’s no secret that demand was far higher in Poland than in Ukraine, he added. Euro 2012 kicks off on […]
For Polish team Euro 2012 is the most important football tournament in history. As the tournament co-hosts with Ukraine we will host the 14 best representations of the Old Continent. This will be our second start in the European Championship, the first four years ago on the fields of Austria and Switzerland we finished in the group stage with just one point gained. Now, as before four years ago, Polish players goal is a minimum to advance from the group. The task was made easier for us by the December […]
Iker Casillas, Spain national team goalkeeper, equaled the world record of Dutchman Edwin van der Sar in the number of matches without a goal. The match with Venezuela (5-0) was the 72nd match with no goal scored. The “Marca” newspaper reported that after Wednesday’s triumph the 30-year-old Casillas needs only one victory to reach the record of Lilian Thuram, who in the matches with France gain victory 94 times in 142 matches. Casillas, who has been in Real Madrit since 1999 (first-team debut) has played 128 matches so far. The […]
Dick Avocaat, a Dutch selector of the team of Russia, believes that the 2:0 victory over Denmark on Wednesday in Copenhagen means that his team will be very “dangerous” for each participant in the European Championships. The Russian team will be group rivals for Polish football players. The victory over Denmark gives pleasure to everyone because it is a very strong team. Full control over the game for the first 20 minutes with a scored goal of Roman Szirokow already in the fourth minute may be too short, but all […]
Manchester United’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title have suffered a major blow after Nemanja Vidic picked up a knee injury during Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Basel.
The result ended United’s interest in this season’s Champions League and th…