Marcelo has always worked better with managers who are not tactically strict and allow him to move freely. The left back also benefits when having tough defensive midfielders on his side, currently Brazilian Casemiro, who covers him when he moves forward.
It is true no other country has won the World Cup more times than Brazil (5), but it is also true the South American powerhouse has not conquered the world of soccer since 2002.
Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?
No European soccer player has improved in one year as much as French forward Kylian Mbappé (l), who was born in Paris less than 20 years ago. The young striker has led Monaco to its best season ever.
Nobody doubts the skill level of Francisco Alarcón “Isco” since he was selected in 2012 as the Golden Boy: Europe’s top Under 21 soccer player. Despite being born in Benalmádena in Málaga, the finesse midfielder was developed in Valencia’s farm system, but the club let him go back to his native province not wanting to renew his contract in 2011.
There is no doubt. In Argentina, just by looking at the qualifying South American standings for the 2018 Russia World Cup people get nervous. The white and light blue squad ranks fifth with 22 points behind Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile.
Geoff Hurst’ goal in the championship game of the 1966 World Cup or Diego Maradona’s hand score in the 1986 World Cup. Without going that far in time everybody remembers Sergio Ramos’ goal in an offside position in the last Champions League final contest or, less than a month ago the penalty kick awarded to Barcelona for a non-existing foul on Luis Suárez by a Paris Saint-Germain defender…
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Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, has said the United States bid to host the 2026 World Cup could be hampered by travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, as reported in The NY Times.