Was Italy’s World Cup exit a surprise?

Monday was a sad night for Italian football. Firstly, Italy said ‘arrivederci’ to the World Cup, failing to make the tournament for the first time since 1958. Furthermore, a number of legends - Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Barzagli and Gianluigi Buffon - played their last match for the

World Cup Play-offs: eight national teams, eight key players

Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Denmark and Republic of Ireland are the eight european teams fighting for the last four placements that give access to the World Cup next year. The play-offs start this Thursday and as in every knockout stage played in two legs, teams are unlikely

Mexican chant heard around the world

Mexican fans are some of the most liked and recognizable in world football. With their happy attitude, a welcoming approach, and quirky costumes they are certain to be favorites among other fans and players. Recently, however, it hasn't been the same story with FIFA and their own squad.  With Mexico’s