Endless drama was the key. There were very few of the dull games that can dog the group stages.
Croatia’s Dejan Lovren was criticised before the match but says his performance against England showed he should be respected.
Nigeria have the youngest squad on average at this World Cup, but the biggest concern heading into a crunch game with Iceland is that age-old problems remain.
To be fair, it seems unlikely that Egypt, who have also lost both matches so far, will be progressing either.
We already know one person who will emerge as a winner: Vladimir Putin.
Former Bafana Bafana player MacBeth Sibaya says that racism back home in South Africa is worse than anything he experienced playing in Russia. Sibaya, who has now retired from playing, spent seven […]
Gernot Rohr has instilled team spirit and discipline, leading to a much stronger togetherness than in previous World Cups.
Tunisia’s World Cup football team has apparently found an ingenious way to fight fatigue as they fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The tackle which forced Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to leave the pitch 30 minutes into the Champions League final last week has featured as a question in a law exam, it’s been reported.