Scotland Claim Famous Paris Win

Scotland took a giant step towards qualifying for the 2008 European Championships with an amazing 1-0 win over France in the Parc des Princes. After surviving a first-half of almost total French domination, lone striker James McFadden scored a glorious 30-yard drive in the 63rd minute to give Scotland all three points. Alex McLeish’s side…


Hungry For A Win

Well, the tournament started, and as you already know, we drew in our first game against North Korea 2-2. It was awesome for me to get in the starting line-up in my first World Cup game. During the national anthems, I was pretty nervous, but as the whistle blew to start, I was surprisingly calm…


Ryan Pleased With Performance

Despite only taking a share of the points against North Korea, U.S. women’s national team head coach Greg Ryan was pleased with the performance of his side, claiming they ‘had the better chances’ but with one point are still alive. “I thought we had the better chances overall in the game,” Ryan told U.S. Soccer….


Brazil Storms Past U.S.

The U.S. Men’s National Team jumped out to early lead and gave Brazil all they could handle, the but No. 1 ranked team in the world put their talent on display to earn a 4-2 victory. Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho scored a dazzling trademark free kick in the 75th minute that…


Ready To Play!

Ni hao from China! I will be blogging on here for the next couple of weeks, guiding you through all our experiences and feelings prior to the opening game, and then continuing throughout the tournament. Thanks for reading and supporting us! We’ve been here for over 10 days now, spending a week in Shanghai, and…


Kaiser Critical Of Ballack Move

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has criticised Michael Ballack’s decision to join Chelsea, insisting the player would have been better off joining Manchester United instead. The Germany international joined the London club from Bayern last summer but has had an unsettled start to his Premier League career, making just 26 league appearances as Chelsea surrendered…


Marquez Makes Boston Trip

Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez has confirmed Barcelona have agreed to release defender Rafael Marquez for next week’s match against Brazil. The Tricolor meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions next Wednesday in Boston, United States. “The federation’s national team committee sent a letter to Barcelona to ask Rafael Marquez to come to play the Brazil…


Zlatan Happy To Be Back

Internazionale striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels a great weight has been taken off his shoulders following his return to fitness from a groin injury. The 25-year-old Sweden international was troubled by the problem last season and eventually underwent surgery in April, bringing a premature end to his domestic campaign with the Serie A champions. After a…


Schuster Impressed With Sneijder

Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has praised the impact made by new arrival Wesley Sneijder and claimed he will be more valuable to the team than David Beckham. Holland winger Sneijder has made a sensational start to his Bernabeu career, netting the winner against city rivals Atletico on the opening day of the season and…


Gunners to host Sevilla

Arsenal learned the identity of their first Champions League group stage opponents when Sevilla made sure of their place with an emphatic 4-1 win at AEK Athens. The Andalusian side completed a 6-1 aggregate success in the Greek capital in a match postponed from last Tuesday due to the tragic death of Sevilla wing-back Antonio…