Belgium manager Marc Wilmots will be looking for a strong response to the Italy defeat when his side take on the Republic of Ireland in their second Group E game on Saturday.
Robbie Keane has snapped back at Roy Keane's "breastfeeding jibe" at the LA Galaxy star, who has chosen to arrive late to the Dublin training ground following his son's birth.
Steven Gerrard scored on his MLS debut for LA Galaxy inspiring his team's comeback from 2 goals down, while also playing a part in Robbie Keane's hattrick.
Los Angeles Galaxy captain Robbie Keane is tipping Steven Gerrard to prove a success in Major League Soccer as the Liverpool legend prepares to make his debut in the United States. Keane told reporters Tuesday he had been impressed with the speed at which Gerrard had slotted into the Galaxy set-up since his arrival in California just over a week ago. The former England captain is expected to make his debut in a friendly against Club America at the Galaxy’s home in Carson, south of Los Angeles, on Saturday. The 35-year-old trained with his new teammates in a session opened to media on Tuesday, looking strong during a practice match by scoring one goal and having a hand in several more. “He’s looking sharp,” Keane said afterwards. “He has been off for a few weeks but it doesn’t look like that. He has already settled in.” Keane believes Gerrard has already started setting an example to his new teammates. “He’s […]
Both the Republic of Ireland and the USA look to end 2014 on a winning note, as the two sides face each other in a friendly that serves to provide opportunities to fringe players in the form of game time. The Irish are looking to get back to qualifying for major tournaments on a regular basis - starting with an expanded Euro 2016, while the Americans aim to build on a strong performance at the World Cup earlier this year.
Backed by past record of upsetting big teams and coached by one of the most experienced gaffers in the business, Republic of Ireland may upset the applecart in Euro 2012.
Tottenham Hostspur has firmly established themselves as challengers to the established order of EPL. A club which was associated with exciting and cavalier style in otherwise conservative English football, look good enough to shed the tag of underachievers. TheHardTackle takes a look at their glorious past and the potential they have for future.