Football Association

3 Stories

Soccer Scouts Look Into Genetic Testing

DNA tests could reveal if player has power to bend it like Beckham

(Newser) - Scouts for the world's leading soccer teams spend millions every year trying to spot the next Ronaldo or David Beckham but they could soon be turning their attention to genetic tests as well as training grounds. DNA tests that identify genes associated with top athletic ability are already being marketed... More »

England Courts Fabio Capello for Head Coach

Italian set to leave Real Madrid to replace McLaren at helm

(Newser) - The British Football Association may finally have found its head coach, as CEO Brian Barwick zeros in on Real Madrid's Fabio Capello. Pending likely approval from Capello's lawyers, Barwick will formally propose Capello to the FA board today. If appointed, Capello would coach England in the 2010 World Cup, with... More »

England Dumps McClaren

Head coach is shown the door after soccer team's failure to qualify for Euro 2008

(Newser) - Steve McClaren has been fired as coach of England's soccer team after their failure to qualify for Euro 2008, reports the Times of London.  England had been thrown a lifeline after Israel's surprise defeat of Russia, which gave them a chance to advance to the continental championships if they... More »

3 Stories