World Cup Groups Finalized; Pardew & Alladyce Back in the Prem; Super Club World Cup
In case you missed it, here are this week's top stories from around the soccer world brought to you by your friends at the Podcast FC Show.
World Cup Draw
THE GROUPS ARE SET! The World Cup Draw was held earlier today in Moscow, Russia. With the groups now set, we can now salivate and dream about June 14, 2018 - it can't come fast enough. Read more at:
Big Sam Alladyce Takes Charge of Everton
Everton has been on a downward spiral and the board of directors are hoping Big Sam can save the day, as he has in the past. Everton have offered him big money as well, putting Alladyce amongst the highest paid managers in the world. Read more at: espn.com.
Alan Pardew Takes Over at West Brom
Having sacked Tony Pulis a few weeks ago, Alan Pardew has been tapped as the man to lead the Baggies back to the road of success. Read more at: espn.com.
FIFA Planning Club World Cup
"FIFA remains committed to revolutionizing football and is planning a 'Super Club World Cup' by 2021. This competition will end the Confederations Cup so Germany will be the last champion of that particular tournament. There is still a lot of work to do, but many of the characteristics of the new tournament, that will seek to crown the best club on the planet every four years, have already been sorted. Twenty four teams and the five continents will be represented." Not a bad idea at all, FIFA. Read more at: marca.com.
Pep Guardiola & Nathan Redmon Post-Game Interaction
The English FA has requested Guardiola deliver them his version of events for the "incident" seen above. Pep is a passionate guy and this outburst seems to have brought him unwanted attention. Read more at: thegaurdian.com.
MLS Cup Final Set
The Seattle Sounders will play Toronto FC for a historic third time. Read more at: mlssoccer.com.
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