England Vs Russia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

England Vs Russia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On June 11th, Russia and England will square off in the Stade Velodrome as they both begin their campaigns in the 2016 European Championships. After a disappointing Euro 2012, the Russians will be looking to bounce back in Euro 2016.  The Russians grabbed a 4-1 victory in their opening game four years ago, but still saw themselves crash out at the group stage.  This time around they'll hope for a similar start, but a much better finish. England did make …
World Cup Group H: An Overview | Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria

World Cup Group H: An Overview | Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria

Group-H: in this edition of the World Cup looks to be one of the more balanced sections with two European teams in Belgium and Russia - the two slight favourites pitted against an unpredictable South Korea and Algeria, a side that is in transition. The Teams Belgium Belgium will kick off as the favorites to top the group with the side entering its so called 'golden generation'. They boast some of the most exciting players in their ranks with several …
Liverpool's fears over potential racism ahead of Europa League tie with Zenit

Liverpool's fears over potential racism ahead of Europa League tie with Zenit

[caption id="attachment_26415" align="alignright" width="273"] Zenit St Petersburg's supporters have a history of racial abuse.[/caption] In a time where racism has appeared to have reared its ugly head in the English game once again following Sky Sports News' extended reports into the subject, Liverpool have written formally to Zenit St Petersburg ahead of their Europa League last 32 tie in Russia as fears of potential racist abuse grow according to BBC Sport. Ever since the draw was made in December there has …

Russia fire blanks against the Greeks | Stats Report

Greece pulled off an incredible 1-0 victory over hot favourites Russia in Group A on Saturday. The result meant Greece qualified ahead of Russia based on their head-to-head result, rather than the traditional method using goal difference (Russia would've qualified if this was used). Russia will only have themselves to blame for their exit though. After a bright opening 10 minutes from Greece, Russia slowly took hold of the game and began to dominate their opponents. Slow starts have been a …
Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Both the Azzurri and Croatia came into this game unchanged and in full confidence after their recent performances against Spain and the Republic of Ireland. Italy’s first half performance was comfortable - with the midfield trio of Pirlo, Marchisio and Thiago Motta running the show and the front line of Balotelli - Cassano were provided with constant ammunition. It was Andrea Pirlo who broke the deadlock with a trademark placed free kick from 25 yards out. Incredibly, Pirlo became the …

Adventurous Russia misfire | Tactical Report

Russia and Poland played out a 1-1 draw in a match either team could've won. Poland added a holding midfielder, Dudka, to the starting lineup to combat Russia's counter-attacks. This was at the expense of their left winger, Rybus. They chose a solid defensive formation of 4-5-1 and looked to counter quickly against the Russians. Russia kept the same starting 11 that beat the Czech Republic. Dick Advocaat is not one for fiddling with different formations, so it was no …