Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United | Salah and Mane strikes beat Blades | Highlights

That’s for Robertson, flag stays down, Salah’s there! And Salah scores. It’s an absolute gift for Mohamed Salah. Henderson loves teeing it up from here. And that’s towards Salah! Stunning stop by Henderson. That’s lovely from Liverpool again, moving from one end of the field to the other. Wijnaldum! Whisker away. That’s on towards Mane,…

Athletic Club’s Basque-Only Player Policy Explained

Bilbao, the capital of Spain’s Basque Country, has a deeply idiosyncratic culture – from their separatist sentiment to their unique language Euskera. It is a part of Spain, yet completely unique. Unsurprisingly, this bleeds into their football as well. As a beacon for the Basque people, Athletic Bilbao have come to fly the region’s flag…

FIFA World Cup 2018™: Croatia’s Luka Modric & Ivan Rakitic

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are two of the world’s finest creative midfielders. With a sublime range of passing, dynamic running with the ball at feet, especially by Modric, and the ability to score from anywhere, these two are central to Croatia’s chances of progressing in the World Cup in Russia. It has not all…

FIFA World Cup 2018™: Story of Qualification Part 3

Finally Europe, where two teams were controversially making their debut. After years of legal battles, mainly opposed by the Spanish, Gibraltar was finally granted membership of FIFA. And there was late changes to the groups after UEFA and FIFA controversially recognised Kosovo too. Two decades ago the tiny nation fought a war of independence against…

FIFA World Cup 2018™: ‘Group A’ Tactical Preview

Group A Egypt Egypt qualified from CAF’s five group final qualification stage, topping their group and only losing at home to Uganda. Egypt were Africa’s first ever qualifiers for a World Cup, back in 1934 in Italy, but they did not qualify for the competition again until 1990, again hosted in Italy. Mohamed Salah, the…