With the World Cup Finals in Brazil set to kick off in just over 100 days, the last sixteen of the Champions League already underway and the domestic leagues in Europe entering the final stretch there is lots to occupy soccer fans no matter how fanatical.
But for some European countries that will not be traveling to Brazil this summer, the big story this weekend was the qualifying draw for the 2016 European Championships to be hosted by France. To read more please click on the link.
The draw for the 2014 World Cup Finals was made earlier today. Things will change over the next seven months. Injuries, bust-ups, even managers being fired can and will significantly impact a country’s chances.
Nonetheless, with 188 days until the opening game here is a quick rundown of the 32 countries, the groups and things to consider.
Brazil – the host nation and the recipients of a terrific group draw. It is inconceivable that ….to read more please click on the link.
This is a follow up to yesterday’s post that highlighted some of the factors that will make next summer’s World Cup Finals unique but unfair.
The chosen format has many of the countries criss-crossing Brazil and having to cope with multiple long distance flights, fluctuating… to read more please click on the link.