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European Championships
Can Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2020?
12:01 Thursday 10th October 2019

Euro Qualifying has gone about as well as could be expected for Northern Ireland. In their first four games, they took maximum points, largely thanks to a tight defence led by Jonny Evans. A quartet of wins, two each against Estonia and Belarus,…

European Championships
Spain, Germany seek redemption in Euro U20 final
12:01 Sunday 30th June 2019

It’s safe to say 2018 wasn’t the most profitable year for Germany or Spain. Both faced embarrassing World Cup campaigns. Being knocked out in the group stages and Round of 16 respectively left many red-faced. Internal problems including…

England National Team
How can England's U21s fall at the first hurdle with all that talent?
15:01 Monday 24th June 2019

With an hour gone, England U21s were sitting pretty winning 1-0 against France. An outstanding solo run from Phil Foden looked set to continue the Three Lions' excellence on the international stage. It seemed as though our young…

International
What does Gareth Southgate expect from his Three Lions call-ups?
08:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

So the first international break of 2019 is upon us, putting the Premier League on hold for two weeks in the meantime. All of the home nations are in action over the following 14 days, including England. The Three Lions face the Czech Republic…

European Championships
Inaugural Nations League preview: Who wants to be friendly?
08:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

UEFA’s brand new international competition kicks off this week. The Nations League was formed for two purposes. To replace meaningless friendlies that interrupt league schedules with competitive matches. To give smaller nations with fewer…

World Cup
What has Germany's World Cup title done for their program?
08:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Four years ago Germany won the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mario Gotze’s extra-time strike was enough to ensure Die Mannschaft lifted the trophy for the fourth time.  Four years on, how has World Cup triumph affected Germany's…

Republic Of Ireland
Back to the drawing board for Martin O'Neill and Ireland
16:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

The Irish national team will return to action on Friday night in Turkey for the first time since Denmark broke their hearts with a 5-1 win in Dublin that meant Martin O'Neill's side would not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  Despite…

Other Tournaments
Potential Cup Champions from Europe’s big five football nations
08:30 Saturday 3rd March 2018

Among the oldest and most prestigious competitions in any country is its domestic Cup. It takes on various nomenclature in different climes. In England, it’s dubbed the FA Cup. In Spain, it’s the Copa del Rey or the King’s…

Opinion
The mystery of the England national team system
16:00 Friday 8th September 2017

Look at the England under-17s, one of the premier teams in the world. This year, England won the under-19 and under-20 European Championships and World Cup respectively this past summer. Once again, hype and optimism surrounds the national…

England National Team
The England U21 side continues a run of great youth potential
19:30 Monday 26th June 2017

The youth teams in England have seemed to be quite successful in recent times. With the England U20 squad winning the World Cup in South Korea earlier this month there has been great praise of the England youth setup. Only a couple of weeks…

Opinion
Expect a strong performance from Spain in the European U21 tournament
13:29 Thursday 15th June 2017

The years 2008 to 2013 have been described as the golden age of Spanish football with triumphs in two European Championships and a World Cup, but there is optimism of a new era of dominance beginning for Spain ahead of the UEFA European U21…

Opinion
Mamadou Sakho proving Liverpool wrong at Crystal Palace
19:30 Friday 24th March 2017

He was humiliated; considered an outcast and deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool. But exceptionally, Mamadou Sakho is now proving his worth somewhere else; this time at Crystal Palace, in the South East of London. The last one year…

European Championships
Manchester City's signing of Carli Lloyd is more than just coup for the club
11:01 Thursday 16th February 2017

Manchester City's signing of Carli Lloyd yesterday marked a milestone in English women's football as well as a massive milestone for Carli herself. Carli was enjoying a holiday in the UK when she received a call from Nick Cushing, Manchester…

Youth Scout
Stars of the Under 19 Euros
11:58 Wednesday 27th July 2016

On the back of what was a successful European tournament for the senior players in France, their junior counterparts had their own competition, taking place in Germany. Not only was there the title of Under 19 European Champions on the line…

Opinion
Five teams that exceeded expectations at Euro 2016
09:30 Friday 15th July 2016

Euro 2016 produced some spectacular moments that will live long in the memories of all football fans. We witnessed during the tournament numerous: Incredible individual displays, stunning goals, and thrilling games. We also saw a few surprise…