UEFA Nations League: all you need to know

What is the background to the UEFA Nations League? The rejuvenation of national team football – and the UEFA Nations League – stems from the desire of UEFA and its 55 member associations to improve the quality and standing of national team football. UEFA and its associations wanted more sporting meaning in national team football,…

Manchester City’s Silva retires from Spain duty

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish midfielder David Silva has joined compatriots Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique in retiring from international football. The 32-year-old Manchester City playmaker won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, a key player during Spain’s golden era. Silva scored 35 goals in 125 games for the…

World Cup quarterfinals: Belgium can upset Brazil, England’s Sweden test, France to beat Uruguay?

Russia 2018 has been one of the most compelling, entertaining and unpredictable World Cups in living memory, with pre-tournament favourites Germany, Argentina, Spain and Portugal already out of the competition. The quarterfinals begin on Friday with some heavyweight match-ups and unfancied nations facing each other as they attempt to secure a berth in the final…