FRANCE AND BELGIUM MAKE FIFA RANKING HISTORY

World Cup winners France and Belgium are the first teams to share a joint top spot at the latest FIFA rankings. In its 25 year run, two teams were yet to spare the top spot but with victories against Scotland and Iceland, Belgium joined France at the top of the ladder.

France defeated Belgium at the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, before going on to win the tournament. The Roberto Martinez-led side that knocked out Brazil went on to claim the third place. The Belgian side recently defeated Scotland 4-0 in a friendly game, and won their debut game against Iceland 3-0 in the Nations League. France played a goalless draw against Germany before defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in the Nations League. Continue reading

NEYMAR IS NERVOUS

Brazil superstar Neymar has claimed that the mere thought of participating in his first World Cup tournament is bringing out a lot of butterflies in his stomach. The 21-year-old attacker is regarded as one of Brazil’s finest talents right now.

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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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