Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
Marcelo Brozovic - introducing the Arsenal and Liverpool target

Marcelo Brozovic - introducing the Arsenal and Liverpool target

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Marcelo Brozovic is a target for both Liverpool and Arsenal. The report states that after asking about the midfielder earlier in the window, both clubs are set to return strong and it could result in a battle for the Croatian midfielder. Inter had previously priced the midfielder at €30m, but their stance may have softened in recent days due to the managerial change. Frank de Boer is set to be appointed after Roberto Mancini was …
Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Croatia have, without doubt, been one of the best teams to watch at Euro 2016, so I was quite looking forward to their match with Portugal, especially considering some of the talent on show. It has to be said there was an array of gifted players on both sides and in particular, a plethora of midfielders to admire. But, what are the chances of us seeing any of them on a regular basis in the Premier League? The likes of …
Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This looks to be a straight battle to top the group, with Spain already into the next round and Croatia all but guaranteed to advance. Spain gave the most convincing performance of the tournament so far against Turkey and they could have won by a larger margin than 3-0. Meanwhile, Croatia have surprised many and every side will want to avoid them in the knockout rounds. It will be interesting how both sides approach this match as it will be …
Croatia vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Entering the last round of fixtures in Group A, it seems to be a straight knock out between Croatia and Mexico when they meet on Monday in Recife. Although strange things can happen, the chances are that Brazil will at least gain the point needed against Cameroon to make it through to the last 16. With Mexico on four points from their two games, they only need a draw against Croatia to join the hosts, whereas their opponents need the …
Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia and Cameroon meet in the second round of Group A fixtures with both teams needing a result to keep their World Cup hopes alive after losing their first games to Brazil and Mexico respectively. A win for either team will give them a great chance to make it to the last 16, with the losing team knocked out of the tournament, making it a huge game in its importance. Croatia Croatia will count themselves very unlucky to come away …
Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

The World Cup has met everyone’s expectations and more in terms of entertaining and exciting games and after the first round of games, the teams in Group A are back in action for their second match. Brazil and Mexico both won their opening games and a win for either side here will all but guarantee them a place in the next round of the tournament. Brazil After a shaky start to the match, Brazil eventually had enough in the tank …
Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Brazil squeezed past a resolute Croatia side in the first game of the 2014 World Cup with a 3-1 victory. After much anticipation for the match, Brazil were caught off guard by a Croatia side who were determined to show their attacking side rather than sit back and defend which many predicted. After Kovac’s men took a shock lead, Neymar made his mark by scoring twice but the real star of the show was Oscar who shone after an under …
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