Player to Watch: Francis Uzoho

With the Nigeria squad having the youngest average age, it goes without saying that they have their fair share of young talent. One of the young players looking to make their mark in Russia is 19-year-old goalkeeper Francis Uzoho. With five of Uzoho’s six national team caps being consecutive starts for Nigeria in their most […]

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Italy – the World Cup’s Absent Friend

The World Cup is finally upon us.  A month of the world’s best and the rest going toe-to-toe to lift football’s ultimate prize.   There will be the inevitable mix of heroes and villains, a serving of excitement and just a sprinkle of controversy to spice things up. And yet, despite all of the buzz […]

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The Makers of Mischief

Yellow and red cards are a main feature of football. A means of warning, reprimanding or penalising a player, coach or team official, to the means of expulsion. Today, @NeuBitter and @S_K_MOORE dive into the “Makers of Mischief” – players who are likely to pick up a few yellow and/or red cards at the World Cup. […]

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Tim Cahill – will the Veteran be Australia’s Unlikely Hero?

Tim Cahill is embarking on his fourth, and surely final, World Cup campaign for Australia this summer. The 38-year-old midfielder is the ultimate record-breaker for the socceroos. He is their most-capped outfield player and record goalscorer. Cahill is also the first Australian to score in the World Cup and Asian Cup. The former-Everton midfielder is […]

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Player to Watch: Aleksandr Golovin

Introduction The 2018 FIFA World Cup is just a day away now and the stage is set for hosts Russia as they play Saudi Arabia in the opening fixture. The hype has been well and truly built up and I’m sure we’re all praying that the greatest event on earth doesn’t begin with a 0-0 […]

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Player to Watch: Abdallah El-Said

Defined wholly by the infinite number of Mohamed Salah-related headlines, Egypt’s hopes for Russia 2018 depend entirely on a materialization of the dark horse tags that’ve been attached to them since the now-Liverpool talisman became just that. As was the case in Liverpool, Salah’s team will go as far as he takes them, and while […]

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Denmark: Road to the World Cup

Denmark have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2010, after missing out on Brazil 2014. Their 2010 run was not successful as they would have hoped, as they were knocked out in the group stage; thanks to losses to Japan and the Netherlands. They did, however, pick up a 2-1 win […]

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