Brazil The five time World Cup champions are favorites to win the World Cup again. This time however; there will be added motivation as the country looks to recover from their 7-1 embarrassment against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, which the country hosted. Brazil breezed through CONMEBOL qualifying, finishing top of the table with […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group E"
Argentina Despite being to three straight tournament finals (the 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America, & the 2016 Copa American Centenario) this current Argentinian national team has come up short all three times. The most notable being in 2016 where after the heart breaking loss to Chile, Lionel Messi announced his retirement before quickly coming […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group D"
France Les Bluers are one of the favorites to win this World Cup. Under Deschamps, former coach of Olympique Marseille Les Bluers almost won the Euros falling short to Portugal just two years ago despite being heavy favorites. France’s squad is extremely talented with quality players in virtually every position on the pitch. Griezmann, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Digne, […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group C"
Spain The 2010 World Cup champions are looking for redemption after 2014’s failure in the group stages. La Roja don’t have the same quality when it comes to being favorites though the current squad should be dangerous to make it to the final stages of this tournament. Julien Lopetegui who was hired in 2016 faces the prospect of […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group B"
With the World Cup just under a month away, hype for the world’s biggest tournament is building. All 32 teams will be vying to be champions of the men’s game. Each of their journeys will begin in the group stage before the top two finishing teams from the group of four move onto the sixteen […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group A"
We are just under fifty days away from starting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Most of the stadiums that will host the games are going through initial tests with local clubs hosting their first matches in their new digs. The question going forward as the World Cup approaches is how sustainable will these […]Read more "The Russian Question: How sustainable are the new World Cup stadiums?"
Tactics and style of play are two of the most used words by pundits on television. These two terms go hand in hand when describing the flow of a match and ultimately how teams play and are vitally important to understanding the flow of the game. So what do each of these terms mean and […]Read more "Explaining the terms: Tactics, Style of Play, and how they relate to each other."