Phil Jagielka starts for England vs Ukraine

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — England has made one change from team that hammered Moldova last Friday for tonight’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against a very tricky Ukraine side tonight. The lone change sees defender Phil Jagielka coming in as a replacement for the injured John Terry. It was believed that Gary Cahill, who played alongside…

Van Persie starts for Netherlands against Hungary

(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United forward Robin van Persie starts in the forward line for the Netherlands in tonight’s World Cup European Group D clash against Hungary at Népstadion. Watch Live Coverage on ESPN3.com Van Persie has been in fabulous scoring form so far this season for United and he was also on target in…

Manchester United’s Kagawa sits out Japan’s WCQ against Iraq

(Sporting Alert) — Shinji Kagawa was forced to miss Japan’s 2014 World Cup home qualifier against Iraq on Tuesday after complaining about a slight injury. The Manchester United playmaker pulled out of the contest just an hour before kick-off in Saitama. The Japan Football Association (JFA) said Kagawa felt a slight twinge in his lower…

Messi, Argentina stoned ahead of World Cup clash in Peru

(Sporting Alert) — The bus carrying Argentina’s national team was heavily stoned on Monday on its arrival in Lima for Tuesday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Peru, reports claimed. “They threw bricks at us,” the sports daily Ole quoted Argentine Football Association official Juan Carlos Crespi as saying. The report revealed though that none of the…