ALL POSTS TAGGED "Group stage"

UEFA Champions League group stage draw brings mega clashes

On Thursday, European hopefuls learned their fate for this season's top club competition in the Champions League group stage draw. With so many top teams competing, there are immediately headline matchups. Defending champion Manchester City looks to remain atop the mountain this season. However, there are several challengers looking to dethrone Pep Guardiola's side. The […]


/ 289 days ago

FIFA reconsiders 2026 World Cup group stage formatting

FIFA is once again considering changes to their World Cup tournaments. The world's governing body of the sport will expand the amount of participating teams to 48 ahead of the 2026 competition in North America. This could change how the group stage is played out. Reports surfaced earlier in the month that suggested that FIFA […]


/ 303 days ago

FIFA may end simultaneous World Cup group stage games

The 2022 World Cup has already been filled with drama and unpredictable moments throughout the group stage. After all, tournament contenders Belgium, Germany, and Uruguay have all been knocked out of the competition. Underdogs like South Korea, Japan, and Morocco have also thrillingly qualified for the knockout round. One of the most exciting aspects of […]

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/ 307 days ago

What each team needs to qualify for the World Cup knockout stage

Entering matchday three of the 2022 World Cup, there are endless group stage scenarios for teams to reach the coveted knockout stage. In fact, only two teams do not have any chance of reaching the last 16. Canada and Qatar are the only teams without a point after two games played. Qatar becomes the second […]

World Cup 2022

/ 349 days ago

World Cup group predictions for Qatar 2022

There are favorites to win the World Cup, and there are those that will struggle. For the latter, it is an accomplishment just to get to the tournament. This year, that applies to countries like Saudi Arabia, Tunisia or even the hosts, Qatar. However, these countries are in a position to cause havoc for the […]

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/ 466 days ago

The curse that comes with winning the FIFA World Cup

In the history of the World Cup since 1930, only eight powerhouse nations won the tournament. Five come from Europe, and the other three hail from South America. Furthermore, only two countries won consecutive World Cups. Italy won in 1934 then in 1938. Brazil matched that feat in 1958 then 1962. Therefore, six nations, as […]