International Football

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

By on Jun 13, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It’s now less than two weeks until the 2011 Women’s World Cup starts in Germany, and over the next couple of weeks or so we’ll be taking the time to bring you a quick run-down of all of the teams that are taking part in this year’s competition. FIFA had considered increasing the number of teams entering this year’s tournament to...

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Thursday picture: Women’s World Cup VI

Thursday picture: Women’s World Cup VI

By on Jun 9, 2011 in Art, International Football | 1 comment

On the 26th June, the sixth Women’s World Cup kicks off in Germany. It is twenty years since the tournament started, during which time the women’s game has come on significantly, particularly in terms of its public profile. However, women’s football – particularly women’s professional football – is still very much in its infancy....

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Match Of The Week: England 2-2 Switzerland

By on Jun 4, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

If we suspend reality and assume the opinion that England playing Switzerland at Wembley this afternoon, just a few days after arguably their heaviest ever defeat in Zurich, was not mere serendipity at play, then somebody at UEFA is either unusually prescient or is the owner of the world’s only fully functioning crystal ball, as well as being the holder of a...

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The Limitations Of FIFA Protests

By on Jun 1, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

It should go without saying that if you are looking for the best writing on the current car crash that is FIFA at the moment, you should probably be following, amongst others, Matt Scott, David Conn and Paul Kelso on Twitter, to say the least. For sporadic outbursts of indignant rage, you are also welcome to follow this site on Twitter. It was too little, too late,...

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Carroll, Wilshere And The England Under-21s

By on May 7, 2011 in English League Football, International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Stuart Pearce’s selection of Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll in the EnglandĀ  squad for the European Under-21 Championships in Denmark this summer and this has, predictably enough, reignited the club versus country debate. Luke Edwards reports. To go, or not to go? That is the question facing Jack Wilshire and Andy Carroll, after Stuart Pearce named the Arsenal...

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They’re Not Brazil, They’re Northern Ireland

By on Mar 31, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Northern Ireland have had a mixed start to their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and remain one of Europe’s more enigmatic teams. Kevin Leonard has been keeping up to date with their progess. In the act of expressing joy for one’s team, many a song sang from the stands can be an exaggeration. Liverpool fans, for example, have taken to re-writing Depeche...

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