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 One

Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup - Part One

The excitement is building - with only one sleep before it all kicks off in Russia: I mean, the World Cup and the football. As the 32 nations compete for the most prestigious honour the Sport has to offer, fans from outside of those participating nations still try to find ways to connect with teams and certain players to root for and get some joy out of in seeing them win or worse - despair out of seeing them not …
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 …
Potential Premier League Targets Emerging from Euro 2016

Potential Premier League Targets Emerging from Euro 2016

Thus far, Euro 2016 has not exactly been a classic tournament, although that could yet change in the knockout stages when tournament progression, rather than points are on the line. That being said, there have still been some notable and impressive performances from certain teams and certain players. Here, I’ve identified a few players who have caught my eye and could be potential targets for Premier League clubs. Alvaro Morata Obviously, Morata is well known throughout Europe and has improved …
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 …
Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Spain and Turkey are set to lock horns in the 2nd round of the Euro 2016 on Friday in what promises to be a battle between Spanish Flair and Turkish Resoluteness. While Spain won their opening game against Czech Republic courtesy of a late goal by Pique, Luka Modric's fabulous strike ensured that Turkey began their campaign on a sore note. Team News Spain Del Bosque is expected to continue with 4-4-2,  against the Turkish with Nolito and Morata leading …
Spain vs Czech Republic Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Czech Republic Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Czech Republic will be an interesting game because while Spain possess the star team filled with big names, they are known to falter and, to have Czech Republic beat Spain in the first few matches will definitely set the tone for the Euro 2016. Spain are the defending champions of the last two Euros. They are arguably the greatest national football team of the decade as they have been lording it over their rivals since 2010, but as …
Euro 2016 Preview: Spain

Euro 2016 Preview: Spain

Spain have won the last two European Championships and will enter this tournament as one of the favourites. The last World Cup was a huge wake up call as they were knocked out in the group stages, but there has been a rebuild, with new players coming into the squad. Since the last World Cup, the Spanish have lost friendlies against Germany, France and Holland, showing they are still somewhat in a state of flux. There is no doubting the …
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