Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
The World Cup Countdown: Little hope for England?
by Paul Kennedy, May 13th, 2014 9:20PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[BRAZIL 2014] Early evening kickoffs for the last World Cup match of the day in Brazil mean late-night kickoffs in England, which poses a problem for pubs, which generally close at 11 p.m. The British government has agreed to relax closing times during the World Cup, but a government forecast suggests there won't be much reason to stay out late.

According to the forecast based on betting information, England has a 54 percent probability of progressing past the group stage and just an 11 percent probability of progressing past the quarterfinals.

"It's good to know what the government thinks of England's prospects," Labour Party member Richard Rosser said during the debate about the measure in the House of Lords.

World Cup 2014 Squads:
Group A: Brazil (23) | Cameroon (28) | Croatia | Mexico (23)
Group B: Australia (30) | Chile (30) | Netherlands (30) | Spain (30)
Group C:
Colombia (30) | Greece (29) | Ivory Coast (28) | Japan (23)
Group D
: Costa Rica (26) | England (23) | Italy (30) | Uruguay (25)
Group E:
Ecuador (24) | France (23) | Honduras (23) | Switzerland (23)
Group F: Argentina (30) | Bosnia-Herzegovina (24) | Iran (28) | Nigeria (30)
Group G: Germany (30) | Ghana (26) | Portugal (30) | USA (30)
Group H: Algeria (30) | Belgium (24) | Russia (30) | South Korea (23)

Oops ...


QUICK TWITTER TRIGGER. Italian club Genoa jumped the gun when it congratulated via Twitter striker Alberto Gilardino and goalkeeper Mattia Perin on making Italy's 30-player short list for the World Cup. One small problem: the  31-year-old  Gilardino didn't make the cut.



Talking Tactics ...

NEW-LOOK ORANJE. Louis van Gaal suggested on Tuesday that the Netherlands might drop its familiar 4-3-3 system and play with five defenders at the World Cup. It isn't because the Oranje was drawn in one of the toughest groups with defending champion Spain and Chile, along with Australia. It's because it will be without Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, sidelined since March with a knee injury.

World Cup Warmups: German second-stringers held to scoreless draw

"We do not have another Kevin Strootman in the Netherlands," said van Gaal, who stressed that the move might sound defensive but will be executed in the Dutch spirit of attacking soccer.


2 comments
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: May 14, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.
    OK, how can there be that many "toughest" groups?

  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: May 14, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.
    And England fans will be out and watching, regardless.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Ticas take three U.S. collegians    
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain ...
Road to Vancouver: Mexico takes 14 U.S. players    
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late ...
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
Friday: Shared interests foster Beckham's Miami meeting    
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
TV Report: Top 15 U.S. EPL markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives