Marcel Sabitzer Could Be Available for a Small Price This Summer

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Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer may end his six-year spell with RB Leipzig this summer. The 27-year-old has been integral to Leipzig’s continued rise to the top end of the Bundesliga and his club’s excellent runs in Europe.  However, it seems that Sabitzer may be heading for pastures new this summer. Leipzig have already lost Dayot […] READ MORE


Profile, Squad Selection, Star Players and Key Fixtures – Everything You Need to Know About Austria Ahead of Euro 2020

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The Austrian national team head into the 2020 European Championships with an unwanted record of having never managed to escape the group stage. This year they will be hoping to end that record. The team at Last Word on Football has put together a country profile so that you can have the complete rundown ahead […] READ MORE



Countries That Withdrew From the FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on earth. Winning it is an achievement of almost incomprehensible magnitude. So, perhaps you’d be surprised to learn that five countries have chosen to withdraw from the prestigious tournament after qualifying or being invited. Those countries were Austria in 1938 and Scotland, France, Turkey and India […] READ MORE


REPORT: Unnamed Liverpool Staff Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Liverpool have had a member of their training camp test positive for Coronavirus, according to reports from Austrian news outlet Kronen Zeitung and the Daily Telegraph. It is currently unknown as to whether it is a player or a member of the club’s staff who has tested positive. Liverpool themselves are also yet to comment […] READ MORE


REPORT: Liverpool Pre-Season Heading to Austria After Rule Change

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As reported in the Evening Standard, Liverpool have been forced to change their pre-season plans at late notice after new UK quarantine rules changed late last night, meaning they couldn’t make their usual trip to France. Liverpool Pre-Season Plans Scuppered Change of Plan The Premier League champions had planned to return to the French resort of Evian-Les-Bains, their base the […] READ MORE


Predicting Group 1 of UEFA Nations League B

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Group B1 consists of Norway and Romania, who twice faced off in Euro 2020 qualifying. Alongside those two are Northern Ireland, the victim of a highly competitive qualification group that featured Germany and the Netherlands, and Austria, the only team of this mix that has confirmed qualification for Euro 2020, rounds off the group – […] READ MORE


Quantifying the Strengths of UEFA National Teams

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UEFA is the strongest football confederation, in both quality and quantity. Everyone has their own opinion of what team is the best. However, this article seeks to eliminate “opinion” from the equation by looking at it through a lens of stats, analytics and quantifiable data. At the time of writing, ‘expected goals’ are widely regarded […] READ MORE


Championship Side Barnsley Sign Austrian Defender Marcel Ritzmaier

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Championship outfit Barnsley have signed Austrian youth international Marcel Ritzmaier from Wolfsberger AC. Championship Side Barnsley Sign Marcel Ritzmaier 📄🖊️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Marcel Ritzmaier, who joins from @WolfsbergerAC!#YouReds | #WelcomeMarcel pic.twitter.com/EQHmli7ZlH — Barnsley FC (@BarnsleyFC) January 6, 2020 Austrian International The 26-year-old has signed an undisclosed deal to stay […] READ MORE


World Cup 2018 Qualifier: Wales vs Georgia Preview

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Wales welcome Georgia to the Cardiff City Stadium in their third World Cup 2018 Qualifying fixture on Sunday evening. Chris Coleman’s men have begun the qualifying campaign in positive fashion, beating Moldova 4-0 and drawing 2-2 against Austria. Meanwhile, Georgia have lost both of their opening games. A Welsh win would likely see them maintain their […] READ MORE