Category Archives: World Cup

VAR: the new referee in World Cup group matches

With the end of the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it is possible to make an initial summary of the utilisation of the video assistant referee (VAR) in Russia. Although the new technology allows the correction of some errors, it also brought some new controversies. In this article, the most important uses of the VAR during the first two weeks of the competition are highlighted and we suggest how the competition would have progressed without VAR. (more…)
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World Cup presents opportunity for Ballon d’Or 2018

The World Cup is the biggest stage of all and the perfect opportunity for the top players on the planet to show what they can do. There is no other football tournament like it and fans from around the globe are watching on as the two biggest stars of the game go head-to-head for their countries. (more…)
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Who will win the 2018 football World Cup?

It’s the 21st edition of the Football World Cup and everything started with Russia vs Saudi Arabia match. The question on everyone’s lips is who is going to lift the trophy at the end of these three weeks of intense football that made the entire planet stop in its tracks. With a total number of 32 teams at the start of the competition, it can be difficult to establish a clear favorite. You definitely have more chances gambling in an…
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Which teams will Italy fans be supporting at Russia 2018?

The words “world” and “cup” are ones that most Italian football supporters have been staunchly avoiding since the disastrous play off defeat to Sweden last November. But time is a healer, and six months later, the tears have been dried, the recriminations made and it would be ridiculous to suppose that a nation that so loves its football will not be turning its eyes to Russia in the weeks to come. (more…)
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Four-some: The eleven men heading to their fourth World Cup in 2018

The World Cup offers the planet’s best footballing talent the ultimate stage to showcase their talents. It’s a stage that some of the best of all time – Best, Di Stefano and Weah, for example – never managed to grace, so every player on the plane will want to cherish every last minute of their experience in Russia. However, there are some players for whom a World Cup is nothing new. There are 11 men heading to the tournament in…
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England must overcome avoid travel woes at World Cup in Russia

England’s hopes of success at this summer’s World Cup could be derailed by a huge amount of travelling during the opening stage of the tournament. A group containing Belgium, Tunisia and Panama should hold no fears for the Three Lions, but the 6,542km they will cover during the first round could prove to be their undoing. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, just five of the 13 teams that travelled further than the average distance in the group stage…
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4 teams who could cause a shock at this summer’s World Cup

The 2018 World Cup in Russia is just around the corner and the 32 nations taking part are busy putting the finishing touches to their preparations. The likes of Brazil and Germany are favourites to lift the trophy, but major tournaments invariably have a habit of throwing up a surprise or two along the way and this one is likely to be no different. Read on as we take a look at four teams who could cause a shock at…
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