France vs Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

France vs Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

France's impressive two opening group games ensured that they wouldn't find themselves facing Argentina in the last 16, instead they find themselves facing Stephen Kwasi's Nigeria side, with their all important win over Bosnia in their second game paving the way for a possible last 16 game against France or Switzerland. Pundits and journalists remarked that Argentina and Bosnia would glide through Group F, in fact, Argentina made a meal out of the group, winning their games by only one …
Switzerland vs France Preview | World Cup 2014: Group E

Switzerland vs France Preview | World Cup 2014: Group E

Second meets first in Salvador on Friday, and with both sides looking much too strong in Group E so far, it may be a case for both sides wanting the draw - although, Karim Benzema and his French team looked strong during their opening game versus Honduras on Sunday. Paul Pogba ran the show in midfield until his tussle with Honduras' Wilson Palacios, resulting in a yellow card and Didier Deschamps bringing the young Juventus midfielder off early in the …
France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

Didier Deschamps men get their World Cup campaign underway against Luis Fernando Suarez's Honduras on Sunday, with this French side surprisingly promising, it could raise expectations - although there is little pressure for Deschamps, with this team looking for tournament experience for EURO 2016, especially in youngsters like Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Mamadou Sakho. France will miss two of their best players, primarily for different reasons - Franck Ribery due to injury; Samir Nasri to his unstable influence …
Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Much has been said about Chelsea’s lack of a top quality centre forward this season. Despite having three who have scored goals at previous clubs and on the international stage in Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, the London club have struggled for goals and this is widely believed to be the reason for their failure both domestically and in Europe this season. All 3 strikers have been in and out of the team, none of them really managing …
Arsenal's Striking Options Come January | Benzema? Ba?

Arsenal's Striking Options Come January | Benzema? Ba?

Arsenal have had a great start to the season. After a defeat to Villa on the first day of the season, the Gunners have bounced back to lead the Premier League. During that defeat Olivier Giroud scored the first of his five Premier League goals this season. He has also contributed four assists, making him a vital part of the team. Keeping Giroud fit has become a very important matter for the Gunners, as Nicklas Bendtner has not shown himself …
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