With 14 of 38 game weeks in the books, we have formally reached the halfway stage of the Premier League season. (I know, it hardly seems like yesterday that the Leicester City boys were parading their trophy on the bus.) Thus far, Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed
How big does Infantino want to grow the World Cup field? Ever since he became president of soccer’s global governing body in February, Gianni Infantino has pushed for a 48-team World Cup starting with the 2026 edition of the quadrennial tournament, which doesn’t yet have an appointed host but for which the United States is the early favorite. In fact, Infantino was proposing this idea in the months leading up to his election as well, as he jostled with several others to succeed the ousted Sepp Blatter.
Manchester United and Jose Mourinho may not play their UEFA Europa League game against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday. Amid freezing conditions in the Ukrainian city of Odessa (Zorya cannot play their games at home due to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine) the pitch underwent an inspection on Thursday and with covers and heaters on the playing surface overnight, there is hope the game should go ahead. However, Jose Mourinho has already talked about the state of the pitch as not being ideal, while the likes of Daley Blind and Paul Pogba looked far from impressed when they went out for a training session on Wednesday in freezing conditions. Remember, United only needs a point from the game against