Gareth Bales’ Wales took a huge new stride in their spectacular football rise Thursday when they entered the global top 10 for the first time and became one of the top European seeds for World Cup qualifying. . Chris Coleman’s team are already closing in on a place for next year’s European Championships. And as one of the top nine ranked European teams they will be a seed in the World Cup qualifying competition draw on July 25 in St Petersburg. Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, England, Wales, Spain and Croatia make up Europe’s seeded teams. The likes of Italy and France were squeezed out as they fell in the new world rankings released Thursday. Wales manager Chris Coleman said the rise reflected work on the pitch — where Wales beat Belgium in a dramatic Euro 2016 qualifier last month — and behind the scenes. “It’s fantastic for the team’s efforts to be recognised along with those who have played […]

Belgium Vs Wales King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels 16th November 2014, 22:30 IST The Welsh are topping their Euro group and will travel to Belgium on the 16th for a taste of their Waffles. However with a few inform stars on their side the Belgians will pose a threat to the British visitors. With 7 points and topping the table undefeated, Wales are the strongest team in their group and will look to ensure their unbeaten run isnai??i??t ruined. Belgium however are also undefeated, having playing a game lesser than Wales, will look to catch up to their opponents and establish their dominance. Belgium is the favourite with a larger number of big league stars like Eden Hazard, Courtios and Fellaini, Ai??who also happen to be in form. However Wales travelling on the shoulder of playmaker Aaron Ramsey and winger Bale will pose a threat to the Belgians. Team News, Tactics and Line-ups Belgium Belgium will be without the leadership of […]

Three Lions Special Feature – England National Team: Euro 2012 Tactics Examined

TheHardTackle's Guest Author Jonny "Lanky Guy" Mullins writes about the tactics Fabio Capello employed and struggled with when the England National Team took on Bulgaria and Wales and came away with very different results.

Euro 2012 – Qualifying Rounds Review

International action returned to Europe with all the teams facing off against each other in a bid for qualification. All of the big names lived up to their billing as we saw three exciting match days come to an end. Read on to find more.