Harry Kane exclusive: England captain believes Three Lions can win 2022 World Cup in Qatar | Soccer News

Harry Kane exclusive: England captain believes Three Lions can win 2022 World Cup in Qatar |  Soccer News

Harry Kane insists England are “not afraid” of saying they can win the 2022 World Cup and believes their poor form has lowered expectations heading to Qatar. Gareth Southgate’s side are one of the bookmakers’ favorites to win the tournament having reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, while they finished as runners-up at … Read more

Some say great players don’t make great coaches – Alonso can prove them wrong | Soccer

I loved being on the pitch with footballers. My former coaches Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, Jupp Heynckes and Felix Magath were world champions or European Cup winners as players. As practitioners, they know what makes a dressing room tick. They recognize with which players triumphs are possible. They use the natural hierarchy of a team. … Read more

Callum Wilson’s double fires Newcastle to impressive route of Aston Villa | Premier League

As auditions go it was extremely convincing and certainly must have given Gareth Southgate something to ponder on his drive home to North Yorkshire. In scoring two goals, creating another and hitting the crossbar, Callum Wilson not only made a compelling case for inclusion in England’s World Cup squad but reinforced Newcastle’s top-four credentials. “Callum’s … Read more

Premier League fixtures: Live Sky Sports, BT, Amazon games for Boxing Day, New Year, January

Premier League fixtures: Live Sky Sports, BT, Amazon games for Boxing Day, New Year, January

The Premier League has confirmed its live fixtures over the Christmas and New Year period following the winter World Cup. England’s top flight will break after the weekend of November 12/13 to accommodate the tournament in Qatar but will return on Boxing Day, with seven live games on Amazon Prime including Aston Villa vs Liverpool … Read more

Middlesbrough: Michael Carrick agrees to take over as head coach at the Riverside | Soccer News

Middlesbrough: Michael Carrick agrees to take over as head coach at the Riverside |  Soccer News

Middlesbrough have agreed terms with Michael Carrick to take over as their new head coach. The former Manchester United midfielder and interim boss is set to sign his contract in the next 24 hours with the Teesside club close to concluding their search for a successor to Chris Wilder. Boro and Carrick are also finalizing … Read more

Forget ‘sportswashing’: Qatar 2022 is about military might and hard sports power | World Cup 2022

WI need a new word for this thing. Psychologists have sometimes used the phrase “semantic satiation” to describe the process where saying the word “woodpecker” 20 times in a row, or sitting in a circle reciting the phrase “straight-leg easy-fit chinos” will eventually strip those sounds of any meaning, as though the entire concept of … Read more