International Football

Holtecast with Mat Kendrick

We've got a very special edition of the Holtecast today, and you can watch live as Jack and Robert are joined by Mat Kendrick in a Google Hangout.

Do Villa fans have reason to care about Brazil?

World Cup action begins in Brazil on June 12. Do Aston Villa fans have any particular reason to get excited about the tournament?

Herd ruled out of selection for personal reasons

Chris Herd has been ruled out for selection by club and country for personal reasons.

Australia call up Chris Herd in puzzling move

Chris Herd, who has been injured since December, has been called up by Australia.

Australia call up Chris Herd in puzzling move

Chris Herd, who has been injured since December, has been called up by Australia.

Kickin' It: Taking a trip with Roy Hodgson

Your football news and links for October 18, 2013.

Flip a three-sided coin, pick a Group B team

Aston Villa supporters interested in watching their players in Brazil will want to pay special attention to UEFA Group B, where three countries hoping to make the playoff round have Villans in their squad.

Guzan to get start for USMNT against Panama

Brad Guzan will get the start for the already-qualified United States in their last World Cup qualifier.

Benteke won't play tomorrow, may Sunday

And now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

International Preview: Final Round of QF Matches

A preview of the final round of matches for qualifying for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. All Confederations examined with a deeper look into every UEFA qualifying group.


Belgium hates us, Benteke may play next Tuesday

Belgium are conspiring to give every Aston Villa fan alive a heart attack.

Guzan picked for USMNT, surprising nobody

Aston Villa's keeper may have a chance of seeing some playing time since the USMNT already has a trip to Brazil locked up.

You are aware, Belgium, that this means war, right

Injured Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been called up by Belgium for their World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Wales.

Villans heading to the World Cup!

In Europe, Holland and Italy booked their tickets to World Cup 2014, while over in the new world, the United States beat Mexico to qualify for Brazil. Let's take a look at how Aston Villa players fared in qualifying.

Wherefore art thou, Villans?

In good news, Belgium have the night off, so Christian Benteke can't get himself injured. However, there are still seven Aston Villa players out on international duty in World Cup qualifiers.

Kickin' It: Howard and Guzan, WCQ schedule, more

Your football news and notes for Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Villans abroad: AVFC in the international break

Despite the insistence of Roy Hodgson on being an idiot, Aston Villa still have 8 players and 1 something participating in World Cup qualifying in the next week.

Guzan named to USMNT WC qualifying roster

Aston Villa's keeper has been chosen to help the US against Mexico and Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson hates Aston Villa

England's manager prefers to call players based on club name rather than individual performance, so it's not so surprising that no Villans make the cut.

USMNT-Belgium: Benteke gets a brace

The USMNT squared off against the Belgian national team in an international friendly that featured two Aston Villa players. One of them shined, the other may want to forget the evening.

The legend of Godzan grows

Coming into tonight, the US Men's national team had kept just two clean sheets at Estadio Azteca, with only one of those coming in a competitive match. Is it any real surprise that Brad Guzan was responsible for a third?

Scottish Messi gets his chance

With Scotland players busy making excuses as to why they can't play in the World Cup qualifiers, Barry Bannan has stepped into the breach. He'll join Alan Hutton in attempting to take down Wales and Serbia.

And this is why he's Godzan

On Monday, Alexi Lalas questioned why Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan should start for the USMNT over Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake. Here are some of the best responses to that question.

Big Surprise: Godzan gets call for USMNT

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan will join the United States Men's National Team for their World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.

Christian Benteke proves his worth

Christian Benteke and Darren Bent may have scored the same number of goals in the Premier League, but it's the Belgian who deserves to lead Aston Villa's attack.

World in Football, October 1-7

A quick glance through the week's action. How are the top leagues throughout the world shaking out?

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