Elizabeth Alvarez

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Manchester Utd Should Respect Belgium's Desire to Play Injured Marouane Fellaini

David Moyes and Manchester United were criticised in some quarters this summer after making Marouane Fellaini their sole senior addition during the transfer window, but the Red Devils could be without the powerful midfielder for several weeks as well now, as he requires surgery on an injured …

Manchester United Fans Mock Marouane Fellaini as Club Post Get Well Message

Manchester United spent a reported £27.5 million on Marouane Fellaini on deadline day, but the former Everton midfielder has had a couple of nondescript matches for his new club so far.<p>To make matters worse, the Belgian has now suffered a wrist injury which looks set to rule him out for the best …

Adnan Januzaj Reportedly Eyed by Barcelona but New Manchester United Deal Close

Barcelona are planning to lure Adnan Januzaj away from Manchester United if the youngster continues to reject his club's contract advances, according to Chris Wheeler of the <i>Daily Mail</i>.<p>However, Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots expects the player to stay at Old Trafford, and Januzaj himself has stated …

Manchester United Blog

10 hours ago<p>Alexis Sanchez will play in his first Champions League game for Manchester United on Wednesday when they take on Sevilla in the first leg …

Soccer

United Must Break the Bank (and Break with Tradition) for Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj’s father wants the best for his son.<p>In the spring of 2011, he left Anderlecht for Manchester with the then-16-year-old Adnan, who had joined United from the Belgian side for £300,000.<p>The thinking was that by taking care of his son’s affairs away from the football ground, Adnan would …

World Cup 2022: senior Fifa official says handing Qatar summer finals was a 'mistake' and 'very risky'

Senior official says Fifa made "mistake" in handing Qatar 2022 World Cup finals and players and spectators' health will be put at risk<p>Qatar won the 2022 World Cup bidding race before Fifa considered the inspection reports, according to the leader of the team who wrote the summaries. Harold …

Corruption

U.S. Open Cup News and Scores

New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch said it was "heartbreaking" to see the club fall short of a major trophy once again after losing 2-1 to …

Zidane's Headbutt and the Most Iconic World Cup Moments Ever

Zinedine Zidane’s heabutt on Marco Materazzi in extra time of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Italy is one of the most iconic scenes in World Cup history.<p>Now infamous, it is one of a collection of moments that define the biggest match in world football.<p>In this case, it also was the …

'Only English Should Play For England'

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has questioned the Football Association's possible recruitment of Belgium-born Adnan Januzaj, insisting only …

Qatar a mistake, says ex-FIFA official

A former FIFA official has called for the way the World Cup is awarded to be changed in order to save its legacy.<p>In an interview with the Telegraph, …

Mario Balotelli and the 6 Best Penalty Takers in World Football Right Now

Taking a good penalty consistently requires impeccable technique and execution. It also requires a self-belief and confidence in oneself that can occasionally border on the obnoxious.<p>No surprise then, that Milan striker and ever-reliable headline generator Mario Balotelli is one of the best around …

Why the Netherlands Are the World Cup's True Greatest Underachievers

When <i>The Simpsons</i> first became a cultural phenomenon in the early 1990s, Bart was a controversial character. A t-shirt depicting the yellow 10-year-old underneath one of his catchphrases outraged middle America when it was banned in schools. It read "Underachiever and proud of it, man!"<p>Nobody likes …

Is Adnan Januzaj Manchester United's Next Big Thing?

Adnan Januzaj announced his huge potential to the uninitiated at the weekend with a brace in Manchester United's 2-1 win at Sunderland.<p>The 18-year-old was highly rated by Sir Alex Ferguson and has already been hailed by new United manager David Moyes, who gave Januzaj his first competitive start …

6 Things to Look out for During the Upcoming 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

Many fans bemoan international football breaking up their club's rhythm, but the upcoming round of qualifiers has got just about everyone nervous, excited or worried in some way.<p>Simply put, it's crunch time: If you want to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer, you need to …

Why a Return to Spain Would Be the Best Thing for Chelsea's Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres was once the deadliest striker in Europe.<p>Having become Atletico Madrid’s youngest ever captain at the age of 19, he successfully translated his form to the Premier League when he moved to Liverpool in 2007. However, he has been on a downward spiral since his move to Chelsea in 2011, …

Real Madrid's €541 Million Debt Allegedly Being Hidden by Florentino Perez

Spanish football’s leading financial expert, Gay de Liebana, has told newspaper <i>AS</i> that he agrees with growing concerns that Real Madrid are hiding the true nature of their debts, says ESPNFC's Dermot Corrigan.<p>Per Corrigan's article, club president Florentino Perez maintains that the club's current …

5 World Cup Nations That Could Be the Next Spain

It’s hard to believe Spain were once international football’s great choke artists.<p>Heading into the upcoming round of Brazil 2014 qualifiers (they’ll host Belarus and Georgia and need only three points to seal automatic progression to the competition). La Roja are World Cup holders and have also won …

Jurgen Klinsmann: Analysing His USA Reign and His Impact so Far

While the United States men's national team prepares this week for its final two matches of FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying, it does so safe in the knowledge that it has already booked its spot in Brazil next year. As the team's head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann deserves credit for the Americans' …

World Cup 2014 Qualifying 50: Ranking the Best 50 Players in WC2014 Qualifying

Welcome to the B/R World Cup 50, where we've graded and ranked the best international players in the entire world according to their abilities and importance to their respective national sides.<p>This ranking system encompasses every player or nation who has taken part in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers …