One of the major talking points of this very new year has been the announcement by FIFA General Secretary, Jérôme Valcke, that the 2022 FIFA world Cup could be played somewhere between November and January, as opposed to the usual summer games. I have often been asked my views on the subject matter, not only in my capacity as a football fan and journalist, but also due to the extended amount of time I had spent in the Middle East. Let me now finally put in writing my reasons for why a winter World Cup is not only a terrible idea, but why Qatar should never have been given the
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So, we've less than a year to go until next summer's showpiece in Brazil.
Though qualifying for the finals tournament in Brazil next summer is by no means completed, the Swiss are in pole-position to qualify from their group with four games to go - sitting in first place with 4 points ahead of second-placed Albania.
However, with still an entire footballing ... [read more]
Greece walked out of Vilnius today with all three points after a narrow but valuable 1-0 victory over Lithuania. The victory puts Greece at 13 points just three behind Bosnia who have 16 after defeating Latvia 5-0. This insures our team keeps a small as possible gap to retain chances of getting the top spot. The squad did not perform ... [read more]
This Friday, Greece will be resuming their journey to Brazil 2014. After suffering a 3-1 defeat to Bosnia in Zenica, it is absolutely paramount that our team walks away with three points. A victory will keep Greece right behind the Bosnians and ready to take the top spot should they drop a game. Anything less will put first place out ... [read more]
One of the biggest matches in Europe will be taking place this Friday, June 7, in Lisbon. Portugal and Russia will be taking on the most important match in UEFA's Group F. Fabio Capello has led Russia to four wins out of four matches while Bento's side have struggled. A Russian win ... [read more]
Nike has revealed the new kit for the national team today due to be first used against Lithuania on Friday. There would be an image in this post but since WordPress is having issues with its image uploader today, a link is the only remedy.
The design follows Nike's minimalistic theme and a simplistic palette of just blue and white. It ... [read more]
Fernando Santos finally released his squad list on Friday for the June 7 qualifier in Lithuania to take place in at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius.
Greece will be without centerbacks Avraam and Kyrgiakos Papadopoulos due to injury while Sotiris Ninis is recalled since the November 2012 friendly against the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, the second highest goalscorer in the SuperLeague, ... [read more]
The hosts for the upcoming World Cups in 2014 and 2018, Brazil and Russia squared off in Stamford Bridge, London today in friendly match. Both teams started and ended on level terms with opportunities coming at both ends. Brazil came in to the match from a 2-2 draw with ... [read more]
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