After Louis Van Gaal’s resignation as Holland manager, Ronald Koeman was the man who was believed to take over.
The 51-year old had himself said in the media that he was interested in the job. But, the officials of the Netherlands association had other ideas.
Instead of giving the job to Koeman, they decided to give it to Guus Hiddink who was comparatively older in age.
Hiddink had been in charge of the Oranje previously as well for three years in the nineties. So because of that past experience, the decision makers would have considered him a suitable man for the job.
That disappointment of finishing on the losing side in the final match of the World Cup 2014 is still there in the heart of the Argentina skipper Lionel Messi.
Messi said that while talking to the reporters in the press conference yesterday after his team suffered a 0-2 loss to Brazil in a friendly.
According to the 26-year old, to see the World title drift away after coming so close was a painful feeling and it would take years for that anger and disappointment to go out of the system.
Many people opposed the idea of introducing certain types of technology in Soccer as they stated that it could do more damage than good as well as ruining the ‘’essence’’ of the most watched and played sport in the entire world.
Group D was believed to be the group of death in the FIFA World Cup 2014. There were three strong teams in the group i.e. England, Italy and Uruguay and it was hard to predict which two out of these three would be able to make it to the knockouts.
Italy’s national team manager Cesare Prandelli has expressed his confidence that the European nation will be able to lift the World Cup title for a record equalling fifth time. Italy have been one of the strongest teams in the World Cup and they most recently lifted the title back in 2006 under the management of Marcelo Lippi. Prandelli’s claims have been backed by former AC Milan star Roberto Donadoni, who has been doing a stellar job as the manager of Parma. Italy have come a long way since the team won its last World Cup.
3 defeats & draw in 4 Champions League matches is definitely not best punch for declaring that there’re indications of possibilities for English youth in the soccer world. However, the present season has transformed Brazil World Championship from doom into the possibility of building a truly appealing English team.
Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has said that it has been impossible for him to stop thinking about the coming World Cup. Brazil will be the host for this tournament and expectations are already high amongst the fans that they will lift the trophy for the first time since 2002.
Paulinho is one of the established first-team members of the Brazil squad. He recently came to British football with Tottenham for £ 18 million. Even though he has been in a new country, the 25-year-old has been able to settle immaculately well at Tottenham.
England manager Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of introducing new players in the final friendly match for the team before they play at the World Cup 2014.
The World Cup is the major tournament organised by FIFA. This competition usually results in a large amount greenhouse gases emitted through various sources. This is the product of a huge number of people travelling from across the globe in order to support their teams.
The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been getting the best out of Eddie Johnson in recent months, and he has said that the player should continue the good work at club level as well.
Johnson has been one of the impressive players for the US national team in the last few months. He once again impressed Klinsmann at the Gold cup as well. In the 62 matches he has played for club and country in the last 18 months, Johnson has been able to score 27 goals and create six more.