British authorities are uncovering more and more evidence of potential match fixing in English football. The latest arrests stem from alleged match-fixing in the Championship, England's second tier league. Just days ago many pundits were dismissing the previous round of arrests around match-fixing to be" isolated" and "simply in the semi-professional ranks.
It has been a frustrating season so far at Arsenal for Theo Walcott, on a personal level at least. The flying forward struggled for goals at the start of the campaign, and just when he started to find his form and the back of the net he suffered an unexpected abdominal problem that needed surgery [..
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Cruzeiro's left-footed attacking midfielder Éverton Ribeiro has impressed in the Brazilian national league this season, a key player as his team won the title several weeks before the end of the competition.
Football Match Fixing: Six arrested including Former Premier League player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Six people have been arrested including a former Premier League player as a part of an ongoing investigation on suspicion of fixing English football games, according to Exclusive reports from The Telegraph.
Barkley, Aguero, Oscar... Names of the Premier League, Week 12 is a post from: Just Football
Ross Barkley (Everton)
Saturday lunchtime's Merseyside Derby was one of the best in recent memory and plenty of players stood out. Simon Mignolet was outstanding despite conceding three and he kept his side in the game on more than one occasion.
Arsenal Alert Pocchetino's Saints Aim To Test Gunners Mettle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When the then Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was harshly dismissed at the beginning of 2013 by its' owner Nicola Cortese, there was outcry from the clubs fanbase and pundits alike. Not least in the light of their previous result, where the Saints had come from two goals down at Chelsea to come away with a point.
There has been a lot of concern among Arsenal fans this season over the fitness, or lack of it, of Jack Wilshere. It has seemed at times, including last season, that he was at risk of going down the same disappointing road that Abou Diaby has been on since his ankle was smashed apart by [...]
England 0-1 Germany International Friendly 19th November 2013
After losing to Chile on Friday at Wembley, England made it two home defeats in a row after going down 1-0 to Germany on Tuesday.
With a whole host of first-teamers either rested or sidelined with injury, German boss Jogi Low picked a mix and match side which still boasted the like of Marco Reus, Mario Goetze and Toni Kroos, but it was Arsenal's Big F******g German, Per Mertesacker, who nodded home the only goal of the game on 39 minutes.
The World Cup Brazil 2014 Final draw took place in Bahia, Brazil last night, and suffice to say there were some surprises and certainly several Groups of Death waiting to unleash at the tournament next year!
Hosts Brazil have been paired up with Mexico (who came close to not qualifying), Croatia and Cameroon in Group A.
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World Cup 2014 Group Stages Draw- England draw Italy and Uruguay is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter England have drawn Italy and Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup and will play their opening game of the tournament in the city of Manaus, a place Roy Hodgson "had hoped to avoid" [.
England manager Roy Hodgson didn't want to go to Manaus, but he will in the first group game against Italy (Saturday, June 14, 9pm ET). The Azzurri under Cesare Prandelli have to be considered a strong contender to advance deep into this World Cup. Uruguay's uneven qualifying campaign notwithstanding, getting by them will be difficult for England.
The FIFA draw for the 2014 World Cup qualifying groups was held today, and France managed to get a fairly easy group but England are in the same group as Italy and Uruguay. Yohan Cabaye in French blue should be pleased with the draw The fourth team in England's group is Costa Rica, [...]
Tough group...but so what? If we want to win it we will have to play the best teams anyway!! Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 6, 2013 Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reacted to England's tricky World Cup draw and he is pretty bullish about it. Roy Hodgson's side will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa [.
The balls of destiny have been plucked from the perspex pots of fate and, after an absolutely bloody age of incomprehensible FIFA-waffle (Fifaffle?), the draw for the World Cup groups has been completed in Costa do Sauipe.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup draw takes place this Friday in Brazil but you can follow all the action with our Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil Live Blog, bringing you all the news, updates and samba dancing you can handle in one afternoon.
The live draw will start at 4pm (UK Time) but you can join us [.
England qualified for the World Cup, but, based on October's FIFA rankings, are unseeded. Thus, they face the very real prospect of a "Group of Death." We don't know what the future holds, but here is a close approximation, in style if not in substance, of the Three Lions' fate.
James: Hello, this is James and John again, reporting this time from Costa do Sauipe, in the lovely Southern Brazilian state of Bahia.
England players have been familiarising themselves with the Adidas Brazuca, which is the matchball for next summer's World Cup. Skipper Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jones and Gary Cahill were among those to get their hands on the ball.
Une grue s'est effondrée le mercredi 27 Novembre quand il hissait un morceau de toiture de 500 tonnes. L'accident a tué deux travailleurs et a renouvelé questions sur l'état de préparation du Brésil de tenir le tournoi de football. La cause de l'accident n'est pas encore connue, mais les enquêteurs ont déclaré qu'ils considéraient une erreur humaine, un problème avec la grue, et la possibilité que terrain détrempé de pluie avait changé sous le poids.
Boasting the likes of Rooney, Lampard, Terry, and others, it is difficult to fathom the lack of success for the English national soccer team. Since defeating West Germany in 1966 4-2, England has failed to win the Fifa World Cup. England has not reached the semifinal of a major tournament since Euro 1996 and in Euro 2012 they were defeated by Italy in the quarterfinals.
The English Football Association has called on Premier League clubs to give England a boost in the World Cup next summer by not sending Premier League teams on post-season tours in May, like many of the top Premier League clubs did last summer.
The 2013-14 Premier League season ends on May 11, and Hodgson has an England training camp scheduled for May 19-25 before England play a friendly at Wembley on May 28.
The 37 players fighting for a place in England's World Cup 2014 squad is a post from: Just Football
It's not time to panic. Well that's according to Roy Hodgson at least, and whilst he is in theory right, back-to-back home defeats for the first time since 1977, without a goal scored, can hardly be counted as ideal preparation for a World Cup.
England 0 Germany 1: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker scored the only goal of the game as England succumbed to their second home defeat in the space of a week on Tuesday night, this time to old enemies Germany.
Roy Hodgson and Joachim Low have both experimented with different players in their friendly fixtures of late, with the respective nations looking to find their best squad ahead of next summer's World Cup.
England are set to play a friendly in Miami on the eve of their 2014 World Cup competition, reportsThe Daily Mailnewspaper tonight.
If you've been reading World Soccer Talk for a while, you'll know that this isn't new news. Last month, the Evening Standard newspaper reported the same news, while one week prior to that Sports Illustrated reported that England were planning on coming to the States.
It's been a long while since I did one of these, let alone one that wasn't in UEFA tourney action. But today seems a great day to give to all those stuck at work, seeing how a certain Jozy Altidore is starting. I will also be keeping some stat tallies for peculiar categories I dreamed up. I'll be back in a moment with the line-ups, kickoff is in about 10 minutes.
Despite the usual protestations of Da Bruce, I have just confirmed that Everton are indeed attempting to swing a third January loan spell for Landon Donovan. What I do not yet know is how far or close they might be at this time, or how likely they are to be eager enough to get it done in the end. What I do know is that this would definitely count as raised-level World Cup 2014 training in
Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker has been mocking England's slack defending after he scored the winning goal for Germany at Wembley on Tuesday evening. He revealed his bewilderment at finding himself completely unmarked in the box and could only conclude that his pace was too much for Roy Hodgson's side to handle.
England vs Germany 2013 Highlights 0-1 Friendly Mertesacker Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
England vs Germany 2013 Highlights 0-1 Friendly Mertesacker Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter England vs Germany 2013 ( England Germany VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- England vs Germany 0-1 ( Mertesacker) Wembley Stadium, London- 19 November, 2013- 20.
U.S. Under-17 head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-man squad for the annual Nike International Friendlies, where the U.S. will face Portugal, England, and Brazil in their first real tests as part of the current cycle.
Five players in the squad including top prospects Haji Wright (LA Galaxy), George Braima (Columbus Crew and Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls) come from MLS academies, while another two, Luca de la Torre (Fulham FC) and Joe Gallardo (Monterrey) currently ply their trade abroad.
Penrith Football Club, founded in 1894, are members of the Ebac Northern League Division One, the 9th tier the English league pyramid. In 2009, they relocated to a new stadium at Frenchfield Park after the development of Penrith New Squares took over the site of their historical home, Southend Road.
Fifa's World Rankings for November 2013 were published today at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.
Euro 2012 winners Spain are still on top of the FIFA rankings, where they have been since September 2011, followed by Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal, fresh from their play-off win over Sweden, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil.
For those who thought that soccer in England was immune to match fixing, it seems that they were wrong.
According to an investigative report from English newspaper, the Telegraph, six people have been arrested by the National Crime Agency, a British organization similar to the FBI, on suspicion of match-fixing.
Seldom has there been one match that has come to define the fortunes of two football nations as appropiately as the afternoon in November 1953 when the Hungarians landed in London. The shock and horror with which the result that afternoon was greeted, however, also indicated the begnning of another trait in the history of the English national team, a brief period of turbulence followed by relative inactivity and plenty more of the same, underwhelming football and with one, brief, glittering exception a familiar feeling of relative under-achievement.