Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.
With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.
We have four new party passes handed out for Brazil 2014; Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Switzerland are in. So who can make the list on Tuesday and how? We gotchu. Honduras can make it 15 with so much as a draw at Jamaica. If they fail to do that, Mexico could grab the last spot with a win at Costa Rica.
Let's run through these dryly, as I have a stack of full MLSS reports to get together... I can confirm the report that Charlie Davies is in talks with MLS, and that he would likely be headed to the hometown Revs as replacement for Juan Agudelo. Solely from using my brains, I think if New England can get that done by Thursday's deadline, it might be easier for Stoke to pry Agudelo away before
There's always something to be said about the enigmatic figure that is Fabio Capello. Like many other coaches, he isn't a fan of external interference while doing his job, and he made it clear that coaching the England national team between 2008 and 2012 brought about its fair share of challenges.
Sorry, to leave you hanging a bit earlier, but things are busy in the NSC Batcave and I haven't even eaten after hip hop class. I'm back to spill more. So I told you who is out and was never in for Jozy Altidore. Now, let's get to who really is. His agent has confirmed that of two EPL clubs interested, one of them has moved into deep talks.
Adidas unveil new 2014 World Cup Away Shirts- Spain Germany Russia and Argentina is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Adidas unveil new 2014 World Cup Away Shirts- Spain Germany Russia and Argentina is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Adidas have today (February 13, 2014) unveiled new World Cup away kits for Spain, Germany, Russia and Argentina as the teams prepare for this year's mega event in Brazil.
'2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' game set for April release - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.
Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The summer is fast approaching, and in true World Cup fashion, football fans everywhere have begun to browse catalogues of the latest wide-screen TVs, sound out their favourite watering holes, and pray that the old barbecue will survive in the back garden this winter.
We have been talking a lot in class about the questionable decisions for the World Cup to be in Brazil in 2014 and Qatar in 2022 based on current conditions, but today we found out that officials at the Sochi Olympics will not allow photos and documentation to be shown to the public via many social media avenues and that other reporting will be highly monitored.
Photographs of Russia's home shirt for World Cup 2014 have been leaked on the Internet.
Designed and manufactured by adidas, Russia's new home shirt for 2014 features a red shirt with maroon sleeves and rounded collar, that's accentuated by a gold trim. The classy shirt also features the colors of the Russia flag on each sleeve as well the colors on the back of the neck on the reverse of the shirt.
England, Spain, Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina qualified for FIFA World Cup 2014 tonight, joining the teams who have already qualified — Brazil, United States of America, Australia, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany.
In Europe, there's still the playoffs remaining, where the following teams will compete for a chance to reach the World Cup in Brazil — France, Greece, Portugal, Ukraine, Sweden, Iceland, Croatia and Romania.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called on fans to give striker Samuel Eto'o "a little bit of time" as he is still adjusting to Premier League life.
The Cameroon international, who moved from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala to Chelsea in the summer, is set to be handed his third league start against Norwich at the weekend, yet he is still to register a goal for the Premiership club.
Russian football is rotting: the decline of Rubin Kazan
By Domm Norris
The winds of winter continue to reverberate across Russia, as all eyes begin to turn away from the snow-capped mountains of Sochi; however, the carnival atmosphere in the southern reaches of the nation have not been wholly felt in other areas of the world's most vast state.
Once touted as a long-term replacement to David Beckham on the right of England's midfield, the career of former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley seems to have gone seriously off course, writes Andy Greeves.
Ten years ago, David Bentley scored the first goal of his professional career for Arsenal against Middlesbrough on January 24, 2004.
Sochi - Considered the longest city in Europe (approximately 92 miles), Sochi is a resort destination in the Krasnodar Krai territory.This is the first time Russia will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union (USSR) hosted the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow.
When:The Winter Games will be held February 7-23, 2014.
Ahead of the two upcoming World Cups in the countries of Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022, FIFA will be sending a task force to each nation to work on convincing the countries to relax anti-gay legislation. The task force was established last year with the mission of stopping racism within football and it will now be used to help alleviate the issues that face Qatar and Russia.
Top five: Most underrated international teams - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A lot of international teams have impressed over the past few years, some touted for an excellent World Cup campaign. Find out which will be included in a top 5 list of the most underrated international teams.
Ex-Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin found the net for the first time since May 2012 during last night's 1-1 draw between Zenit St Petersburg and Kuban Krasnodar. The Russia international came off the bench to slide in the opening goal in the second-half. Zenit were pegged back by Ivelin Popov's 79th minute strike.
Here's one that looks all but done. Having already spent a extended loan spell there, Eugene Starikov is now at Tom Tomsk trying to complete a transfer. The Zenit St. Petersburg II man, who has been training with the club, would remain in the Russian top flight with the move. I'll try to confirm right when it's all crossed and dotted, but you never know with the time difference.