Brazil Want Olympic Gold

Memories of the infamous World Cup 2014 semi-final between Brazil and Germany will be played out as the Brazilian’s take on Germany for the Olympic gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic tournament.

The 7-1 thrashing will forever remain as one of the worst results for the Brazilian national team, which is ironically regarded as the best in the world. Brazil have been hugely successful in terms of national trophies after having won a record five World Cup titles and several Copa America winner’s medal. However, the Olympic gold medal has been the biggest absentee from the trophy cabinet.

World Cup 2014 winners have work to do

World Cup 2014 winners Germany has some reconstruction work to do after their defeat at the Euros in France.

Indeed, Germany did not appear to be as strong as they were in the Brazilian World Cup and had some major changes to make if they want to win the next World Cup. Some pundits believe that Germany’s football has stalled during recent years and that there is not a lot of development taking place.

At the moment there are not a lot of young German footballers coming on the world stage, and there seems to be a problem with their development program. Unless Germany makes some changes to the way they develop new players, they may end up in trouble as other European nations.

Ever since the end of the 2014 World Cup, Netherlands has been falling apart

Netherlands sealed the 3rd place of the 2014 World Cup after claiming a convincing 3-0 triumph over Brazil as they played on July 12 back on 2014.

The Dutch team left the international tournament on a high note with a positive victory but things have not been going well for the national team ever since that competition reached it’s end.

GuusHiddink was appointed as the head coach of Netherlands on March 28of 2014 and upon signing his contract, he agreed to be in charge of the national side through the 2016 Euro’s but after a string of defeats Hiddink left his managerial position sooner than expected.

Ever since the end of the 2014 World Cup, Netherlands has been falling apart

Netherlands sealed the 3rd place of the 2014 World Cup after claiming a convincing 3-0 triumph over Brazil as they played on July 12 back on 2014.

The Dutch team left the international tournament on a high note with a positive victory but things have not been going well for the national team ever since that competition reached it’s end.

GuusHiddink was appointed as the head coach of Netherlands on March 28of 2014 and upon signing his contract, he agreed to be in charge of the national side through the 2016 Euro’s but after a string of defeats Hiddink left his managerial position sooner than expected.

Luis Suarez set to return to National Team

Luis Suarez is set to make his return to the Uruguay national team after almost 2 years absence due to a ban.

The striker has missed 607 days of action for the national team after he was found guilty of biting Italy defender Georgia Chiellini during the World Cup 2014. He was given a four-month ban from all forms of football and an additional nine match ban from the national team. After this extended absence, he is set to feature for the national team in the World Cup qualifier against Brazil. The Barcelona player could not have dreamed about a better fixture for his return.

The doors for the Italian national team aren’t closed for Mario Balotelli

The coach of the Italian national side CesarePrandelli admitted in saying Mario Balotelli still has a chance to be called up and to perform for the Italian team in the international stage but that he has to earn it.

If Mario Balotelli wants to make a return to the Italian side, he has to prove to CesarePrandelli that he has changed and that he truly deserves to represent his country. The last time that .

Gordon Strachan termed the recent World Cup 2018 qualifying round as a great occasion

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan termed the recent World Cup 2018 qualifying round as a great occasion for the fans after his national team was drawn up against archrivals England.

Both teams share an intense rivalry, but they have not met each other in a competitive fixture in recent times. This has been partly down to the decline of Scottish football whereas England have been somewhat able to maintain their standards. In recent times, only friendly matches have been played between the two teams and even those were feisty encounters. England boss Roy Hodgson said that he was already looking forward to the game, which will be more than 12 months from now.

England should boycott the 2018 World Cup according to Andy Burnham

In order to use cheaper methods of preparing the 2018 World Cup, one of the ways that Russia is starting to consider is to use prison labor, the Russian government in other words are thinking about utilizing prisoners to start building some of the stadiums, buildings and everything else that still hasn’t been completed.

Andy Burnham is the favorite of who will be the leader of this prison labor and he believes that England should take a stand against the recent FIFA corruption which has been revealed in these past few weeks and days.

Brazil loss was not seen on face of Jorge Sampaoli

Despite losing 0-1 to Brazil the other night, the feeling of disappointment was not there for Jorge Sampaoli, the Chile boss.

Sampaoli, in fact, praised his players to run a strong opposition so close.

According to Sampaoli, Brazil is a team which just knows how to win. In any sort of circumstances, they tend to find a way. So, in that regard, they are quite special and to get on top of them is a hell of a task. But, as far as his boys are concerned, they were not that far behind, but, because of the loss of focus, they fell short.

Stephen Keshi took charge of Burkina Faso

Stephen Keshi is one of the well-respected African coaches and he recently took charge of Burkina Faso after leaving the Nigeria role. He is known to be extremely successful with regard to World Cup qualification.

After all, he has been to the final stages of the tournament with both Togo and Nigeria in the past. Keshi says that he is very much looking forward to taking Burkina Faso in similar fashion to the World Cup 2018, which will be held in Russia. After a very poor Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso decided to go for one of their own after bringing inKeshi.