Spain have the opportunity to become European champions for a third successive time when they go to the Euro 2016 as the defending champions.
The incredible spell of trophies for the team started with the Euro 2008. This was their first major trophy in more than four decades. However, it did not take long for the national team to add more in the space of a few years, as they won the likes of the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012. The biggest disappointment for the national team after almost a decade came at the World Cup 2014 when they even failed to get past the group.
Former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff believes that the €80m price tag on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba appears to be absurd to him.
South African manager Ephraim Mashaba has had a huge headache in recent days due to the lack of availability of training sessions and players ahead of the crucial match with Mauritius.
South Africa’s national team boss Shakes Mashaba has come under fire recently for his failure to take the national team past the group stages at the recent African cup of nations.
Since the country and the World Cup in 2010, there has been little progress made with regard to the national team. It was confirmed once again after a poor showing at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Despite being expected to at least reach the quarter-finals for beyond, South Africa did not even get past the group stages after falling to Equatorial Guinea.
Since the appointment of Ephraim Mashaba as the coach of the South African national football team, his return to the team in his 2nd time in charge of the national side has given the team in South Africa a new breath of life as they have claimed victories over: Sudan, Congo, Zambia as well as managing to knock out Nigeria from the Africa Cup of Nations.
When Yaya Toure was suspended for three matches for the way he had behaved in the CSKA game, it was supposed to be a disaster for City.
For a team which was already struggling quite a lot, to lose one of the most experienced players, it was certainly some blow. But, it has actually proved to be blessing in disguise.
Now, if the City fans sit and look back at that, they would think it was not such a bad thing to happen to the team at that point of time.
The captain of the South African national football team Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead a few days ago on October 26 according to police reports, the even occurred at a friend’s house during an attempted robbery.
Senzo Meyiwa was featured in the latest African Cup of Nations qualifying matches of South Africa and was the goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) officially announced and confirmed a new deal involving broadcasting rights with Siyaya TV that will allow the football governing body of Siyaya TV to transmit South African national team matches. The deal is reported to be worth $93.6 million.
This deal will allow Siyaya TV to have the exclusive rights for them to broadcast all of the matches of the South African team.
The manager of the South Africa national football team, Gordon Igesund, has been sacked from his post. The Association in South Africa made that announcement yesterday evening.
Igesund was given the charge of the South African team a couple of years back i.e. in June 2012. He was expected to guide the team to the Round of 4 in the 2013 Africa Cup and also to the 2014 World Cup finals, but, he couldn’t do either of that.
South Africa suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualifying for the next World Cup after they were beaten 5-0 by World Cup 2014 hopefuls Brazil. The national team has been steadily improving over the last five years, but this is a major setback for the team. It has also put to the future of manager Gordon Igesund in major doubt. Even before the match, it was heavily speculated that Igesund would be leaving the South African national team.