SCOTLAND AIMING FOR BRAZIL

The Scotland manager Craig Levein has said that he is confident that the nation can finally end the long wait to participate in the World Cup by qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

After the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was a major success, the party will be moving to Brazil in 2014. Scotland failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup and numerous major tournaments prior to that. It has left the nation with major disappointment when it comes to the national team, but the manager has said that he hopes 2014 World Cup will be a different story for Scotland.
Scotland recently saw the Republic of Ireland achieve success in the form of qualifying for a major tournament.

BRAZIL NAMES BASES

The South American nation Brazil today named the list of cities that are likely to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup by acting as the base, with Luis Suarez on hand to help the PR stunt.

Brazil is a vast country and one of the main disadvantages of hosting the FIFA World Cup in a large country is the huge amount of travelling involved. Brazil are likely to find a solution for this problem by hosting the FIFA World Cup in certain select cities. In order to prepare the cities, they have named a list of 54 cities that are likely to be selected for this purpose. This list has been drawn in addition to the already named 12 cities.

CROUCH WANTS WORLD CUP ROLE

Stoke city striker Peter Crouch has said that he was extremely disappointed to be left out of the Euro 2012 selected by the manager Roy Hodgson, but has said that he will definitely make it into the squad for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The 31-year-old striker has a fantastic record for the England national team after having scored 22 goals in just 42 international matches. However, he failed to be a first-team regular under the former manager Fabio Capello, while he was left out of the squad entirely by the former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, who took over the England managerial job recently.

MENEZES DELIGHTED WITH PROGRESS

Brazilian national team coach Mano Menezes has said that he is extremely delighted with the progress of the national team under his regime.

Mano Menezes took over as the national team manager from Dunga after the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil were extremely disappointing.

Mano Menezes immediately took upon the role with the focus on bringing young players into the national team, while also making the team more attractive like in the past. The coach has a number of young and exciting players like Neymar, but he has been handed the difficult task of building them with a very young platform.

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.