WORLD CUP IS COMING

As the 2014 World Cup is edging closer and closer with each day passing by some players are nearing the last few weeks in which they can impress their respective county head coaches and this is especially true for the Americans as they will play a friendly match against Mexico on April 2 before the coach Jurgen Klinsmann announces his provisional squad for the upcoming worldwide competition.

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SLOVENIA MISS OUT

Slovenia failed to secure a spot into the 2014 World Cup as they lost their Qualifying match against Switzerland when they faced each other back in October and a lonely goal from Granit Xhaka edged the victory for the Swiss team.

The goal that the 21 years old midfielder from Switzerland gave his team the victory they needed in order to secure their berth into the upcoming World Cup and now they have to go against Ecuador, France and Honduras as they were pitted in the same group against those teams.

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Iceland Lose Terribly

The hopes that Iceland had of a top two finish in the qualifying Group E of the World Cup has suffered a set back as they have faced a defeat at their home ground to the bottom placed team of Slovenia in Reykjavik.

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FINISH IN THIRD

Slovenia finished in 3rd place of Group H which is not enough for them to secure a spot in the 2014 World Cup even though they made a fairly late challenge at the top positions; it was just too late for them and had to settle to stay 2 points behind Iceland with 15 points.

A fairly disappointing start of their World Cup qualifiers saw them losing the initial 4 matches and only managing to secure 3 points out of the possible 15. Losing against Switzerland, Norway, Albania and Iceland saw them scrapping the bottom zone of Group H during the midterm stages of the tournament.

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STILL IMPROVING

The Internazionale shot stopper, Samir Handanovic, has said that his team still needs to make some improvements.

Internazionale is off to a superb start in the ongoing Serie A. They have played 6 games so far and haven’t been defeated yet. They have won 4 games, while, the remaining couple have been draws. They currently have 14 points and they are at no. 4 in the points table.

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MUST DO BETTER

The Slovenian goalkeeper, Samir Handanovic, has said that his club Inter Milan is not as strong at the moment as it was a few years ago.

The last season was quite dreadful for Inter Milan. They struggled right through the season and ended up at no. 9 in the Serie A points table. They managed to win just 16 out of their 38 games.

At the end of the season, the boss Andrea Stramaccioni was sacked and Walter Mazzarri was appointed as the new manager.

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Betting on Serie A

Italy is a country devoted to football and it is loved by millions of people all over the country. Every week these football fans tune in to passionately watch their team either win or lose. While there is so much talent in the Italian league, it makes placing a bet on who you think will win incredibly difficult. From a non-biased point of view, there are many teams looking for the top spot this year. With the new season just about to start, it is sure to be a hard victory for anyone who comes out on top at the end of the coming season.

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INTER RUMOURS

There have been several transfer rumours linking the Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovič with a move away from the club, but president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that he will not sell the Slovenian international at any price.

The 28-year-old has been very impressive for Inter Milan over the last season. He has comfortably managed to take the place of Julius Caesar, who has departed for QPR. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Spanish club Barcelona, who are looking for a replacement for Victor Valdes.

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MATAVZ NETS FOR PSV

The Dutch club PSV Eindhoven have been able to maintain their status as the leader in the Dutch Eredivisie after their rivals failed to win their matches in hand during the weekend.

Feyenoord, FC Twente, and Ajax have been the main challenges for PSV this season. Due to the fact that Feyenoord and Twente were playing against each other, there was a chance for PSV to stretch their lead at the top of the table. The team managed by the former Russian manager Dick Advocaat got the perfect result, as Twente and Feyenoord could only manage a draw against each other.

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KATANEC IS BACK

Slovenia have decided to bring back the former manager Srecko Katanec as the man to lead them to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The former defender is coming back to lead Slovenia the second time after having had a spell from 1998 to 2002. He then went on to manage the national teams of Macedonia and United Arab Emirates before leaving his post as the manager of the UAE national team more than two years ago. Srecko Katanec represented Yugoslavia during his playing days. He represented Yugoslavia in 31 matches and scored five goals in these matches.

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