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Written on 13 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on The Cost of Winning The 2018 World Cup

Only two more nights to go before this nail-biting World Cup crowns the winning team. Maybe (most likely, let’s be real) you’re still disappointed in England’s loss or trying to decide who to support on Sunday. Or, maybe, you’re now looking around and asking how much does it cost to send a team to the World Cup? If it’s just the latter or all three combined, have a look at this revealing infographic below detailing the costs incurred by the different teams put together by Rydoo.
The estimated average of winning …

Written on 11 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on England face tough Croatia test in World Cup semi-final

England play Croatia on Wednesday with a place in the World Cup final in Moscow on July 15 up for grabs.
The Three Lions reached the last four with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sweden, while Croatia needed a penalty shoot-out to see off hosts Russia.
England can be backed at 13/10 to win the match in 90 minutes, with Croatia available at 5/2 and the draw on offer at 2/1, but check out these World Cup 2018 predictions before wagering on the outcome.
Manager Gareth Southgate is expected to name an unchanged …

Written on 2 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Where did Spain go wrong at the 2018 World Cup?

Spain were eliminated by Russia in the last-16 of the World Cup on Sunday, July 1, losing on penalties after being held to a 1-1 draw in normal time and extra time. Since winning the 2010 tournament, Spain have won just two of their last seven World Cup games and were doomed from the start this summer.
La Roja lost their manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament, with Fernando Hierro taking over the national team, so the squad had little time to prepare for their opener. Spain shipped …

Written on 29 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on How long will Rooney spend at DC United?

Everton forward Wayne Rooney is set to move to MLS side DC United, signing a two-year deal worth £10m. The 32-year-old spent just one season back at Goodison Park after his time at Manchester United came to an end, but things didn’t go well in Merseyside.
Rooney was frequently substituted in 2017/18 and failed to score or create a goal in 2018. He leaves Everton after new manager Marco Silva told him that he wouldn’t be a starring role in the side next season. That’s a damning revelation but one that …

Written on 27 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on What went wrong with Germany’s defence of the World Cup?

Germany have been knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, at the group stage, after suffering a 2-0 defeat to South Korea. The defending champions, who beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 final, looked lost on the pitch and without a plan as the Koreans deservedly eliminated them from the tournament.
Manager Joachim Loew had no complaints after the game, admitting his side deserved to lose, which may also be followed by him announcing his resignation in the coming days. Germany need a fresh approach if they are to …

Written on 27 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on How Southgate brought harmony to the England national team

England manager Gareth Southgate has received plaudits for a harmonious camp at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Many have remarked how united the players and staff have been, as it was something that wasn’t the case upon his arrival in late-2016.
Southgate joined as England’s third manager in the space of six months. After a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, Roy Hodgson resigned as manager in June 2016 and was replaced by Sam Allarydce a month later. However, he was sacked two months after his appointment and Southgate was his successor …

Written on 25 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Pogba admits having “small issues” with Mourinho last season

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admitted he had “small issues” with manager Jose Mourinho last season. The 25-year-old briefly lost his place in the starting lineup between January and February, which raised doubt over his long-term future at Old Trafford, but Pogba says such experiences “helps you to grow”.
“It was a better season than the previous one,” he said to reporters ahead of France’s final World Cup group game. “It was an experience. There were some small issues with (Mourinho), but they were nothing in the end. Being a substitute, …

Written on 24 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Lukaku setting the World Cup alight with Belgium bodes well for Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2 in their second group game of the 2018 World Cup, taking his tally to four goals from two games. The 25-year-old is joint-top in the scoring charts with Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal & Real Madrid), with Denis Cheryshev (Russia & Villarreal) and Diego Costa (Spain & Atletico Madrid) in joint-second place with three goals each.
Lukaku has been a terrific servant for Belgium, scoring an impressive 40 goals in 71 appearances. At the same age, Ronaldo only had 22 goals in 69 games …

Written on 21 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Could Kane be to England what Ronaldo is to Portugal?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The 24-year-old netted 30 goals in 37 Premier League games last season and scored twice in England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia.
The brace in Russia took his international tally to 15 goals in 25 games, while doubling Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record at World Cups in the process. After Ronaldo dragged Portugal to a 3-3 draw against Spain and 1-0 win over Morocco – scoring all four goals – …

Written on 20 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Chelsea yet to resolve uncertainty surrounding Conte and Abramovich

Chelsea fans are enduring a nerve-wracking summer and have no indication of what direction the club is headed in.
It’s been more than a month since the 207/18 Premier League season ended and there’s still no definitive word on the future of manager Antonio Conte or owner Roman Abramovich.
Conte still manager, Sarri not yet confirmed
Conte is expected to leave the club off the back of a disappointing campaign at Chelsea, with ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri set to replace him. However, the Blues were reticent to pay Conte’s lofty compensation package on …