This summer’s World Cup is just days away and to get set for the most highly anticipated football tournament on the planet, I’ve previewed each group to assess who will make it to the knockout stages.
We are days away from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Days away from the tournament that will pit the 32 best teams in the world on one stage competing for soccer hegemony. The stars have aligned and will be on the pitch for competition in the forms of Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo. The trio of superstars look to provide a spectacle for all to see carrying their respective national team’s flag in hopes of capturing the most coveted prize as the world’s best. In lieu of that pursuit, the politics of sport have taken hold of this prestigious tournament. The setting and the timing of the event look to make this years’ competition one of the most politicized sporting events in decades. Russia as the host city in conjunction with the United States involvement in the bidding for the 2026 World Cup have made this years’ tournament particularly interesting.
Soccer is the biggest sport in the world. Soccer is international. Soccer is played in almost every country of the world. 4 billion fans watch professional soccer. Soccer is so captivating and attention grabbing. The world cup is the biggest stage for the biggest football stars. There are many reasons to watch this huge tournament.
It’s approaching fast, the start of the 21st Football World Cup. June 14th, 2018 all eyes will be on the kick off as hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. The final will take place in the same stadium on July 15. That’s a whole calendar month of world-class football, the largest FIFA World Cup EVER, with 32 teams taking part.
The World Cup is one of the most celebrated sports around the world, and will be watched very closely by many fans from many different countries. As beautiful as it is to just sit back and observe the beautiful game, every fan and team has one goal, for their country to win the World Cup. So here is a list of the teams most likely to win the World Cup, and the stars that will do it for them in Russia 2018.
What if England won the World Cup? Speaking hypothetically, imagine the scenes of jubilation from London to Newcastle, Liverpool to Norwich. Club rivalries would be put to one side to celebrate an achievement like no other. Whether you're rich or poor, white or black, it wouldn't matter, you'd be celebrating the biggest sporting achievement since Rocky defeated Drago. It'll be a feel good way to end the summer. First we had a Royal Wedding, then we'll have the World Cup trophy, and every member of the team will be knighted; arise Sir Raheem Sterling.
Our current leaders walk through the new stadium. In my opinion, on our first home game, Harry must be leading us out of that tunnel.
Sooo... how to begin. Back in 1986, in the living room of our small apartment in Hollywood, Florida I witnessed on my old 19" color TV, (you know the ones with the big "tube" like screen) a short man running through the whole English defense with a soccer ball glued to his feet at a breakneck speed in what was to become the most amazing soccer moment for me, for a long time.
From Messi and Ronaldo, Eusebio and Marco van Basten, these ten players who never won the World Cup have made their mark on soccer history without having a single World Cup victory under their belt.
The top ten most memorable women's World Cup moments that will have any soccer fan excited for next year's tournament. From comebacks to simple solo celebrations, these teams are sure to leave their mark on women's soccer forever.
Surprising comebacks within any sport are exciting. Though there might not be as much action compared to football, rugby, or wrestling, soccer matches can be equally as unpredictable. And that's why these circumstances have made their mark on soccer history.