A year ago on this exact date, France were crowned World champions in Russia, claiming the trophy for the second time in their history, the first time being at home in 1998. Didier Deschamps is the only French footballer to have gold medals from both World Cups, one as captain and another as manager. Continue reading Deschamps’ contribution to French football
As much as that World Cup will be remembered for Didier Deschamps’ team’s exploits, it is also the moment where the infamous Neymar Challange was born. With the Brazilian diving all over the pitch at the slightest touch, the World reacted by attempting to do the same in everyday life. Continue reading We have a Neymar challenge winner!
You don’t change a team that’s winning. I think Deschamps will abide by that and it’s not a bad path to take but I do expect the occasional change of personnel due to a drop in form or a lack of playing time at club level for some players. Continue reading 3 players who could improve Les Bleus
The most important match in the best sports in the World has finally arrived! France and Croatia are the teams which will play in the showpiece event at the tournament. With an array of quality players, both have more than enough firepower to produce a spectacular show. That’s the good news. Continue reading World Cup Final: Good news, Bad news
After a marathon knockout stage, where all of their games went to extra time, Croatia have finally bested their World Cup achievements of 1998. The Vatreni reached the semi finals in France 20 years ago and were beaten by eventual winners France. They finished third. Ever since, the next generation of players have had that feat in the back of their mind, always pressurizing them to do better. Mission Accomplished! Continue reading Croatian Warriors Surpass Class of 98
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 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