Shinji Kagawa scored the equalising goal for Japan after they had gone 2-0 down against Zambia. They went on to win the game 4-3, after a 90th minute winner.
During Ecuador’s 2-2 draw with England last night, Antonio Valencia was the victim of an awful late challenge by Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, but fortunately for him, his standing leg wasn’t planted. If he hadn’t managed to jump out of the way, he could have been nursing the second bone break of his career. In response, [...]
Wayne Rooney was played out of position on the left for England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador yesterday, but still managed to score a goal. Several people in the media have claimed that Rooney shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place but the player insists he isn’t bothered what people have to say. “I am not really [...]
Following an injury-plagued season, there were fears that Robin van Persie might miss the World Cup after being taken off at half-time in Holland’s 2-0 win over Wales. Van Persie has revealed to reporters in Holland that they should have nothing to worry about. “I wouldn’t call it an injury,” he said. “It built up [...]
On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]
Where Footballers are from by Jacamo With the World Cup just a few weeks ago, here’s an interesting infographic showing how the Premier League’s squads are broken down by nationality. There has been much debate recently over whether the England national team is paying the price for having so many foreigners in the league. The [...]
Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the World Cup yesterday and Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were all selected. Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are on the standby list. It’s no surprise that Rooney is on the plane to Rio. Despite having rarely performed well for England, and having not [...]
“It really had been a while,” Kagawa told reporters when asked about playing from the beginning. “But I still had to play well and earn a good result whether I started or came off the bench. Shinji Kagawa scored one and assisted another in Japan’s 4-2 win over New Zealand. “I didn’t feel as strong [...]
Robin van Persie has tonight equalled Patrick Kluivert’s record for Holland and joined him as the country’s top scorer with 40 goals. Van Persie, who is his nation’s captain, put Holland 1-0 up against Hungary after quarter of an hour and then made it 4-0 just before half-time. Kluivert, who joined the coaching staff last [...]
Andorra 0-2 Netherlands (All Goals) 10… by ourmatch Andorra Netherlands van Persie2 by Counterpoint1 Robin van Persie scored both of Holland’s goals in their 2-0 win over Andorra. He is now the 2nd highest scorer in Holland’s history, overtaking Dennis Bergkamp and is two goals behind Patrick Kluivert.