• Colombia out to end 71-year drought in Brazil

    Colombia out to end 71-year drought in Brazil

    James Rodriguez and Co. arrive in Manaus on Tuesday hoping to end a long wait for a victory in the Selecao’s back yard in what promises to be a feisty affair.

    On Tuesday Tite will take to the dugout as Brazil coach on home soil for the first time. With over 36,000 tickets already sold for the World Cup qualifier against Colombia at the Amazon Arena, expectations are sky high.

    Arriving off the back of Olympic gold medal success and Tite’s winning […]

  • Lyon defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa admits he’ll miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘I’ll have to find another person who I can fight on the pitch!’

    Lyon defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa admits he’ll miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘I’ll have to find another person who I can fight on the pitch!’

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa claims he’s on the lookout for a new opponent to ‘fight’ after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Ligue 1 to join Manchester United.

    The Lyon defender believes the French top-flight will feel the loss of the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, who is already proving a hit at Old Trafford.

    And Yanga-Mbiwa admits he will also miss his personal battles with Ibrahimovic following the 34-year-old’s Premier League switch.

    ‘I’ll miss him and the league will miss him, because his presence made people abroad talk […]

  • We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has said anything short of the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in August will not be celebrated back home.

    Siasia led Nigeria to the final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics against Argentina and that was after the country made history as the first African side to win the Olympic football tournament in 1996.

    “It is not going to be a walk in the park. It is going to be a very difficult […]