World Cup

World Cup
Simon Morgan - Apr 9, 2022

The 22nd edition of the World’s most famous and exciting football competition takes place in Qatar in just 226 days. The drama, controversy and passion all return on November 21 with 32 countries fighting to get their hands on football’s most prestigious honour, the World Cup. Five-time winners Brazil are currently the favourites, closely followed […]

UEFA qualifying
Sebastian Stiernspetz - Mar 23, 2022

The UEFA qualifying play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are approaching. It’s therefore somewhat feasible to make accurate predictions. This is the second of three articles that will predict what the final three European teams to clinch their spot in Qatar will be. After Russia’s ban due to their invasion of Ukraine, Path B […]

UEFA qualifying play-offs
Sebastian Stiernspetz - Mar 21, 2022

The UEFA qualifying play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are approaching. It’s therefore somewhat feasible to make accurate predictions. This is the first of three articles that will predict what the final three European teams to clinch their spot in Qatar will be. Path A consists of Austria, Scotland, Ukraine, and Wales. Only one […]

Christian Eriksen
Matthew Foley - Mar 15, 2022

Christian Eriksen returns to the Denmark squad for their upcoming international fixtures in March. Denmark face the Netherlands and Serbia in friendly matches as teams prepare themselves for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It will be the 30-year-old’s first time back in a Denmark shirt since he suffered a cardiac arrest against Finland during […]

Matthew Foley - Feb 27, 2022

The Poland national team will refuse to play Russia in the World Cup play-offs following their invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded neighbouring country Ukraine earlier this week following orders from President Vladimir Putin. The invasion has caused much controversy. Many labelling the infiltration as unprovoked and unnecessary. Poland Tell FIFA they will not play against […]

international football
Peter Fitzpatrick - Feb 7, 2022

Another month, another desperate attempt to push through FIFA’s biennial World Cup money-spinning scheme, as international football created problems once more. The latest instalment saw FIFA president and puppet master Gianni Infantino claim it was more about protecting “the future of football” and less about having their showpiece event dominate every second summer. How Do […]

Alexandre Villaplane
Varun Nair - Feb 7, 2022

Over the years, football has seen several ‘bad boys’ in its illustrious history, but none compared to that of former French captain Alexandre Villaplane. Arguably the most controversial player of all time, Villaplane was at the peak of his stardom when he captained Les Blues to their first-ever World Cup in 1930. Men wanted to […]

Eliott Brennan - Dec 21, 2021

FIFA has once again stood firm on its plans to reform how often the World Cup is played. At a meeting of its 211 members, where they discussed the future of football, delegates were told of the striking benefit of introducing a biennial World Cup. FIFA Stands Firm on Biennial World Cup Reform Revenue Jump […]

England Women’s all-time top scorer
Declan Wiseman, Editor - Nov 30, 2021

Ellen White scored a hat-trick to become England Women’s All-Time Top Scorer as the Lionesses obliterated Latvia 20-0. England bombarded the away side with 63 shots, 30 on target and with 20 of those beating the stricken goalkeeper. Ellen White Becomes England Women’s All-Time Top Scorer White Has 47 England Goals A record-breaking scoreline was […]

World Cup
David Coates - Nov 26, 2021

Scotland and Wales could meet each other for a place in the World Cup finals in Qatar next November if both countries win their play-off semi-finals. The Scots were drawn against Ukraine in the playoff semi-finals at Hampden Park. Meanwhile, Wales face a home tie against Austria. If both countries win their semi-finals they could […]

World Cup
Eliott Brennan - Nov 26, 2021

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has continued a war of words against those opposing a biennial World Cup. The former UEFA general secretary placed a jab at his former organisation, and the South American federation, by stating they are ‘afraid’ of relinquishing power despite the need for reform. FIFA President Says Biennial World Cup Opposers Are […]

Maradona's Hand Of God

In this part of ‘Football’s Biggest Controversies’, we look at Diego Maradona’s hand of god goal. The build-up, the game and the aftermath.

Eliott Brennan - Nov 8, 2021

Josh Cavallo, men’s football’s only known top-flight gay footballer, has said he is ‘scared’ to compete at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for Australia. Fans, governing bodies, leagues, clubs, managers, former and current players all supported Cavallo when he emotionally spoke about his sexuality in a video published last month. Josh Cavallo ‘scared’ to […]

Eliott Brennan - Nov 4, 2021

Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha is not considering retirement from international football, according to the Daily Mail. Ivory Coast manager Patrice Beaumelle claimed the 28-year-old rejected the latest call-up due to homesickness and to spend time reflecting on his international career. However, this assertion might be a misinterpretation of the situation. It is alleged Zaha […]

Gianni Infantino
Eliott Brennan - Oct 16, 2021

Earlier this week, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was making more noise. This time it was not focused on the biennial World Cup. Instead, he announced his latest dream: Isreal co-hosting the World Cup with their Arab neighbours, including Palestine. Such an event would be poignant. Is it realistic? Far from it. What the statement shows […]

Estadi Nacional
Jamie Breakspear-Holt - Oct 8, 2021

A fire has broken out in Andorra’s Estadi Nacional just a day before England’s World Cup qualifying match with the country. The fire may cause disruption to the fixture as it was situated near the media gantry, possibly leading to broadcasting problems tomorrow evening. The blaze started while builders were erecting the gantry, with sparks […]

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Aaron Evans - Apr 9, 2022

As per Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham Hotspur are yet to begin talks for highly-rated summer free-agent Paulo Dybala with no negotiations currently ongoing. Spurs boss Antonio Conte is set on meeting the Tottenham board soon to discuss plans. Juventus forward Dybala is set to depart The Old Lady at the end of the season as a free agent […]

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Simon Morgan - Apr 9, 2022

The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga is continuing as the Frenchman has reached an agreement with both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Speaking to Kora Plus, Mbappe’s mother said: “We have an agreement with both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian will now decide.” She also stated the two offers were almost identical.  A PSG stay […]

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