Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Vaduz Thu, 18 Aug 2022 20:24:45 +1000 Tribal Football <![CDATA[EURO2016 WRAP: Belgium fire home six, Holland survive scare, Spain upset as England put five past San Marino]]> <p>Qualifiers for Euro2016 have taken place on both Thursday and Friday night around the continent as 53 countries vie to join hosts France in UEFA's regional tournament in two years' time.<p>On Thursday, England defeated San Marino 5-0 at Wembley with captain Wayne Rooney adding to his international scoring tally courtesy of a first-half penalty which saw him move to 42 goals for the Three Lions.<p>Phil Jagielka had earlier headed England in front before Danny Welbeck netted his third of the campaign after scoring twice in the 2-0 win in Switzerland last month.<p>Andros Townsend came off the bench to add a fourth for Roy Hodgson's men before Alex Della Valle inadvertently turned in a Rooney effort to give the home side maximum points with minimal fuss.<p>In the other Group E fixtures, Lithuania edged Estonia 1-0 in Vilnius while Slovenia got the better of Switzerland with a 1-0 victory in Maribor which leaves the Swiss without a point from two outings.<p>In Group C, reigning European champions Spain suffered an unlikely 2-1 defeat at the hands of Slovakia who had Juraj Kucka and Miroslav Stoch to thank for their goals which came either side of Paco Alcacer's 82nd-minute equaliser.<p>Ukraine managed to score two late goals to beat Belarus 2-0 in Borisov while Macedonia required an injury-time winner to down Luxembourg 3-2 in Skopje.<p>Other results on Thursday saw Sweden and Russia play out a 1-1 draw in Group G as Austria lasted the final 10 minutes with 10 men to beat Moldova 2-1 in Chisinau and Liechtenstein picked up a point with a scoreless draw at home to Montenegro.<p>Friday night gave us plenty of goals with Belgium hammering Andorra 6-0 in Brussels courtesy of doubles from Kevin de Bruyne and Dries Mertens to give them a perfect start to their Group B campaign.<p>Wales went top of the group after drawing 0-0 with Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cardiff while Israel scored a 2-1 triumph over Cyprus in Nicosia to kick off their campaign with maximum points.<p>In Group A, Holland survived a scare to eventually overcome Kazakhstan 3-1 in Amsterdam thanks to late goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Ibrahim Afellay and Robin van Persie following Rinat Abdulin's earlier opener.<p>Other matches in that group saw Gylfi Sigurdsson on target as Iceland overcame Latvia 3-0 in Riga while the Czech Republic came from behind to beat Turkey 2-1 in Istanbul.<p>And in Group H, Italy had to toil hard to edge Azerbaijan 2-1 with Giorgio Chiellini scoring all three goals on the night in Palermo.<p>The Azzurri sit top of the group on six points alongside Croatia who needed an own-goal from Nikolay Bodurov to defeat Bulgaria 1-0 in Sofia while Blackburn Rovers striker Joshua Kinmg scored twice to lead Norway to a 3-0 victory over Malta.<p>The fixtures continue tomorrow with Saturday playing host to eight more fixtures with the highlights being World Cup winners Germany's trip to Poland and Scotland's home meeting with Georgia.<p>Euro2016 qualifiers - Matchday 2<p>Group A<p>Latvia: 0 (red card: Artoms Rudnevs 55')Iceland: 3 (Gylfi Sigurdsson 66', Aron Gunnarsson 77', Rurik Gislason 90')Skonto stadions, Riga<p>Holland: 3 (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 62', Ibrahim Afellay 82', Robin van Persie (p) 89')Kazakhstan: 1 (Rinat Abdulin 17', red card: Baurzhan Dzholchiev 64')Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam<p>Turkey: 1 (Umut Bulut 8')Czech Republic: 2 (Tomas Sivok 15', Borek Dockal 58')Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Istanbul<p>Group B<p>Wales: 0Bosnia-Herzegovina: 0Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff<p>Belgium: 6 (Kevin de Bruyne (p) 31'/34', Nacer Chadli 37', Divock Origi 59', Dries Mertens 65'/68')Andorra: 0King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels<p>Cyprus: 1 (Constantinos Makrides 67')Israel: 2 (Omer Damari 38', Tal Ben Haim 45')GSP Stadium, Nicosia<p>Group C<p>Belarus: 0Ukraine: 2 (Alyaksandar Martynovich (og) 82', Serhiy Sydorchuk 90+3')Borisov Arena, Borisov<p>Macedonia: 3 (Aleksandar Trajkovski 20', Adis Jahovic (p) 66', Besart Abdurahimi 90+2')Luxembourg: 2 (Stefano Bensi 39', David Turpel 44')Philip II Arena, Skopje<p>Slovakia: 2 (Juraj Kucka 17', Miroslav Stoch 87')Spain: 1 (Paco Alcacer 82')Stadion pod Dubnom, Zilina<p>Group E<p>England: 5 (Phil Jagielka 25', Wayne Rooney (p) 43', Danny Welbeck 49', Andros Townsend 72', Alex Della Valle (og) 78')San Marino: 0Wembley Stadium, London<p>Lithuania: 1 (Saulius Mikoliunas 76')Estonia: 0 (red card: Ken Kallaste 86D')LFF Stadium, Vilnius<p>Slovenia: 1 (Milivoje Novakovic (p) 79')Switzerland: 0Ljudski art, Maribor<p>Group G<p>Liechtenstein: 0Montenegro: 0Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz<p>Moldova: 1 (Alexandru Dedov (p) 27')Austria: 2 (David Alaba (p) 11', Marc Janko 51', red card: Janko 82')Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau<p>Sweden: 1 (Ola Toivonen 49')Russia: 1 (Aleksandr Kokorin 10')Friends Arena, Solna<p>Group H<p>Bulgaria: 0Croatia: 1 (Nikolay Bodurov (og) 36')Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia<p>Italy: 2 (Giorgio Chiellini 44'/82')Azerbaijan: 1 (Giorgio Chiellini (og) 76')Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo<p>Malta: 0Norway: 3 (Mats Moller Daehli 22', Joshua King 26'/49')<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:38:29 +1100 <![CDATA[Brentford secure Proschwitz from Hull City]]> <p>Brentford have signed Nick Proschwitz from Hull City.<p>The Championship club have secured the 27-year old German striker on a one-year deal with the option of a further two years.<p>Proschwitz heads to Griffin Park after scoring just seven goals in 37 appearances for the Tigers following his July 2012 move from SC Paderborn.<p>The former FC Vaduz ace spent part of last season on loan with Barnsley, scoring four times in 14 outings.<p>"We have had a long search to find the right striker that offers us quality and a variety of weaponry," Bees boss Mark Warburton told the club's official website.<p>"Nick is a very experienced player. He put in some fantastic performances in Germany before his move to Hull.<p>"He went on loan to Barnsley at the end of last season and scored four in eight.<p>"He is an aerial threat and has very good technical ability. We think he will bring outstanding quality to the squad.<p>"We are delighted to secure him and look forward to him playing an important part this season."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:40:17 +1000 <![CDATA[WHERE ARE THEY NOW? England's U17 2010 Euro champs]]> <p>Andrew Slevison explores what has happened to the England starlets who lifted the 2010 European Championship and discovers they're making far better progress than is widely reported.<p>Moving on with our series of scouting reports, has decided to target the England U17 team of 2010 which took out the European championships.<p>John Peacock's youngsters edged Spain 2-1 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein to give England their first-ever victory of the like at this level, bringing plenty of hope to English football for years to come.<p>Here we revisit those young guns which landed the Football Association a much-needed trophy and touch on where their careers have taken them since that fateful day in May, 2010.<p>Jack Butland - Stoke City* on loan at Birmingham City<p>The 19-year old gloveman had become one of the most sought-after players in the Championship this winter and managed to land himself a move to top flight Stoke City who then loaned him back to Birmingham City.<p>Butland has emerged as a key player at St Andrew's this season, hence the move to Stoke, and is England's brightest prospect in goalkeeping terms. In the next few years expect him to be competing with the likes of Joe Hart and Fraser Forster when he is selected in senior England teams.<p>Bruno Pilatos - unattached<p>The left-back has been with Boro since 2002 but was only released by the club in the last few days.<p>19-year old Pilatos signed a four-year deal with the Teessiders in 2010 but failed to force his way into Tony Mowbray's first team and is now on the hunt for a new club.<p>Luke Garbutt - Everton<p>Garbutt has been developing well with Everton's youth and reserves teams since arriving from Leeds United in 2009.<p>He was sent on loan to Cheltenham Town for the 2011/12 season where he made close to 40 appearances in all competitions and this season was able to make his Toffees debut when he replaced Phil Jagielka at half-time of the 5-0 Capital One Cup win over Leyton Orient in August.<p> Conor Coady - Liverpool<p>Coady captained the England U17s to their historic triumph so it is no surprise to see him pushing for the occasional senior appearance at Liverpool.<p>The versatile 19-year old was appointed as full-time skipper of the Reds U21 side this term and made his senior debut, playing just over an hour of the Europa League loss to Anzhi Makhachkala in November.<p>Coady has been in fine form in the U19 NextGen Series this campaign with five goals in four outings as Liverpool went down to Sporting Lisbon in the Round of 16 this week.<p>Nathaniel Chalobah - Chelsea* on loan at Watford<p>The Chelsea man is coming of age during his loan spell at Watford where Gianfranco Zola has been using him in midfield.<p>Chalobah has appeared in 26 Championship matches for the Hornets, scoring four goals, and is slowly becoming the player his parent club has hoped he would be.<p>There is a very bright future for the Sierra Leone-born Chalobah who could be part of a Watford side that may gain automatic promotion back to the Premier League.<p>Andre Wisdom - Liverpool<p>The scorer of the equalising goal in the England U17s famous victory, Wisdom has gone on to make 15 senior appearances for Liverpool since 2010.<p>11 starts in the Premier League this season suggests that he is slowly working his way to becoming an Anfield regular with manager Brendan Rodgers stating that he has been delighted by the form of the clubs young players, including Wisdom.<p>Will Keane - Manchester United<p>The twin brother of defender Michael, who is on loan at Leicester City, has been continuing his development with United's reserves.<p>The 20-year old forward is currently sidelined by injury but is highly-rated at Old Trafford and certainly has senior prospects. He topped the United reserves scoring charts with 19 in 2011/12 and is expected to play Premier League football in the next couple of years.<p>Benik Afobe - Arsenal* on loan at Millwall<p>Afobe has been plying his trade with Championship and lower league clubs for the past few seasons and currently finds himself in South London with Millwall.<p>The 20-year old striker has made two starts for the Lions since arriving earlier this month after spending almost six months at Bolton where he scored just two goals in 20 league appearances.<p>Prior to that, Afobe spent time with Reading during the second half of last season after a fairly successful stint with Huddersfield Town, then in League One, where he scored eight times in 35 outings.<p>Josh McEachran - Chelsea* on loan to Middlesbrough<p>McEachran was a major contributor at Middlesbrough in the first half of this season but has recently seen his form wane.<p>He is likely to spend more time on the Boro bench as Tony Mowbray looks to freshen him up ahead of the run-in to the playoffs but nevertheless, he has made massive inroads this term after a short spell with Swansea City last season.<p>McEachran has played 29 times in the Championship for Middlesbrough in a key midfield role as the Teessiders sit sixth on the tier two table.<p>Ross Barkley - Everton<p>The 19-year old midfielder has enormous wraps on him at Goodison Park but needs to continue to develop before the Toffees coaching staff turn to him.<p>A fairly successful loan with Sheffield Wednesday last season preceded an educating spell with Leeds United just last month and Barkley is back on Merseyside ready to take any chance that falls his way, even if that means biding his time in the U21s.<p> Connor Wickham - Sunderland* on loan at Sheffield Wednesday<p>The match-winner from 2010 finds himself with Sheffield Wednesday after toing and froing from Martin O'Neill's first team at Sunderland.<p>Wickham has a very bright future ahead but must find the aggression required to make him a feared centre-forward. He has made 23 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, scoring just once, and the Wearside club want to see their 8million investment pay off by advancing his education at senior level.<p>George Thorne - West Bromwich Albion<p>Since 2010, the talented midfielder has had two separate spells with Portsmouth and also spent time with Peterborough United.<p>This season, however, Thorne has featured five times in the Premier League for Steve Clarke whilst adding four cups appearances to his tally as he looks to more regularly force his way into the Albion first team.<p>Rob Hall - West Ham United *on loan at Birmingham City<p>Winger who has enjoyed loan spells with Oxford United, MK Dons and is currently with Birmingham. Has made 13 Championship appearances for the Brum this season without scoring.<p>Tom Thorpe - Manchester United<p>Defender yet to make United debut. Captained England U19s to Euro semi-finals last summer and United's Academy team to FA Youth Cup in 2011. Was included in United's squad for Champions League clash with Galatasaray.<p>Sam Johnstone - Manchester United<p>Goalkeeper who has had loan spells with Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe United. Won the FA Youth Cup with United in 2011 and developing nicely.<p>Saido Berahino - West Bromwich Albion<p>The Burundi-born striker is coming along well at The Hawthorns after loans at Northampton Town, Brentford and Peterborough United.<p>Baggies boss Steve Clarke is a big wrap for Berahino, who has made one Capital One Cup appearance for Albion, and is planning to send him back to Peterborough once he recovers from injury.<p>Ben Gibson - Middlesbrough<p>Defender who has been loaned out to Plymouth Argyle, York City and Tranmere Rovers over the past few years. Has not appeared for Boro seniors this season.<p>Luke Williams - Middlesbrough<p>Striker who has been slowly working his way into Tony Mowbray's calculations at the Riverside Stadium.<p>Williams has made 10 Championship appearances, scoring a goal each in wins over Ipswich Town and Burnley early on, and has been in the Boro matchday squad for 25 of the 33 league games this term and has taken his overall tally to 26 senior matches for the Teessiders. Plenty of scope for improvement.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:32:18 +1100 <![CDATA[Man Utd midfielder Fletcher links up with Scotland squad]]> <p>Darren Fletcher today flew out to Vaduz to link up with the Scotland squad ahead of tomorrow's Euro2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein.<p>The Manchester United midfielder's availability for the Group I encounter, as well as Tuesday's meeting with Spain, was in doubt after he was struck down with tonsillitis earlier in the week but it appears as though he has made enough of a recovery to join manager Craig Levein and the players.<p>"Darren will arrive today and I have not 100 per cent ruled him out of tomorrow," said Levein earlier today. "He feels better.<p>"He will do something on his own today.<p>"I have to wait to see him and assess him. If the medical team gives him the thumbs up he will play, if not he is 100 per cent certain to be involved on Tuesday (against Spain)."<p>&nbsp;<a href=../english-premiership/manchester-united>Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester United</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:25:37 +1100 <![CDATA[Scotland lose Cardiff's Miller for Liechtenstein clash]]> <p>Kenny Miller has been ruled out the Scotland team for tomorrow's vital Euro2012 qualifier with Liechtenstein.<p>The Scots take on Group I's bottom-placed team in Vaduz but will have to do it without Cardiff City striker Miller who has succumbed to a groin injury although he could be back for the final group stage match against Spain in Alicante on Tuesday.<p>"Kenny Miller will not play against Liechtenstein," read a statement on the Scottish Football Association's official website.<p>"He will continue to be assessed ahead of Tuesday's match against Spain."<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:18:48 +1100 <![CDATA[Travelling Tartan Army will help us - Scotland's Naismith]]> <p>Scotland forward Steven Naismith is looking forward to some away support from the loyal Tartan Army for tomorrow's vital Euro2012 qualifier in Liechtenstein.<p>The Scots are in desperate need of a victory over Group I's bottom-placed team in Vaduz to keep their qualification hopes alive and Naismith is confident that the travelling fans will make life a little bit easier for the team.<p>"The Tartan Army travel everywhere and give it their all no matter who you're playing or what the score is," he told the Scottish Football Association's official website.<p>"There might be a few thousand Scotland fans in the stadium, but I'm sure many more will come across and will be all around the city.<p>"Without a doubt, it gives the players a boost to have so many fans behind us, singing non-stop. It always pushes you on that bit further and I'm sure Saturday will be no different."<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:17:01 +1100 <![CDATA[Scotland boss Levein: Miller likely to play Liechtenstein]]> <p>Scotland manager Craig Levein has indicated that striker Kenny Miller will play in tomorrow's Euro2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein in Vaduz.<p>The Cardiff City star has been in doubt all week with a groin injury but is planning to defy doctors orders to make himself available for the important clash which could put the Scots on the brink of qualification for next summer's tournament in Poland and Ukraine.<p>Levein suggests that Miller will only need to prove his fitness to gain a start and be handed the captains armband for their penultimate Group I fixture before reassessing for the trip to Spain on Tuesday.<p>"In all honesty, at this minute in time the only game I'm concerned about is the first one," Levein said.<p>"I'll worry about Spain later because if we don't win the first one and get ourselves in pole position then it doesn't matter if he's available or not for the game in Spain.<p>"I'd like to play the best team possible against Liechtenstein and then we'll deal with whatever problems we have after that.<p>"Basically, if Kenny can prove his fitness tomorrow he will play. He's improving. He hasn't trained with us yet but I expect him to do some training tomorrow."That's what I'm hearing from the doc at the moment anyway - that his progress has been really good.<p>"I've had a couple of brief chats with Kenny in passing and he tells me he's feeling okay. But I won't make a decision until I find out how he is in training tomorrow and see his reaction to the training. But I'm certainly more positive about him than at the beginning of the week."<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:05:50 +1100 <![CDATA[Miller remaining defiant ahead of Scotland qualifiers]]> <p>Kenny Miller is hoping he can prove his fitness for Scotland's final Euro2012 qualifiers starting on Saturday.<p>The Scots, third in Group I, meet bottom-placed Liechtenstein in Vaduz on the weekend before taking on Spain in Alicante on Tuesday and need at least four points from the matches whilst hoping the second-placed Czech Republic slip up.<p>That task would be made all the more difficult if star striker Miller were to miss with a groin injury but he is remaining defiant about his chances of taking part in two of Scotland's most important games in recent history.<p>"I still don't know if I will be ready to play at the weekend but I'll fly out with the lads in the morning and I hope to join them at training over there on the Friday," he told the Daily Record.<p>"If I can do that and come through OK hopefully I'll be ready for Liechtenstein."<p>Miller's absence will now be even more important after captain Darren Fletcher was ruled out of the Liechtenstein game after being struck down by tonsillitis.<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. 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Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:08:10 +1100 <![CDATA[Illness rules Man Utd's Fletcher out of Scotland's Liechtenstein match]]> <p>Scotland will be without captain Darren Fletcher for their vital Euro2012 qualifiers on Saturday against Liechtenstein.<p>The Scots take on Group I's bottom-placed team in Vaduz before tackling World Champions Spain in Alicante in what could prove to be must-win matches but will have to do it without Manchester United midfielder Fletcher.<p>The 27-year old has been struck down with tonsillitis and the Scottish Football Association were hoping he would make it for the double header but a statement today confirmed he has been withdrawn from Craig Levein's squad at least for the first fixture.<p>"Darren Fletcher will not travel to Liechtenstein due to tonsillitis but remains in contention for Spain and his progress will continue to be assessed by medical staff," read the statement.<p>&nbsp;<a href=../english-premiership/manchester-united>Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester United</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:06:38 +1100 <![CDATA[Brighton's Mackail-Smith looking for Scotland recognition]]> <p>Craig Mackail-Smith says he is determined to make a name for himself in the Scotland national team.<p>The English-born forward, currently plying his trade with English Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, has made two appearances for his adopted nation but feels he would not be recognised when walking down the main street in Glasgow.<p>But he plans to change that with some eye-catching performances, beginning with Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Saturday in Euro2012 qualifying.<p>"If I walked down Buchanan Street I don't think people would know me. But if I walked down the street in Brighton it would probably be the same," he told the Daily Record.<p>"If I can do well and start to score goals for Scotland hopefully people will recognise me. If I am doing my job well then the recognition will come.<p>"My main aim is to score goals for my country and help us qualify. I feel ready and I'm looking forward to it.<p>"If Kenny (Miller) doesn't make it then hopefully I will get the call. I feel as if I can go in and do a job for the team."<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:52:46 +1100