TORRES RETURNS TO FORM

Fernando Torres’ spectacular return to form continued with a hat trick against QPR, his first since 2009. The Spaniard insisted the best is yet to come despite having hit seven goals in his last 11, having previously gone 25 games without a goal.

Torres feels he is approaching a return to his absolute best in the run in for the title and ahead of Spain’s Euro 2012 campaign. And a return to the standard he reached at Liverpool would be most welcome for Chelsea and Spain in their respective campaigns for European glory this summer.
When asked if he was returning to his best the Spaniard simply replied “Do I feel like my old self? Yes.”

STARTING TO GO WELL

Local organisers of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have said that they have had an extremely satisfactory meeting with the officials from FIFA regarding the progress of the work for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and also for the 2013 Confederations Cup.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter recently travelled to Brazil in order to view the work going on for the 2014 FIFA World Cup first hand.

He has said that he is extremely satisfied with the progress going on regarding this event. FIFA have already had a bad experience when it comes to hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa when huge labour strikes led to delay the construction work.

EXCITEMENT GATHERS PACE

The FIFA world Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil is all gearing up and preparations are being planned out for the big event.

For the 1st time in 64 years, Brazil has got a chance to show their love for football and they are surely going to make it a big event which will be remembered till the commencement of the next world cup.

The football fans of Brazil are quite excited about the fact and are waiting in anticipation for the start of the World Cup 2014 event.

One can easily vouch for the fact that football is finally going home. Although many will deny saying that football originated in Britain but none can deny the fact that the game was perfected by Brazil. The craze for the game can be seen within small children as well juggling the ball with their feet and head.

HERBERT WANTS ANOTHER WORLD CUP RUN

Ricki Herbert has signed a new contract with the New Zealand football Association that will see him be the manager of the New Zealand national football team up until the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

New Zealand are one of the teams trying to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil.

Ricki Herbert has been extraordinarily impressive for the New Zealanders, as he has not only been able to sustain his position as the manager of the New Zealand national football team since 2005, but has also taken the team to the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well. It was the first occasion when New Zealand qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

TEVEZ SAGA RUMBLES ON

Tony Fernandes, the owner and chairman at English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, has moved to quell rumors that his side was attempting an audacious bid for wayward Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

The QPR chairman says that there is no basis to these rumours and the one thing that would prove to be a major stumbling block if they did make a move for Tevez are his astronomical wages, which a middle of the table side like Queens Park Rangers would find extremely hard to pay.

FIFA RULES KEEP KOLO OUT

There might be quite a disappointment for Manchester City as Kolo Toure will not be able to play for their next game as they will be starting their training session for Ivory Coast in lieu of the FIFA deadlines.

The Ivory Coast coach however was quite disappointed about the fact that the England club expected the Ivory Coast people not to have any idea about the dates and deadlines and felt insulted because it portrayed them being illiterate on such terms and conditions.

The FIFA deadline clearly states that the training session for each of the countries has already begun and hence all other priorities are temporarily terminated.

BRAZIL TO HAVE GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil would be the first major international competition that will have a goal-line technology. Goal-line technology has been a long-standing debate within football.

Sepp Blatter has been one of the important figures in world football to be against the process of inducing technology in football. Blatter has always argued that technology will spoil the game, as we know it, by making it much slower than it is now. However, one of the must have accessories in the game as it is now seems to be goal-line technology given the number of wrong decisions made by referees in this regard continuously.

PELE CONCERNED WITH DELAYS

It is supposed to be the biggest festival of football on the planet, but Brazilian legend Pele fears that it might turn into a bit of a damp squib if the construction delays aren’t rectified over the next few weeks and months.

Brazil host the 2014 World Cup Finals, awarded to them after some spectacular plans for new stadiums, airports, hotels and roads were unveiled by the bid committee. Whilst the plan should work in principle, in practice many of the various projects are falling behind schedule, and some construction work might even be taking place whilst the Finals are taking place.

Speaking at the launch of his latest authorised biography, Pele said he thought that Brazil could definitley do a good job, but that there is a lot of work to be done.

LINEKAR TIPS VILLA

Former Golden Boot winner Gary Linekar has tipped Spanish hot-shot David Villa to pick up the award this year (though its not too much of a punt as he is the current hot fvourite with bwin!) Linekar who won the Golden Boot at the 86 World Cup held in Mexico, notching up six goals and then joined Villa’s new club Barca after the tournament says, “He is a prolific goalscorer, with a lot of self-confidence. He handles the pressure very well and is very cool in front of goal. He showed that two years ago at the Euros and has showed here it is not a flash in the pan. He is just one goal behind Raul’s record for Spain and is a brilliant finisher.”

SPAIN: WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

The World Cup came to a close today in South Africa with Spain announced World Cup Champions for the first time in their history after beating The Netherlands 1-0 in extra time in the World Cup Final today at Soccer City in South Africa, out of form striker Fernanado Torres was dropped to the bench in place of Pedro with both sides keeping faith with the teams that saw them through their semi final encounters.