Umtiti, Varane send France to WC final

We might have seen only one goal today but France and Belgium entertained with their quality players and tactical battle. This was a world class display from two well-matched teams. Samuel Umtiti was the only name on the scoresheet as Les Bleus reached a third World Cup in the last 6 World Cups, the most any team has achieved in that period of time.  Continue reading Umtiti, Varane send France to WC final

Star players do make a difference

We often put emphasis on how you need a solid team of players to win tournaments. Sure, this makes sense. You cannot win a major trophy with a mediocre team. However, you probably also cannot win one without one or more star players. Ronaldo and Pepe at Euro 2016, Neuer and Kroos in 2014, Iniesta and Ramos from 2008-2012. All these are top players who took a well rounded team to the next level.  Continue reading Star players do make a difference