FIFA World Cup
When Italy play Bulgaria and England this international break, you may see two guys you would not have thought of as Italian until recently: Palermo's Franco Vazquez and Sampdoria's Eder.
You would have been wrong, of course, because both have Italian passports. Vazquez is from Cordoba, Argentina, but his mother was born in Italy and is Italian; his paternal grandmother is also Italian. Eder is Brazilian; you may remember his dad as the guy (also named Eder) with the cannonball strike who played...
England are interested in bidding for Euro 2028 but are very unlikely to bid for the 2026 World Cup, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said.
FIFA announced last week that the decision on the 2026 tournament will be made in 2017, when Sepp Blatter is still likely to be FIFA president.
The FA has decided not to bid for FIFA tournaments while Blatter is still in power following England's failed bid for 2018 but is eyeing a bid for the European Championship in 2028.
Dyke told Press Association...