On Sunday, Brazil won their first Copa America in 12 years. One common denominator between the 2007 and 2019 triumphs is current captain Dani Alves, who at 36, was the MVP of the tournament and a much better captain than Neymar can ever dream to be. Continue reading Brazil owes success to two legends
The Overhead Kick brings you five short World Cup related stories, which will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Enjoy! Continue reading Beautiful World Cup Anecdotes
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!
Brazil booked their place in the quarter finals by defeating Mexico 2-0 at the Samara arena, courtesy of goals from Neymar and Firmino. Continue reading Brazil learns from Germany’s mistakes
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
South Korea eliminate Germany. Sweden top group and will face Switzerland in the Round of 16. Brazil are also first in Group E and earned a clash with Mexico! Continue reading Great day for South Korean football
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
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!