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…

FIFA World Cup 2018™: Belgium’s 3-4-2-1

Belgium are one of three teams in Group G who will set up with three at the back, but Roberto Martinez’s side will not otherwise play like Panama, their first opponents, or Gareth Southgate’s England. The three man defence has been arrived at largely to compensate for a lack of quality full backs, which is…

Mo Salah quizzed by Liverpool women U9s | Fortnite dance moves, FIFA 20 ratings and Scouse

45 defending? That’s shocking! SCOUSE ACCENT: All right, lad? Hello! Mo Salah. You are not shy? No, I’m not shy. Heyyyy. Boom! So you’re both from Liverpool? BOTH: No. I’m from Liverpool, Erin’s from Manchester. You’re from Manchester? Yeah. – Which team do you support? – United. – Which do you support? – Everton! What…

FIFA World Cup 2018™: How Iceland Overachieved

The word “historic” gets thrown around in football like confetti. But there can be little doubt that Iceland’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was exactly that. The Icelandic national team’s 2-0 victory versus Kosovo in the Laugardalsvöllur [LAY-GER-DAL-SVOL-IER] in Reykjavik last October saw them reach their first World Cup finals. But,…

Top Five Teams to Rebuild in FIFA 20 Career Mode

With the fifa 20 release upcoming on the horizon comes a fresh set of challenges for career mode players. Last year we looked at a different range of situations in which you could choose a team that would best suit that challenge. In this video, I want to share with you five teams that I…

FIFA World Cup 2018™ Best Moments

Russia 2018: it’s been an extraordinary World Cup. Drama, upsets, controversy, and some sublime football. Here are our favourite moments of perhaps the most exciting World Cup ever. Panama’s first ever World Cup goal (vs England) Felipe Baloy. Thirty-seven years old, 13 clubs. Winning his 98th cap and with three goals to his name in…

FIFA World Cup 2018™ Final Preview: France vs Croatia

France will take on Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. It is France’s third final in history, after they took the crown on home soil in 1998 and finished second in 2006, losing to Italy on penalties. Croatia were semi-finalists in 1998, finishing third after beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the third place…