Sunday’s World Cup exit to Russia has left Spanish football at another crossroads, with federation president Luis Rubiales now to choose between pointing the team off in a fresh direction, or using his power to feed current grievances and settle old scores.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2018
It seems churlish to use the word ‘crisis’ after only one defeat but Germany’s World Cup defence is looking increasingly nervous as criticism of Mesut Ozil reached abusive levels yesterday and players had to rebut reports of cliques and disunity in the camp.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Yet again the talk surrounding England as they approach a major tournament is marooned somewhere between hope and hype but Damien Duff has questioned whether Gareth Southgate’s players have the commitment required to make a mark at the World Cup.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2018
Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn questioned manager Martin O'Neill's approach after his country's dream to reach next summer's World Cup in Russia was ended following a 5-1 play-off defeat at home to Denmark.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017