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
Now that we have our 4 semi finalists, we decided to take a look at what a combined starting 11 would look like. Continue reading Semi Final combined starting XI
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
Now that we have our 8 quarter finalist, we decided to take a look at what a combined starting 11 would look like. Continue reading Quarter Final combined starting XI
Twenty years ago, France and Brazil played in the final game of the World Cup. Zinedine Zidane scored a double for the hosts in a game which Les Bleus won by 3-0. We could be getting a remake of that final in the semi finals at Russia 2018. Continue reading A 1998 final remake could be coming!
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
Colombia stormed Poland to win 3-0 and earn their first points at Russia 2018. Japan and Senegal share the spoils; 2-2. England rout Panama 6-1. Wague youngest player to score at World Cup. Baloy scores Panama’s first ever goal at a World Cup. Continue reading Colombia bounce back; England rout Panama