Friday, 06 December 2013

Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

It may be feeling bitterly cold out there, but football fans around the world are already feeling warm inside ahead of next years World Cup in Brazil. The draw for the greatest competition in the world takes place in radiant Rio today about 5pm (GMT) and everyone is waiting to see who and where the...


Best and worst case scenarios for England in today's World Cup draw

The first thing to think about with next summer’s World Cup is the geography of Brazil, this not a country, it’s like a continent. The distances that have to be travelled are not like London to Dublin to Glasgow; it’s going to be more like London to Warsaw to Rome. The second thing to remember is t...


World Cup draw: Please can England get a crap group this time?

Im not a bitter Scot or anything, I would really love to see England win the World Cup - but as it is frankly not going to happen can we at least go into a group that we have no expectation of getting out of. Its not that I dont want Roy Hodgson to succeed; I think that he seems an honest and honou...


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Strange World Of FIFA: England Ranked Fourth In The World

It will come as something of a surprise to most fans who watched Euro 2012 that England came out of the tournament going up in the FIFA world rankings - not bad for two wins in four matches, one of which came against a Ukraine team who lie at 46th in the table. Ranking tables are always an untrustw...


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The top 10 dives in football history

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba have caused controversy over the past fortnight by diving to win penalties and going down quicker than your average High Street hooker. Ashley Young started it all off by winning a cheap penalty against QPR’s Shaun Derry, when the tough m...


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Squarefootball's Fantasy football invitation

There is less than two weeks to go until the start of the 2011/12 Premier League season and time is running out for you to enter the Squarefootball fantasy football competition. Last season more than 100 teams competed for the Squarefootball title, which was won by P Oxenby and his team FC Poxo. He...


Sunday, 24 July 2011

What five things would you do before the season starts?

Isn’t it normally New Years Eve when you get a top 100 favourite moments of the year or top 500 best movie credits or some other poor excuse for a programme? Well I thought I would also use it as a poor excuse for an article, but rather than boring you all with a list consisting of 100 or more items...


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Football in 3D - A new risk to average attendances?

The world has evolved and developed a lot since the 1950s with the invention, evolution and development of everything from bladeless fans to electric cars and high definition broadcasts and beyond, but what have the boffins responsible for 3D been doing for 60 years since its inception? 3D today i...


Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...


Thursday, 25 June 2009

A Good Moment For Spain's Run To End

The USAs 2-0 semi-final victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup has caused a few waves in world football but ultimately it might be a good match to lose for Vincente Del Bosques side. A 35 match unbeaten run is always a two-edged sword because the longer it goes on the bigger the focus on the ...


Wednesday, 28 March 2007

4336: International Friendly: US/Gua

by : Bill Urban How often does one see this sort of thing in international football, a good win against a decent side results in the next opponent packing it in? Fresh from their impressive victory in Tampa over Ecuador, the US came out looking to impose themselves on much more modest opposition. ...


Sunday, 25 March 2007

4321: US/Ecuador International Frien

by : Bill Urban A friendly between US and Ecuador provided interim US manager Bob Bradley with further chance to cement his claims to a permanent position. In what became The Landon Donovan Show, Ecuador perhaps had the better of the first half, although there was an element of good fortune about ...


Thursday, 08 February 2007

4164: The Unfriendly International:

by : Bill Urban Reading (6) vs Aston Villa (13), KO 12:45 Reading are unbeaten in 2007 and score so regularly (25 goals in the last nine games) that it would be foolish to suggest that they will fail to score today. But Villa are starting to develop a mean streak shutting out Watford and West Ham ...


Friday, 29 September 2006

3697: US Open Cup: It's the Soccer,

by : Bill Urban At the brand-spanking new Toyota Park, the Chicago Fire defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 last night to take home their fourth Open Cup title. The enthusiasm demonstrated by Fire players in front of their home supporters illustrated that the trophy, despite the competition’s seco...


Sunday, 18 June 2006

3304: Group E: US/Italy- US Player R

by : Bill Urban Plenty of guts, plenty of heart, and plenty of corpuscles from Brian McBride, and the US redeemed themselves with a brave display against the Italians. The Ghanaian victory over the Czechs earlier in the day made winning the match less of a necessity, but the Americans did come out...


Tuesday, 13 June 2006

3288: Group E: Us/Czech Republic- US

by : Bill Urban Reality checks are often painful. The fatuousness of a #4 world ranking was cruelly exposed by the Czech Republic, who snatched an early goal and then shut up shop except on the counter, where they exposed an uncertain US back four on numerous occasions. With several players playi...


Wednesday, 07 June 2006

3237: World Cup History: U.S.

by : Bill Urban Yes, countries that have never won the World Cup can, and do, in fact have histories. The US, despite all the “happy fun-ball” jabs and “99% of the country doesn’t watch” comments from ignorant hacks with buffet tables to assault, has had a varied and interesting series of World Cu...


Monday, 05 June 2006

3236: World Cup Group E Preview: Uni

by : Bill Urban Qualification CONCACAF qualification is a complicated exercise, involving play-in matches for regional small nations to qualify for the qualifiers, then a first round of matches designed to reduce the CONCACAF teams to a final round of 6 sides, from which three qualified directly f...


Sunday, 18 September 2005

2319: USA: Is Team USA now better th

by : Jeremy Goodwin According to FIFA, and unnoticed by America at large, the USA’s international football team is currently ranked number 7 in the world and England’s team, only 11th. Is that possible? Has FIFA gone raving mad? Not quite. The ranking system is complex, generally poorly understood,...



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