Brazil v Belgium; France v Uruguay : Analysis and Predictions

# Brazil v Belgium – Kazan Belgium has not lost a competitive international match since manager Roberto Martinez took over in August 2016 and is eyeing its second World Cup semifinal berth. They have plenty of world class players who can make the difference in this match. They have scored the most goals in the […]

Luis Suarez worried by Edinson Cavani’s injury

Luis Suarez insists it would be a big loss for Uruguay if strike partner Edinson Cavani is unable to play against France in Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal. Cavani scored both goals in the 2-1 round of 16 win over Portugal but was forced off during the second half with a left shin injury and has not […]

Russia v Spain : Can La Roja silence 80000 Russian fans

Hosts Russia must rebound quickly for World Cup last 16 clash with Spain in Moscow, the 2010 champions who have slipped under the radar after a tumultuous start to the tournament. Russia will return to the Luzhniki Stadium, having played their opening match at the iconic venue, and will lean on fervent support to go […]

Edinson Cavani’s injury a big worry for Uruguay before facing France

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says he is “worried” after Edinson Cavani limped out of their 2-1 win against Portugal with a suspected hamstring injury. Cavani, 31, played the starring role and scored both goals as Uruguay booked a quarter-final appointment with France next Friday, but left the pitch with 16 minutes remaining. “We don’t have […]

James Rodriguez to miss England clash ?

Colombia’s star playmaker James Rodriguez missed training on Saturday and a scan showed that he had minor swelling of his right calf, three days before their round of 16 match against England at the Fifa World Cup. Rodriguez left the field in the 31st minute of Colombia’s 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday and is […]

France – Argentina : ‘The Combined XI’

France and Argentina will kick off the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup when they meet in the city of Kazan this weekend. Neither of the teams set the world alight during their group matches, but they certainly have some world-class players who could make the diffeence when it comes down to the big […]

France Vs Argentina : Preview and Prediction

The FIFA World Cup knockout stages start with a bang, as France and Argentina will lock horns in the first match of the Round of 16 stage at the Kazan Arena on Saturday. Didier Deschamps’ France, among the pre-tournament favourites, have looked sluggish despite easing through the group stage unbeaten. Antoine Griezmann has been unable to […]

FIFA World Cup 2018 : ‘The Group Stage XI’

 After an enthralling three rounds of fixtures in the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018, which saw defending champions Germany get knocked out, while the opening games were packed with goals, penalty saves and VAR drama. The round of 16 fixtures are already scheduled, with the first games starting on Saturday, but before fans […]

Joachim Low unsure on his future with Germany

Joachim Low is considering his future after Germany’s shock exit from the World Cup because of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea. Low signed a contract extension with Germany until 2022, but the manager refused to confirm that he would still coach the national side. “It is too early for me to […]

Serbia V Brazil : It’s Neymar vs Milinkovic-Savic in a Do or Die clash

Brazil and Serbia will lock horns in an all-important Group E clash and whichever team wins this one will progress to the knockout stages. Brazil are finding it difficult to play their usual free flowing football and their 1-1 draw against Switzerland in the opening match could come back to haunt them against a talented […]