France and Brazil: Two International Football Giants but Who Can Go Further in Russia 2018?

With the 2018 World Cup countdown well and truly underway, there are several nations with their eyes on the famous trophy, perhaps none more so than two sides who have given so much to the beautiful game on the international stage throughout the decades: France and Brazil. The daunting list of potential opponents for both […]

Denmark Complete Race To Russia With Dublin Demolition Job

Age Hareide’s Denmark pulled off arguably the shock of Europe’s 2018 World Cup Qualification campaign in the final game of it at The Aviva Stadium last night, by trouncing The Republic of Ireland 1-5 to Qualify for next summer’s Tournament. They did so in some fashion as Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen netted an incredible hat-trick […]

Republic of Ireland head to the playoffs after a 1–0 victory against Wales

When Wales and the Republic of Ireland were drawn together in Group D on that July evening at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Saint Petersburg there was anticipation aplenty. Days later, when the schedule of fixtures was released, it was confirmed that they would face each other on the final matchday. Just imagine if it all […]

Land of Snow and Glory: Behind the Stereotypes and Half-Truths of Russian Football

It seems quite some time since a World Cup was hosted by a country without serious question marks hanging over their suitability. Brazil’s stadia have for the most part become hideously over-sized white elephants, not to mention the hysteria over fears of crime and mass protests at public spending in the run-up to 2014. South […]

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