Much has been said of the Pogba-Fernandes partnership in central midfield but the duo cannot sustainably work in tandem in the long term. Continue reading Three-man midfield to get the best out of Bruno and Pogba
The score does not reflect the performance in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina. Les Bleus, strongly criticized after their dismal game versus Denmark, upped their gear against the Albiceleste. Kylian Mbappe won a penalty and scored 2 goals to send Lionel Messi out of the World Cup. In the other game of the day, Edinson Cavani’s double saw Ronaldo and Portugal eliminated. The World’s two best players in recent history are going back home. Continue reading The real France finally shows up
France and Portugal are in the most dangerous part of the World Cup bracket. Should they hope to make it to the final, they will need to defeat 3 excellent teams. Continue reading Euro 2016 finalists have toughest road to final
It looked like this was going to be Nigeria’s night. Enter Marcos Rojo! In the 85th minute, the Manchester United center back was in the penalty box to volley Mercado’s cross and put Argentina 2-1 up. Game over! As Maradona celebrated with profanity in the stands, the Nigerian’s dreams were shattered. Continue reading Coming first is not always rewarding
Nigeria became the second African nation to win a game at Russia 2018 after their 2-0 win over Iceland. Switzerland came back from behind to beat Serbia 2-1. Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica. Continue reading The Ahmed Musa Show
Do you not speak football fluently? Are you having trouble picking which games to watch in the group stage? Was France v Peru too boring for you? Or did you fall asleep halfway through Egypt v Uruguay? Do not worry, The Overhead Kick is here for you. Here’s our list of upcoming must-watch games from now until Tuesday the 26th. The list is in order of expected explosiveness.
Continue reading Russia 2018: Upcoming must-watch games
Croatia qualified for the Round of 16 of the World Cup in an impressive fashion today. Lionel Messi and his star-studded Argentina were dealt a salty 3-0 loss. After a 1-1 draw against Iceland, the Albiceleste’s fate is no longer in it’s own hands. Croatia have deservedly won their both their games. The footballing World seemed to be rocked by the result today but the Croatian victory will not come as a surprise to anybody who have been following this team. Continue reading Croatia beating Argentina is no upset
Matchday 4’s biggest surprise was Mexico’s victory against Germany. This World Cup could be one with major upsets with Argentina having also drawn first time participants Iceland and France struggled to beat the Socceroos 2-1. It’s also a World Cup where teams which are not considered household World Cup nations are being ridiculously underestimated. Smaller footballing nations have evolved and can count on players playing in top leagues with their clubs. Continue reading Major upsets over the weekend; more to come!
Did you happen to catch Mourinho’s World Cup prediction for the final? We have the whole scoop for you. Continue reading Mourinho’s crazy World Cup final prediction
Match day 3 provided plenty of entertainment for us football fans. Croatia deservedly beat an underwhelming Nigeria side. Peru missed an early penalty against Denmark and ended up regretting it as Poulsen scored the winner in the second half. France toiled to defeat Australia and as usual, the unending wave of critics started before the game was even over. The coup of the day goes to Iceland, who in their first game in a World Cup, kept Lionel Messi’s Argentina at bay with their Viking-style shield wall defence. Continue reading France toil to beat underrated Socceroos