Baku To The Future: Northern Ireland aim to use Azerbaijan fixture as springboard to success in hunt for World Cup qualification

Michael O’Neill’s squad make the journey to the Land of Fire for Saturday’s fixture as they look to cement their position as 2nd in Group C of FIFA World Cup Qualification. Northern Ireland are without a raft of senior players as Craig Cathcart joins Paddy McNair, Corry Evans, Chris Baird, Jamie Ward and Luke McCullough on […]

Is Brazilian Football Dying?

The Brazilian national football team has qualified for every FIFA World Cup, winning the tournament on five occasions, more than any other national football team. Their record in the Olympics, however, has not been nearly as good. They have been inconsistent in qualification, with second-place being all they could manage until 2016, where they finally […]

Germany likely to move one step closer to qualification against Azerbaijan

Sunday night sees the final games being played of the international break and with that comes Germany’s away tie in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan really are minnows of European football having never qualified for a major tournament in their history of European football. Having no extraordinary players will not help carry them to this feat in the […]

Sweden’s 1994 World Cup Adventure

After the 1992 European finals there was great hope for Sweden. They had made it to the semi-finals before eventually being knocked out by Germany 3-2. But there was excitement from the supporters. This was perhaps their best team since the 1958 World Cup when they were beaten 5-2 by Brazil in the final. The […]

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