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Senegal take advantage of defensive errors in 2-1 win over Poland

Poland 1 (Krychowiak 86′) Senegal 2 (Cionek 37′ og, Niang 60′) By Patrick Woods An own goal and a poor back pass that lead to a goal have given Senegal a win over Poland in their opening World Cup match in Moscow. The win is the first for an African team at the World Cup […]

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Japan 2-1 winners over 10-man Colombia

Japan 2 (Kagawa 6′ pen., Osaka 73′) Colombia 1 (Quintero 39′) By Jacob Howard It took Colombia only three minutes to receive the first red card of tournament, leaving them with only ten players to take on Japan in their World Cup opener in Saransk. Japan looked to dominate over Colombia the entire match with […]

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Japan

By Jacob Howard Team: Japan Nickname: Samurai Blue World Cup appearances: 5 World Cup ranking: 61 Coach: Akira Nishino Captain: Makoto Hasebe Player to watch: Keisuke Honda Japan’s biggest attacking threat, particularly with his set-piece prowess. In the Russia 2018 squad, he is the leading scorer for Japan with 36 goals. Now plays his club […]

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Colombia

By Jacob Howard Team: Colombia Nickname: Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers) World Cup appearances: 5 World ranking: 16 Coach: José Pékerman Captain: Radamel Falcao Player to watch: James Rodriguez Rodriguez burst on to the international stage at the last World Cup in Brazil, winning the Golden Boot Award with six goals and helping his team […]

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Senegal

By Pat Woods Team: Senegal Nickname: Les Lions de la Téranga (The Lions of Téranga) World Cup appearances: 1 (Quarter-finals in 2002) World ranking: 27 Coach: Aliou Cissé Captain: Cheikhou Kouyaté Player to watch: Sadio Mané The Liverpool winger is the most well-known player in Senegal’s squad, and for good reason. Mané owns the record […]

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Poland

By Pat Woods Team: Poland Nickname: Bialo-Czerwoni (The White and Reds) or Orły (Eagles) World Cup appearances: 7 (third in 1974, 1982) World ranking: 8 Coach: Adam Nawalka Captain: Robert Lewandowski Player to watch: Robert Lewandowski Poland’s captain is also the team’s star goal scorer. The Bayern Munich striker scored 16 goals in 10 appearances […]

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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 […]