- May 30, 2018
With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
- July 01, 2016
1st July 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
"My statistics speak for themselves. Several people have told me that I play better through adversity, but I don't always want to have to be fighting against the mudslingers," explained a vindicated Olivier Giroud after scoring in France's opening game of the Euros.
That goal against Romania was remarkably his eighth goal in his previous eight matches for France, but by virtue of not finding the back of the net since, those mudslingers have returned.
Giroud's just one of those players who's constantly dividing opinion. On his day, he's nigh on unplayable, but when he's not firing, he's incredibly infuriating. To his defence, however, the Arsenal forward is still an excellent footballer, albeit a vastly underapprecciated one.
Although he's notched up one goal and one assist in the tournament so far, it's unfair to solely judge him purely on statistics, for his contribution extends far beyond this metric. Qualities such
- May 18, 2016
18th May 2016.
With the summer's 2016 European Championship tournament getting closer and closer, it's time to start thinking about picking up a football kit or two to show support for your favorite national team. For teams that use Nike as a kit manufacturer, the American sportswear company has given fans a wider array of options to choose from with its latest batch of jersey releases. In addition to the obvious variations that are always there in the jersey market-home and away kits, jerseys and tees-Nike has also unveiled different kit varieties this year.
Nike's Two Jersey Types
On one side of the conversation, we have the Nike Vapor Match shirts. On the other side, there are the Nike Stadium shirts. Viewed independently, these two kits could easily be taken to the be the "official" jerseys for their respective teams (or perhaps as similar designs of the same team's jersey from different years). There are
- March 30, 2016
30th March 2016. By Karl Matchett.
France produced another goal-laden performance as they beat Russia 4-2 on Tuesday, once again showcasing their admirable attacking prowess and great depth in options.
For manager Didier Deschamps, it was another indication that his side are genuine potential winners of the UEFA European Championships this summer on home soil-even if key striker Karim Benzema remains unavailable, currently suspended from the national team due to ongoing investigations into a sex tape scandal involving national team mate Mathieu Valbuena.
The options for Deschamps are hugely varied, both in age and experience and in roles performed in the front line. A typical lineup under Deschamps sees France play a 4-3-3, pairing mobile forwards with a physical approach from deeper in midfield,
- January 08, 2016
The 2016 UEFA European Championship won't get underway until June 10th of next year. As of early December, though, the group stage draws for the tournament are set. With 24 teams spread across six groups, which countries will rise and which will fall in the first round of this prestigious football tournament? Read on to check out our predictions for each of the six groups.
The Group: A
The Teams: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland
The Likely Outcome: France are the natural frontrunners here. In addition to being the tournament hosts, France are also the only soccer team in this group that have won a previous European Championship title-let alone two. France won in both 1984 (also at a tournament they hosted) and 2000 and have had a fairly solid year,
- September 11, 2015
As we get ever closer to the 2016 European Championship-which is set to begin on June 10th of next year-it's becoming easier to speak about the teams that are likely to be there. In fact, after watching most of the UEFA's national football teams across eight qualifying games apiece, we're getting to a point where we could feasibly start predicting the frontrunners for next year's big continental contest. How about England, who have been just about perfect in the qualifying rounds? Or Germany, who are perhaps the de facto frontrunners based on their recent World Cup victory? But will France be ready for Euro 2016? As hosts they have not participated in qualifying giving us less opportunity to scrutinize their performance.
Where Does France Stand?
If there's one team we're
- August 26, 2015
The next incarnation of the FIFA World Cup might still be three years off, but qualifying groups for the tournament have officially been announced, and it's certainly not too early to start analyzing those groups and putting together predictions! Today, we're starting off with 2018 FIFA World Cup UEFA qualifying Group A, which includes heavyweights such as the Netherlands and France, a dark horse in the form of Sweden, and a few national football teams (Bulgaria, Belarus, and Luxembourg) that we don't expect to have much of a shot at qualification. Let's dive in!
The Netherlands: Could 2018 Be Their Year?
Based on the outcomes of the last two World Cup events, it would be perhaps even a little unwise to not predict the Netherlands as
- May 05, 2015
Unlike most of the national football teams in Europe, France is not working through the competitive gauntlet of Euro 2016 qualification this year. That's because the French national football team will be
hosting next year's big UEFA European Championship, and has qualified automatically. As a result, the Tri-Colors don't have so much as one competitive fixture on the schedule in 2015. Instead, the soccer squad will spend 2015 playing a variety of friendly fixtures, against everyone from Portugal to England. Prepare for the fun, friendly action with a France new kit from Soccer Box.
In preparation for next year's Euro 2016 competition, France's kit manufacturer is already making the team's 2015 2016 kit designs available for
- April 06, 2015Most of Europe's national football teams are currently busy duking it out for a chance to compete in next year's UEFA European Championship. Not France, though the Blues are hosting the prestigious continental soccer tournament in 2016, and have therefore qualified by default. So as football teams
like England, Germany, and Spain are playing through qualifying stages for Euro 2016, French fans are enjoying friendly fixtures and getting ready for all of the soccer action that will descend upon their country next year. Get ready for the impending competition, with a brand new 2015 2016 France away kit or home jersey from Soccer Box!
Soccer Box is happy to announce that we are beginning to receive stock of France's brand new 2015 2016 football jersey designs. The new shirt variations from kit
- July 02, 2014
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been wall-to-wall football action, not a quiet or boring game in sight. Now that the knockout
stage has ended the already intense competition will heat up even further. When the France home kit 2014 meets the Germany soccer jerseys on Friday for their quarterfinal clash, fireworks and explosive on the pitch action can be expected.
With over a week left until the final it is clear to say that the 2014 FIFA World Cup has certainly lived up to expectations. Brazil was expected to put on a show, and the crowds and football action have been unmissable so far. You still have time to get involved and order 2014 World Cup jerseys and kits online at Soccer Box. Order a Germany