Five Things To Look Out For At FIFA Confederations Cup

There is still a year to go until a ball is kicked in anger at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but the competition’s official warm-up event is already upon us.

Gabriel Jesus Training With Palmeiras Ahead Of Brazil Friendlies

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has been training with his former club Palmeiras as he prepares for Brazil’s international friendlies against Argentina and Australia.

Maradona Declines Offer To Commentate With Pele

Maradona has declined an offer to join his long-time rival Pele as a guest commentator for Brazil’s friendly against Argentina in Australia next week.

Liverpool Embrace Local Australian Culture As Boss Klopp Dances With Aborigines

Klopp was spotted dancing with Aborigines as Liverpool tried to get to know some local culture in Australia.

Lucas Lima Ruled Out Of Brazil’s June Friendlies In Australia

Santos playmaker Lucas Lima has been ruled out of Brazil’s international friendlies against Argentina and Australia next month, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old tore a hamstring in Santos’ 1-0 victory over Coritiba in Brazil’s Serie […]

Germany Enters Confederation Cup 2017 Without Star Power; Loew Says ‘World Cup 2018 Is Mission Important’

The 2017 Confederations Cup will be a major test for German football and its academy system as youngsters and newcomers will have to fill the gap caused by the decision to leave many of the 2014 World champions at home to recuperate and get fully fit for the 2018 tournament in Russia.

UAE No Match For Australia As Socceroos Ease To 2-0 Win

At times Australia looked very vulnerable, as the UAE found space out wide against Australia’s newly formed 3-4-3 formation.

Brazil And Argentina Set For International Friendly In Australia Next Year

Brazil and Argentina are in negotiations to play an international friendly in Australia next year, according to widespread media reports.

Vietnam Advances Into AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Final Round

Vietnam’s U-19 women’s football team defeated the Iranian squad on Sunday evening, entering the final round of the 2017 AFC Championship.

Unhealthy Sport Sponsorship Continues To Target Kids

New research released by Cancer Council NSW has revealed eight out of nine food and beverage sponsors of children’s sports development programs in Australia are classified as unhealthy.

Capitalism Or Golden Generations? Explaining Success In World Cups

Stefan Szymanski and Simon Kuper’s Why England Lose: And Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained, which also was published as Soccernomics for an American audience, had a go at an explanation. Their prediction of the rise of the US, Japan, Australia, […]

The ‘New Football’ Should Stop Engaging In ‘Old Soccer’ Debates

The latest saga began with News Corp journalist Rebecca Wilson’s alarmist reporting on the 198 fans Football Federation Australia (FFA) has banned from attending matches.

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