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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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Peru’s missed opportunities in 1-0 loss to Denmark

Peru 0 Denmark 1 (Poulsen 59’) By Sam Burge Denmark have managed to hold on for a 1-0 win, in what was an open and entertaining Group C clash that Peru dominated for large periods. The only goal came in the 59th minute when Peru were exposed on the counter when Christian Eriksen delivered a […]

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Socceroos’ resistance broken at the end by France

FRANCE (Griezmann 58′, Pogba 82′) AUSTRALIA (Jedinak 62′) By Jordan Mulach France has defeated Australia 2-1 in the first Group C match of the 2018 World Cup although not without resistance from the Socceroos. C'est terminé !! Viiiictoire !!! (2-1) @AntoGriezmann et @paulpogba sont les buteurs !! #FRAAUS #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/BHYG65ilrq — Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) […]

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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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Denmark

By Sam Burge Team: Denmark Nickname: Danish Dynamite World ranking: 12 World Cup appearances: 4 (quarter finals in 1998; last appearance 2010) Qualifying: Denmark finished second to a red-hot Poland team in their European qualifying group meaning they had to go through a second round play-off where they faced the Republic of Ireland. The Danes […]

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Peru

By Sam Burge Team: Peru Nickname: La Blanquirroja (The White and Red) World ranking: 11 World Cup appearances: 4 (Quarter-finals in 1970 and 1978; last appearance was 1982) Qualifying: Came fifth in the South American qualifying sending them to an inter-confederation play-off against the Oceania winners, New Zealand. Peru drew the away leg 0-0 and […]

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Australia

By Jordan Mulach Team: Australia Nickname: Socceroos World Cup appearances: 5 World Ranking: 40 Coach: Bert van Marwijk Captain: Mile Jedinak Leading goal scorer: Tim Cahill (50 goals) Player to watch: Andrew Nabbout Despite only scoring one goal in three games so far for the Socceroos (in a friendly against the Czech Republic), the ex-Newcastle […]

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France

By Jordan Mulach Team: France Nickname: Les Bleus (The Blues) World Cup appearances: 15 (won in 1998) World Ranking: 7 Coach: Didier Deschamps Captain: Hugo Lloris Leading Goal Scorer: Olivier Giroud (31 goals) Player to watch: Paul Pogba A young gun who will be making his second World Cup appearance, and looking to replicate his […]

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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 […]