Schillaci: When The World Met Toto

They say the ‘brightest stars burn out the fastest’. In the case Salvatore ‘Toto’ Schillaci his star shone blindingly for four weeks in the summer of 1990. Host nation Italy began their World Cup campaign in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico against Austria. Salvatore Schillaci took his place on the substitutes bench. Ahead of him in the […]

State of the Nations: A look at how the major nations are shaping up prior to this summer’s FIFA World Cup

With the 2018  FIFA World Cup kicking off in just over two months, Oliver Miller casts his eye over the European and South American nations likely to have a say in Russia. The Favourites The current favourites to win the World Cup in Russia – and retain the trophy – are Germany. Coach Joachim Low […]

Tim Howard: An eventful journey to a record-breaking World Cup display

In July 2014, goalkeeper Tim Howard became a worldwide sensation overnight after more than ten years as one of America’s leading elite athletes. His record-breaking 15 saves for the United States in the World Cup against Belgium exhilarated a nation that had only recently announced itself on the world football stage after years of hibernation. […]

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