World Cup QF Day 1 Review

The World Cup is staying in Europe! Uruguay 0 vs. 2 France France dominated possession but had the teams had equal chances in what was a close Quarter Final. France started the livelier of the two teams but Uruguay grew into the game which provided some great attacking football from both sides. France got the lead in the 40th minute after Varane rose highest to head the … Continue reading World Cup QF Day 1 Review

World Cup QF Day 2 Preview

These games will be close! Sweden vs. England Sweden won thanks to a deflected goal while England did what they have never done and won a penalty shootout. Out of the two teams England showed more promise in their performance and there is a feeling that this teams is unlike England teams of old. Sweden are physical and will use that to try to impose themselves on … Continue reading World Cup QF Day 2 Preview

World Cup QF Day 1 Preview

Europe or South America? Uruguay vs. France Uruguay beat Portugal with relative ease even as the scoreline was 2-1. They have only conceded one goal this whole tournament and after a first game in which they struggled to win Cavani and Suarez have got into their groove. France beat Argentina in a thrilling game which had ups and downs for the French national team. The game was … Continue reading World Cup QF Day 1 Preview

World Cup R16 Day 4 Review

England win on penalties! Sweden 1 vs. 0 Switzerland In what was a lacklustre knockout tie Sweden won by a goal to nil thanks to a deflected shot by Emil Forsberg in the 66th minute. The game was fairly even although Switzerland had more shots and the majority of the possession throughout. Sweden did well to hold on to their lead and make it to the Quarter-Finals … Continue reading World Cup R16 Day 4 Review

World Cup R16 Day 3 Review

Expected results in unexpected ways.  Brazil 2 vs. 0 Mexico The first 20 minutes were dominated by Mexico who were dominating possession and creating several chances. Brazil endured the pressure and began to grow into the game but the first half went goalless. Brazil came out for the second half to win and Willian was a major factor in how they played during the half. A Willian … Continue reading World Cup R16 Day 3 Review

World Cup R16 Day 2 Review

Penalties!! Spain 1 (3) vs. (4) 1 Russia An Ignashevich own goal gave the Spanish the lead in the 12th minute but a Piqué hand ball gifted the Russians a penalty which Dzyuba converted in the 41st minute to restore parity. The game played out as most Spanish team games as Spain dominated possession and chances but failed to put the ball into the back of the … Continue reading World Cup R16 Day 2 Review

World Cup R16 Day 4 Preview

A day of tough games. Sweden vs. Switzerland Sweden lost only one game in their group which came against Germany in the final minutes. Switzerland managed to squeeze into the Round of 16 with a couple of draws and a win their group stage. Sweden have impressed with their physicality and resilience in defence while also managing to score a couple of goals on the way. Switzerland … Continue reading World Cup R16 Day 4 Preview