Champions League Final: Real Madrid V Liverpool

This year's final is a repeat of the 1981 final European royalty goes head-to-head this Saturday when 12 times winners Real Madrid take on five-times winners Liverpool for Europe's most prized trophy.  Alan Kennedy scored the winner for Liverpool when the two sides met in the 1981 final at the Parc

World Cup: Group H Preview

Japan 400/1 Spread Ex Captain: Makoto Hasebe Manager: Akira Nishino Nickname: Samurai Blue FIFA Rank: 60 Japan have qualified for the World Cup for a sixth consecutive time. Vahid Halilhodžić was sacked two months before the start of the World Cup. He was replaced by Akira Nishino. The 63-year-old coached the Japanese men's Olympic side

World Cup: Group F Preview

Germany - 9/2 Various Bookies (NAP) Captain: Manuel Neuer Manager: Joachim Löw Nickname: Die Mannschaft FIFA Rank: 1 Die Mannschaft are the masters of putting together the pieces required to dominate international competition. Since 1954, Germany has made it beyond round 2 on all but one occasion (Argentina, 1978). Since 2002 they have finished as

World Cup: Group G Preview

Panama - 2000/1 Bet Victor Captain: Roman Torres Manager: Hernan Dario Gomez Nickname: Los Canaleros FIFA rank: 56 You need a bit of luck in football and Los Canaleros (Red Wave) had just that. Panama scored a 'phantom goal' (Blaz Perez) against Costa Rica helping them to book a place in their first-ever World Cup

World Cup: Group E Preview

Brazil - 9/2 Various Bookies Captain: Neymar Manager: Tite Nickname: Canarinho FIFA rank: 2 Despite being ranked by FIFA at number 2 the Canarinho are the bookie's favourites to win this year’s World Cup. Brazil often set the bar for international football, yet it’s been 16 years since they last held aloft the World Cup

World Cup: Group D Preview

Argentina 11/1 Unibet Captain: Lionel Messi Manager: Jorge Sampaoli Nickname: La Albiceleste FIFA rank: 5 Argentina is somewhat of a mystery. They qualified third in their group to reach the finals and some of their European based stars were absent from the qualifying games, including the brilliant Lionel Messi. Jorge Sampaoli has omitted veteran striker

World Cup: Group C Preview

Australia - 7501/1 188Bet Captain: Mile Jedinak Manager: Bert van Marwijk Nickname: Socceroos FIFA Rank: 40 Bert van Marwijk is an experienced manager. The Dutchman managed at Borussia Dortmund, a time at the Bundesliga club that was sandwiched between two spells at Feyenoord. He later had a four-year spell in charge of the Dutch national

Wrold Cup 2018: Group B Preview

Iran 750/1 - SkyBet Captain: Ashkan Dejagah Manager: Carlos Queiroz Nickname: Team Melli FIFA rank: 36 Carlos Queiroz, remember him? He was once Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United, now he’s got the almost impossible job of steering Iran to the Round-of-16. Iran picked up a point against Nigeria in 2014 and had it

World Cup 2018: Group A Preview

Russia 50/1 - Several bookies Captain: Igor Akinfeev Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov Nickname: Sbornaya FIFA Rank: 66 This year’s hosts could escape Group A but they’ll need a lot of luck. The Russian nation may feel optimistic about their chances of success but they are ranked by FIFA at number 66 for a reason. Other than

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