SoccerStarz International Team Packs Now Shipping!

Great news! The New SoccerStarz International range including Brazil, Belgium, England, France, Germany and Uruguay are now shipping to our retail partners in over 20 countries Worldwide!

Featuring a host of top talent plying their trade in the top Asian, European, North and South American leagues such as Wayne Rooney, Neymar Jr, Eden Hazard, Diego Forlan and Franck Ribery, the SoccerStarz International range includes over 120 players to collect in their International kits and each team is available with team specific base colours.

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4th December, NEWZ as it happens

Morning Football fans.

Adidas have unveiled the official ball for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. It is called the Brazuca.

Brazuca

 

Arsene Wenger says he is unmoved by critics that say “Arsenal cannot win the league”.

England will be hoping to avoid the dreaded “group of death” in the World Cup draw this Friday.

Rumours are circulating that Ronaldo is planning on opening a museum on his native home island of Madeira.

Dimitar Berbatov’s agent has confirmed he is looking to leave Fulham as soon as possible.

 

13th November – NEWZ as it happens

Welcome to NEWZ on this brisk November morning.

Today’s headlines

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has been appointed head coach at Fulham.

Kyle Walker and Steven Gerrard will both miss England’s clash with Chile this Friday

Michael Carrick has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks following an Achilles injury.

Not such much a big news story, but made big because it involves Beckham and Neymar. David Beckham bumped in to the Brazil squad recently in a Miami. Plenty of photos were taken, but we have picked out the one with Neymar as our favourite.

Becks and Neymar

Germany have unveiled their new kit for the forthcoming World Cup. There has been mixed reviews in the SoccerStarz office, I for one love it. You can see the new shirt below

German nationalmanschaft

Alexis Sanchez believes that English youngsters “have it easy” and claims Chile are a tougher team. All this ahead of the friendly this coming Friday.

Former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka has been named manager of Middlesborough

17 October 2013 – NEWZ as it happens

1:48pm – Kagawa has spoken out saying he needs to play more, because his form for Japan has also suffered

.Shinji Kagawa

11:54am – Arsene Wenger signs a new two year deal with Arsenal

11:25am – Galatasaray looking to sign Nani, for £13million

10:09am – Spurs linked with PSG forward Ezquiel Lavezzi

Could Lavezzi be on his way to Spurs?

Could Lavezzi be on his way to Spurs?

9:19am – England have risen to 10th in the FIFA World Rankings, meaning they will be in the second seeds for the World Cup

9:00am – let’s start the day with some refreshingly fun news. Harry Wilson’s grandfather won £125,000, after Wilson made his debut for the Welsh national side. The was placed when Wilson was just 2 years of age. The odds at the time were 2,500/1 and Wilson’s Grandfather put £50 on it.

9th October 2013 – NEWZ as it happens

4:15pm – Mackay backed to leave Cardiff, as owners suspend Mackay’s right hand man and replace him with an unknown 23 year old from Kazakhstan, believed to be a friend of the owner’s son.

2:15 – Greg Dyke says Fernando Torres should have received punishment for lashing out at Jan Vertonghen

11:45am – Dennis Bergkamp would love to come back to Arsenal in a coaching capacity.

Bergkamp would like to return to Arsenal at some point

Bergkamp would like to return to Arsenal at some point

11:30am – Hernandez wants to be a regular in the Manchester United XI and insists he is happy fighting for his place

9:40am – Arsenal will have to stump up £30million if they want to sign Michu

9:20am – Barcelona eye up on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtios

Courtois has continued to impress on-loan at Atletico Madrid

Courtois has continued to impress on-loan at Atletico Madrid

9:15am – Jack Wilshere says only English players should play for England. The debate has raged on since the story broke of Adnan Januzaj, that you can read HERE

The talk of Januzaj for England has hints of desperation.

Two goals, that’s all it has taken. Adnan Januzaj is a world class player…… well the English media would have you think that anyway. Hodgson declared on BBC’s Match of the Day that the English National side are looking at ways of making Januzaj a English player. The thought of England naturalising a foreign talent is unthinkable?

According to certain agreements of the Home Nations, residency naturalisation is not allowed. As for Januzaj, he has been thrown into all the back pages of the newspapers after his match winning performance Sunday, and because of the clarification that England want him.

Januzaj has been on numerous occasions been called up to his country of birth national sides, only for him to decline. He can actually represent four or five different nations. Those nations are Belgium (Place of Birth), Albania (Parents nationality), Kosovo (Parents nationality), Turkey (Grandparents) and Serbia. According to reports, however, Januzaj has stated he wants to play for Albania.

The talk of naturalising Januzaj, will again lead us to the argument that young English players are not being given the chance.

Naturalisation of players is nothing new in the world game however. Cacau of Brazil, is a German international, and Deco also from Brazil, played for Portugal. Former Arsenal and current Shakhtar striker Eduardo, changed his nationality to Croatian, whilst Diego Costa is in the middle of switching allegiances with Brazil to Spain. Whilst it is highly unlikely that we will see Januzaj in an England shirt, its a question that does pop up now and again. Rememeber the talk of Arteta and Carlo Cudicini becoming naturalised Englishmen, both never happened, amid a fierce backlash from the English public.

Are we at the stage now, where we have to look at naturalising players to make sure we can compete with the World’s best?

Should the English national side readily naturalise players?

We want to hear your thoughts on the subject, so leave your comments below.

Januzaj impressed against Sunderland

Januzaj impressed against Sunderland