World Cup

Eliott Brennan - Nov 8, 2021

Josh Cavallo, men’s football’s only known top-flight gay footballer, has said he is ‘scared’ to compete at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for Australia. Fans, governing bodies, leagues, clubs, managers, former and current players all supported Cavallo when he emotionally spoke about his sexuality in a video published last month. Josh Cavallo ‘scared’ to […]

Stephen Kenny
Alex McCarthy - Sep 9, 2021

It feels like the same old story again: one step forwards and two steps back for Ireland. Having failed to win a competitive game in 12 attempts, with opportunities like home fixtures against Azerbaijan and Luxembourg, Stephen Kenny is still the Republic of Ireland manager. Despite shocking results, there is plenty to debate about whether […]

Owen Mawer - Aug 26, 2021

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has announced his 25 man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Many of the players who guided England to the Euro 2020 final are included once again. However, one surprise inclusion sees Leeds United striker, Patrick Bamford, recieve his first senior call up. Now that preparation for the World […]

Greenwood and Trent Alexander-Arnold
David Coates - Aug 25, 2021

Mason Greenwood and Trent Alexander-Arnold are set to be recalled into the England squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, according to The Guardian’s Andy Hunter. The Manchester United striker and Liverpool defender both missed out on the Euros due to injury. England face three games in seven days starting with a trip to face Hungary […]

Alex McCarthy - Aug 25, 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked the Premier League and La Liga to ‘preserve and protect sporting integrity’ by releasing players for international duty in September. Infantino Asks Premier League and La Liga to Release Players FIFA President Has Written to Boris Johnson about Quarantine Rules The Premier League released a statement which explained that […]

van Gaal to Return
Jordan Hackett, Editor - Jul 21, 2021

The KNVB have reached an agreement for Louis van Gaal to return as coach of the Dutch national team, according to De Telegraaf. The 69-year-old coach has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in 2016. Louis van Gaal Agrees to Return as Netherlands Boss Looking to Qatar World Cup After Disappointing Euro 2020 […]

2030 Joint World Cup
JD Richards - Jul 16, 2021

It has been revealed that a Saudi-Italia 2030 joint World Cup bid is being considered. Saudi Arabia is hunting for a partner in the bidding process and Italy is high up on its list. But where did this come from? Is this a real possibility? Saudi-Italia 2030 Joint World Cup Bid Being Considered Is it […]

Martin Keady - Jul 4, 2021

To adapt Oscar Wilde’s most famous quotation, to win one major international tournament – a World Cup or a continental title, like the European Championship – is a great achievement, but to win two in succession is extraordinary. Only a handful of international teams in the history of football (both men’s and women’s football) have […]

European Super League
Kunle Ajao - Apr 18, 2021

The European Super League is merely the next stage of expansion in football capitalism. In this rotten system, this was inevitable

Tom Cunningham, Editor - Mar 26, 2021

In previous international breaks, the complaints have been England’s boring, mundane and all too safe style. Yet, Gareth Southgate was right to take that approach at the time. The England back four could not be trusted to act as a solidified wall; it needed the protection of two defensive midfielders. Months later, however, and it […]

Robert Lewandowski
Alex McCarthy - Mar 19, 2021

Bayern Munich‘s sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has ruled out the chances of Robert Lewandowski appearing for Poland against England in the World Cup qualifier set to take place at the end of March. Robert Lewandowski Unlikely to be Allowed to Play England Quarantine Likely to Rule Out Poland’s Number Nine The 2020 European player of […]

Zac Campbell - Mar 19, 2021

Welcome back to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Paul Pogba. Pogba began his senior career at Manchester United, making seven appearances before departing for Juventus in 2012. The Frenchman subsequently re-signed for the Red Devils in 2016 and has appeared a further 186 times for […]

England squad
Nat Goodlad, Editor - Mar 18, 2021

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper and Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins have been called up to the England squad for the March internationals. Gareth Southgate’s side will face San Marino, Albania and Poland in the first three of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Sam Johnstone and Ollie Watkins Named in England Squad   Here it is… […]

Joachim Löw
Daniel Dawson - Mar 9, 2021

Joachim Löw will step down as head coach of the German national team after the European Championship in the summer of 2021. The 2014 World Cup winner asked to end his contract, which was set to expire after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, upon completion of the Euros. The German Football Association (DFB) has […]

FA World Cup

The England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland FA have joined together to welcome the government’s £2.8 million towards a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup. United Kingdom FA’s and Ireland to Bid for 2030 World Cup Perfect Timing for England The news would be groundbreaking for the United Kingdom and Ireland if they […]

Amos Murphy - Jan 18, 2021

FIFA have confirmed that the 2020 Club World Cup will go ahead in Qatar, with fans also given the green light to attend. Club World Cup Gets Green Light Another Tournament of the Pandemic Originally scheduled for December 2020, the competition was postponed to allow time for the AFC, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF champions to be […]

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Manchester United Midfielder
Jordan Hackett, Editor - Jan 18, 2021

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira could be headed to Premier League newboys Fulham. Journalist Marcelo Hazan, of UOL Esporte, reports that Fulham have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester United that would see them pay a fee of £8.6 million with a further £2.5 million in bonuses for the Belgium-born Brazilian midfielder. Fulham’s next […]

Oxford United
Dale Ventham, Editor - Jan 18, 2021

With Oxford United enjoying warm-weather training in Spain, the start of the season is fast approaching. This week, the EFL have released the upcoming fixtures for next season while Burnley are closing in on a U’s defender. Also, the club made their first addition of the transfer window with the return of a former loanee. […]

Jesse Lingard
Uttiyo Sarkar - Jan 18, 2021

West Ham United have offered a long-term contract to the representatives of Jesse Lingard, claims The Athletic’s West Ham reporter, Roshane Thomas. The 29-year-old is set to leave Manchester United after his contract expires at the end of June. West Ham United open negotiations with Jesse Lingard who becomes a free agent on July 1. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester Exit
Alexander Ayling - Jan 18, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo is exploring the possibility of leaving Manchester United this summer. The Portugal superstar returned to Old Trafford in a stunning move at the end of last summer, but is unhappy with the club’s lack of “ambition” in the transfer market at present, so is open to finding a new club, reports Fabrizio Romano. […]

Raheem Sterling
Ricky Carroll - Jan 18, 2021

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are preparing a new offer for Raheem Sterling. The England international winger has been identified as a priority target for Thomas Tuchel. Personal terms between the club and player have already taken place, with Todd Boehly taking over negotiations that were originally led by Marina Granovskaia. The transfer fee for Sterling […]

Christian Eriksen Manchester United
Alexander Ayling - Jan 18, 2021

Christian Eriksen is ready to decide where his future in club football lies following his sensational return to the game last season with Brentford. Manchester United are plotting a resurgence in the upcoming season with new manager Erik ten Hag at the helm at Old Trafford, and have identified the Denmark midfielder as a key […]

Frenkie de Jong transfer
Ricky Carroll - Jan 18, 2021

According to James Robson of, there have been encouraging talks in the Frenkie de Jong transfer saga between Barcelona and Manchester United. Both sides have moved closer to a compromise on a transfer fee, thought to be around £69 million with add-ons. The proposed transfer of De Jong has been a complex and protracted deal, with […]

Josko Gvardiol
Freddie Cotton - Jan 18, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur have gathered information on RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol as they continue their search for an additional centre-back, according to Nabil Djellit. Gvardiol is the latest name on the club’s recruitment list as a deal for Alessandro Bastoni now seems increasingly unlikely this window. Très bon cette saison en Bundesliga avec le RB […]