With only 7 weeks left to impress which players enhanced and eroded their World Cup chances this weekend? Winners Dele Alli Apparently out of form and nursing a fading World … Continue Reading World Cup Countdown: England winners & losers
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England So the nation whose golden generation have failed to live up to their immense individual talents have drawn a group with…England, the irony. Belgium … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups G & H
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Just like every little boy who grows up loving cars loves Ferrari, every kid who loves football loves Brazil. But it’s a love … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups E & F
Part 2 of my look at the World Cup draw takes on Group’s C & D with contrasting fortunes for Argentina and France. Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark Didier … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups C & D
On Friday afternoon Footballs great and good gathered in Moscow for the World Cup draw. Gary Lineker hosted proceedings and got a few gentle digs in at Maradona ‘You’ve always … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups A & B
It’s fair to say fate slipped Gareth Southgate an ace yesterday in The Kremlin. With the seeding system revised to reflect World Ranking rather than geographical location a repeat of … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Reaction (Part 1)- England Suddenly Expects
It’s finally done- 210 teams entered and 872 games later we’re down to the last 32 and some. shock names fell at the final hurdle. Playoffs Italy 0-1 Sweden (aggregate) … Continue Reading World Cup Qualifying finale: Pasta La Vista for the Azzurri as Italy fold to Sweden’s flat pack 4.
23 sides have made it to Russia, this week will see the last 9 places at the World Cup decided. Here’s a preview of the games ahead; The European Playoffs … Continue Reading World Cup Playoff Preview
I’d really love to be Gianni Infantino or at least I’d like his job. He gets to run a globally powerful organisation whose credibility is so low that literally anything … Continue Reading Russia 2018- global extravaganza or disaster waiting to happen?
For most qualification is now over, joy for some and agony for many, when the World Cup expands to its bloated 48 team format for 2026 I’ll miss the drama … Continue Reading World Cup qualifying: Dutch Despair, American Angst and Messi Magic
Qualifying is almost done bar the playoffs. By Wednesday at least 22 teams will have secured their passage to Russia with only 6 playoff matches and a final round of … Continue Reading World Cup qualifying- final round
Away from Europe qualifying is reaching its climax across the globe, so in brief who’s on their way to Russia? Whose made it? Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia … Continue Reading World Cup Qualifying Part 2: All Around The World
These are the least fun internationals to watch, it’s literally a Premier a league club playing a full strength aside away to Crawley Town. Gareth Southgate sought to even the … Continue Reading Malta 0-4 England 3 points and not much else.
Europe will take 14 places at the World Cup, who might get the other 18? South America (Top 4 qualify, 5th place playoff vs Oceania winner) Brazil are officially through with … Continue Reading World Cup qualifying Part 2: Rest of the World
World Cup qualification is now entering the home stretch, so who should be booking hotels in June for St Petersburg and who can slope off to Santa Monica? Of course … Continue Reading World Cup Qualification update Part 1: European dreams