Martinique provides Martino a first taste of adversity as Mexico manager

A game that meant little and was expected to be a stroll for El Tri proved to be their manager’s first taste of adversity with the side For a moment, even if it was brief, it felt like Mexico was starting to lose control. The crowd was restless. The players seemed anxious. The manager? Visibly …

Argentina coach Scaloni says pressure his side are under leaves them having to 'play a war'

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Qatar gave Lionel Scaloni’s side a much-needed confidence boost, according to the Albiceleste coach. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said the pressure on his players made it feel like they were at war after a 2-0 win over Qatar earned them a place in the Copa America quarter-finals. Goals from Lautaro Martinez …

Former AC Milan striker Gilardino urges Cutrone to leave the club

The former Rossoneri forward believes the 21-year-old should place his future in club football elsewhere in order to become a better player Patrick Cutrone should leave AC Milan in order to improve himself as a player, according to former San Siro striker Alberto Gilardino. Italy Under-21 forward Cutrone, thought to be valued at €25 million (£22m/$28m) …

England boss Neville slams Cameroon behaviour in controversial World Cup clash

The Lionesses progressed to the quarter-finals in France with a 3-0 win, but VAR stole the headlines as the African side disputed a number of calls England manager Phil Neville has condemned the behaviour of Cameroon’s players after his side’s 3-0 last-16 win at the Women’s World Cup was shrouded in controversy. Goals from Steph …

'Chelsea need you!' – Ferdinand urges former England team-mate Lampard to take Blues manager's job

The defender, who turned out for the Three Lions alongside the Derby County manager, believes he will soon be returning to west London Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has urged Frank Lampard to become the new Chelsea manager. The Blues are now without a boss after Maurizio Sarri returned to Italy to join Serie …

'There are rules' – Di Biagio explains Kean absence from Italy U21 side

The Juve star was left on the bench for the Italian youth side’s third and final game of the group, although they still managed to grab three points Italy Under-21 manager Luigi Di Biagio has hinted that Moise Kean was dropped for Saturday night’s victory against Belgium for disciplinary reasons. The Juventus striker was expected …

'I'm offended' – Australia handed questionable red card against Norway

The Matildas were reduced to 10 players in extra time following a controversial call Australian defender Alanna Kennedy was shown a straight red card against Norway in their Round of 16 clash at the Women’s World Cup to the disbellief of players and fans.  After the Matildas forced the match into extra time, Kennedy was …

'I'm so confused'- VAR call divides opinion after Australia denied a penalty

The use of VAR continues to raise eyebrows in France… Australia had a controversial penalty decision overturned in the first-half of their Round of 16 clash against Norway at the Women’s World Cup with the use of VAR once again dividing opinion. Approaching half-time, the referee adjudged that Norway commited a handball in their own box …

Giampaolo looking to the past to inspire AC Milan as new era is opened

The Rossoneri have gone six years since last finishing in Serie A’s top four but their new boss is hoping to deliver a reversal in fortune at San Siro Marco Giampaolo has targeted a return to the glory days for AC Milan after being named as head coach on an initial two-year deal. The former …

David Beckham: 50 interesting facts you might not know about the ex-Man Utd & Real Madrid midfielder

Goal rounds up 50 of the most unique and fascinating facts about the iconic former Red Devils and Three Lions midfielder David Beckham is one of the most celebrated and recognisable modern-day footballers, finding success when he came up at Manchester United and won the famed treble before enjoying further spells at the likes of …