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Cavani double sends Uruguay to quarter-finals and Portugal home

URUGUAY 2 (Cavani 7’, 62’) PORTUGAL 1 (Pepe 55’) By Daniel Heinrich Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani scored twice to book Uruguay’s place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory in Sochi that ended Portugal’s World Cup. Cavani’s opener came off the back of his own work, after he found strike partner Luis Suarez with a […]

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Portugal survive amid VAR drama as Iran exit

Portugal 1 (Quaresma 45’) Iran 1 (Ansarifard pen 93’) By Jacob Gaynor A controversial stoppage-time penalty given after a VAR review salvaged a draw for Iran after Ricardo Quaresma’s spectacular opener and Cristiano Ronaldo had a spot-kick saved. The late drama came when Sardar Azmoun headed the ball into Cedric Soares at close range and […]

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Early Ronaldo goal sends Morocco home from Russia

Portugal 1 (Ronaldo 4’) Morocco 0 By Caleb Lawrence An early goal by Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo was enough to see off Morocco, eliminating them from the competition, with the game ending 1-0 to Portugal at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It did not take long for Portugal captain Ronaldo to continue his goal scoring form […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick rescues point for Portugal against Spain

Spain 3 (Costa 24’ 55’, Nacho 58’) Portugal 3 (Ronaldo 4’ 44’ 88’) By Jacob Gaynor A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick salvaged Portugal a valuable point in a 3-3 draw against Spain in the two teams’ highly-anticipated clash on Friday. A first-half brace from Cristiano Ronaldo ensured the defending European champions would head into the break […]

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Portugal

By Jacob Gaynor Team: Portugal Nickname: A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas; The Navigators) World Cup appearances: 6 (Finished third in 1966) World ranking: 4 Coach: Fernando Santos Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Player to watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Arguably the greatest player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo will look to claim the one […]

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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, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]