world cup

Everything you need to know about the cutthroat road to the FIFA World Cup; predictions, soccer statistics and World Cup history.

  • Peter Mawson
    Published 2 years ago
    This Wasn’t the Tournament England Deserved, But It Was the One that It Needed

    This Wasn’t the Tournament England Deserved, But It Was the One that It Needed

    So it’s happened again, England have once more not returned with the world cup held aloft. All that money you spent on the shirts and flags gone to waste and we resort to the beer and chocolate to comfort ourselves. The pubs and sports shops have made their profits for the summer and we can now all go back to our normal lives. But this time we can have a few pints with a small smile on our faces.
  • Peter Ellis
    Published 2 years ago
    It's More Than Just a Game

    It's More Than Just a Game

    Last night, England went out of the 2018 World Cup after a semi-final defeat to Croatia. A game of two very different halves before extra time, England possibly could've wrapped the game up and been two or three nil up in 30 minutes. There could've even been a Croatian red card. Sadly, it wasn't to be.
  • K T
    Published 2 years ago
    Why It's More Than 'Just a Game'

    Why It's More Than 'Just a Game'

    At roughly 21:37 on 11 July 2018, the hearts of a nation simultaneously broke. But while football might not be coming home, "it" definitely has.
  • Patrick Hollis
    Published 2 years ago
    World Cup 2018

    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.
  • Harry Marsh
    Published 2 years ago
    What Would Winning the World Cup Really Mean for England?

    What Would Winning the World Cup Really Mean for England?

    What would winning the World Cup really mean for England?
  • Katie Pevreall
    Published 2 years ago
    It Almost Came Home, But Should We Be Worried About What it Was Coming Home To?

    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.
  • Harry Marsh
    Published 2 years ago
    Kylian Mbappé, a Future World Great

    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.
  • Alberto Huichapa
    Published 2 years ago
    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group H

    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.
  • Alberto Huichapa
    Published 2 years ago
    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group G

    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group G

    The most predictable group at this World Cup.
  • Alberto Huichapa
    Published 2 years ago
    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group F

    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.
  • Alberto Huichapa
    Published 2 years ago
    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group E

    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group E

    Group E was a stubborn group.
  • Alberto Huichapa
    Published 2 years ago
    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group C

    2018 World Cup Group Stage Rundown: Group C

    Group C gave us the first memorable use of Video Assistant Referee, or VAR.