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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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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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Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic axed from World Cup squad

ℹ Forward Nikola Kalinić to leave #CRO #WorldCup squad ➡ https://t.co/wtvNxgVZPp pic.twitter.com/ubmrNKBoJh — HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) June 18, 2018 By Daniel Heinrich Nikola Kalinic has been cut from Croatia’s World Cup squad after refusing to come on as a substitute against Nigeria on Sunday morning. Kalinic was asked by head coach Zlatko Dalic to […]

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Modric, Croatia edge past Nigeria 2-0

Croatia 2 (Etebo og 32’, Modric pen 71’) Nigeria 0 By Jakob Gisik A Luka Modric penalty and a first-half own goal were enough to give Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria in the Group D opener at Kaliningrad Stadium . The victory marks Croatia’s first opening game win at a World Cup since their […]

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Iceland hold Argentina to a historic draw as Messi has night to forget

Argentina 1 (Aguero 19’) Iceland 1 (Finnbogason 23’) By Daniel Heinrich It took just 23 minutes for #ISL to score their first #WorldCup goal 😎 pic.twitter.com/76ZbyoRGBi — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018 Iceland have held tournament heavyweights Argentina to a 1-1 draw in the country’s first ever World Cup match. Alfred Finnbogason’s […]

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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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Argentina

By Jakob Gisik Team: Argentina Nickname: La Albiceleste (The White and Sky-blue) World Cup Appearances: 17 (Champions in 1978 and 1986) FIFA World Ranking: 5 Coach: Jorge Sampaoli Captain: Lionel Messi Player to Watch:  Lionel Messi All eyes will be on Argentina’s superstar captain Lionel Messi. Considered by many to be the best player in the world, Messi […]

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Iceland

By Jakob Gisik Team: Iceland Nickname: Strákarnir Okkar (Our Boys) World Cup Appearances: 1 (2018) FIFA World Ranking: 22 Coach: Heimir Hallgrímsson Captain: Aron Gunnarsson Player to Watch:  Gylfi Sigurdsson Iceland’s key player and one to watch is Gylfi Sigurdsson. He is expected to play as an attacking midfielder, but can also perform the striker’s role if needed. Sigurdsson signed […]

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Nigeria

By Daniel Heinrich Team: Nigeria Nickname: Super Eagles World Cup appearances: 5 (Round-of-16 in 1994, 1998 and 2000) World Ranking: 48 Coach: Gernot Rohr Captain: John Obi Mikel Leading goal scorer: Ahmed Musa (13) Most capped player: John Obi Mikel (86) Qualification path to Russia: Nigeria’s long journey to Russia began in round 2 of the […]

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Croatia

By Daniel Heinrich Team: Croatia Nickname: Vatreni (The Blazers) World Cup appearances:  4 (Finished 3rd in 1998) World Ranking: 20 Coach: Zlatko Dalić Captain: Luka Modrić Leading goal scorer: Mario Mandžukić (30) Most capped player: Luka Modrić (106) Qualification path to Russia: Croatia finished second behind Iceland in Group I of the European World Cup […]

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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 […]