The Scottish football Association are likely to keep manager Gordon Strachan

The Scottish football Association are likely to keep manager Gordon Strachan in charge of the team going into the World Cup 2018 qualifying group.

This is despite Scotland being on the verge of failing to reach the Euro 2016 when rivals like Republic of Ireland and England have done exceedingly well. Strachan was expected to revolutionise the Scottish national team, but it appears that the problem has deep-rooted connections. There is a need to revamp the whole team in order to compete against the best in the world. Scotland will focus on improving the youth football as part of a long-term vision.

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he is unsure if star midfielder Yaya Touré will remain at the club

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he is unsure if star midfielder Yaya Touré will remain at the club beyond the season.

The Ivory Coast midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan, which will reunite him with his former boss Roberto Mancini. The Italian is a huge admirer of the physical midfielder after having initially spent £ 24 million in bringing him from Barcelona. Not long ago, Touré was considered as one of the top players in the Premier League. Even now, he remains a force to reckon with that his lack of consistency this season has been a huge problem.

Ivory Coast went through a very dramatic penalty session

Ivory Coast went through a very dramatic penalty session with Ghana which concluded in a 9-8 victory for the Ivorian nation as they were claimed as the champions of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

This match was played a few months ago in February and even though it was a historical moment for the national football team of Ivory Coast as the national side lifted their 2nd ever African Cup of Nations.

Yaya Toure recently returned to Manchester City

Yaya Toure has recently returned to Manchester City and the Etihad Stadium after having spent some time playing and representing his country Ivory Coast at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January. Before YayaToure had left Manchester City, the English club was competing side by side with Chelsea as both teams had the same amount of points as each squad had collected a total of 46 points, this was on New Year’s Day.

Manuel Pellegrini unhappy with unavailability of Toure

The Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, is not happy with the fact that one of his main guys in the midfield, Yaya Toure, is not going to be available for a few weeks at the start of the New Year because of his national commitments.

But, according to Pellegrini, it’s something that the club already knew and that’s why, the veteran player Frank Lampard was signed on loan.

However, it’s not certain at the moment whether Lampard would be at Etihad for the second half of the season or not.

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