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Sweden pressure Germany with VAR-assisted 1-0 win over South Korea

Sweden 1 (Granqvist 65’ pen.) South Korea 0 By Jesse Kemp-Segedin Sweden has taken three crucial points in a video assistant referee (VAR) assisted 1-0 win over South Korea, which sees them join Mexico at the top of group of ahead of both Germany and South Korea. FT // #SWE win! They join #MEX on […]

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Reigning world champions Germany stunned by Mexico in 1-0 defeat

Mexico 1 (Lozano 35’) Germany 0 By Tim Warren A 35th minute goal to Mexico’s Hirving Lozano was enough to defeat reigning World Cup champions Germany 1-0 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, despite Die Mannschaft controlling majority of the match for no reward. Wow! #MEX stun the #WorldCup champions in Moscow! #GERMEX 0-1 — […]

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South Korea

By Jesse Kemp-Segedin Team: South Korea Nickname: Taeguk Warriors World Cup appearances: 9 World ranking: 57 Coach: Shin Tae-Young Captain: Ki Sung-Yueng Player to Watch: Hueng-Min Son The Tottenham Hotspur forward has excelled in his last two seasons in the Premier League, carving out a place in the English club alongside star forward Harry Kane. […]

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By Jesse Kemp-Segedin Team: Sweden Nickname: Blågult (The Blue-Yellow) World Cup appearances: 11 World ranking: 24 Coach: Janne Andersson Captain: Andreas Granqvist Player to watch: Emil Forsberg Having played strongly for Leipzig in the Bundesliga season in Germany, the pacy 26-year-old winger will look to continue his run of good form in the World Cup. […]

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By Tim Warren Team: Mexico Nickname: El Tricolor (The Tricolor) World Cup appearances: 15 World Ranking: 15 Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio Captain: Andres Guardado Player to watch: Javier Hernandez ‘Chicharito’ is Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer with 49 goals, and one of their most creative players up-front when on song. The West Ham striker comes […]

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By Tim Warren Team: Germany Nickname: Die Mannschaft (The Team) World Cup appearances: 18 (winners in 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) World Ranking: 1 Coach: Joachim Low Captain: Manuel Neuer Player to watch: Marco Reus After succumbing to a serious ankle injury which prevented him from being part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil, […]

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Germany the ‘hunted’ as they defend world crown

By Etta McEwan #ZSMMN 🇩🇪 ____#DieMannschaft #GERKSA — 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 […]