Swiss Coach Gets Presents From Rival Teams

One of the advantages of Switzerland hosting friendly matches is that the coach gets presents from the visitor teams.

That’s what happened on 29th March 2016. Though the friendly match played between Switzerland and Bosnia did not end in favor of the host, the beginning was definitely sweet.

Vladimir Petkovic did a great job by getting Switzerland into the Euro 2016

Former Lazio manager Vladimir Petkovic did a great job by getting Switzerland into the Euro 2016. He has been rewarded for this fine job with a new contract from the Swiss FA.

The extension signed by the manager will see him stay as national team coach until 2017. This will cover most of the qualifying matches for the World Cup 2018. The manager, however, will receive a straightforward extension if he manages to get the national team into the World Cup 2018 as well.

Does Guardiola need a Champions League in Germany?

Ever since Pep Guardiola arrived to Bayern Munich on June of 2013, the Spanish manager has had a fairly impressive time with a number of titles having been secured. Bayern Munich are the undisputed champions of England as the club has successively been winning the Bundesliga and they appear to do it with relative ease in each season.

Pep Guardiola

The FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the DFB Pokal Cup are all of the titles that Guardiola since being named as the head coach of German club but there is one piece of silverware that he is missing and it’s the Champions League.

Mark Hughes is not ready to give up on his cautious approach

Even though the festive period of fixtures recently came to an end, Mark Hughes is not ready to give up on his cautious approach when it comes to getting players back from injury.

The Stoke City manager has a number of top players on the sidelines. The addition of Ryan Shawcross to the injury list only added to the pressure that Hughes is feeling. The FA Cup returns with fourth-round action, but reaching the semi-final of the League Cup has already put a lot of pressure on the squad. Stoke have been involved in midweek games consistently over the last few months.

Vladimir Petkovic has warned Roma manager Rudi Garcia

Former Lazio manager Vladimir Petkovic has warned Roma manager Rudi Garcia that it is extremely tough to be successful as a manager of Roman club.

Being a successful manager of the Rome club’s – Roma and Lazio – is something that does not come easily. There have been very few managers who have achieved success with the duo. Often, Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan are seen as the true giants of Italian football. Garcia tried to attempt the impossible by guiding Roma to a league title ahead of Juventus a few seasons ago. His impressive first season at the club has been difficult to replicate.

Ukraine through to Euro Finals

Mykhaylo Fomenko is of the view that in spite of bagging an easy victory versus Slovenia in home leg of European Championships qualifying playoffs, Ukraine should not take it easy as the job is not completely done as yet.

After beating Slovenia hands down, the Yellow-Blues have significantly increased their chances of getting into the main competition, but, according to the boss, the return leg is still to be played. So, there is no point start celebrating already.

Dunga has recalled star striker Neymar after his suspension

Brazil managed Dunga has recalled star striker Neymar after his suspension came to an end. The Brazilian superstar missed the last four matches for his national team due to a ban that he picked up during the Copa America 2015.

It was a major factor in Brazil losing out on this competition, which was won by hosts Chile. Brazil will look forward to the erasing the memories of the recent disappointments in major tournaments as they prepare for the World Cup qualification. The national team was not involved in the qualification round of the previous tournament because of qualifying automatically.

Charlie Adam claims that the club will target for Europe

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam claims that the club will target for Europe once they get a player like Xherdan Shaqiri on-board.

The club started with a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool on opening day of the season. Just a few weeks ago, it appeared that the club would not be bringing the Switzerland winger to the Britannia stadium. They had been negotiating with Inter Milan even as early as in June. However, the player had some reservations about moving to Stoke at this point in his career. They appear to have played at just the right time for Stoke, as manager Mark Hughes stated that the deal has been resurrected.


Croatian fans will not be able to attend the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying match against Switzerland in their home patch after being given a stadium ban due to excessive offences.

This qualifying campaign has been marked by a number of offences and the football governing body has finally lost patience with Croatian fans.

Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure are staying at Manchester City

The summer transfer window is approaching and Manchester City is one of England’s top spenders as the club is characterized for their harsh spending for top players.

There are a lot of rumors going around surrounding certain players in the team of Manuel Pellegrini and most of them have been linking Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure with a move outside of the Etihad Stadium but it seems like neither of those players will be leaving Manchester City as the coach of the team denied the rumors which claimed that the club was going to sell them.


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