Brazil 2 2 England Fulltime Highlights by TenMillionSlaves 1. Feed the Ox's insatiable appetite for highly collectible match-worn shirts and he will score. 2. Joe Hart stood up quite well to the little 11 vs one test his team-mates decided to put him through in the first-half. 3. By full-time, Phil Jones' face [.
In a game that was in danger of not being played, Sunday's match in Rio de Janeiro produced fireworks and provided a great test for both sides. The two teams faced off earlier this year at Wembley, a game that England won by a score of 2-1 behind goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard. The year's second fixture between these two footballing powerhouses offered Brazil the chance to even the score and playing at the legendary Maracana, Luiz Felipe Scolari's men wanted to give the fans a show.
Brazil host England in an eagerly anticipated friendly at the newly refurbished Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in an match which promises much in terms of excitement, prestige and glamour. Memories of past encounters between the Samba boys and the Three Lions have come flooding back with John Barnes' wonder goal in the corresponding [.
Suarez to Real Madrid? The controversial Uruguayan striker is doing what he does best playing the victim and adding fuel to the fire! In a new interview with a local radio station, the Liverpool striker, who has been slapped with a ten-match ban in the upcoming season, told the empathetic DJ that if Real Madrid were genuinely interested in his services next season, he'd be hard-pressed to say "No, gracias" politely.
England legend Gary Lineker has blasted Roy Hodgson's men after an uninspiring 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at Wembley last night. The Three Lions struggled to prise open the Irish defence before limping home to a 1-1 draw in a performance which impressed few. Reflecting on the game, Lineker had some choice words [.
Daniel Sturridge will miss England's match against Brazil after picking up an injury during last night's draw with the Republic of Ireland. The Liverpool striker was stretchered off with an ankle injury after 38 minutes. England manager Roy Hodgson said: "He's not going to Brazil. He had a good start and we were sad to [.
England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Ashley Cole will captain the Three Lions against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley for the first time ever. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise to many for a player who has a football rap sheet almost as long as my arm. Make no mistake we [...]
Chelsea and England footballers Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill will miss this Saturday's exhibition game between Chelsea and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in order to return to London to meet up with the England squad for their upcoming friendlies against Ireland and Brazil.
However, Lampard, Cole and Cahill will be available for Thursday's match in St Louis between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Roy Hodgson came out Thursday on the attack, saying that too many Premier League clubs treat internationals as a vacation. Hmm, maybe everyone should stop calling it the international break, for starters?!
"These breaks are being seen as the 10-day break that you don't always get during the season.
Amidst the many controversies related to Rio Ferdinand pulling out of the England squad, 37-year-old David Beckham would like to remind everyone that he is still very much available for international duty.
From the PA:
Beckham would rush to his country's aid if Roy Hodgson decided he could do a job for the national team again.
Following Rio Ferdinand's withdrawal from the England squad, this country has shown a bizarre overreaction, both in the media and by fans. Rio's back troubles meant he went through a phase of playing a handful of games of season but over the past couple of years the medical team at United has managed to keep our defender in good condition, thanks to a strict regime.
Sergio Ramos has been feeling upset over the criticism Spain received despite emerging top of their World Cup Qualifying group, but really, there's nothing to cry about. No te sientas triste, o'mbre!! The defender became the youngest player at 26 years and 358 days -to accumulate 100 caps for La Furia Roja last Friday.
World Cup Qualifiers: England drew as Wales, Scotland & N. Ireland lose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was a sad Monday night for the British nations at the World Cup qualifiers. England were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro despite taking the lead while Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland all suffered defeats at the hands of Croatia, Israel and Serbia respectively.
England faces a tough match this evening with a World Cup qualifier match against Montenegro inPodgorica.
Roy Hodgson has made six changes to his England side. It's a strong lineup today for England, so they can't have any excuses against a tricky Montenegro side who will be buoyed by a vocal home support.
England manager Roy Hodgson took the high road yesterday after being asked what his opinion was regarding England fans singing abusive songs against Rio Ferdinand during the country's 8-0 victory against San Marino. Hodgson shrugged off the...
Even after conquering the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup last year, Chelsea F.C. were runners-up for the UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013. Yet the club fortified the squad with two midfielders last summer with Brazilian international Oscar and Belgian Eden Hazard. But this year they have a newer and longer wish list for this upcoming transfer window.
In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week.
Okay, so maybe it's not really that weekly of a column.
England Captain Steven Gerrard (Google Creative Commons)
England head to San Marino on Friday, keen to keep pace with Group H rivals and next week's opponents Montenegro. Though unlikely to provide a stern test, Roy Hodgson and his men would me smart not to overlook San Marino—so as to avoid an upset, but also to get in the best preparation possible for the big game that follows.
There's nothing like good ol' Roy busting out some "G-WUT?!!" moves ahead of the England-San Marino World Cup qualifier tomorrow. According to evergreen midfielder Scott Parker, everyone in the England camp has been warming up to Hodgson because he's just so nice.
In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large.
Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week.
Despite the mass confusion of whether or not Chelsea are in talks with Frank Lampard about restructuring a new contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, reports according to The Guardian indicate otherwise.
As the England international is out of contract with the Blues in June, transfer rumors continue to swirl around the 34-year-old of where he will finish out his career.
Adam Johnson desperate for England call up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has vowed to fight tooth and nail to get back to the England national squad after failing to make a big impression on a consistent basis since moving to Sunderland in the summer.
Rio Ferdinand put in another brilliant performance for Manchester United this week in our 1-1 draw against Real Madrid.
The game comes following yet another snub from Roy Hodgson when England faced Brazil at Wembley.
Hodgson has laughably claimed that Rio's omission is purely down to "footballing reasons", not the fact that John Terry racially abused his brother and that Ashley Cole, according to the FA, lied to protect him.
One year ago today, decisions were made within the FA that would lead to the announcement that Roy Hodgson would be the new English national team manager despite only having won one trophy in 23 years - the Danish Superliga title with FC Copenhagen.
To celebrate this bizarre choice, we reprint an earlier article that questions the integrity of Our Great Leader.
Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez claims he is 'almost certain' he will one day return to Anfield to become the manager of Liverpool again. Benitez parted company with Liverpool in the summer of 2010 after the Reds had limped to seventh place in the Premier League, having endured their worst run in 22 years during the campaign.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insists he will avoid burnout despite facing an international tournament for the third successive summer. Henderson is set to captain the England Under-21 side at the European Championship in Israel in June. The 22-year-old – who is eligible for the finals because he turned 21 during 2011, when the qualifiers began – has become a regular at summer tournaments.
Following the disgraceful treatment of Rio Ferdinand by Roy Hodgson and the FA, our defender was finally called up to the England squad for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro. Whilst it was clear the player wanted to represent his country again, the manager hinted that there might be some issues because of Rio's personalised programme to ensure he avoids injury.
In the lead-up to the 2006 World Cup, Rio Ferdinand had a hidden camera prank show called "Rio's World Cup Wind-Ups." Now, as England navigate the qualifying process for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson has revived the program with his own twist. And just five months after saying that Ferdinand's England career was over, Hodgson has named Ferdinand in the squad for their upcoming qualifiers.
West Ham are set to offer Andy Carroll £100k a week on a six year deal, according to The Daily Mail. Carroll was on loan at the Hammers this season scoring seven times and Sam Allardyce has constantly expressed his desire to sign the striker on a permanent deal. The salary for Carroll is understood to be supplemented by a pay off from Liverpool as part of the £15.
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