#352WCCOUNTDOWN: The 5 African Teams At The World Cup

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  With a few tweaks coming soon from FIFA, we could be set to see more of African teams at the biggest soccer fiesta in the near future. For now, these five have the potential to throw down a few shockers in Russia and we’re here for it. EGYPT The last time Egypt qualified for the World Cup, legendary goalkeeper Essam El...

6 Wins To Glory, A Super Eagles Story

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Could we like, really do it? We can you know? Beyond our stupendously beautiful jerseys, there is actual quality in this Super Eagles generation. This has more than just a few people (including me) optimistic that if they could just channel the winning spirit of their predecessors, they could go on to make history in Russia. We don’t even...

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...

Jersey Fever: 9 of The Best Official World Cup Kits

The theme for this year’s World Cup kits appears to be retro and we’re loving it. With nostalgia one of the best ways to celebrate actual football heritage, it’s really nice to see not just one jersey but so many of them harking back to designs of old. Here are nine of the best that will be on display...

#352WCCountdown: The Undeniable Magic of the Number 10

Since the advent of squad numbers at the World Cup, one number has stood out as a fan and even player favourite. The number 10. Usually reserved for only the best players, it is one of those that you immediately search for on the team sheet.  Here are some of the legends that have transformed it from just a...

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...

Russia’s Wunderkinds: Potential Best Young Player Winners

Here we look at young players who could potentially snag this award specially reserved for World Cup wunderkinds. This list will include only players who are 21 and below by the start of the tournament (14th June) as they are the eligible recipients. Kylian Mbappe, 19 (FRA) This is an obvious choice especially after signing for PSG last season. It feels...