featurefootball6 months ago

Qatar 2022 has absolutely wrecked football’s schedule to an extent that might change football

For most, the 2021/22 season ended the moment that Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy. That’s for most and given that the most happen to be even the most bandwagon football fan, that’s not saying much although that is the large crux of the football-watching population.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year 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 year ago

An ode to Euro 2020’s Group of Death; Thank you for finally making our dreams come true

Let’s be honest, the last year has been crap. Sure, we haven’t had to endure a world war that devastated a world, a civil war that could potentially destroy a country or even a dictatorship like one the world has never seen before. But this is the modern world and thus we’ve had a modern issue.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: Germany and Joachim Low’s Last Dance

The entire Euros has been built around the premise that it is Joachim Low’s final chance at redemption and a chance to establish his legacy. But then again, given the fact that Low has gotten very little right in years, here is why Germany sucks and why he will play party pooper at his own party.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Germany have their Joachim Low blinders on and it’s high time they change that

Exactly ten days to the date that Spain beat Germany 6-0, DW Sport tweeted about the German national side. Now, the Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster and their ‘multimedia content in 30 languages reaches 249 million weekly users’. Their quote for the tweet?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 years ago

2010's World Team of the Decade: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer make the cut

It’s been a decade dominated by two men but with three World Cups, a gazillion Champions Leagues, even more league titles and over a million players, it’s been fun. That doesn’t make anybody’s job easy when it comes to picking a team of the decade because both Messi and Ronaldo have to be there.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 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
featurefootball3 years ago

The Dutch New-Wave – Hype or something to fear?

Johan Cruyff once said football is a game you play with your head and that perfectly defines Dutch football. Tactically wonderful and aesthetic football played by players far better than many would expect, but can this golden generation do the one thing the others couldn’t and dominate the world?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball4 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
featurefootball6 years ago

Tactical Analysis | How Italy nearly pulled off a miracle against the mighty Germans

The curse is broken and the streak is over! Germany have finally defeated Italy in a competitive match, albeit via penalties, to book their place in the semis of the Euro.
Amlan Majumdar