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  • Glazers Out?

    On Tuesday 22 November, Manchester United ownership, the Glazer family, sent shockwaves in the footballing world when they announced that they’ve begun exploring “​​strategic alternatives for the club” and it could potentially be sold in the coming future.  “As part of this process, the Board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the […]

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  • Qatar out

    Qatar eliminated, Wales on the brink of it, and Ecuador hold the Netherlands. Here are the highlights from Matchday 6

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  • Five-peat

    To play in one FIFA World Cup is a lifetime achievement, to play in five is a historic feat that includes you in one of the most exclusive clubs in football history. To be able to achieve this feat you not only have to be a physical anomaly but you must be able to perform […]

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  • A new record

    A magical wonder strike, a new World Cup record, a shot fest without goals, and an injury to a star player. Matchday 5 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup had it all, as some teams shone in their first match, while others perished, and some were happy to share the spoils with their rivals.  There […]

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  • Lyrical football

    There was a time when the hype around an upcoming FIFA World Cup was not spurned on by associated songs. Can you imagine that? Neither can we! It just doesn’t feel the same. Official or unofficial, anthems and songs floating around a World Cup have a ritualistic essence to them. This is a marriage that […]

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  • Impossible to break

    Cristiano Ronaldo got his name into the record books by becoming the first player in World Cup history to score in five different World Cups. The Portuguese has scored in every World Cup since 2006, and while he may not have won it all with Portugal, he has proven his longevity at the top level. Here are the best records at the FIFA World Cup.

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  • The surprises continue

    The fourth day of the FIFA World Cup brought more surprises and shock as four matches were played. Across these games, we saw everything, an entertaining goalless draw, a shock win, a proper thrashing by a top team, and a proper entertaining close win. The results of these matches have thrown the tournament wide open […]

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  • Genius in Saudi camp

    Hervé Renard, Saudi Arabia’s mastermind behind the 2-1 colossal victory over Lionel Messi-led Argentina, is a man who has traversed the footballing lands ranging far and wide from Europe and Africa to southeast Asia and now the middle-east.  Erstwhile his works were acclaimed perhaps only in the niche circles of non-Western football followers, especially among […]

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  • Three Lions take on Yanks

    United States face their toughest competitor, who will be far more dangerous than Wales in the attack. Any mistakes against the English will be punished, and manager Gregg Berhalter will be hoping his young team can produce a surprise of their own against the 1966 World Cup champion.

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  • Is the sixth coming?

    Brazil vs Serbia preview  After seeing their neighbours Argentina being defeated by Saudi Arabia in one of the biggest upsets in FIFA World club history, Brazil will start their campaign against Serbia, a team they can’t take lightly. The Selecao are the most successful sides in World Cup history and have arrived with a squad […]

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  • Uruguay on show

    Uruguay vs South Korea preview Uruguay face off South Korea in the Group H opener in the Education City Stadium this Thursday. Keeping in mind the difficult nature their group, both the nations would wish to hit the ground running.  In December 2021, when La Celeste were sitting seventh in the World Cup qualifications table, […]

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  • Les Bleus cruise

    Under the bright lights of Al Janoub Stadium in front of nearly 40,000 people, the defending champions, France, yet again squared off against Australia in their group opener, just like they did in Kazan, Russia in 2018.  After starting with a slumber and being slapped for it by the Socceroos, who had laid out a […]

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  • Welsh football at its best

    Like an ordinary late-November evening, tonight was no different. The sun which hardly revealed itself was long gone. By 6:30 pm, a dry, chilly cold had tucked in and made itself cosy in Swansea, Wales. But outside the local pubs, which were crowded with people wearing red jerseys and tricolour hats, there was a cluster […]

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  • Speechless

    There was silence, shock and joy and euphoria on the other. It felt as if the scoreboard had some glitch because it didn’t make sense. Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia. The Asian team had just executed one of the biggest upsets as it defeated Lionel Messi’s Argentina to start their World Cup with a bang.  It […]

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  • One last chance

    Belgium vs Canada preview In football, having a golden generation is one thing and winning silverware with that set of players is quite another. There was the 1980s Brazil that failed to win a World Cup, and then there was the English golden generation that fared even poorer. If Belgium fail to win the World […]

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  • Controversy in Qatar

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup started with a bang as Ecuador defeated hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the tournament. However, behind the roars of football fans and the allure of the footballing spectacle lie controversy, or should we say controversies. On December 2, 2010, Qatar was announced as the host of the […]

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  • Who has the better chance?

    The 2022 edition of the football World Cup breaks with tradition. Instead of taking place in the European summer, the heat of Qatar means that the tournament has been shifted to the end of the year. The World Cup will therefore kick off on November 20th when the host nation takes on Ecuador. After four […]

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  • Croatian redemption

    Knowing that you were just one step away from being a part of football folklore is a bitter pill to swallow. After losing the FIFA World Cup final in 2018 to France, Croatia return to the tournament starting their campaign against African giants Morocco. 

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  • The one without Mane

    Widely regarded as the biggest footballing nation never to win the World Cup - Netherlands having lost three finals in 1974, 1978 and 2010 - there is growing belief that this could be their year despite lacking a sprinkle of star individual quality when compared to their previous near misses.

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  • A race for second

    United States vs Wales preview The FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to begin with Qatar taking on Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium. However, the tournament’s second day brings us a triple header with the final between the United States and Wales. England are favourites to top Group B, but the second spot is […]

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  • Mission money!

    The FIFA World Cup is the most coveted prize in the footballing world – and the 32 teams at this year’s tournament will be battling it out for a record-breaking cash prize. Over the 92-year history of the competition, the World Cup has produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of the […]

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  • Is it coming home?

    England vs Iran preview The FIFA World Cup is set to start on November 20, with Qatar taking on Ecuador in the opening match. And the next day comes a triple header, with England facing Iran in the first match of Group B. While England have arrived in Qatar as one of the favourites, Iran’s […]

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  • #LetsQatar

    Thirty-two teams, 64 matches, and one winner. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is all set to start on November 20, and Qatar will take on Ecuador in the first match in matchup between the host's defence and the visitor's offence.

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