While things may have quietened down in the NFL as the season takes its annual break, soccer is just heating up. Across the world, domestic teams are fighting it out as their seasons come to an end in May. Title races are getting close at the top. On the other hand, the battle to avoid relegation is really spicing up. Things look good in the national tournaments too. The national European teams are preparing for the huge European Cup in 2016. That means the qualifications stages are beginning to get fierce.
As April looms, the transfer rumors start to get louder and louder. It’s a big, exciting time for players, clubs and fans alike. It’s the time of year when fates are decided and big name players make their life changing decisions. Today we’ll bring you up to speed with everything going on around the world in soccer. Don’t worry, we’ll cover the domestic leagues, the national tournaments and the Champions League.
The Champions League is the ultimate prize for club teams in Europe. The Super Bowl of soccer. It’s where the top teams from every country come together and battle. It’s where the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich all compete for the crown. The leaders are already beginning to separate themselves after last week’s group stage games. Real Madrid have opened a huge lead in group B, leaving Liverpool in a disappointing third place. Bayern Munich and Man City are predictably comfortable at the top of group E. Elsewhere, Barcelona and Chelsea lead groups F and G respectively.
Euro 2016 edges ever closer with just over a year to go. It’s the most important event in the national soccer calendar, after the World Cup of course. The qualification stages are well underway with a fantastic set of matches taking place last week. Scotland conquered Gibraltar with a giant 6-1 win. Germany remained solid with a 2-0 victory over Romania and Portugal came away with a 2-1 win over Serbia. We could be poised for an upset, however, as many of the big teams linger low in the tables. Germany, Spain and Netherlands all need big wins to push themselves back to safety.
April and May are hotbeds for transfer news and rumours. We love it! In England, Manchester City and Chelsea are currently fighting it out for Ross Barkley. Both were quoted a £50 million price tag for the Everton based wonderkid. Elsewhere, there is much speculation about the future of homegrown Liverpool superstar Raheem Sterling. The young England international has proved himself many times over. Although he has two years left on his contract, Man City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have their eye on him. Keep your eye on the developments at TransferRumours. This one could get interesting!
In the Premier League, Chelsea are sitting comfortably at the top. They have a six point lead and they have a game in hand over second place Man City. Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool follow respectively. At the bottom of the table Leicester City, QPR and Burnley are stranded in the relegation zone.
That’s all your world soccer news, folks. Until next time!