World Cup round-up: all the news from the first week of the greatest competition in football

Here is your round-up of the thrills of the first week in one of the most exciting World Cups for a long time. Continue reading “World Cup round-up: all the news from the first week of the greatest competition in football”

My England World Cup Team

Which players will feature in the World Cup squad?

As I scroll through pages of sport news and gossip, I have realised that many of the posts are on the squad that England should take to the World Cup. Luke Shaw or Ashley Cole? Adam Lallana or Frank Lampard? James Milner or Raheem Sterling?

Here, I want to show you who I think should be in that 23-man squad on the plane to Brazil, and furthermore what Roy Hodgson should pick as his main line up.

Mr. Hodgson, I hope that you are reading! Continue reading “My England World Cup Team”

World Cup Draw (featuring my group stage predictions) : England face Italy in tough group at 2014 World Cup

England will face a very tough group at the World Cup.

England have been drawn into a ‘group of death’ at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Three Lions will face four-time winners Italy, last-time semi-finalists Uruguay and Costa Rica. Continue reading “World Cup Draw (featuring my group stage predictions) : England face Italy in tough group at 2014 World Cup”

World Cup 2014: Loser’s XI

All 32 teams have taken their places at the 2014 World Cup. But spare a thought for the unlucky rest of them who didn’t make it. It’s always happened after every World Cup qualifying campaign – there are some brilliant players that just couldn’t make it.

We all know about Zlatan Imbrahivomic‘s strop after going out of the qualifying campaign at the play-off squad. The big Swede, 32, said he would not be watching the tournament as it was not worth watching without him. Continue reading “World Cup 2014: Loser’s XI”

Hodgson rules out new players in World Cup squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that there will not be any new faces in the World Cup squad for 2014.

Hodgson, who managed teams such as Liverpool, Inter Milan and Switzerland before taking the role of England manager in 2012, has only one game left before the World Cup; a friendly against Denmark on 5th March 2014.

Hodgson, in saying that nobody new will feature, rules out players like Gareth Barry and Raheem Sterling, who haven’t played since 2012. He also put to bed rumours of retired ex-captain John Terry coming back to play for the Three Lions.

England booked their place in Brazil against Poland on 15th October, but suffered consecutive defeats at Wembley for the first time in 36 years when they lost to Chile and Germany.

England manager Roy Hodgson seems set on his current team making it to Brazil 2014.

Who will win the World Cup?

With almost all places in the World Cup taken, and after a 5-0 first leg win for Uruguay, many people are wondering which team will reign victorious over the rest of the world come 2014.

Spain will obviously be one of the favourites, after their win in 2010, but there is a definete possibility of a new team reigning supreme. Here are my top five for the title: Continue reading “Who will win the World Cup?”