FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying groups announced in Durban

By | Nov 26, 2007

The city of Durban, situated on South Africa’s east coast, was the venue for the qualifying draw of football‘s premier event, the FIFA World Cup. South Africa will host this tournament in 2010. Here are the European groups Group 1 : Albania, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, Sweden, Portugal

England’s Euro dreams shattered, McLaren shown the door

By | Nov 23, 2007

To track the last time that England failed to qualify for a major international event, we need to turn the clock a decade and a half back to USA ’94. England finished third behind Norway and Netherlands in their group, and as a result never made the trip across the Atlantic. This time around, Steve […]

Russia lose to Israel, England handed lifeline, Scotland dream over

By | Nov 18, 2007

Here are the results from European qualifying on Saturday, 17th November. The teams which have confirmed their place in next summer’s European Championships are Group B – Italy and France. Group D– Germany and Czech Republic. Group E– Croatia through. Battle between England and Russia for the other spot.

Steven Gerrard- Introduce Premiership quotas

By | Nov 14, 2007

Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard has said that he would not be against a rule that imposes quotas in the Premiership. This comes a short while after both Steve Coppell and Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly said that they were in favour of a rule that would limit the number of foreigners taking the pitch. […]

Derby 0-5 West Ham- match review

By | Nov 10, 2007

It is remarkable how one moment can make or break a football game. For bottom of the table Derby County, that moment came five minutes into the second half, with West Ham leading 1-0. Gary Teale’s cross into the box from the right was retrieved by Eddie Lewis, who crossed was intercepted by Kenny Miller’s […]

Diego Maradona biography

By | Nov 10, 2007

Diego Armando Maradona is undoubtedly the beautiful game’s most controversial character. Like George Best, Garrincha and many others, Maradona was in the news for his off field antics as much as he was for his exploits on the field. Many consider him to be the best player to grace the football pitch, even better than […]

Champions League results- November 6-7

By | Nov 8, 2007

Here are the results from Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League. Group A : Liverpool 8-0 Besiktas ( Crouch *2, Babel *2, Benayoun *3, Steven Gerrard) The highest scoring win in the Champions League era. Need I say more ? Porto 2-1 Marseille ( Tarik Sektioui, Lisandro Lopez/ Mamadou Niang) Group B : Schalke […]

Valencia appoint Ronald Koeman as manager

By | Nov 3, 2007

Spanish club Valencia have appointed legendary Dutch defender Ronald Koeman as their new manager. Koeman succeeds Quique Flores, who was sacked by Los Che on October 29, following a string of bad performances. This is not Koeman’s first managerial stint in Spain- he served as Louis Van Gaal’s assistant at Barcelona between 1998 and 2000. […]

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