Former England national team midfielder and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard doesn’t doubt his compatriots are capable of winning the World Cup.
A successful qualifying campaign was marred by what many perceived to be boring football, leading to speculation over whether Gareth Southgate's charges would be able to make their mark on the competition.
France national team former striker Davit Trezeguet approves of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griemann’s decision regarding his future. Before the start of the World Cup the French player had announced he would stay at his current club having rejected the offer of Barcelona.
The Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano says his team-mate Lionel Messi was frustrated but eager to respond at the World Cup.
Jorge Sampaoli's men are facing a group-stage exit in Russia after collecting just one point from their opening two games.
Бывший футболист сборной Аргентины Диего Марадона уверен, что нападающий команды Лионель Месси не виноват в поражении от национальной команды Хорватии со счетом 0:3. И Марадона не сомневается, что главным виновником этого является главный тренер команды Хорхе Сампаоли.
Argentina national team former player Diego Maradona is sure the team's striker Lionel Messi is not guilty of the last defeat in the match against Croatia. Albiceleste were thrashed with 0:3 score on the second day of the World Cup group stage. Maradona doesn’t doubt that the main culprit is the head coach Jorge Sampaoli.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has made a stand for Argentina national team striker Lionel Messi. Barcelona star has been always criticized in his motherland by media who consider he doesn’t demonstrate in albiceleste the play he shows at Catalan club.
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic sincerely confessed that he is discontent with the current situation. Croatian player was not always included in the starting line-up last season and now is thinking over leaving the Spanish giant.
Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli is not prone to blaming the goalkeeper Willi Caballero for the heavy defeat with 0:3 score in the World Cup group stage match against Croatia. The Chelsea keeper's blunder teed up Ante Rebic for the opening goal of a heavy defeat on Thursday, but his coach insists he is at fault.
Croatia did well but they did not play fantastic football they just did well. Actually, they did what their coach told them to do because they had one. It worked, everything worked for Croatia and honestly, they had better midfield then Argentina. Who is Sampaoli below average coach for Argentina national team. He did great with Chile but its another story it’s an underdog story he can defend and catch but he can’t attack and win. If a miracle happens and this team of Argentina by miracle goes true maybe just maybe his tactics which are none might work. Its hard to understand what’s in his head, why he makes this selection, what he wants to accomplish but one thing is clear Sampaoli lost it way before World Cup. He lost it in qualification.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is not going to leave his current club. Costa Rica national team player hopes that Los Blancos new head coach Julen Lopetegui counts on him.
“I believe Lopetegui is a very good specialist. If Julen is at Real it means that he deserves that.