Category Archives: World Cup 2018

Four mouth watering World Cup matches to look forward to
By H Bold |

The wait continues for Scotland to qualify for its first World Cup of the new millennium, but there is a certain freedom that comes with having a world class tournament to enjoy that doesn’t feature your home team. The key to it is the word “enjoy.” We all remember France 98, but in all honesty, [Read more]

World Cup Throwback – France 98: When the Scots took centre stage!
By J Bleasdale |

TWO long decades have passed since Scotland’s last appearance at any major tournament, and the pain at missing out doesn’t ease any. Five European Championships and five World Cups have passed us by as campaign after campaign ebbed away into failure. Instead of getting ready to face the World’s best, we’ve become the warm up [Read more]

World Cup Throwback – the shocks!
By J Bleasdale |

EVERY World Cup produces a shock result here and there, often propelling an unlikely side pushing to the latter stages of the tournament. From Cameroon’s defeat of Argentina at Italia ’90 to Costa Rica humbling Uruguay and Italy en route to the 2014 Quarter Finals, the World Cup has seen so called minnows emerge from [Read more]

World Cup Throwback: The Iconic Players
By J Bleasdale |

THREE weeks today, the 21st World Cup gets underway when Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow. With the eyes of the World watching over five weeks of competition, it’s the chance for the best players to take centre stage and showcase their talents to show everyone why they are the best at their trade. [Read more]

World Cup Throwback: Italia ‘90
By J Bleasdale |

EVERYONE remembers their first World Cup. What got them excited about it, the memorabilia they collected and, most importantly, what teams and players caught the eye during the course of the tournament. My first World Cup was Italia ’90! Technically, two World Cups had passed by since I was born nine years earlier. However, I [Read more]

Ibrahimovic Will Go To the World Cup: But Won’t Step Onto the Pitch
By C Adey |

Rumours of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to the game were previously squelched by Swedish manager Janne Andersson. The centre forward of Los Angeles Galaxy was expected to come out off retirement just for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but we’ve learned that he will not be stepping onto the pitch. It was after Sweden’s romping over [Read more]

How Will England Line Up For The 2018 World Cup?
By SSimpson |

English fans may have developed a hearty degree of cynicism after their humiliating performances at Euro 2016, but there’s cause for at least vague optimism for the impending World Cup campaign. Gareth Southgate has slowly but surely dragged England into the modern tactical age, using a variety of formations and players during a straightforward qualification. [Read more]