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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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Spain sacks coach two days before their first match of Russia 2018

By Laurence Kelson In a shock move, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui two days out from from Spain’s opening World Cup match against Portugal. Senior member of Spain’s coaching staff, Fernando Hierro, has been named as interim head coach for the remainder of the tournament. OFFICIAL | Fernando Hierro […]

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Brazil ready to lay the ghost of 2014 to rest

By Josh Knox Foco total! Muita concentração no trabalho de bolas paradas. 👀⚽🇧🇷 #GigantesPorNatureza #TreinodaSeleção Foto: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF pic.twitter.com/7wYAqHu9bP — CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 9, 2018 Why they can win Brazil is a squad full of immense talent from some of the biggest teams going around in club football and that is evident from the […]

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Time for Belgium’s golden generation to deliver

By Vincent Smith-Koppie We’ve beaten the @Pharaohs ! 3-0 ! Great support once again by @fanclub1895 😊👏 See you Monday 🆚 @fedefutbolcrc 😉 Tickets available on https://t.co/xgvqgq2WIn !#REDTOGETHER #BELEGY #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/WuU1PC2afV — Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 6, 2018 Why they can win This is Belgium’s best ever chance of winning silverware and the nation […]

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World Cup hopes written in the stars for France

By Dominic Unwin Why they can win On paper the French boast one of the strongest squads in Russia and much like fellow challengers Germany their depth is astounding. In skipper Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) they have a genuine world class stopper. Considering their defence is the least spectacular area his ability and experience could […]

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Argentina, Messi trying to throw the ‘nearly’ tag

By Michael Djordjieski ¡Feliz cumple, Leo! Gracias por la felicidad que nos das a todos los argentinos 🇦🇷 con tu magia ⚽ A post shared by Selección Argentina (@afaseleccion) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:20am PDT Why they can win Four years ago in Brazil, Argentina were so close to lifting their first World Cup […]

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The contenders

The path to Russia started three years ago with 210 countries. Now it’s down to the final 32, and it will take another 64 matches to decide who will be the 2018 world champion. Our team of reporters has run the eye over all 32 teams to give you a guide of which countries might […]

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Germany the ‘hunted’ as they defend world crown

By Etta McEwan #ZSMMN 🇩🇪 ____#DieMannschaft #GERKSA pic.twitter.com/k63iNwqNAk — Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) June 8, 2018 Why they can win While retaining a World Cup is notoriously difficult the reigning champions will arrive in 2018 to boast a formidable team and coach. Remaining undefeated in their qualifying rounds, the side contains quality players from across Europe’s […]

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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 […]