Maturing Man United Ace Paul Pogba Is France’s Heartbeat At This World Cup

Paul Pogba arrived at this summer’s World Cup with plenty to prove. He had a bit of a mixed season at Manchester United. He started the campaign with a bang, got injured, struggled to find form before starting to find his feet again just before the domestic club season ended. Questions about his temperament and […]

Luka Modric Has Been The Star Of The World Cup So Far

We are about to get into the nitty gritty of the World Cup, with the knockout stages starting today. For me, the player of the tournament so far has been Croatian midfielder Luka Modric. In fairness, the whole Croatian midfield has been superb. Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic have been used by Zlatko Dalic. They’ve […]

Portugal And Cristiano Ronaldo Should Thank Zidane For World Cup Form

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sensational at this summer’s World Cup (so far). He produced a majestic performance as he scored a wonderful hat-trick to get a draw with Spain in Portugal’s opening game and then he followed that up with a superb header that downed Morocco this afternoon. That’s seen the forward already leading the scoring charts […]

Can Brazil Find Redemption At This Summer’s World Cup?

  If you check back on Brazil’s history in the World Cup you’ll notice that they sometimes need to endure failure before coming back and taking the crown. The first time the South Americans won the Jules Rimet trophy was back in 1958, when they had the talented stars of Pele, Nilton Santos, Vava and […]

David De Gea Could Be Spainish Star At The World Cup

Spain are one of those countries that you look at and know that they can go all the way at this summer’s World Cup, if the stars align. They have a strong squad with plenty of winning experience in it. They also have hungry, ambitious players who are reaching their peak years. It will be […]

Which Outsiders Will Triumph At World Cup In Russia?

The World Cup is very nearly upon us. The spectacle in Russia is not without controversy, from rigged bidding, to the risk of the over politicisation of the event looming over the finals. But one thing about the World Cup that makes it so great is that once the tournament kicks off, it’s all about […]

Remembering World Cup 94 – The American Dream!

Now that most domestic seasons are starting to wind down, I thought it was time to think about the World Cup. In June, Russia will host their first World Cup but in this article I thought I’d look back at one of my favourite competitions and that was USA 94. I was ten, when that […]

Looking At Russia 2018… Too Early?

So as the dust settles on Brazil 2014 and Germany well and truly partied out after their triumph, it’s probably a bit too soon too look forward to Russia 2018. But hey, we football fanatics don’t know the meaning of too soon and it looks like agrees, as they already have odds for the […]

Final Thoughts On World Cup 2014

Congratulations to Germany for their fine World Cup win. All in all the best team/squad won and that should be celebrated. As should the feat of being the first European side to win in the Americas. The winning goal from Mario Gotze was one that would be welcome in any final. A nice early cross from […]

The Golden Ball Winner Is…

So FIFA have announced the nominees for their top player awards for this summers World Cup in Brazil. The nominees are… The Golden ball (Player of the tournament) – Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels (all Germany), Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria (all Argentina), Neymar (Brazil), Arjen Robben (Holland), James Rodriguez […]