Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This Premier League season has arguably been one of the most exciting in recent years, and we have seen a host of breakthrough stars arrive on the big stage; some of whom are very likely to further showcase their extraordinary talent in the upcoming 2014World Cup in Brazil.
England aren't the favourites to win the World Cup not by a long shot. Anyone taking advantage of completebetting.com's 2014 World Cup bets is far more likely to back the likes of Brazil, Germany, Spain, Argentina or even Italy and Uruguay England's rival teams at the group stages ahead of betting on [.
Is Raheem Sterling the best young player in Europe? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Of course his club manager wants to give him lavish praise, and why shouldn't he? Brendan Rodgers has handled the young phenomenon of Raheem Sterling with accomplished skill, and the Liverpool manager will be astute enough to recognise a player who will respond positively to such public accolade, but with the 19 year old yet to take part in any European fixture, and just a couple of international caps to his name, is Rodgers' claim a little too ‘out there' certainly for the moment at least.
It'll seem a little odd the dulcet tones of Vindaloo being belted out amidst the carnival atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran chanted to an orchestra of drums, violas, and the iconic Apito de Samba. But England fans have already snapped up their 51,000 ticket allocation for the summer, and what is guaranteed is that Brazil 2014 is going to be a bit of a cracker.
World Cup 2014: Who should make the England squad this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's getting very close! With just over 57 days left to wait until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, talk has now centred around the possible England squad for the tournament, with a host of dark horses now being mentioned alongside the nailed-on candidates.
It's been 9 long years since the England national team played a game in the United States, but soccer fans in the States will get a chance to see two England games this summer when the Three Lions play Ecuador and Honduras in World Cup warmup matches in Miami in early June.
Just as England will be using the matches to prepare for the 2014 World Cup, so too will opponents Ecuador and Honduras, who have also qualified for the tournament.
Going to the World Cup? Get a retro football shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Even David Cameron thinks Nike are charging too much for a new England World Cup shirt. The 90-pound price tag has turned off many England fans, and the Prime Minister is among them: A spokesman for Cameron said, "Does he agree with Helen Grant that £90 is a great deal of money for a replica shirt?
Now our hands have been mathematically and begrudgingly prized off the Premier League trophy some United fans might turn their attention to rooting for England in this summer's World Cup Finals!
Hope remains success at club level might yet come in the form of a European Cup win, but some United players could be eyeing more likely success at international level and the INCLUDES players playing their way into Roy Hodgson's final 23-man squad.
Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury. He was stretchered off during Saints' 4-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday and has now been ruled out for six months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Southampton director Les Reed said: "Everything will be done to deliver [.
The FA and Nike today unveiled England's home and away kits for World Cup 2014.
According to The FA, the new home shirt is a pure and brilliant white with an engineered pinstripe in the fabric. White satin tape on the shoulders gives the jersey a distinctive shine. The Three Lions crest, meanwhile, has a metallic weave to create another shimmering effect, most noticeable when the crest catches the light.
World Cup 2014: 'Adam Lallana good enough to play for Spain' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As far as World Cup 2014 predictions go, Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana's inclusion in the England squad for this summer seems certain, with his manager Mauricio Pochettino nowclaiming that the 25-year-old would be good enough to get into the Spain side!
As things hot up in title races across the continent, things are getting especially spicy at the top of La Liga. This week we'll be taking a look at what is being hailed as possibly the finest clÃ¡sico of the century between Real Madrid and Barcelona, and why despite the result neither team are currently top of the league.
Steven Gerrard has revealed he won't be taking his wife and children to the World Cup in Brazil. Although England manager Roy Hodgson has given permission for partners and children to travel to the tournament, skipper Gerrard says he will be refusing the opportunity to do so. The Liverpool midfielder believes his game will benefit [.
New photographs of England's home and away shirts that the Three Lions will wear in Brazil at the World Cup this summer have been leaked on the Internet.
England's home shirt for World Cup 2014 is a beautifully designed white shirt that combines modern touches with a retro look that you could imagine England footballers wearing in the late 60s or early 70s.
Earlier this month, singer Gary Barlow joined several England stars for the recording of the official England World Cup song. While we haven't heard the song yet, The FA released behind-the-scenes footage today featuring interviews with several of the players and musicians involved.
Former England captain Gary Lineker formed a 20-strong all star band to record the England World Cup song on behalf of Sport Relief.
Clairvoyants have been trying to predict the future with tarot cards for centuries, but this might be the first deck specifically created with football in mind. Want to know if your team will win a match?
Arsenal fans are getting extremely used to having most of their top players injured for a large part of the season, and young Jack Wilshere seems to miss out more than most, but it now seems that Arsene Wenger is confident that the England international will be fit and ready to go to Brazil for [...]
PHOTO: Jack Wilshere back in training for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Good news for the Arsenal and England fans Jack Wilshere is back in training.
The 22-year-old England midfieldersuffered a hairline foot fracture in England's friendly against Denmark last monthand fears were rife the England international could be forced to miss the rest of the season as also the World Cup in Brazil.
This is the angle that people (who I can only assume have conscious or unconscious leanings at play) are repeatedly offering, with a strange certainty this proves the Jozy Altidore call from yesterday was wrong - if not additionally an outright dive. Now setting aside the delightful fact that this camera view is about 80° and further in distance away than the linesman who called it, I do not
Yes, Jozy Altidore is back in the traveling squad for the to trip to Manchester City tonight. Does he make the 18? We shall see. You already know what I think they should do, but Gus Poyet even got some stick for it in England when he entirely left the US striker out of the cup final loss to Citeh. Yeah, that was weird.
So far, this is the full extent of comments I have seen from Sunderland manager Gus Poyet following a 5-1 loss at Tottenham for which Jozy Altidore had been deemed as superfluous (he went 90 in a 3-0 reserve win, no goals for him). Here are a couple of select Poyet remarks that really make me wonder what the hell is going on over there:"I think the desire is there.
You may have heard that the shoulder knock Julian Green took late in the US friendly draw with Mexico will keep him out for a time. I can tell you he is having his exam right now, so hopefully I will have the details up at MLSS before long. By the way... if Jozy Altidore starts tonight at Spurs, then I will do an NSC LIVE for all those stuck at work during the game.
Reading midfielder Daniel Williams celebrated his place at the top of my DM clipboard with the 73rd minute winning goal at regional rivals Charlton. It was his third of the season, all coming in his last seven outings.Clip to come later...- Greg Seltzer
Having been the goat on Aston Villa's early opener, Geoff Cameron has scored in the final minute to cap a 4-1 Stoke City win. The right back got forward to follow into the box late, just in time to slam home a cutback from the left. It was his second goal of the season, both coming on the road.Clip to come.
I acquired the quotes for the Tottenham move portion of this cool MLSS feature on the life of Clint Dempsey. You know the drill when some of the story offered (this time by Deuce's agent) has missed the editing cut, so here we are. And it is also nice when old reporting is substantiated, so you know there's no way I was keeping all this a secret.
£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the hottest properties in England this season. The highly rated Southampton left-back has been in sensational form this season andlooks a likely candidate for Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil, after making his debut for England in February.
One of England's biggest matches of the season kicks off today under unfamiliar circumstances with the current Premier League title-holders playing against the team that is battling to win the title, while the red half of Manchester are fighting to finish in a European qualification spot.
Today's Manchester derby gives United an ideal opportunity to smash City's title chances, while finishing the season with some pride as long as Red Devils manager David Moyes can get his team into Europe by the end of the season.
VIDEO: Chelsea legends John Terry and Didier Drogba share interview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea beat Turkish side Galatasaray 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 match on Tuesday night, with the Blues now progressing to the last quarter finals, but at the expense of club legend Didier Drogba.
Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When stripped to its foundations, getting goals is the aim of the beautiful game, and strikers are generally charged with providing the goods. The Premier League has been graced with a plethora of some of the world's greatest forwards since its inception, with English punters perennially debating which striker takes the crown of the best ever on English soil.
News today that Newcastle United could make a move for 6'3″ center-back Steven Caulker if his club Cardiff City are relegated at the end of the season. Steven Caulker 22 year-old England center-back Steven is still only 22 but he has been capped once already for England and he scored on his debut against [.
As if being humiliated at home by one of our bitter rivals for the second time in two weeks wasn't enough, David Moyes has managed to heap even more misery on United, by claiming that the club should "aspire to be like City".Nevermind that United are still the Champions of England, nevermind that United's history and support dwarf City's and that players outside England even ignored City's existence until a couple of years ago, Moyes wants us to look up at them.