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World Cup Team Of The Tournament

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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

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Group G

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By FootballMR Belgium Player – Leander Dendoncker    Position: Defensive Midfielder    Age: 23 Caps: 5 Goals: 0 Leander was selected in the Belgium squad ahead of much more experienced players such as Steven Defour and Radja Nainggolan.  He is the only player in the Belgian squad still playing in his home country where he

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Group F

By FootballMR Group F Germany Player – Marvin Plattenhardt    Position: Left-Back Age: 26 Caps: 6   Goals: 0 The Hertha Berlin defender is making his first appearance at a World Cup for Germany after having been part of their Confederations Cup-winning squad. Marvin has played for FC Nurnberg and Hertha in the Bundesliga where he has

The Scout’s Guide To The World Cup: Group E

By FootballMR Brazil Player – Fagner    Position: Right Back    Age: 29 Caps: 4 Goals: 0 Fagner Conserva Lemos was a late call up to the Brazil squad after an injury to Dani Alves. Fagner has played in Brazil, the Netherlands and Germany for clubs like PSV Eindhoven and Wolfsburg before returning to his first

World Cup Matches that Shook the World in the 21st Century

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The wait is almost over. Sports fans across the world are preparing themselves for the grandest sporting event in the world. The “beautiful game” takes center stage as countries from around the world attempt to become world beaters. In one month’s time, a country will become World Champions, and they

World Cup Left At Home XI.

After four long years, football fans are blessed with the most exhilarating and euphoric tournament  – The World Cup. Everything seems to be set with fixtures, team squads, and football fans all over the globe just counting down the days now for the tournament to kick off. This year, nearly

World Cup Group H Analysis

The heavyweights might have stolen the thunder from other teams, but nevertheless, these teams have their prospects and right to rejoice, outperform and break stereotypes. The teams in Group H are somewhat reliant on their superheroes. Each of these heroes have woven their own story and nothing less can be

The Scout’s Guide to the World Cup: Group B

We continue our Scout's guide as FootballMR takes a look at Group B Spain Player – Álvaro Odriozola    Position: Right-Back   Age: 22   Caps: 3   Goals: 1 Odriozola was selected for the Spain squad ahead of players such as Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto yet only making his debut in 2017 towards

The Scout’s Guide to the World Cup: Group A

This article first appeared on Football MR Here, Football MR takes a look at some of the lesser-known players, from the less attractive leagues, who’ve had careers off the beaten track of European club football or those who might play their first or only World Cup. Players who the world haven't

World Cup Group A analysis

Group A features some of football’s most intriguing storylines. A country increasingly isolated on a political front welcoming the world in its arms in the form of Russia features in it. They have a lot of incentive to do well, as do Uruguay. They play their football in a free-spirited,

World Cup Group C Analysis: France and Denmark Front Runners

By Anirudh Madhavan Group E is a well-balanced mix of teams, comprising of France, Denmark, Peru and Australia. It features diverse styles of football, from the off the cuff brilliance of France to the solid tactical Australian approach. While France will aim to win the tournament, the likes of Peru and

Will Lionel Messi fulfil his destiny in Russia?

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Words by Siddharth Nair Midway through the second half, Lucas Biglia played a cute through ball to Lionel Messi, as the best player in the world charged towards Manuel Neuer's goal in the 2014 World Cup final. The whole stadium took a huge intake of breath, as everyone expected Messi to beat

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