After the nail biting performance of the national teams during the international tournament earlier this year, the run up to release of the Euro 2020 schedules were greatly anticipated by fans worldwide. Therefore as earlier this week the fixtures and groupings for the UEFA European Championships Qualifiers 2020 were announced, we thought we would put this article together for our readers. This blog therefore covers how the groups have been drawn and who are expected to be the ones to beat.
What the Euro 2020 Qualifying Groups Look Like
In advance of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the qualifiers are to take place in order to determine which 24 teams advance to the Championship. The qualifying tournament runs
At the moment the national teams are currently battling it out on the football pitch to win the new Nations League trophy. And with the extra bonus of four places in the Euro tournament in two years’ time up for grabs, the anticipation to succeed in Nations League is high.
As this is a very new tournament we wanted to put this post together to cover all of the need to know information about the ongoing games. From how the season is scheduled to who are the strongest teams so far, read below to find out all the latest info.
What is the Nation’s League?
The Nations League was first set-up in 2018 as an alternative way for national teams to acquire a place in the Euros, and replaced the current friendly matches for competition matches. This series of matches will tak
It’s nearly that time of year again when football fans crowd around the TV or their mobile phones with ultimate pride in their eyes as they watch their beloved team take to the pitch. This is why the World Cup is such a widely anticipated tournament across the globe as it is such a powerful way of uniting a country.
Most children’s vivid memories of soccer begin when they watch their national team play. And this feeling of country pride carries on with them into adulthood and is passed on through generations. Making the love of the sport everlasting.
As the World Cup is a passionate tournament, you will find that most countries will accommodate for streaming the games live from Russia in order for the fans to join in with the action and feel like they are actually there.
In this post we will take a look at the time scheduling per zones as well as what channels and applications you can used to watch the games on.
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
- Spain – 2010
Posted: December 27, 2017|Categories: Germany27th December 2017.Read more »
First seen in the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, this Germany home kit has already become a popular purchase for supporters across the globe. Aiming to defend their Champions title, the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been widely anticipated. Continuing with their signature black and white base, this colour scheme has been expanded on, and now includes the details as well as the background. Therefore, creating a distraction-free monochrome look to their 2018 home strip.
Retro Inspiration for the 2018 Germany Football Kit Home Edition
14th December 2017.Read more »
A goalkeeper's job is often a thankless one. As the last line of defence, they represent a team's final hope of thwarting an opposing striker who has evaded the attention of the defence, with the odds almost always stacked against them.
They also spend every minute on the pitch operating with a greater degree of jeopardy hanging over their head than any other player. A striker can fluff his lines all game then become a hero if the ball rolls in off his shin; one mistake from a keeper invariably leads to a goal conceded, whereas even the most glorious save merely maintains the status quo.
But there is a vanguard of custodians demanding more from their role, a greater involvement is their teams' prospects with the
8th December 2017.
In anticipation of Russia 2018 next summer, a host of new soccer jerseys are being released for the team's that have secured qualification. German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has got ahead of the game, and began launching shirts toward the end of 2017. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Adidas football shirts released to date are all home edition jerseys, and the designs embody the strengths, passions and heritage of each nation involved, with a clearly retro look. Below we take a look at some of the Adidas 2018 World Cup kits launched so far.
Argentina 2018 World Cup Home Kit
The advertising campaign launching the Argentina home kit for the 2018 World Cup was fronted by the infamous Lionel Messi. Messi, one of the greatest footballers to have ever graced a soccer field, and an icon in the history of Argentinian football, has never won a major trophy with his country. This disparity, in an otherwise
11th October 2017. By Ryan Baldi.Read more »
It's still a long way off, with plenty of football to be played between now and then and ample opportunity for best laid plans to be scuppered by fate, but next summer is already shaping up to be the summer of Leon Goretzka.
The German midfielder is on the wanted list of pretty much every major European club, with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona all reported to be monitoring his progress at Schalke. And with next year's World Cup in Russia creeping into view, the 22-year-old's rise to prominence on the international scene is set to see him become a key player for the reigning champions and current pre-tournament favourites.
The final Bundesliga matches of 2015 were played on December 20th, but the German top-flight league won't reconvene until Friday, January 22nd. That match, between Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV, will put an end to the Bundesliga's lengthy winter break-a rest period that is considerably longer than that of any other major European football league. The English Premier League hardly got any breaks at all, playing hard throughout the holidays to earn a week and a half's rest at the beginning of January. The Spanish La Liga, meanwhile, enjoyed a brief rest leading up to Christmas but resumed in time to play a round of matches in the final days of 2015.
For soccer fans, the Bundesliga break isn't ideal. Going a whole month without seeing your favorite team play-at a time of year when every other league is active-is a serious exercise in patience. For the players, though, there is a huge benefit to playing in the Bundesliga and getting the month-long break
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