Spain wrapped up a confident Euro 2020 qualifying win against Sweden at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday evening. The hosts dominated proceedings throughout the game but it took until the 64th minute for them to take the lead as skipper Sergio Ramos struck from the penalty spot after a handball from Sebastian Larsson. The lead […]
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Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio is well known for his fantastic long-range missiles, and they need no special confirmation. The attacking midfielder sometimes seems to be passing the ball (rather than shooting) into the top corner from outside the box. Here he is, in training on international duty with Spain, and giving Manchester United goalkeeper David […]
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Spain entered Saturday knowing they were the odds-on favourites in their 2020 European Championship Qualifiers match against Norway since they were at home and also looked like the strongest team on paper. And while La Roja ended winning by 2-1 score, many would have expected a bigger differential on the final result. A first-half strike […]
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I have to admit I was not impressed by the appointment of Gareth Southgate as England boss. I believe I called the former Middlesbrough boss ‘Mr Beige’ at the time of his appointment. Like many, I thought he was a safe appointment by the FA, as they chose a yes man for the job. However, […]
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Raheem Sterling ended a long international goal drought as he helped England to a memorable 3-2 victory against Spain at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in the UEFA Nations League on Monday evening. Gareth Southgate’s men raced into a spectacular first-half advantage as Sterling scored his first England goal in three years with a stunning effort before […]
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According to media reports, England boss Gareth Southgate could name a youthful England team for tonight’s Nations League clash with Spain in Seville. Southgate has talked about bringing youngsters through as an important aspect of his job as Three Lions boss. Well, the former Middlesbrough boss has certainly stuck by his theory on his young […]
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Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad to face Croatia and Spain in the Nations League included a few interesting names. Youngsters like Jadon Sancho, James Maddison and Mason Mount were rewarded with good starts to the season by their first ever call-ups. Another interesting inclusion in the Three Lions squad was that of Chelsea’s Ross Barkley. […]
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The Welsh were slapped with a big reality check earlier tonight as Spain ran out 4-1 winners in their international friendly. While this wasn’t a Nations League game it was certainly taken fairly seriously by both, with Wales probably hoping for a slightly better result – but it didn’t come. They were always going to […]
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According to AS, Iker Casillas has been in touch with Spain manager Luis Enrique to talk about a potential return to international football. The 37 year old veteran is supposedly happy to be a third choice goalkeeper, which is almost certainly the position he would fall into. Casillas has cooled off in recent years in […]
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Leicester took a gamble in the summer by splashing out a reported £20million on an England under-21 midfielder named James Maddison. Last season you would be forgiven for not knowing much about the youngster formerly with Norwich in the Championship unless you were a big fan of the second tier or had seen the youngster […]
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