How Hugo Lloris crucified Netherlands, Italy and Germany

In Russia, The Swedes topped their group to the detriment of the 2014 champions Germany. After sending Lindt chocolate home, the Swedes crashed to Fish&Chips in the quarter finals. The Swedes could not quite perform to their level against the English but after executing a kill list with the likes of Netherlands, Italy and Germany, they were probably out of gas.  Continue reading How Hugo Lloris crucified Netherlands, Italy and Germany

England embrace the only style of play they know

England are through to the semi finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990. That’s 28 years of wait for a football crazy nation. The so-called “golden generation” has come and gone but it’s this young side helmed by Gareth Southgate that has done it. The English are well-know for their “boring” style of play: long balls, crosses, defensive tactics, set pieces. … Continue reading England embrace the only style of play they know

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

Another outsider in the quarter finals!

Sweden vs Switzerland ensured the World Cup would have a second complete outsider in the quarter finals after Russia’s heroics against Spain. We knew it would be a tight, pragmatic game beforehand and we were not surprised. Sweden scored the only goal of the game and then impressively defended their lead to make the World Cup quarter finals for the first time since 1994, where they finished third in the USA. Continue reading Another outsider in the quarter finals!

Russia 2018: Upcoming must-watch games

Do you not speak football fluently? Are you having trouble picking which games to watch in the group stage? Was France v Peru too boring for you? Or did you fall asleep  halfway through Egypt v Uruguay? Do not worry, The Overhead Kick is here for you. Here’s our list of upcoming must-watch games from now until Tuesday the 26th. The list is in order of expected explosiveness.
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