Premier League fixtures: Man City kick off against Arsenal

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery will kick off his Premier League career with a nice gentle opener against champions Manchester City on a mouthwatering opening weekend of the 2018/19 season.

Wolves mark their return to the top flight with a home game against Everton, while the other teams returning to the Premier League, Cardiff and Fulham, begin their campaigns against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace respectively. Continue reading Premier League fixtures: Man City kick off against Arsenal

Vardy compares England to shock Premier League winners Leicester City

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Jamie Vardy (L) jokes with Kieran Trippier in England training

Jamie Vardy thinks England’s World Cup squad have a similar spirit to that of Leicester City’s shock Premier League champions of 2015-16.

Gareth Southgate’s side head into their opening match in Volgograd on Monday in good form, having gone 10 matches without defeat since a 3-2 friendly loss to France last June. Continue reading Vardy compares England to shock Premier League winners Leicester City

World Cup 2018: 5 bold predictions

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How far will Messi go in the World Cup?

After a long four year gap, the lovers of the beautiful game finally get to see 32 top teams compete for one of the most prestigious trophies in football. Flights carrying the different teams taking part in this year’s World Cup have already landed in Russia and it is just a matter of time for the festival to kick-off.

There are several teams that have been labeled as the favorites to take home the trophy, but it in the end only one will take home the cup. Throughout the tournament, there are going to be a lot of surprises, upsets and what not. In other words, the FIFA World Cup is unpredictable and to foretell what is going to happen is almost impossible. Continue reading World Cup 2018: 5 bold predictions

2018 World Cup: Top 3 dark horses to win the Golden Boot 

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Team Brazil arrives in Russia with captain Neymar in good spirits

With the opening game of the World Cup, just a couple of days away, the intensity for the tournament is beginning to build around the world, as fans gear up for a month of football extravaganza.

All the 23-man squads of the nations participating at the World Cup have been announced and the tournament is ready to get underway. There are some interesting group stage battles to look forward to and a number of individual duals as well. Continue reading 2018 World Cup: Top 3 dark horses to win the Golden Boot 

Unbeaten and goal-hungry – have Spain made a mistake sacking Lopetegui?

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Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked by Spain the day before the World Cup

Spain caused what could be the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, a full 24 hours before the tournament even gets underway.

Head coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked, two days before their opening match against Portugal and just three weeks after signing a new contract until 2020. Continue reading Unbeaten and goal-hungry – have Spain made a mistake sacking Lopetegui?

4 defenders Chelsea should target

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The Blues clearly need defensive reinforcements.

Offence wins you games and defence wins you titles”. it is a common saying in football and it is very much true. A solid defence is a trademark for any club which has won trophies, even if the club plays attacking football.

For a club like Chelsea who have a winning mentality and winning means everything to the club regardless of the style of play or the manager. Having a strong defence has been very common for Chelsea in recent seasons. Continue reading 4 defenders Chelsea should target