Monday, June 25, 2018

#352WCCountdown: The Very First Time We Did It

In the 20 World Cups that have taken place since 1930, only 8 teams have managed to pick up winning medals, from 77 countries that have played at the World Cup finals, only these eight can say they have been World Champions. But, there was a time before even they could proclaim themselves as such, a time before these...

#352WCCountdown: The Best Second Placed Teams Ever

The panic sets in, “referee, how much time?”, the answer is never soothing as times flies by like Sonic the Hedgehog on steroids. It all ends with a sinking feeling as the man in charge blows for the expiration of the match. It’s too late, and as much as you’ve given over the past month, it is not enough....

#352PredictAndWin: World Cup Special – Tournament Preview

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#352WCCountdown: Graham Poll and The Three Yellow Cards – A History Of Refereeing Errors At The World Cup

In the late stages of an outright battle for second place in Group F at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, referee Graham Poll brandished a yellow card to Croatian player, Josip Simunic. Players stood around expecting the inevitable, as this was Simunic’s second yellow card of the game. The first having been issued some 30 or so minutes...

World Cup 2018: Groups Preview, Star Players Watch and Expert Predictions

June 14, 2018 – Not just another day. It’s a day with plenty of fireworks, singing, dancing, and an opening ceremony to herald the start of the spectacle – the FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia. A month-long feast of great goals, comedy defending, African nations underperforming, preposterous play-acting and Englishmen missing penalties is almost upon us. But who will win?...

#352WCCountdown: Seven Players Who Can Decide The World Cup

The World Cup has been privy to some spectacular individual performances over the years. Players like Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff have blessed the World’s biggest stage with some of their magic. Not all the outlandish performances at the World Cup were rewarded with a winners medal though, and these guys will be hoping to put...

Where are the Super Eagles from Brazil 2014?

The World cup remains the biggest football competition on the planet and playing in it brings enormous pride and honour. This is not just for the players that get the chance to showcase their talent but also for entire nations who get the chance to partake in a collective experience with much gusto. It is just the same for...

#352WCCountdown: The 8 Groups At The World Cup

  It all begins at the 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium on the 14th of June. The biggest showing of global football talent will be subjected to their first hurdles. 32 go in but only 16 will survive. The draws that were made in December are finally moving from paper to reality as teams drawn together finally come face to face...

Russia 2018: XI Of Players That Will Miss The World Cup

  It is always a harrowing time when squads are announced for the World Cup. For the fans who hope their favourite players will be on the plane, for the coaches who have the unenviable job of selecting only 23 players from a whole nation’s luxury of talents, and of course for the players who miss out on what is...

13 Crazy Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The World Cup

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Every four years, the world is treated to a spectacle of football that is the World Cup. This gives SIDNEY DIOGU the perfect excuse to serve up some interesting facts associated with the Mundial ranging from the ordinary to the hilarious, and finally to the downright bizarre. 1.DRAW SPECIALISTS The Italians have had the most number of draws in...
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