The Netherlands have a do-or-die situation ahead of them, following their 4-0 drubbing by France, as they host Bulgaria on Sunday.
France and Netherlands resume their rivalry on Thursday when they face off in a Group A World Cup qualifier at Stade de France.
The action shifts to Europe as Manchester United play host to Fenerbahce on Matchday 3 of the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Game week 8 of the English Premier League produced many exciting games including Arsenal’s defeat of United and City thrashing Newcastle. But it was all overshadowed with the sacking of Brendan Rodgers from Liverpool and Dick Advocaat’s resignation from the Sunderland job.
In what was overall an average game, Spurs pocketed all three points with a late Ryan Mason strike in a match that seemed to be heading towards a nil-all draw. With legendary Spurs striker Jermain Defoe and former Spurs central defender Kaboul among the Sunderland line-up, Tottenham Hotspur visited the Stadium of Light in search of their first league victory as Pochettino brought in new arrival Heung-Min Son in place of the injured Christian Eriksen. In a slow and boring first half, two of the best chances went to Sunderland as Defoe tore apart the central defensive pairing of Vertonghen and Alderweireld only to hit the post. Apart from the two chances for Sunderland and a half chance for Son in the 6 yard box, both teams looked slow as the ball predominantly stayed in the midfield, occasionally changing hands due to a miss-pass. The highlight of the first half however had to be the nutmeg by Deli Alli on Jordi Gomes […]
Ryan Mason's goal gives a lacklustre Tottenham side it's first victory of the season, lifting them clear of the relegation zone. Dick Advocaat's Sunderland continued their woefully start to the new campaign, lacking all the fire that helped them stay in the Premier League last season
Chelsea FC take on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge in the last match of the season. The Premier League champions will look forward to end their campaign on a high by registering a convincing win over minnows Sunderland. Chelsea had to face defeat in the previous match against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. Advocaat’s side on other had successfully managed a draw in their last week’s game against Leicester City thereby avoiding relegation. The champions will miss a series of crucial players in this match. Eden Hazard will be out of action due to a dental surgery. Midfielders Oscar and Ramires and young defender Kurt Zouma are ruled out due to injury scares. Spaniard Cesc Fabregas has had a moment of madness in their previous game against West Brom which saw him sent off. He had kicked the ball into the face of an opponent defender. Find Detailed Match Preview here Jose Mourinho was asked whether he […]
The Russian national team showed some promise after an imperious Euro 2008 but since the event, it has only been a case of going downhill. TheHardTackle's Footblog contest winner Kumar Shivam takes a look at the last couple of years in Russian football and notes the areas of concern.