Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tag: FIFA World Cup

#352WorldCupMemories: Argentina, Bilardo’s Horriffic Nightmare

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. Frightening. Turns the legs to jelly.”   The 1990 World Cup will be fondly remembered by Germans but probably no one else. One man would rather...

#352WCCountdown: Our Predicted The World Cup All-Star XI

We’re only hours away from the start of the World Cup and excitement is brimming over! Head coaches have settled on their teams, final plans for tactics and squad management are in place, we are ready to go. Debates over who should have been...

#352WCCountdown: A Prophetic Nostradamus Impression

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Every Homo Sapiens Compos Mentis (shoutout Patrick Obiaghabon), and this excludes people who spend half of their day on Twitter, is familiar with the seminal prophetic work of Nostradamus. The man correctly prophesied world events centuries before they happened. He foretold of an “unfathomably idiotic...

The Back 4: A Long Overdue Ode To Defenders

I remember playing football in university, challenging in various competitions, winning some & losing some. I remember one tournament in particular; we had gone all the way to the finals and were 1-0 up with a few minutes to go. A rare attack from...

#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...

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...

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...

#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...

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,...

Russia 2018: 10 Youngsters to Watch Out For

In less than a month, international football’s most prestigious event, the World Cup will begin. Everyone has one favourite or another for the trophy with some expecting certain players, to have rip-roaring success at the event. Top amongst this category are the youngsters we...
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