Aaron Mateer

STORIES BY Aaron Mateer


/ 1 day ago

Questions remain for Gareth Southgate’s England

After pulling Iran apart in the opener, England fell way below the high bar they’ve set for themselves at this World Cup. A dogged performance from the US Men's National Team (USMNT) frustrated the attacking riches of England. England a shadow of the first game For most of the game, England were very pedestrian. There […]


/ 2 days ago

Portugal cut it close with win over Ghana

After Brazil overcame a resilient Serbia today, all teams have played their World Cup openers. There have been routs and surprises. Coming into the Portugal game today the question was whether we would see them live up to expectations, or whether Ghana would stage a relative upset. The first half of the game was pretty […]


/ 5 days ago

England cautiously optimistic after win over Iran in World Cup

England are up and running at the World Cup after a thumping of Iran, 6-2. This is the second consecutive tournament when England scored six goals in a group stage game. Four years ago, the Three Lions hit six past Panama in the second of three group stage games. That year, England went on to […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 10 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo sideshow threatens Portugal at World Cup

The Portugal national team have an added distraction in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo haranguing Manchester United in his interview with Piers Morgan. Cristiano has not done Portugal boss Fernando Santos any favors. No doubt the pre-game press conferences focus on the controversy brought to the training camp by Cristiano’s actions. During the games against […]


/ 16 days ago

Portugal's World Cup squad unveiled

Portugal have unveiled their World Cup squad for Qatar 2022. Head coach Fernando Santos named the 26-man roster, but can this group of players nicknamed "The Chosen Ones" finally win Portugal’s first World Cup? Experience wins out Three players were named in the Portugal squad with over 100 appearances each for the Seleção (Cristiano Ronaldo, […]


/ 17 days ago

How big of a loss is Reece James for England

The message posted on Reece James’ Twitter account started with one word: “Devastated.” It was confirmed today that James would play no part in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which begins in just 11 days. James had been terrorizing opponents on the right wing for Chelsea until injuring his knee against AC Milan in […]


/ 19 days ago

Gareth Southgate’s World Cup headaches

The curtain drop this month on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The opening ceremonies begin on Nov. 20 in Al Khor, before hosts Qatar take on Ecuador. England is one of the favorites going into the tournament. Only Brazil, Argentina, and current holders France have better odds of winning the tournament. As Qatar makes […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 22 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo not a guaranteed starter at World Cup

With the World Cup in Qatar around the corner, the speculation on squads will reach fever pitch. Everyone has an opinion on who should be given a place in Qatar. Furthermore, there are countless permutations on potential lineups within a given squad. The official deadline for coaches to submit the 26-man squads is Nov. 13. […]