Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that he will continue his role as the country’s national team boss amid reports that he could be stepping down from his role. Martinez could not lead the Belgian Red Devils to the final of the Euros and saw his side get knocked out of the competition by Italy at the quarter-final stages. Martinez was, until his team got knocked out, doing a great job with his squad of players and was only unlucky that his star-studded team was not able to go past Italy in their fixture.
He has come under major pressure and criticism since his team got knocked out of the competition but it looks like he is getting the backing of the country’s football federation after he came out to publicly insist that he won’t be quitting his role as head coach. Many believe that Martinez had enough quality in his team to win the cup, with players like Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne, the Hazard Brothers (Thorgan and Eden), and an outstanding goalkeeper in Thibaut Courtois but they claim that he could not use the full strength of his squad and it led to the team eventually seeing their campaign come to an end. Read More
Five-time world champions Brazil have extended their lead at the top of the CONMEBOL standings ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The Brazilians defeated Ecuador 2-0 at home on matchdayseven of the South American qualifiers to increase their lead to four points.
Brazil national team manager Tite and his players started the Ecuador game with a one-point lead over nearest challengers and arch rivals Argentina. The Brazilians knew a win over their guests on Friday will take them four points clear of the Argentines after five games in the CONMEBOL qualifiers ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament. Read More
The Lusail Stadium, one of the stadiums to be used at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, will be completed this year, according to the officials in the country. The stadium is currently under construction and the processes have been hastened so it would be ready in time before the commencement of the prestigious tournament next year.
It is also set to be the biggest venue of tall the selected venues for the tournament, as it will contain as many as 80,000 people. The stadium will host 10 games, spanning across every single match of the tournament, including the final. According to the organizers, the installation of steel structures and concrete work has been sped up as they are trying to meet up with the deadline. Read More
World football’s governing body, FIFA, has revealed plans to ban players who join the European Super League from participating at the World Cup starting from the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The body said via a statement released last week that any player competing in the aforementioned European Super League won’t be eligible for World Cup tournaments like the World Cup 2022 edition in Qatar, the Champions League or the European Championships.
The statement released was on behalf of FIFA and the six continental federations. The warning to players is coming on the back of rumours that the biggest clubs in Europe are planning the European Super League and that the initiative is backed by funds.Read More
As the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws nearer and keeps dawning on us, some people still ask questions about Qatar hosting the tournament. It is the first time the event will be hosted by a Middle East country, and a lot of people have weighed in on the matter since the announcement.
There are several fears regarding the security and safety of no just spectators or fans, but also of the players, coaching staff, and the general public that will be present there. Officials responsible for organizing the event for the host country have come out to several debunk and quench any rumors about the country not being capacitated enough to be made hosts.Read More
Japan have set their sights on winning the Olympic gold when the Tokyo games are held on 2020. For this purpose, manager Hajime Moriyasu says that he wants to include a squad that has physical and mental toughness.
Japan have never been able to win a Olympic gold in soccer, but the chances are extremely high for the upcoming event due to home advantage. Moriyasu is also on a high after getting Japan to the second place at the Asian Cup. The 51-year-old manager is currently taking a look the prospect of players, who will largely be under 23 years of age. There are a couple of overage players who can be included in the squad.Read More