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World Cup 2018
Before a ball had even been kicked in Russia, England fans across the land were saying that football is coming home. In 99 percent of cases, this was done ironically. Yet with each victory, the optimism levels crept up to a point where most of the country genuinely felt we could finish the job. We got so very close and despite the agonizing manner of the semi-final defeat, this young England squad have done their nation proud.Patrick Hollis
What Would Winning the World Cup Really Mean for England?
What would winning the World Cup really mean for England? It's been 52 years since England last won a World Cup, but are we about to see another monumental moment in English history?
It Almost Came Home, But Should We Be Worried About What it Was Coming Home To?
The World Cup might be the most revealing political moment of 2018 so far. Whether you consider those engaging with the World Cup and celebrating in the streets just fans or football hooligans, the fact is the violent behaviour perpetrated by the masses in the past week speaks volumes about the current political climate at home.Ziggy Moth
Kylian Mbappé, a Future World Great
If you know anything about football, then you'll know that world class young talent like Kylian Mbappé are rare and need to be treasured. Having lit up the French league for the past 2 seasons, he's stepped out onto the world stage to prove just how good he really is.
2018/19 Fantasy Premier League Guide
The new Fantasy Premier League season is upon us, with that being said, we take a look at some goalkeeper options that may be a life savior for your team.Alex Sahin Davies
2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group H
The final group of the World Cup was a very competitive one, with each team having their own set of unique skills and traits that make them fierce competitors. Thus, Group H was one of the more entertaining groups to watch in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus!
In a move that could very well be the transfer of the summer, Juventus has snatched Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. After nine years, 16 trophies, and 451 goals, Ronaldo will go from wearing the crisp white of Madrid to the sterling black and white of Turin.Colin Chiakpo
2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group G
The most predictable group at this World Cup. The question that many asked: Who would finish first, Belgium or England? At the end of the group finale, it was Belgium. A Januzaj screamer was enough for the Belgians to beat the English 1-0, putting them at the top of Group G while England finished in second, though that may not have been bad for them. Tunisia finished in third and Panama, World Cup debutants, finished at the bottom.
Christian Pulisic: The Next-in-Line?
When you consider the footballers that have graced the US Men’s National Team in recent years, their star players have rarely stood out anywhere other than in the US. The likes of Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Freddy Adu, Jermain Jones, etc., graced European football, and whilst all of them were seen as the best the US has to offer, none of them set the world alight.Jack Dixon
2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group F
Without a doubt, this was the craziest and most dramatic group of this World Cup. The group was destined to be a good one prior to the initial kick off but football fans around the world who were given a lot more than they anticipated within Group F.
Best Soccer Cleats for Beginners
Finding the right pair of cleats is hard for any soccer player, whether it's Messi or a high schooler on the JV team. No matter your skill level, the league you're in, or the type of field you play on, you need the proper equipment in order to perform at your full potential. This list compiles the best entry- and mid-level cleats for those who are relatively new to the game of soccer.Joseph D. N. Kendrick
2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group E
Group E was a stubborn group. Brazil, like many predicted, finished top of the group. Switzerland finished in second place and Serbia in third, following Serbia’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the group finale. Costa Rica, 2014 dark horses and quarterfinalists, finished in last place and return home humiliated.