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Kylian Mbappé Inspires France To a Memorable Win Against The Argentinians

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

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Round 2 Review

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FootballMR takes a look at how our players from our Scout Guide performed in round of the group stage matches Group A Russia 3-1 Egypt Russia – Mario Fernandes Like the first game, Mario Fernandes brought a great attacking threat down the right again with Semedov. He got the assist for Russia’s second as

Colombia Punish Sorry Poland as Rodriguez Shines

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Match Report by Anas Ali Colombia sealed their first victory of this year’s FIFA World Cup with a comprehensive performance against Poland. In what turned out to be one of the most one-sided contests, Los Cafeteros dominated the entire game to come out as convincing 3:0 winners. Radamel Falcao scored his first goal

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Round 1 Review

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FootballMR reviews the performances of all the players on our Scout Watchlist. Who started, who didn't, who shined and who failed. Read on to find out. Group A Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia Russia – Mario Fernandes Started at Right-Back in a Russian back four. Got forward and combined with Semedov to create chances which

The Best Goals Scored in the 2018 World Cup so far

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is off to a breathtaking start. We have witnessed Volleys, half-volleys, free-kicks, screamers, penalties own goals, VAR and some scintillating displays by teams. Fans from all around the world have been treated to a spectacle thus far and we hope that the entertainment continues. Here

Second Half Modrić Penalty Helps Croatia overcome Nigeria

Group D favourites Croatia kicked off their World Cup 2018 campaign in delightful fashion as they registered a compelling 2:0 victory against Nigeria. A first-half own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave Hrvatska a lead but Luka Modrić's second-half penalty made sure that the European giants secure all three points against

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

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

By FootballMR Argentina Player – Maximiliano Meza    Position: Central Midfield Age: 26    Caps: 2 Goals: 0 Maximiliano Meza plays in his country of birth for Independiente in the Argentine Primera Division, having previously played for Gimnasia. In 2017, Meza won the Copa Sudamericana, scoring in the first leg of the finals vs Flamengo.

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 2018: Players to watch

The following players have been out of the limelight by playing for slightly lesser known teams as compared to Europe's elite and may become ready for a big money move after a successful World Cup campaign. We've profiled the top five players who we think could have a career-defining World Cup. Emil

Scout’s Guide To The World Cup: Group C

By FootballMR Group C Australia Player – Daniel Arzani   Position: Winger/Attacking Midfield   Age: 19   Caps: 2   Goals: 1 Iranian born Australian, Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at World Cup 2018 and is coming off the back of an excellent season with Melbourne City in the Australian A-League. Arzani was named A-League Young Footballer

Who will be the talisman for France this time around?

It was supposed to be France’s time, as the rampant host nation were overwhelming favourites to lift the 2016 Euros in their backyard. The team was steadily building its confidence and were gathering momentum before their high octane clash against the reigning world champions, Germany in the semi-finals. It was the final before the

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

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

Huddersfield Town’s survival Story

The Beautiful Game – A reoccurring exclusive where fans talk about their fondest/most unforgettable memories relating to football. Today guest EADF writer Sivan John recollects Huddersfield Town's fantastic Premier League survival story and the plethora of emotions Huddersfield Town fans like himself felt over the season. "10th of May 2018 will

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

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: The Future is Bright

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~Versatile, confident and oozing coolness~ The Taylor Takeover profiles young Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark season for Arsenal. His successful integration into the first team has been a preview of the level of talent Arsenal have coming through their

World Cup Group E Analysis- Brazil and Serbia Favorites.

Group E of the 2018 World Cup comprises of Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Costa Rica. On paper, this is one of the more trickier groups to predict. While Brazil are obvious favourites to go through as leaders and might even go all the way in the tournament, it is quite

World Cup Group G Analysis – A Group of Two Halves

There are two sides to the coin that is Group G. You have England and Belgium, who know all about the occasion, and are striving to match the considerable potential of their talent. Then there’s the novices, Tunisia and Panama. 2018 will be a new chapter in both countries' footballing

Profiling a Modern Manager- Julian Nagelsmann

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“Football is 30% tactics and 70% social competence.” Born on the 23rd of July 1987, Julian Nagelsmann had a dream that every football fan once had in their lifetime; playing football at the highest level. Nagelsmann had represented 1860 Munich and Augsburg at the youth level, playing in the centre

United reach agreement to sign Fred

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. (Feature Image via Manchester United Site) More details to follow - Fred vs Roma Compilation via Breaking the Line https://twitter.com/BTLComps/status/1004012300834082816 Fred will become United's 18th South American player to date, coming into

Group B analysis: Battle of the Iberian cousins  

Group B consists of an exciting cocktail of power, pluck, passion, and experience. While Spain is an outright favourite to win the World Cup, the group consists of the ever-formidable Portugal, a well rounded Moroccan squad, and a spunky Iranian side. All the games in this group shall be a

World Cup Group F analysis: Germany and Mexico favourites

A first exclusive by Anirudh Madhavan Germany Germany, a country famed for coldly efficient and effective people, fast cars and faster footballers. Die Mannschaft approach the World Cup as they usually do, a strong favorite. A country whose youth systems develop players of pace, powerful physique, soft touch, and skill, remains in

Colombia and Football: A Matter of Life and Death?

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." The famous quote from Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager of the 60s and 70s. Of course, Shankly was speaking with his

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