May 11, 2010

30-man provisional England World Cup squad announced

Fabio Capello has announced his provisional 30-man England training squad and has thrown in some minor surprises. Key talking points are the inclusion of Gareth Barry despite injury, call ups for Michael Dawson, Scott Parker and Tom Huddlestone, and the expected naming of Jamie Caragher, Ledley King and Adam Johnson.
The full 30-man squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: […]

May 11, 2010

Who would be in your England training squad?

Fabio Capello is set to announce his 30-man England World Cup training squad later on this afternoon, and he has some tough decisions to make. Injuries and loss of form have both played their part as Capello aims to put together a squad he will have to whittle down to 23 players on 1st June. […]

May 6, 2010

World Cup Preview – Group A: Home to the Hosts

By William Geldart
With World Cup 2010 only a few weeks away, kicking off on Friday June 11, The Football Blog is counting down to the global game’s showpiece event. During the build-up, we’ll be analysing each group, with in-depth previews of every side and who the  key players are likely to be. With 32 teams participating, these […]

April 7, 2010

Football World Cup Predictions

The Football World Cup in South Africa is now only a couple of months away, the World Cup Fixtures have been pored over at length, and people are starting to ponder which team will lift the trophy.
After their Euro 2008 triumph, Spain have been installed as the tournament favourites, ahead of Brazil, England, Argentina and […]

March 4, 2010

Who would be in your England World Cup squad?

England’s 3-1 defeat of Egypt last night will have given Fabio Capello plenty of food for thought as he tries to finalise his 23-man World Cup squad. Whilst it was not the most eloquent performance of the Italian’s tenure, particularly in the first half, some players probably did enough to book their place on the plane, whilst some […]

December 8, 2009

2010 Football World Cup Fixtures

Following the World Cup draw last Friday, here is the full list of fixtures in chronological order – there are plenty of matches to look forward to next summer.

Friday, 11 June 2010
South Africa v Mexico, Group A, 15:00
Uruguay v France, Group A, 19:30
Saturday, 12 June 2010
South Korea v Greece, Group B, 12:30
Argentina v Nigeria, Group […]

December 4, 2009

2010 World Cup Draw

The draw for the 2010 World Cup has just been made, and here it is in full.
England were lucky enough to be seeded amongst the top eight teams, which has been a favourite topic of debate in itself, and the draw appears to be favourable.
Group A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France
Group B
Argentina
Nigeria
Korean Republic
Greece
Group C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia
Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana
Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon
Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia
Group G
Brazil
North […]

November 20, 2009

Can an African team really win the World Cup?

Former AC Milan legend George Weah seems to think so. His remarks come after Ghana won the first ever Under 20’s World Cup last month – and I agree with him – but not this time around. Maybe in 2018…
Some will say that this is an African country’s best chance, only Brazil have won the […]

September 10, 2009

England qualify – but who will be getting on the plane to South Africa?

Following England’s 5-1 hammering of Croatia last night, the dream of playing in a World Cup will become a reality for twenty-three men of Fabio Capello’s choosing come June. Every player in the frame will be looking to impress over the next nine months, but who will be boarding the plane as part of the England squad?
Let […]