International Football

International Friendlies To End In 2018 As Uefa Approve 'Nations League'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport

Uefa has approved the new Nations League tournament which will replace most international friendlies from 2018, the governing body has announced. T...

Do Fans Still Care About Their National Sides?

Tristan Cross | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Tristan Cross

For international football, the conclusion to be drawn from finding 11,809 people turning out to watch a cheap game featuring Gareth Bale in any way encouraging is not a promising one. With clubs long since deserting national sides and players following suit, even the fans have now begun to abandon it too.

No Such Thing as a Friendly - England vs Germany Top Five Classic Matches

Tim Hearn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

There have been many great clashes between these two nations, but here are the top 5...

PICTURES: Kissing The Messi-ah

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi didn't get on the scoresheet as Argentina beat Sweden 3-2 in Solan but he did get a smacker from an invading fan. A nervous Messi ...

Brazil Rehires Coach But Not For World Cup

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

With fan discontent heating up the feud between president Dilma Rousseff's sports minister Aldo Rebelo and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) the CBF has put leadership of the national team in play by renewing the contract of coach Mano Manezes into calendar year 2014 but not to coach the Samba Boys for the FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Challenges Ahead for the Scottish National Team

Ally Livingston | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

Scotland's failure to qualify for an international tournament in the last 14 years is not a national embarrassment. Nonetheless, the Scottish team, continually ridiculed, will find it difficulty to qualify for the World Cup. Euro qualification will become easier with the increased size of that tournament, but the World Cup may not be seen by the Tartan Army for many years.

How Will Spain Evolve?

Nick Purves | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Purves

Spain's triumph at Euro 2012, becoming the first team to win three consecutive international tournaments, was not only based on technical excellence, tactical flexibility and a desire for repeated success.

Stars To Turn Out For Gary Speed Memorial Match (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

Chris Coleman will tonight lead Wales out at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for the country's first football international since former manager Gary Spe...