INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY:England vs Ireland

The three lions warmed up to a crucial week in the Nations League with a 3-0 victory over Ireland at Wembley. These are 2 teams who know each other well with both having players plying their trade in the English League divisions. I was especially looking forward to how Jadon Sancho performs. He has beenContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY:England vs Ireland”

NETHERLANDS VS SPAIN

A coach who is new to a team normally wants his team to play friendlies against smaller nations to build confidence in himself and for the benefit of player morale. So when I saw this fixture up on Wednesday, I was really surprised the Netherlands picked Spain for a friendly. Look at Portugal’s smashing ofContinue reading “NETHERLANDS VS SPAIN”

FRANCE VS FINLAND

Les Bleus suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the Fins in St Denis to go into next week’s fixtures with their confidence dented. France started with Gladbach’s Thuram at the left of the attack , Pogba (who is having a torrid time at club level) paired with Rennes’s N’zonzi in midfield.It was Thuram who wasContinue reading “FRANCE VS FINLAND”

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY:GERMANY VS CZECH REPUBLIC

Germany warmed up for their upcoming Nations League fixtures with a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in Leipzig on Wednesday night.Luca Waldschmidt of Benfica scored his first for Der Mannschaft. This was basically Germany’s B team against the B team of the Czechs. Phillip Max was the player on song yesterday setting up theContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY:GERMANY VS CZECH REPUBLIC”