England vs Costa Rica Preview: Recent Form, Team News, Key Battle & Prediction

England will host Costa Rica in a World Cup warm-up match Elland Road on Thursday. It will be manager Gareth Southgate’s last opportunity to put his players through their paces…

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Belgium 3 Egypt 0: Lukaku and Hazard on target for smouldering Red Devils

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard were on target as Belgium continued their World Cup preparations with a dominant 3-0 win over Egypt. Manchester United striker Lukaku completed another 45 minutes…

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Norway 1 Panama 0: King punishes World Cup debutants

Panama’s final World Cup warm-up match ended in defeat as the minnows were beaten 1-0 by Norway in Oslo. The upcoming tournament in Russia will be Panama’s first appearance at…

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Report Claims Leicester Are Pursuing Double Swoop for West Brom & Crystal Palace Stars

​​Leicester City boss Claude Puel is weighing up the possibility of making a double transfer swoop for ​Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend and ​West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans according to reports. Despite their interest in Townsend,…

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Balotelli clashes with deputy prime minister

Mario Balotelli has once again drawn apparent criticism from Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini after calling for the country to liberalise its citizenship laws. Balotelli has enjoyed a successful…

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Karius will bounce back, predicts Trapp

Kevin Trapp believes Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will bounce back from his Champions League nightmare. Karius was at fault for two goals as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid…

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Brazil Attacker Philippe Coutinho Reveals His Picks for Players to Shine at World Cup This Summer

​Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho believes Neymar and Mohamed Salah could perform better than Lionel Messi and ​Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup this summer. Messi and Ronaldo have been regarded…

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Italy 1 Netherlands 1: Ake hits back for Oranje

Nathan Ake’s late goal punished a wasteful 10-man Italy as Netherlands rescued a scarcely deserved 1-1 draw in Turin on Monday. Roberto Mancini’s side, beaten 3-1 by France on Friday,…

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Serbia 0 Chile 1: World Cup qualifiers beaten in Graz

Serbia’s World Cup preparations suffered a blow on Monday as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat against an understrength Chile side. Mladen Krstajic’s team failed to fire in their penultimate…

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Spain 1-1 Switzerland: Swiss Punish De Gea Howler to Earn Creditable Draw Against Dominant Spain

Spain extended their unbeaten run to 18 matches but were held to a disappointing draw by a dogged Switzerland side in Sunday’s friendly at El Madrigal. A magnificent volley by…

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Spain 1 Switzerland 1: De Gea makes rare error in pre-World Cup friendly

David de Gea’s incongruous mistake handed a dogged Switzerland side a 1-1 draw away to Spain in a pre-World Cup friendly. The Manchester United goalkeeper is regarded as being among…

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Tite lowers Neymar expectations after match-winning return for Brazil

Neymar will have dips in his form before being able to consistently produce his best football, according to Brazil coach Tite. After three months out with a broken foot, Neymar…

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