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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

Mbappé Finds the Net As Les Bleus Get Across The Line

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In what seems to be something of a recurring theme this World Cup, the underdog gave a really good account of themselves against one of the favourites. Peru were the latest side to join the 'nearly' men as they came within reach of toppling France but instead bowed out of

Costa Goal Gives La Roja All Three Points

A scrappy Diego Costa strike in the 54th minute saw Spain edge past a dogged Iranian side as eventual 1-0 winners in their Group B tie in Kazan that puts them in a pole position alongside Portugal to progress to the knockout stages with four points from two matches. Fernando Hierro’s

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

Egyptian Dreams Shatter as Russia Qualify for Round of 16.

A million dreams died an agonizing death as Russia comfortably beat Egypt 3-1 last night, effectively ending the latter’s World Cup campaign and their talismanic striker’s debut competition, who could not inspire Egypt to the comeback we were all secretly hoping for. Set under the chilly night skies of the country’s

Misfortune and Mistakes Cost Poland as Senegal Take 3 Points

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There are some games where almost all the chances you create find the back of the net, and in some of the games, none of the chances you create do. It was the latter for Poland, as they came close to scoring on several occasions, but lacked the killer edge,

Japan Seal Sweet Revenge As Colombia Falter

Japan shocked Colombia with a 2-1 victory in an exciting match to kick off Group H. Pre-match expectations were high as the two teams locked horns in a rematch of the group stage match from 2014, where Colombia won 4-1. Both teams were significantly different from 2014, with both countries fielding

Sweden Open Their Campaign With 1-0 Win Over Korea

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When it was announced that the VAR system would be used at the World Cup, there were several raised eyebrows. The system has come under little scrutiny and has had opinions of approval and dissent. A lot of questions questioning the credibility of the system was to be cleared up

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano stars as Mexico Stun Germany

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Maybe, just maybe it was written in the stars. One could sense it when the Mexican team belted out their national anthem with a thunderous echo from the stadium in accompaniment. And as the 35-minute minute mark struck, Hirving Lozano skipped inside Mats Hummels to finish with aplomb and spark

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

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