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Penalties – the ‘new’ normal

By Etta McEwan Penalties bring about three things, controversy, criticism, and conversation. And after week one of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the penalty count is mounting, unlike anything seen in the tournament’s recent history. An analysis has shown that after the first round of matches in Russia 2018, nine penalties were awarded in 16 […]

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Brazil leave it until injury time to score 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Brazil 2 (Coutinho 90’ + 1, Neymar 90’ + 7) Costa Rica 0 By Caleb Mitchell A persistent Brazil has triumphed 2-0 over Costa Rica in their round two Group E clash courtesy of late stoppage time goals to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar . Brazil’s dominance was reflected in statistics that include their 23 shots […]

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Serbia’s hopes hang by a thread after 2-1 loss Switzerland

Serbia 1 (Mitrovic 5’) Switzerland 2 (Xhaka 52’, Shaqiri 90’) By Laurence Kelson Switzerland has come from behind to steal a late 2-1 victory against Serbia after man-of-the-match Xherdan Shaqiri raced half the length of the pitch to slide home a 90th minute winner in Kaliningrad. ANOTHER late strike in Group E! #SRBSUI pic.twitter.com/xvkTJkkpck — […]

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Musa brace keeps Nigeria’s World Cup campaign alive

Nigeria 2 (Musa 49’, 75’) Iceland 0 PHOTO! Musa wheels away as he celebrates his goal. Nigeria 1-0 Iceland #SoarSuperEagles #NGA #Team9jaStrong #NGAISL pic.twitter.com/uv6Vx2pAwY — 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 22, 2018 By Daniel Heinrich A second half brace from Ahmed Musa has kept Nigeria’s World Cup campaign alive as Nigeria held out Iceland with […]

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The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 2

Everyone can’t stop talking about VAR. Nor can we, so we’ve called in the video technology expert, Dr Roland Goecke to explain. He joins Vincent, Josh and Michael in the World Cup Show studio. Listen here to Episode 2.

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Argentina face elimination after Croatian catastrophe

Argentina 0 Croatia 3 (Rebic 53’, Modric 80′, Rakitic 90+1’) By Jakob Gisik Argentina is on the brink of elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup after being thumped by Croatia 3-0 at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium. La Albiceleste must now beat Nigeria in their final group D match, and hope other results go their […]

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France through to knockout stage, Peru crashes out

France: 1 (Mbappe 34’) Peru: 0 By Jordan Mulach In a game where the end result seemed inevitable, the match was unpredictable right up until the death with France having to fight to earn their way into the round-of-16 while Peru will be on its way home at the end of the group stage. C'est […]

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Where’s Timmy? Australia on brink of exit after 1-1 draw with Denmark

Denmark 1 (Eriksen 7’) Australia 1 (Jedinak 38’ pen) By Sam Burge Australian captain Mile Jedinak said his side were unlucky not to get all three points in an enthralling Group C match that wasn’t without controversy. The VAR played its part once again, this time helping Australia and Jedinak level up from the spot […]

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The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 1

We’ve called in the big guns for our first World Cup Show. Dominic, Vincent and Josh are joined by Luke Wilkshire. Yes, the same Luke Wilkshire who went to two World Cups and played 79 times for the Socceroos. Listen here to Episode 1

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Fluke Diego Costa goal sees Spain edge past Iran 

By Jacob Gaynor Spain has moved to equal-top of Group B after an unconvincing win 1-0 over Iran at the Kazan Arena courtesy of a second half goal by striker Diego Costa that he knew very little about. The Atletico Madrid forward claimed his third goal of the tournament in the 54th minute when an […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Penalties – the ‘new’ normal

By Etta McEwan Penalties bring about three things, controversy, criticism, and conversation. And after week one of the 2018 FIFA […]

Brazil leave it until injury time to score 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Brazil 2 (Coutinho 90’ + 1, Neymar 90’ + 7) Costa Rica 0 By Caleb Mitchell A persistent Brazil has […]

Serbia’s hopes hang by a thread after 2-1 loss Switzerland

Serbia 1 (Mitrovic 5’) Switzerland 2 (Xhaka 52’, Shaqiri 90’) By Laurence Kelson Switzerland has come from behind to steal […]

Musa brace keeps Nigeria’s World Cup campaign alive

Nigeria 2 (Musa 49’, 75’) Iceland 0 PHOTO! Musa wheels away as he celebrates his goal. Nigeria 1-0 Iceland #SoarSuperEagles […]

The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 2

Everyone can’t stop talking about VAR. Nor can we, so we’ve called in the video technology expert, Dr Roland Goecke […]

Argentina face elimination after Croatian catastrophe

Argentina 0 Croatia 3 (Rebic 53’, Modric 80′, Rakitic 90+1’) By Jakob Gisik Argentina is on the brink of elimination […]