Category Archives: World Cup 2022

Martinez learns little in Dublin

By selecting players with fewer than 50 caps for the two friendlies (vs. Ireland and Burkina Faso), Roberto Martinez undoubtedly pleased those such as Kevin de Buyne and Romelu Lukaku, but he hardly learnt anything that could be useful for the World Cup. The side he sent out in Dublin on Saturday mostly consisted of… Read More »

Martinez looks to the future

For tonight’s match with Ireland in Dublin, Roberto Martinez has excluded all those with over 50 caps. So no place for Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois and a few more of the usual suspects. This doesn’t mean that Martinez will make sweeping changes for the forthcoming World Cup, but it will give him a chance… Read More »