Sweden Have Improved Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Retirement, Not Because of It

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After finishing last in their group at UEFA Euro 2016, Sweden shocked everyone by reaching the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some people say this success is correlated with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s retirement, claiming that his departure enabled Sweden to play as one unit. This analysis is quite problematic. Blaming Ibrahimovic for Sweden’s struggles […] READ MORE


England Equal Pay: Big Step for Women’s Game

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In 2018, the Men’s England team reached the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia. It was applauded as a fantastic achievement, and rightfully so. Gareth Southgate’s men looked more capable than ever of conquering the often unreachable feat of World Cup glory.  The players were seen as heroes upon their return and would have […] READ MORE


Luka Modric Wins the 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first Croatian ever to do so. It is the first time since 2007 that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi has won the award after Modric beat finalists Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to this year’s prize. Kylian Mbappe, who finished fourth in […] READ MORE


Premier League Set to Introduce VAR

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VAR may be in the Premier League next season. Clubs have voted in principle to implement the video reply aid for referees and the system would come into effect next season. The decision comes only a few days following Charlie Austins well-documented rant following a number of decisions that he felt went against Southampton in […] READ MORE


Write Harry Kane Off at Your Peril

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Harry Kane won the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup in Russia and he has been instrumental in Tottenham’s consistency under Mauricio Pochettino. Yet, he has looked tired and fatigued at times early in the new Premier League season. There have been calls for him to be rested so he can fully recover from […] READ MORE


France Fans Celebrate Nations League Win in Paris

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A packed Stade de France was celebrating well before the start of their UEFA Nations League match with the Netherlands. The France fans had come to see their World Cup winning heroes on home soil. As not many had travelled to Russia. They were going to enjoy themselves. And though Didier Deschamps men sometimes seem […] READ MORE



Tottenham Players’ World Cup Review

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The month-long buzz that coincides with the World Cup is beginning to die down. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final to win their second ever World Cup trophy. Most club teams around Europe are already beginning their preseason work. That means it’s time for the Tottenham player’s World Cup review. In terms of European […] READ MORE


Belgium v England – It’s Not Coming Home But The Future Is Bright

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England’s World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in the Third Place Playoff. Thomas Meunier opened the scoring in the fourth minute, converting Nacer Chadli’s cross, before Eden Hazard finished Kevin De Bruyne’s pass late on, following a series of good chances for England. But ultimately Belgium were in control from an early […] READ MORE