Canada has once again failed to qualify for a World Cup

Throughout the entire history of the Canadian national football team, they have consistently struggled to qualify for the World Cup.


As each year passes by, Canada just can’t seem to snatch a qualification spot that would allow them to compete in the worldwide competition.
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NEW COACH OF SUPER EAGLES PROMISE 2018 WORLD CUP

The newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr says he would take the three time African champions to the World Cup despite the tight qualification rope and even excel at the tournament.


The German tactician was announced this week by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), after the coach agreed to a two year deal to lead the side.
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SOUTH KOREA COACH FORFEITS HOLIDAY FOR WORLD CUP PREPARATIONS

The head coach of the South Korean men national football team Uli Stielike is forfeiting his summer holiday plans as he decided to put extra efforts to prepare his team ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualification set to begin in September.

An official of the national football governing body announced to the admiration of reporters.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) official said Stielike wants to spend his time checking the players in the country’s pro football leagues. The first and second division of the local leagues, top tier K and lower division K have matches planned for August and the coach wants to participate actively ahead of their September clash.

The KFA official said: “Stielike is not thinking of summer vacation as he is focusing on the final World Cup qualification round. Since there are K League matches in the summer, he will stay in South Korea and check domestic players.”

Chris Coleman says that he will not downplay the importance of the match against Belgium

Wales manager Chris Coleman says that he will not downplay the importance of the upcoming match against Belgium to his players as everyone is aware of the status.


Wales take on Belgium in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016 knowing that they can match the achievements of a great footballing team 60 years ago in the 1958 World Cup. Wales have not reached the semi-final of a major international tournament for almost 6 decades. The team has already been praised for managing to exceed expectations already. Wales were not expected to even reach the Euro 2016 after having failed to qualify for numerous major international tournaments in recent decades.
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DEL BOSQUE WANTS SPAIN TO LEARN FROM THEIR WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE IN BRAZIL

The coach of Spain, Vicente del Bosque, wants the team to learn from their World Cup experience in Brazil as they attempt a third successive campaign at the Euro 2016 in France.


After the team lifted the Euro 2008 and 2012, also winning their first ever World Cup in South Africa 2010, they could not cope with the very high pressure of being the favourites to lift the trophy for a second successive time. They were surprisingly knocked out from the tournament in the first round.
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Alexi Lalas backs US to host 2026 WC

The United States is the best candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, according to former international defender Alexi Lalas.

FIFA is looking for a fresh start after being involved in several corruption scandals and undergoing new presidential elections, which saw Gianni Infantino take over from Sepp Blatter. The organisation recently announced new rules for countries wishing to host the World Cup. The selection process for the 2018 and 2022 world cups have already been concluded and they have been awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. Interested parties will have to undergo rigorous consultation, campaigning, and evaluation processes.

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Alexi Lalas considers US to be Best Candidate for 2026 WC

The United States is the best candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, according to former international defender Alexi Lalas.

FIFA is looking for a fresh start after being involved in several corruption scandals and undergoing new presidential elections, which saw Gianni Infantino take over from Sepp Blatter. The organisation recently announced new rules for countries wishing to host the World Cup. The selection process for the 2018 and 2022 world cups have already been concluded and they have been awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. Interested parties will have to undergo rigorous consultation, campaigning, and evaluation processes.

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SILVA INSISTS ON PLAYING

Spain International David Silva insists on playing for his national team despite the injury concerns ahead of the tournament billed for France.

The Manchester City playmaker suffered a hamstring injury in the first leg of his club's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid last month and has not played since. When he joined the national team, he spoke on the injuries.

"I'm fine. I hope to play in the first game, I'm not sure but I feel good. I have 96 caps and I am excited about reaching 100, to reach that figure would be very nice," he said.

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The recent FIFA scandals will not affect Russia’s 2018 World Cup

A few months ago, a number of head executives of FIFA were hit with bans due to scandals involving bids in relation to previous World Cups as well as upcoming ones.

Following this incident, Russia’s bid to host the approaching 2018 World Cup was a questionable one and this bid was re-evaluated.

After all the investigations uncovered a series of scandals and things of this nature, one of the executives of FIFA that decided to resign was Sepp Blatter and was replaced by Gianni Infantino.

The United States might miss the next World Cup

The United States football team might miss the 2018 World Cup if they fail to beat Guatemala. The United States has not missed a World Cup since 1990 and would want to give everything on the field to qualify.

They are currently third in their qualifying group with 4 points from 3 games. Trinidad and Tobago lead the group with 7 points and Guatemala is second with 6 points. The other team in the group is St.Vincent.
The United States, who has been previously unbeaten during 21 games against Guatemala, lost their first match on Friday 2-0. Their last defeat against Guatemala was way back in 1988. A repeat of this performance will be disastrous for the States, and they will have to watch the next World Cup on television. Even a draw may not be enough since they will then have to hope that Trinidad and Tobago win their fixture against Guatemala in September.

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