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The Top One-off Unexpected Stars at World Cups

There have always been unexpected stars who thrived in one World Cup but vanished in the following one. The World Cup is truly a amazing...
After Messi, Who Will Provide the Spark for Argentina?

World Cup final 5 key takeaways – Lionel Messi makes history

Lionel Messi participated in the sport's biggest game - the World Cup final between Argentina and France - on Sunday 18th December. After Argentina's...
Bayern Munich's Nagelsmann is one of the best under 40 coaches at domestic level, but what about internationally? What have under 40 managers done at World Cups past?

The Best Managers Under 40 in World Cup History

Only a few managers under 40 who gained success for their team throughout World Cup history. For many, being a football manager is not always...
Messi Can Become All-Time Record Assist Maker At World Cup 22

World Cup Quarterfinal Power Rankings

We have reached the last eight in this year’s FIFA World Cup. There have been 56 matches so far producing drama aplenty from all...
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The End of the Road for Belgium’s Golden Generation

No trophies to show for Belgium's 'Golden Generation' despite all the talent at its disposal 2014: First real chance Belgium qualified for the 2014 World Cup...
Brazil impressed in their opening game against Serbia in the World Cup, justifiably backing up their favourites role for the trophy.

World Cup Group Stage: Five Key Takeaways

All three rounds of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage have been completed. Here are five conclusions to take away from the group...
Do or Die For Lionel Messi at World Cup 2022

World Cup Power Rankings Ahead of the Knockout Round

The group stage is complete at the FIFA World Cup. Half of the teams that started this year’s tournament in Qatar have been eliminated....
Luis Figo was one of Portugal's finest players, having played in the World Cup on two occasions. While he seldom scored on the world stage, he was very adept at setting up his teammates.

The Greatest Assist Providers in World Cup History

Players who excel at providing assists in World Cup matches but not scoring A number of well-known players became the master of assisting without scoring...
Japan has been a mainstay at FIFA World Cups over the last seven editions, with their defeat over Germany last week being a huge result for the AFC side.

Memorable World Cup Upsets by Asian Teams

World Cup upsets were all over the news in the first week of Qatar 2022 with Asian teams acting as the principal protagonists. Asian teams...
Portgual starting to look more convincing at the FIFA World Cup as they are through to the next round with a game to spare

World Cup Power Rankings After Round 2 

The second round of fixtures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup is complete. Three teams have progressed to the next round one game early...

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