Despite our geographic proximity, or perhaps because of it, the English and French endure a relationship that is best labelled “tetchy”.
The Confederation of African Football player of the year award shortlist has been released ahead of the award ceremony on January 7, 2016. The full list can be seen below in alphabetical order.
Euro 2016 qualifiers are over besides playoffs and the real competition is fast approching. That prodded us to go and find out who the European Championships top scorers are, including some who could move up the list next summer. Michel Platini, who holds the top spot, is the current (suspended) UEFA president, and may be in line to replace departing (suspended) FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who announced his pending resignation in June. Both Platini and Blatter have corruption charges hanging over their heads, hence the suspensions.
Shocking is a good word to describe how the World Cup qualifiers in South America started. From historic victories to close calls, here are the biggest winners and losers in South America during the first round of qualifying games for Russia 2018.
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It's hard to become one of the World Cup top scorers. Generally, the stakes are higher, the competition is more competitive and the atmosphere is more intense.
But, somehow, these players have managed to do it anyway. Here are the top scorers in World Cup history.
World Cup Top Scorers
1. Miroslav Klose: 16 goals, 24 appearances (Germany)
2. Ronaldo: 15 Goals, 19 appearances (Brazil)
3. Gerd Muller: 14 goals, 13 appearances (Germany)
4. Just Fontaine: 13 goals, five appearances (France)
The most recent international break featured Euro 2016 and CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, and upsets abounded on both continents. Of course, surprise results are nothing new--they are, in fact, the hallmark of the sport. Here are some of the biggest upsets in the history of international competition.
The 10 Biggest Upsets in International Competition
10. Northern Ireland 2 Czechoslovakia 1 (1958 World Cup)
If you want to know how to watch a live stream online of the CONCACAF Cup clash between USA and Mexico, you’ve come to the right place. The USMNT host El Tri at a sold-out Rose Bowl this Saturday evening in a one-off showdown to determine who will make it to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.
A pair of penalties against San Marino and Switzerland probably wasn’t how Wayne Rooney dreamt of first equaling and then breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record for England, but the Manchester United captain is unlikely to care now it’s done.
Not content with emmbroiling itself in match-fixing allegations and flying in $3 million in cash to pay its players mid-way through a World Cup, the Ghanaian FA has added chauvinism to its resume with the wholly serious suggestion that domestic teams entice “sexy girls” to their stadia in a bid to boost attendance.