Declan Rice is set to make his international debut for England, ten days after being named Ireland's Young Player of the Year. Who's to say Southgate can't pinch more players from other nations?
It has been 20 years since Le Tournoi gave soccer one of the greatest goals of all time. Roberto Carlos' strike lit up the competition, but it was England who triumphed in this oft-forgotten international contest.
At times, the story of Jose Leandro Andrade sounds semi-fictional – and aspects of it probably are. But, rather than diminish his incredible legacy, this uncertainty strengthens the intrigue surrounding one of football's first truly global icons.
The expanded 48-team World Cup is a shining example of the wisdom of an old phrase: be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.
Qatar's policy of naturalising players for its national team attracts footballers from across the globe to try their luck in the country. But, given the potential pitfalls of the kafala system, this can leave them vulnerable to exploitation.
Messi and Neymar look set to come to the home of Australian cricket.
The fast-improving All Whites will be the ultimate underdogs at the next year's Confederations Cup in Russia.
With a tiff between Thomas Muller and San Marino currently making waves, it’s worth asking whether or not there’s any real value in international minnows playing teams like Germany.
In November 1994, Wales travelled to Georgia for a Euro '96 qualifier – and the hosts ran riot. What happened in Tbilisi that day would go down as one of the worst Welsh showings on the international stage.
Part of the magic of football is that the route to the top is a magnificently inexact science. Dimitri Payet is now firmly established as one of Europe's most gifted players, but his rise to international success was neither simple nor fast.
Aussie-Born Football Wanderer Makes International Debut For A Kiwi Team That Should Really Change its Nickname
Chesterfield's Liam Graham starred on debut for New Zealand in Nashville & could be set for a regular international future.