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Vicente del Bosque admits he nearly called Victor Valdes up to the latest Spain squad

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed he considered calling up out-of-favor goalkeeper Victor Valdes in his latest selection. Valdes has made just two appearances since joining Manchester United in January after recovering from a knee injury. The former Barcelona player has had a strained relationship with United manager Louis […]

Mexico-France, England-Colombia, Costa Rica-Brazil, Korea-Spain TV times and open thread

Today is the last of the Group stages for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, so we will see who will advance and get an idea of what third place teams will make it through to the Round of 16. There’s plenty of movement within Group F and today’s games will […]

Spain did not win the World Cup; Catalonia did, says Eric Cantona

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has courted controversy by suggesting that Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory was a product of the influence of Barcelona players on the team. The legendary French footballer was speaking ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards, which take place in Shanghai on Wednesday. His comments will rile up […]

Barcelona forward Pedro admits to frustration, as talk of transfer increases

Barcelona forward Pedro says talk of him leaving the Catalan club is “logical” and admitted to frustration with a lack of playing time under manager Luis Enrique. Pedro’s first-team action has been significantly reduced due to Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The 27-year-old has started 12 La Liga […]

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas is the best goalkeeper in the world, says Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Iker Casillas is the standard at Real Madrid and has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years. Pique is currently with the Spanish national team at Las Rozas as they prepare for their upcoming EURO 2016 qualifier against Ukraine. Speaking to the radio […]

Santi Cazorla Says Current Spain Squad Should Not Be Compared With The Previous

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been included in Vicente del Bosque’s 26-man Spanish national team squad for the country’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus on Saturday and its friendly versus the defending World Cup champions Germany next Tuesday. The 29-year-old was also a member of the Spain side which won the 2010 World Cup […]

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Where Has All of the Quality Soccer Writing Gone?

Yes, it’s summer, which means most of Europe is on vacation. And yes, it’s the silly season when transfer speculation is rife and the season hasn’t kicked off yet. But I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really disappointed with the level of football journalism post-World Cup. That pertains […]

Philadelphia 1-0 Everton: Match Report

Everton FC opened their 2011 American Tour by squaring off against Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night. The match featured a number of the first team Toffees playing a full 90 minutes in a sweltering bowl of heat and humidity, including captain Phil Neville, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, […]

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