The six most gripping World Cup matches

Many argue that the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 will kill the tournament’s drama. Only time will tell if that will actually be the case, but if it is, we always have these six gripping World Cup matches to look back on that were full of shocking upsets, controversial calls, and…

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The unlikely journey of Jamaica to France 98

Kingston, 16 November 1997.  The National Stadium is heaving as 35,000 Jamaicans unite in bustling prayer. The opponents are Mexico and the prize is a place at the 1998 World Cup in France.  This moment has been a long time coming  Three qualifying rounds, 19 matches and 18 months poured into 90 minutes of suffocating weight.…

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Can England lift the 2018 World Cup?

England have hardly had a spectacular international football record in recent years. They were knocked out in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and suffered a disappointing loss against Iceland in Euro 2016. Do they have a chance of lifting the 2018 World Cup in Russia? The good news is England…

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The start of a new era for English football

It took 51 years, but finally, England have lifted the World Cup. Yes, at under-20 level, but that is still an incredible achievement with some of the young international talent out there. Who would bet against this talented group of youngsters to win further honours in the future? Thanks to a great team performance and some…

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