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RACISM IS NEVER 50:50

Moise Kean was the most recent recipient of racist abuse in football. In this instance however, his manager and teammate seem to think he owned part of the blame.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Permutations and Possibilities

It's the final round of group stage matches for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France. While some teams have already booked their ticket to the next round, other teams will almost certainly be booking tickets back home. And then there are those in between, with hopes of making it through to the next phase but who can still...

Today At The World Cup: Day 9 – Canada and Netherlands Progress

It was all Group E action on match day 9 as 2 more teams secured their spots in the round of 16. The Dutch and Cameroonians kicked us off in what looked like an even match at first. Both teams attacked each other from the off; the Cameroonians more so as they were looking for their first point or points...

Today At The World Cup: Day 7 – Australia and China Make Progress

We were limited to just two group stage matches on Day 7 but they were interesting matches nonetheless. It began with the newly formed rivalry between Australia and Brazil that has seen the former come out on top in 3 of their last 4 meetings. Brazil, through Marta’s penalty opened the scoring in the 27th minute and increased her tally...

Today At The World Cup: Day 6 – Nigeria, Germany and France Win

The Second round of group stage matches began with Nigeria picking up their first 3 points in a World Cup Campaign since 2011. The Falcons squared off against South Korea and despite a not-so-pretty performance, managed to run away with a win,  a clean sheet, and two goals. Both teams had a few changes in team selection and South...

Today At The World Cup: Day 5 – USA on Rampage

Round One of the Group stages is over and it ended with a bang in every sense of it (thanks to Alex Morgan and the USA) Before we dive into the deets, I’ll just say that this year’s edition has been pretty amazing because it’s been so unpredictable. From Australia’s loss to Italy and Argentina’s draw versus Japan, I bet...

Today At The World Cup: Day 3 – An Italian Job

The third day of the FIFA women’s World Cup brought with it the first real upset of the tournament as Italy snatched all three points at the death against pre-tournament favourites Australia. Although Australia were expected to put on a strong show in the group and the tournament as a whole, they got off to the worst possible start as...

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Meet The Group C Teams

Group C will come alive on day 3 of the FIFA Women's World Cup, with their first set of games. Powerhouses Brazil and Australia will face stiff competition from Italy and Jamaica. Who will come up tops?   AUSTRALIA The Matildas have built steadily built their name in World football. From just making up the numbers at the World Cups from 1995...

Today At The World Cup: Day 2 – Germany, Spain and Norway Make Progress

Day two of the FIFA Women's World cup saw a lot of ups and downs especially for African teams. The first goal for an African team was scored but ultimately the continent suffered two defeats in two games as well. Germany, Spain and Norway made their intentions clear on this match day.   Germany vs China opened proceedings with a keenly...

Today At The World Cup: Day 1 – France Show Lethal Touch

The 8th Edition of the FIFA World Cup in France kicked off amidst expected fanfare in a packed Parc de Princes stadium. The fans in the stadium and the global audience were entertained by French singer, Jain, the French military and a dance and crafts display with all 24 teams represented. To the opening match itself. France opened their World Cup...

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Meet The Group B Teams

We continue our preview of the FIFA Women's World Cup with a look at the group B teams featuring powerhouses such as Germany and China, as well as Spain and South Africa. GERMANY Germany last won the World Cup in 2007. Since then, they failed to get past the Quarter final on home soil in 2011 and lost in the semi-final...