France the new favourites and United zeroing in on Mbappe after World Cup heroics

France the new favourites and United zeroing in on Mbappe after World Cup heroics

Already, Russia 2018 has had more twists and turns than an EastEnders Christmas special. And with the serious business only now getting underway, there are certain to be more to come. Germany’s departure, Brazil’s jitters, England’s unpredictability and Ronaldo’s sheer brilliance have had the pundits and the bookmakers going first one way and then another. It has also raised the profile of some of the most promising talent in football, and with the transfer window still wide open, the repercussions …
Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Following up on Part One of my Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup, I have listed down the top three to complete list of Manchester United players - who have all begun the tournament on a highly positive note. 3. Jesse Lingard - England (Group G) England started their highly anticipated World Cup campaign with a typically English result - 2-1 with the winning goal scored in the dying embers after utterly dominating the opposition from start …
Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Blues fans across the world averted their eyes last week, not only due to the poor result against a flying Manchester City side but also due to the sight of a hobbling Alvaro Morata who was forced off after injuring his hamstring on the 35-minute mark. The Spaniard had been making lightweight of the Premier League and had just come off scoring a hat-trick against Stoke and scoring the equaliser against Atletico Madrid. So needless to say, it was vital …
Portugal v France | The Final Preview

Portugal v France | The Final Preview

France lock horns with Portugal in the capital in a bid to win the prestigious European Championships in home soil for the second time in their history. Didier Deschamps' Blues have so far been riding on a wave of support from a nation with a long and rich history of footballing tradition, more recently suffered two national tragedies involving incidents of terror. The national team however as been a source of pride for the fans giving them a sense of …
Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

It feels like the Euro 2016 started only a short while back, and yet, we are at the face of the semi-finals already! The match is expected to be an epic clash as the home team takes on the world champions Germany. France shocked fans and critics alike with their stellar performance against the dark-horse team Iceland. Winning 5-2, they have certainly sent out a strong message to Germany. And backed by the passionate fans, France might just snatch a …
Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This bracket was always going to give a chance to many sides to get deep into the competition. Wales and Portugal have benefited from avoiding the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Although that isn't to take away from the achievements of both nations, who will firmly believe that they have a chance of lifting the European Championships next weekend. They will both take great confidence from the triumphs of Greece and Denmark in this competition. Neither side is …
France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

Euro 2016 has not exactly been an enthralling classic thus far, but the group stages can be less than inspiring. The knockout stages are where tournaments usually start to hot up, where it’s all or nothing and even a drab draw holds the prospect of a penalty shoot-out. Hosts and Group A winners France take on Republic of Ireland, who finished third in Group E, in what is not expected to be a classic, but could very well turn out …
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