The American Nightmare

The U.S. men’s national team (USMNT) were almost certain they would qualify for the World Cup. However, after their 2-1 loss against Trinidad and Tobago, the United States will have to watch next summer’s tournament from their living rooms. What went wrong and what is next for soccer in America?  The

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

The FIFA Under 17 World Cup: players to look out for

The under-17 FIFA World Cup has just started. Even if usually this type of youth competition doesn't bring a lot of fans to the stadiums, by contrast, agents and scouts see this tournaments as an opportunity to buy potential future stars on the cheap. To make their work easier José

Bayer Leverkusen legend Jens Nowotny adamant ‘Germany will win the World Cup’

Journalist Alessandro Schiavone meets up with Germany and Bayer Leverkusen legend Jens Nowotny in London ahead of a friendly game between former German players and retired Italian, Mexican, French, Chinese, Brazilian and Portuguese footballers. Jens Nowotny is a man who inspires respect in the neutral observer. He is big, brash, well-dressed,

England legend Chris Waddle urges Kane “to stay at Spurs”

Journalist Alessandro Schiavone has interviewed England legend Chris Waddle ahead of England versus Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening. Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Chris Waddle says that ‘Harry Kane isn't world-class yet' I met England legend Chris Waddle outside the iconic Wembley Stadium three hours before England’s penultimate World Cup qualifier