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World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson, Julio Cesar, Victor
Defenders: Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Dante, Maxwell, Maicon, Henrique
Midfielders: Fernandinho, Ramires, Hernanes, Oscar, Willian, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Bernard
Forwards: Fred, Neymar, Hulk, Jo
Brazil have picked a very strong team on paper and it would be hard to argue that they are heavy favourites to lift the World Cup on their own soil. The obvious choice for goalkeeper is Julio Cesar, who although plays in the MLS for Toronto, is hugely experienced, playing for Inter Milan for a number of years before moving to QPR in England. …

It was 3rd vs 5th in the Serie A on Sunday evening as Napoli looked to avenge their disappointment of being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on goal difference when they hosted Inter Milan. Both sides made changes ahead of the tie as Napoli were without both Hamsik and Pepe Reina through injury with Lorenzo Insigne and Rafael replacing the injured duo, and Nagatomo returning at left midfield for Inter.
Inter started the game the brightest as inform striker Rodrigo Palacio saw the first chance of the game come …

Three years ago, Bayern Munich v Inter and Santigao Bernabeu for the Champions League title. Inter came after an impressve win over Barcelona with the special one Jose Morinho as their manager. Inter was known back then for their very defensive football which at the end gave them the Champions League title.
In the same year Inter won the Serie A & League Cup and just one game separated them from getting their treble. And it happened, two Diego Milito’s goals secured Inter the Champions League title and Bayern Munich went …

Inter Milan’s chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Europa League, suffered a meteoric blow, as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
An in-form Gareth Bale made sure that he did just enough, to show Inter Milan the exit door. Inter Milan are slowly moving towards, what you call a decline. After being one of the most successful clubs in, not only Italy, but the entire Europe, Inter suffered to make their mark over the past two seasons. The decline has come as a shock …

Moratti’s company Saras (an oil industry located in Spain and Cagliari) received an incredible boost in stocks following the marriage with fuel company Gasprom. How does this fit in with football you ask?
Well it is quite simple Inter Milan now has more money to spend on new players. Chairman Massimo Moratti also has gone back to his old ways of being the king of the transfer window. A good example of this transformation would be comparing how he barely did anything during this summer’s transfer window with two months only …

Inter Milan has been having serious internal problems with transfers as ex manager Rafa Benitez was sacked due to him threatening the club to back him with four new signings to consider keeping him as boss.
After winning five straight fixtures Inter went from fourth place strugglers to title contenders in just three weeks, however an upset with Udinese ended 3-1 for the Friuli and the Inter side had many problems both tactically and individually. They struggled on defence and players such as former Lazio strikerr Goran Pandev and the 21 …

As A.C Milan run away with Seria A, five points ahead of Lazio in second, it’s not looking so good for the blue side of the city. Inter, having just sacked manager Rafa Benitez, lie in seventh, thirteen points adrift, and in serious danger of not automatically qualifying for the Champions League.
So maybe it’s not the perfect time to hire a Milan legend and ex-manager Leonardo. Although he struggled during the start of his campaign with Milan, he pulled it together and finished third. His footballing abilities are unquestionable …

When Mourinho left Inter Milan to join Real Madrid in the summer, Massimo Moratti, the chairman of Inter Milan, had a big job to do and this was to find a credible successor to ‘The Special One’. His search ended when a found a manager in former Valencia and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. Like many, I was mystified by this choice, seeing as Liverpool had underchieved massively in his final season at the club, finishing 7th. Even though he has been without many key men due to injury, such as …

I am really struggling to understand why on earth was that the Inter Milan and Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder not included in as one of the three nominees for the FIFA world player of the year award.
2010 has been a memorable and a successful football calendar for Wesley Sneijder. His club Inter Milan have won all the trophies, the domestic and the UEFA Champions League, in that season and Holland finished as a runner up in the World Cup, which was held in South Africa.
The tiny figure, 5’ 7’’, Sneijder …

Did he lose his power? What is going on with Benitez? Will he ever be the same again?
Since the beginning of 2009-2010 season back when he was coaching Liverpool the questions started to come one by one. Yes true, Liverpool had it’s own problems off the field, however, on the pitch things were not looking good either. To give him his credit Benitez was trying to say the little and keep his head down.
The media were not helping, critics from every corner of the world were pouring in and at …