FIFA World Cup – knockouts: Croatia Vs Denmark #mytake

Two European nations playing similar style of football locked horns for a place in the quarter finals of a world cup. Quality wise Croatia was better if you do a player by player analysis. However, as they say, football is played on the field and not on paper. So the night turned out to be ...

FIFA World Cup – Knockouts: Russia vs Spain #mytake

Another fancied nation bit the dust in this world cup while playing a much lesser footballing nation. While the match was tactically brilliant, it probably was not good to see as a football viewer. Quality wise, player to player, Spain is much ahead of Russia, but still they could not score the winning goal due ...

FIFA world cup: Knockouts: Portugal Vs Uruguay #mytake

This was a match between equals. Both teams normally play direct and physical football, both normally follow the classic 4-4-2 formation, both have decent compact defense, good midfield and excellent striking power. However, on paper, I will keep Uruguay slightly in the front because they have two classic strikers in Cavani and Suarez. However, Portugal ...

FIFA world cup – Knockouts: France Vs Argentina #mytake

What a match. While the much better team won the thrilling match 4-3, it's a sad farewell to one of the great players of the beautiful game, Leo Messi. Unfortunately, he could not live up to the level of the greatest ever footballer, Diego Maradona. Now my 5 point take of the match: From the ...

FIFA world cup 2018: France Vs Argentina – pre match assessment

The knockout rounds are just hours away as the race towards champions of the world restarts after a day of rest. And what a match to start with - one of the tournament favourites France Vs an all time favourite Argentina. It's the promise of a young, vibrant French Vs the class of an underperforming ...

2018 FIFA World Cup – Group Stage matches #mytake

28th June: Brazil Vs Serbia #mytake #FIFA #WorldCup Watched partial match and #mytake is based on the first 60 minutes 1. As the tournament is progressing, Brazil improving as a team. While defending, having 5 men minimum and another defensive screen of 2 on top of their last line of defense. While attacking, they are ...

Why German’s rule the FIFA world cup in last few years ?

There is no doubt that Germany simply dominates world football in recent times when it comes to their national team competing in major tournaments. And when I am referring the term of "recent times", I am referring to a period of around 10-12 years. The records speak of themselves when it comes to German national ...

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Who is providing maximum number of players in the 2018 World Cup?

It is just less than 7 days left for the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The international friendly practice matches are almost done as the last testing zones of the strategies to be adopted in the world cup. The final 23 number squads have been finalised and published to all early this week. ...

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FIFA World Cup : who’s the greatest amongst all ?

To millions of people across the world, the FIFA World Cup is perhaps rated as one of the greatest shows on earth. It has its own quota of romanticism, it has its own ups and downs and yet, the one month-long festival of the "joga bonito" seems to be eagerly awaited by the football crazy ...

UEFA Champions League – searching for the trends

With the curtains down on the 2017-2018 season of UEFA Champions League and the eager wait for the FIFA World Cup 2018, there is a brief lull period where people will catch up their breath and prepare for long nights. So, I thought it will be good to try and find some trends of UEFA ...