Mbappe restores justice to France’s (4) win of the World Cup over a better Croatia (2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wIbaZaoGuw&feature=onebox For the non-partisan football fan, the 2018 World Cup final will remain memorable for years to come just as was the 1958 final. As if scripted and directed by Stephen Spielberg this made for TV final was an Read More
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A Good Half Is Not Enough for England (1) against the better Croatia (2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzaY0SjO6mM&feature=onebox A classic header from a corner was not enough for England for more than a half. In the first half England appeared to be loose and motivated. Croatia, by contrast, appeared tight and could not find its stride which is Read More
Underwhelming France (1) needed one goal to silence (too) exuberant Belgium (0) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofYdHuhfvI&feature=onebox France patience and greater maturity won over a somewhat too exuberant Belgian team that did not play to its full capability. France won the tactical game or, better yet, Belgium lost it. Hazard was too eager to win the game all by Read More
The number 10 reason for success at the World Cup At this time the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 are set. France, Belgium, Croatia and England. In the earlier rounds some notable hopefuls if not favorites had to bow out. That include three of South American teams that were pegged to be contenders: Brazil, Read More
England (2) advances to the semi-finals with two heads over Sweden (0) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-onkRmvDs&feature=onebox The objective is to win and advance and England did just that so credit to England. Were they really that good? Not really. It’s more that the Swedes are not that good and were ill prepared for the English game. The English Read More