By signing a new contract until 2023 and potentially 2024, if De Gea sees out his contract, the Spanish goalkeeper will have been at the club for a whopping 13 years. Continue reading When the dust settles, De Gea will be remembered as a United Legend
We already know Enrique said no to better paying jobs to work with the national team. He is now eyeing international glory to cement his place in history. It’s a win-win situation since Spain has now acquired a prolific manager to make it right after the debacle in Russia and Enrique now has at his disposal a very talented crop of players, who are more than capable of international glory. Continue reading Luis Enrique’s Spain appointment is a win-win situation
Igor Akinfeev (Russia), Kasper Schmeichel(Denmark) and Danijel Subasic (Croatia) made all goalkeepers around the World proud today by massively affecting the games they were involved in. Continue reading A day for goalkeepers!
Some will say it was negative football, an unspectacular game, ugly play and what not. I say it’s a gamble which paid off for Cherchesov. He made optimal use of very limited resources and Russia is now in the quarter finals of the World Cup. We always cheer for offensive players but this time the day belongs to the Russian defence and their lieutenant IGOR AKINFEEV! Continue reading Russian gamble pays off
Spain drew Morocco 2-2, in a game where the Africans will feel they were let down by the referee. Gerard Pique’s two-footed tackle on Boutaib early in the game should have seen him sent off. In the other game of Group B, Portugal and Iran both benefited from very doubtful penalties, called after the referee consulted the video review. Cristiano Ronaldo missed his penalty but the Iranians did not and that goal had a direct effect on the rankings in the group. Continue reading Much controversy as Spain top Group B, with Portugal second
Match day 7 brought us more tight games and with a bit of luck, could have ended in some major upsets. Uruguay joined Russia in the Round of 16 by defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0. This was no easy game for the South American nation. After being humiliated in their opener 5-0, the Saudis showed grit and determination to fight for a result today and almost got one. Portugal once again had to rely on a Ronaldo goal to win. After taking the lead very early, the Euro 2016 winners showed no aggressivity and were unable to trouble Morocco. In the other game of Group B, Spain narrowly edged Iran 1-0, courtesy of a Diego Costa goal. Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo saves Portugal again
Real Madrid have chosen Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane’s successor. The Spanish coach is currently managing the national team and will be focused on bringing a second World Cup back home. Continue reading Real Madrid appoint Spain National Team Coach Julen Lopetegui as manager