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Final #mytake from FIFA World Cup – The Finals ! France vs Croatia

The FIFA World Cup 2018 came to a glittery wet end in Moscow yesterday, where the rain did not even spare the dignitaries as well as the players. The battle was between organizationally superior team vs a team charged up with emotions. History was beckoning from both sides as France and Croatia locked horns on ...

FIFA World Cup 2018 FINALS ! Pre-match analysis

The climax is all set for Sunday as France takes on Croatia for the final war on the field. It will be a fight between the most balanced side of the tournament, France versus the slow, steady but effective performance of a “never-surrender” team of Croatia. However, as the war generals will say that a ...

FIFA World Cup Semifinals – England vs Croatia #mytake

The remaining finalists have been decided convincingly yesterday – France will meet Croatia on Sunday. And the loser’s finals will be played between England and Belgium on Saturday. Within the semifinals line up, the deserving two goes into the finals. Now coming back to the second semifinal match – it was the grounding of an ...

FIFA World Cup Semifinals: France Vs Belgium #mytake

The match that was labelled as “the finals before the finals” is now over. And undoubtedly, the better French team won against Belgium convincingly, even though the score card might read 1-0 only. They were much better in all aspects of the games – compact in defense, blocking and possessive in the midfield, quick and ...

FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: Brazil vs Belgium #mytake

With the exit of Brazil and Uruguay on the same day, the World Cup has now turned into an Euro Cup with all teams left in the fray are from Europe only. This is not any more a surprise because, irrespective of what the football managers and coaches say, all the Latin American countries have ...

FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: France vs Uruguay #mytake

Before the match, I had written a pre-match analysis of today’s match in sportskeeda site, the link of which I am sharing below. Pre-match review article With reference to that analysis, let me share my take of this quarterfinals match: As expected, Uruguay badly missed Cavani in the match. Without him, not only Uruguay lacked ...

FIFA World Cup: knockouts – Brazil Vs Mexico #mytake

Brazil Vs Mexico always promises an entertaining football with less focus on defenses and more on scoring goals. Definitely got the money’s worth in today’s match, though had expected an uniform number of attacks from both sides. It was expected that Mexico will display some pacy football with Javier Hernandez and Lozano spearheading the attacks. ...

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 ...