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Italy and Costa Rica Set To Meet For The First Time In A World Cup Fixture
10:00 Friday 20th June 2014

Italy and Costa Rica clash for the first time in a World Cup competition when they lock horns at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Friday (BBC, 5pm). The teams both have three points to their name after they each recorded opening Group D victories…

World Cup
Jonathan Pearce becomes the latest victim of Twitter following his goal line tech meltdown
10:44 Monday 16th June 2014

Twitter can be one of the cruellest (and also funniest) of the social media platforms and users are very quick to pick up on the mistakes of others as BBC's Jonathan Pearce discovered during the France vs Honduras game when Pearce appeared…

Brazil v Croatia: Back Neymar to inspire hosts to opening win
16:31 Wednesday 11th June 2014

The 2014 World Cup is almost finally upon us and Jack Kitson has provided us with his preview of the first game, the opening fixture between the hosts Brazil and Croatia. Excitement is reaching fever pitch ahead of the opening match of the…

England National Team
The England Squad to win the 2014 World Cup?
10:00 Tuesday 22nd April 2014

As Rio 2014 looms large on the horizon, I have picked a 23-man squad of players that I want to be in Manaus to face Italy on June 14th.The decisions made in selecting a World Cup squad can either raise or destroy the hopes of a nation and with…

European Football
Germany Rated Europe's Best Chance of World Cup Glory
12:15 Wednesday 16th April 2014

Germany is a country steeped in World Cup history and success having won the tournament on three occasions: 1954, 1974, and 1990. ‘Die Mannschaft' consistently reach the latter stages of major tournaments and after finishing third at the last…

Why Southampton's Journey Through The Leagues Should Inspire League One & Two
12:12 Friday 28th March 2014

Thomas Richardson takes a look at the recent history of Premier League side Southampton and how other clubs around the country could learn a thing or two.

England National Team
There has never been a better time to be an England fan!
11:47 Thursday 23rd January 2014

Oliver Friend shares his thoughts on why it's good to a fan of the English national team as the team prepare for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Has there ever been lower expectations for England going into a tournament? A less than convincing…

European Football
Who Will Stop Belgium In The 2014 World Cup?
08:46 Saturday 30th November 2013

With Belgium qualified for the 2014 World Cup Sean Gibson takes a look at the teams chances in Brazil. Incidentally, the 2002 campaign saw Marc Wilmots captain Belgium to the last 16. The former Schalke midfielder has now earned his opportunity…

World Cup
As World Cup Qualifying Reaches Crunch Stage, There's A European Flavour To Our Weekly Flutter
09:00 Friday 11th October 2013

Due to the international break, this week's picks are taken from Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifiers, which promise to be exciting affairs with place in Brazil up for grabs for many teams. We take a look at two matches in Group A, where Croatia…

Road To The Promised Land
Looking Ahead: Brazil Should Not Host 2014 World Cup
11:00 Thursday 11th July 2013

This week, Bruce Halling looks ahead to next year's World Cup and, given the events of the Confederations Cup, gives his thoughts about Brazil's capabilities of hosting the tournament. It is now just under a year until the next World Cup. The…

World Cup Qualification Far From Guaranteed For European Big Guns
12:01 Wednesday 5th June 2013

Now that Japan have booked their place to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Jack Kitson takes a look at which teams from Europe could be joining them .We are now just over 12 months away from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the qualification process…

Can Canada get back to the World Cup?
22:23 Friday 11th November 2011

This weekend on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Lucia the Canadian National Team is looking to secure a spot in the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification, and all they need to get there is either a point in St. Lucia on Friday or a point…