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World Cup 2018: England’s struggle against the media over the years and why it must end now

England have disgraced the nation time and time again.
England has disgraced the nation time and time again.

Over the years, it has been agonising and downright depressing to be a supporter of the England national team. Every major tournament would follow the same doomed pattern. After a period of hype and excitement, England ends up disappointing at the big stage. There could be many factors which have contributed to the consistent failure of the English. They are, more often than not, a victim of their own hype. It is no secret that the English media is no friend to the players, but how much do they really affect the team? The country is really hungry for international success, for football to come home if you will. Continue reading World Cup 2018: England’s struggle against the media over the years and why it must end now

De Gea has to bounce back from Ronaldo shocker – Bosnich

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Spain goalkeeper David de Gea

Spain’s David de Gea must bounce back from his mistake against Portugal, according to former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.

De Gea was at fault for Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal during Friday’s thrilling 3-3 draw between the Group B rivals, allowing a relatively tame left-footed effort to squirm from his grasp and into the net. Continue reading De Gea has to bounce back from Ronaldo shocker – Bosnich

Gerrard can become a strong manager – Arena

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New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has the right characteristics to become a “strong manager”, according to his former LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.

Gerrard ended his playing career in 2016 following an 18-month stint with the Galaxy, having left Liverpool after 17 years in a tenure that included two FA Cup wins, UEFA Cup glory and the Champions League title. Continue reading Gerrard can become a strong manager – Arena

World Cup 2018: 3 Things that went Wrong for Egypt against Russia

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Mohamed Salah’s team is facing an early exit after their defeat to Russia

The Russian hosts continue to mesmerize their home fans, as a convincing 3-1 victory over Egypt has all but secured a spot in the knockout stage of the tournament. In a closely fought contest, it took an own goal from Egyptian captain Ahmed Fahty in the 47th minute to release the shackles from the relentless Russian attack.

Denis Cheryshev added to the Russian lead in the 59th minute, scoring his third goal of the competition, after a fantastic assist from right-back Mario Fernandes. The hosts went on to take an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the 62nd minute, courtesy of a clinical finish from their striker Artem Dzyuba. Continue reading World Cup 2018: 3 Things that went Wrong for Egypt against Russia

World Cup 2018: 10-year-old boy creates history by becoming the first match ball carrier from India

Rishi Tej and Nathania John with Sunil Chhetri (Image Credits - IANS)
Rishi Tej and Nathania John with Sunil Chhetri (Image Credits – IANS)

What’s the story?

Two young Indian kids, namely Rishi Tej and Nathania John got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. 

In case you didn’t know…

The World Cup is a very special occasion, and even those – for whom football is an alien sport – try and involve themselves in the game during this time. Fan following for other countries has been phenomenal in India, and it can be credited to the massive viewership of the English Premier League and La Liga.  Continue reading World Cup 2018: 10-year-old boy creates history by becoming the first match ball carrier from India

Reports: Jose Mourinho interested in signing former player

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Jose Mourinho will look to get his man this time around

What’s the story?

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho likes certain types of players – players that fit into his system and those that would run through brick walls for him and the team. It seems that he may have found that perfect player in Chelsea’s Willian, who he is reported to be interested in signing.

As per The Daily Mail, Mourinho will launch a £60 million bid to sign the Brazil star, who seems to be unhappy under Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Continue reading Reports: Jose Mourinho interested in signing former player