This weekend saw the unusual event of England partaking in two tournament draws. First came the European Championship qualifying draw and then on Monday the Nations League semi-final draw, so who did England get and how good are they? Dutch Date in Portugal England drew The Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals whilst hosts Portugal
All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly
As the World Cup ticks ever close here’s a look back at the greatest teams never to win football’s biggest prize. 5. France (1986) Who were they? France entered Mexico ’86 as the most fancied of the European sides having made the semi-finals in Spain 4 years earlier and then won Euro ’84 at home.
It’s fair to say an England friendly went well when the mood an hour after full-time was distinctly more positive than what we experienced in the build up. Pundits have lined up endlessly to point out this is the weakest England squad in living memory with Alan Smith even pointing out it felt like the
England are heading to Amsterdam for their first fixture of 2018. With the World Cup less than 100 days away the main object of the exercise is for players to cement their place in the World Cup squad and the 11 to play Tunisia in the World Cup opener. Who has the most to gain?
A final look back at the infamous groups of death from tournaments gone by. Brazil 2014- Spain, Holland, Chile, Australia How did it go? Defending champions Spain flew into Brazil on the back of a three-peat (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012) and many were confidently predicting a quadruple with many of the same
Part 2 of my look back at those fabled groups of death, this time in 1990. Italy 1990- Group F: England, Holland, Ireland, Egypt How did it go down? In the run up to the Italia ’90 draw the Spanish FA cried foul when England were awarded the 6th and final top seeding and Spain