9 players whose World Cup stock changed after Friday's friendlies


One of the final rounds of World Cup auditions commenced Friday for those hoping to catch their national team manager’s eye ahead of this summer’s competition in Russia. Although the majority of countries competing this summer will rely on a handful of star players to lead the charge, there’s an elite group of nations comprised More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Man to fear: Don't mistake Zlatan's MLS move for a retirement tour

Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The name alone inspires imagery of pride and ego. He is a larger-than-life character of humble origins, yet one who has never failed to prove his doubters wrong. He will now have a chance More...

By sportsnews On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Pique: Barcelona, Real Madrid players 'talk s—' in WhatsApp group

Warning: Story contains coarse language Gerard Pique pulled back the curtain in his latest article for The Players’ Tribune to reveal that the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid goes well beyond More...

By sportsnews On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Ex-United boss Van Gaal reveals failed bid to sign Bayern's Lewandowski

If former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal had it his way during his time at the club, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski would have swapped the Allianz Arena for Old Trafford. Instead, the Dutch More...

By sportsnews On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Messi expects heavy criticism if Argentina doesn't win World Cup

Lionel Messi will turn 35 during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, so there’s a concern that this summer’s edition in Russia could be the Barcelona talisman’s final chance to clinch honours on football’s More...

By sportsnews On Monday, March 19th, 2018

MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: Loons rise as top contenders stumble

Welcome to the 2018 MLS Power Rankings, where we rank each team after each week with consideration to form, latest results, stats, and other intangibles to craft an idea of how things stand in one single table. Here’s More...

By sportsnews On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

In defense of Bundesliga vagabond RB Leipzig

When RB Leipzig set a record for promoted sides by going 13 unbeaten to kick off its maiden top-flight campaign in just its eighth year of existence, the club’s emergence became one of football’s More...

By sportsnews On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Gallery: All the kits revealed for 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, and it’s about time that the new home and away kits for the 32 competing nations are revealed to fans eager to show patriotic pride throughout the summer. Many More...

By sportsnews On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Look: Slip and slide as snow carpets Stoke City, Everton match

The first half of Stoke City‘s visit Saturday from Everton had a wintry feel to it after snow blanketed the bet365 Stadium pitch before the storm system passed and clouds parted to reveal a blinding Staffordshire More...

By sportsnews On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Why Tottenham needs to win this year's FA Cup

“It would mean nothing for me to win the League Cup or the FA Cup, even though they are important.” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s comments in August weren’t meant to belittle More...

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