As the World Cup draws to its conclusion, we take a look at a team of the competition. Russia 2018 will be remembered as a World Cup for the ages, with all its twists and turns and an endless supply of drama. Linking up in an orthodox 4-3-3, here are
When this fixture was announced, it set pulses racing. A clash between two brilliant footballing countries. One with their finest generation, another a perennial favourite on this stage. A lot of the talk leading up to the game was about Roberto Martinez's inability to manage this group of players for
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Words by Mansi Kapoor.
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The eerie silence when the two teams line
A heavily deflected goal sent Sweden into the quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 as they kept Switzerland out of business in St. Petersburg.
Living up to tradition so far as every match has had an exciting period of stoppage time, this match was no different. The dying seconds of
71 days prior to the first kick of the ball at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital, managerial mayhem had circumscribed Japanese football as Vahid Halilhodzic was given marching orders on the back of uninspiring friendly displays against Mali and Ukraine respectively with JFA technical director Akira Nishino appointed
It has been a World Cup full of surprises. Countries like Argentina, Spain, Germany and Portugal are already out and we aren't even through to the quarter-finals! If anything, seeing a heavily supported team going against an impressive lesser team is not how the script of this World Cup was
Ivan Rakitic stepped up, 12 yards away from writing the final lines of this incredible drama. The Croatian fans looked weary, almost expecting another twist in a penalty shootout with more twists and turns than a racing track. Calmly slotting it away, Rakitic redeemed Luka Modric, his country’s finest player.
Spain joined Argentina and Portugal on a growing list of casualties in the Round of 16 as their bid to regain their title of World Champions came to a sorry end. Russia held their own, first for 120 minutes and then from the penalty spot to do the unthinkable. They
Kylian Mbappé is fondly called Donatello by his French counterparts, not after the artist, but after a popular cartoon character. However, tonight in Kazan, the boy resembled a wild, fast and ferocious connoisseur of the arts, as he orchestrated the downfall of a team that hoped to rise above the
Match Report by Ishan Bhasin
England will face Colombia in the last 16 while Belgium will be facing Japan as they top Group G courtesy a ripper of a strike by Adnan Januzaj. This game was made interesting because of the possible fixtures it could create. The winner would go on to
Despite the sense of recreation that was exuded by the French camp following their two consecutive victories over Australia and Peru that sealed their spot in the round of 16 and Didier Deschamps equaling his predecessor Raymond Domenech’s exceptional record 79-match reign at the helm, the former Juventus coach would
Never before have the stakes been higher in a World Cup group stage match day, with three teams eyeing a second spot that would take them to the knockout rounds in the world’s biggest carnival. The night was destined to end in tears, with two dreams shattered, and one dream
Rojo: "My goal? Messi told everyone that it was either life or death. It would've gone badly. We could've conceded but Leo was stubborn. He told me to run forward. Even Masche. He told everyone to attack no matter what. He truly read the game & risks. He's a leader.
After etching their stamp on history as the first African team to progress to the Round of 16 in the 1986 Mexico World Cup, Youssef En-Nesyri’s towering header past a stationery David De Gea to make it 2-1 was destined to be a highlight reel for the test of time