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 …
Lindelof's World Cup offers Hope for Manchester United

Lindelof's World Cup offers Hope for Manchester United

The World Cup in Russia, against odds, has been objectively fascinating to watch: with a myriad twists and turns - goals and heartbreaks - altogether packed in two and a half engrossing weeks of football. As we head to the final leg of the tournament - with only four games left, it is fair to say that the England National Team and English clubs, in general, have a lot to be positive about themselves and the promising future that lies …
Harry Kane is Proving Himself as World Class with England

Harry Kane is Proving Himself as World Class with England

The World Cup provides a stage for players to make a name for themselves and Harry Kane looks set to take his career on a step further this summer. The England captain was spoken about as one of the main hopes for his national team this summer and was given the armband to reflect his status. However, there were many that had doubts regarding his capabilities of carrying the hopes of his nation. The early indications are good as he …
Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

On Sunday, England put six - yes, six goals - past Panama to seal qualification to the next round in a manner they have arguably never done before at the grandest of stages. It was a blend of contrasts throughout.  For it was reticent, yet an impressively flamboyant display at times. It was in some ways, imperfect and error-strewn yet incredibly clinical and ruthless when it really mattered. It was a matured performance; coming from a bunch of mostly wild …
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 …
The Evolution of the World Cup kit

The Evolution of the World Cup kit

The World Cup in Russia is underway and it certainly started in emphatic fashion with the hosts putting in a top display to destroy a very weak Saudi Arabia side. This was a 5-0 victory so they will now be hoping to progress through to the knockout stages. We are heading in with confidence high following qualifying for the competition for the first time since 2006. We have been drawn in Group F against the defending champions Germany but expectations …
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 …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
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