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Everything you need to know about Copa America 2024

The 2024 Copa America brings several changes to a tournament over one century old, and World Soccer Talk has you covered with all the necessary information. For the second time, the Copa America is happening outside South America. The United States, which hosted the competition in 2016, returns with hosting duties for the second time. […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 2 days ago

Euro 2024 jogs memories of brutal England tournament exits

England has a long history of tournament misery with some notorious exits. Since their sole victory at the 1966 World Cup, theirs has been a far different story. Near misses, key injuries and notable penalty defeats are too familiar a story for Three Lions supporters. It is partly why, despite having a wealth of talent […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 4 days ago

Euro 2024 is last gasp for Portugal to repeat 2016 triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's star player, is writhing on the ground, gripping his left knee. A French crowd of 76,000 looks stunned as he limps off the field, returns with his knee wrapped, but signals for a sub. Ronaldo, arguably the best soccer player of all time, will have to leave the biggest game of his […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 4 days ago

Croatia brings optimism into Euro 2024 as fans ready for success

Euro 2024 in Germany is upon us, and there is an air of optimism and excitement surrounding the Croatia national team. Croatia has exhibited international success of late. Most recently, it was a third-place finish at the World Cup in Qatar. The quest for European success starts with the side's opening match on Saturday against […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 5 days ago

Germany to struggle for true home advantage in diverse Euro 2024

When Germany hosts the European Championship in 2024, the tournament atmosphere may sap away a true home advantage. With millions of immigrants from across Europe now calling Germany home, the stands will be filled with passionate fans cheering on their home countries despite the games taking place on German soil. Germany is home to a […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 7 days ago

Spalletti's dynamic makes Italy a dark horse candidate at Euro 2024

Luciano Spalletti has high expectations for Italy at Euro 2024. That promises to be a thrilling spectacle, primarily because most of the squad is experiencing their first time playing together. While this unique situation poses some challenges with finding cohesion on the field, it also presents an exciting advantage of unpredictability that could work in […]

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/ 7 days ago

Marsch, Berhalter locked in competition as American coaches

Jesse Marsch and Gregg Berhalter traded discourse recently as the two American coaches vied for the USMNT job. Gregg Berhalter eventually won that post back with a contract that runs through the 2026 World Cup. Marsch admitted he was not happy with the way the process went regarding his chances. However, he landed a spot […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 9 days ago

Euro 2024: Belgium searches for first title ever

It feels like Belgium's golden generation is somewhat fading. There was a time when the gloom of the 2000s turned to consistent deep runs under the leadership of manager Roberto Martinez. Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Vincent Kompany, and more all dominated the global scene. It was best shown by their […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 9 days ago

Euro 2024 contenders plagued by familiar problems

On June 13, the European Championship kicks off in Munich. Each nation competing, and fans around the globe, have a rising sense of anticipation. A significant number of the world’s greatest sides are featured in Germany. Four of the past five World Cup winners and eight of the top-10 clubs in FIFA's World Rankings are […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 10 days ago

Euro 2024 preview: Favorites France face questions

At around this time, Veronique Rabiot was yelling at Wilfried Mbappé. Yelling. And yes, it was that Rabiot, mother of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. And yes again, it was that Mbappé, mother of then-PSG winger Kylian Mbappé. The argument came in the backdrop of France's shocking loss to Switzerland, where Switzerland came back from two […]

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/ 11 days ago

USA vs. Colombia preview: Last stages of Copa America prep

With the tournament only two weeks away, Copa America preparations begin in earnest for the USMNT. To get ready for such a massive event, the Americans will play a pair of big-time friendlies. Next Wednesday they will be down in Orlando to take on mighty Brazil. But before they do that, they first have a […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 12 days ago

Italy's Euro 2024 training camp: Observations gleaned thus far

It is no surprise that Group B at UEFA Euro 2024 is called the Group of Death, a term used to describe a tough group in a tournament due to the high quality of the teams involved. With three teams in the group in the FIFA rankings, it will be tough competition. To prepare appropriately, Luciano […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 12 days ago

Euro 2024: England evokes challenges akin to Gerrard, Lampard

Soccer can often follow patterns. Long-term observers of the sport notice a cyclical nature to teams’ dominance. This leads to waves of success followed by years of struggle. Elsewhere, traits will appear among teams that arise years apart yet contain all the signs of previous glories and failures. One team currently in the stages of […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 16 days ago

The story of Italy's Euro 1968 triumph, catenaccio and Facchetti

Since the 1960s, Italian defenders have been known for their selfless demeanor, often sacrificing their bodies for the team. Their fearless attitude involves trailing, shadowing, and committing fierce tackles against opponents in dangerous situations. Italy has consistently produced a plethora of world-class fullbacks, renowned for their refusal to concede a goal. However, the true essence […]

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/ 19 days ago

American fans may miss EPL, LaLiga clubs at Club World Cup

FIFA is advertising the 2025 Club World Cup as the greatest club competition with 32 teams from each of the six confederations. However, the main draw remains clubs from Europe, with the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea among the sides competing. Yet, those English and Spanish teams may not be […]