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Deolu Akingbade

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Australia

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Lethargic Tunisia loses 1-0 to Australia

Tunisia was the slim favorite in their game with Australia, but neither played like it. Australia firmly seized the game in the first half, while all Tunisia could do was watch in terror. Australia's first major chance, in the 23rd minute, was a reflection of the Aussies' tenacity. Craig Goodwin swung a cross in from […]

Qatar

/ 1 day ago

Senegal beats Qatar 3-1, but not without some trouble

Senegal versus Qatar was a game of blunders. Sure, Senegal sent a couple of shots wide, and their keeper had to make a big save in the game's opening minutes. Qatar looked solid on defense and somewhat threatening on offense. But, that changed with the game's first serious mistake. Krepin Diatta sent a cross in […]

World Cup 2022

/ 1 day ago

Google World Cup minigame is the drug you need

A new Google minigame, nicknamed the Mini Cup by its creators, is taking World Cup fans by surprise. Although simple in nature, the mobile doodle attracts tens of millions of players a day. How can you play? The Mini Cup is only available on mobile devices. By going to Google Chrome or the Google App […]

Brazil

/ 2 days ago

Resurgent Brazil rolls past Serbia with 2-0 win

As Brazil handily dominated Serbia in front of a frenzied audience, fans can think of a lot of words to describe La Selecao. You can call them sensational, explosive; or even legendary. Yet the most accurate? Bees. The players, outfitted in their traditional bright yellow Nike jerseys, swarmed a responseless Serbian side that looked doomed […]

Cameroon

/ 2 days ago

Cameroon falls flat against Switzerland in 1-0 loss

The 48th minute of Cameroon's 2022 World Cup opener is a perfect example of the thin line between victory and defeat. The Switzerland team (minus goalscorer Breel Embolo because he was born in Cameroon) celebrate in front of a frenzied crowd, relieved that the close-fought game is finally going their way. Only a few yards […]

Croatia

/ 3 days ago

Morocco holds for draw against Croatia in World Cup

In the first half, things seemed at least somewhat even between Morocco and Croatia in their World Cup opener. Croatia threatened Morocco keeper Yassine Bounou from long range as usual. Luka Modric had to be tightly marked several yards away from the goal, and his midfield partner Ivan Perisic's outside-the-box screamer cleared the crossbar by […]

Mexico

/ 4 days ago

Mexico draw with Poland leaves Group C in limbo

In Robert Lewandowski's legendary 17-year-old career, he has taken 79 penalties. He's made 71 of them and only missed 8. Yet his 80th penalty was his most pivotal one yet. Facing a favored Mexico team tipped to make a deep run in the knockout round, Lewandowski knew that a goal would put Poland in the […]

Uncategorized

/ 4 days ago

Tunisia holds Denmark to first scoreless game at World Cup 2022

Andreas Cornelius lay on the ground in utter disbelief. The FC Copenhagen striker has a lot of experience with scoring; with his previous club, Trabzonspor, he scored 15 times in 37 appearances. So, as a deflected ball floated right in front of him, with no goalkeeper to beat, and only a shocked Tunisia defender to […]

Netherlands

/ 5 days ago

Senegal stumbles against Netherlands in World Cup Group A

Senegal has changed drastically since 2018. The team looks more powerful, more rigid, and more lethal than the 2018 team. That team four years ago only bowed out due to Fair Play Rules as a tiebreaker. The Lions of Teranga went 100 minutes with a team projected to forge a deep run into the knockout […]

Cameroon

/ 10 days ago

Cameroon faces biggest test in decades at the World Cup

Cameroon, like other African nations, had a challenging road just to get to the World Cup. Pitted against mighty foe Ivory Coast, Cameroon would surely have a tough time qualifying for the third time. It proved tough on the second matchday of the group stage. Ivory Coast knocked off Cameroon, 2-1. Yet, Cameroon rallied back. The […]

Club Brugge

/ 25 days ago

Club Brugge defines unpredictability of UEFA Champions League

When Leverkusen keeper Lukas Hradecky fumbled Abakar Sylla’s headed ball and clumsily guided it across the goal line, Brugge fans across the Jan Breydel Stadium went wild. It was Sylla’s first goal for the Belgian side, and Hradecky's mistake put Brugge up for its first Champions League win in nearly a year of waiting. Starting […]

2022/23 UEFA Champions League brings several 'Groups of Death'

The beginning of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League signals the return of Europe, and the World's premier club competition. Last year’s competition brought a slate of comebacks with dramatic finishes. Some clubs went on miracle runs, unseating the giants of the game. Individual players put out Herculean goal-scoring performances. This season, expect more of the […]
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France

/ 147 days ago

Kylian Mbappé can shock the world again at World Cup 2022

Kylian Mbappé, one of the world’s brightest talents, has a major test coming in the form of the 2022 World Cup. At league play, he dominates the French club scene and leads a stacked frontline against Europe's elite. Internationally, he is the catalyst for France's impressive recent results. However, mediocre performances in the Nations League […]