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featurefootball14 days ago

Roberto Mancini’s Italian renaissance has created a scary, era-forging Azzurri side

‘Our team has played brilliantly so far, and since Roberto Mancini has taken over the reins as manager I’ve felt a peculiar energy that’s difficult to explain,’ Beppe Bergomi, part of Italy’s 1982 World Cup winning squad, said.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball14 days ago

Demon slaying England have come of age at Euro 2020 but it needs to come home or else it might never

‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.’ Andy Dufresne said that in the quotable Shawshank Redemption and England have most certainly been hoping and waiting. 55 years of pain, of ignominy, of hurt, of hope and they’ve finally reached the promised land’s gates.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

England need to ignore history in order to satisfy their urges for world domination

England have always been a weird side. Grace Roberton’s England retrospective explains it so much better but the basics of it all is that they’ve been good when they were supposed to be bad, bad when they were supposed to be good and average with their very best, to a certain extent.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: Scotland and the end of 22-years of gloom

Tis is Scotland’s first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup and their first Euros since 1996 and you get the feeling, they’d want the 2020 Euros to go a lot better than those two. Yet, with Steve Clarke proving to be a tactical master and a squadron of left-backs, here is why they will suck.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 months ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: England and the hopes of a gazillion

Is it coming home? Absolutely nobody knows because this is the England national team and you don’t make predictions about the England national team if you care for your life at all. Although, that being said, here is why they suck and will probably finish last in Group D. Yes, behind Scotland.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest individual performances of the decade ft. Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi

The end of what might just be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of individual skill it has been. From Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lifting their sides to glory to Dusan Tadic, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s flashes of brilliance to Kylian Mbappe paving the way for teenagers.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest International Footballing moments of the decade ft. Spain and Klose

The end of what many have taken to calling football’s golden decade is nearly upon us and what a decade of international football it has been. Spain won a World Cup, Chile and Germany stopped Lionel Messi from hitting Maradona-esque heights, Iceland beat England, and France broke Croatia’s hearts.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

2020 Euro Qualifiers | England needs a few tweaks to become better than you think

The English, maybe because they invented football, have always been a stone’s throw from relevance when it comes to international football. Yet when it comes to them, England have never really done well enough to evolve from relevance to dominance, but that might just change under Gareth Southgate.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 years ago

Top five Goalbaaz at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Even though England were knocked out of the World Cup in the semi-finals, Harry Kane ended up taking the golden boot trophy “back home” with him. While it was the Englishman who won the coveted award, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe took France to World Cup glory for a second time in history.
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featurefootball3 years ago

FIFA World Cup 2018 | How teams can advance to the knockout stages

Apart from the obvious qualification criteria of the two teams topping a group, FIFA has also put up as many as seven different parameters, which would help them decide who qualifies in case the points are the same. We look at how all the eligible teams can make it to the knockouts of the World Cup.
Subhayan Dutta