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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 […]

FIFA

/ 530 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 […]

FIFA

/ 544 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 […]

World Cup 2022

/ 548 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 […]

Milan, Benfica cap off Champions League group stage in style

By the time the last six matches of the Champions League group stage kicked off on Thursday, there was only one spot remaining in the knockout round. AC Milan faced RB Salzburg in what turned out to essentially be a one-game playoff. The winner of the match would advance to the next phase of the […]

World Cup 2022

/ 583 days ago

World Cup 2022 group stage schedule

The 2022 World Cup group stage schedule already has a number of fascinating matchups. Historic rivalries in both sport and politics exist. Also, there are matchups of giants in the modern era of soccer. For example, Belgium and Croatia both had successful runs back in 2018. The former won bronze for third place, while Croatia […]

World Cup 2022

/ 590 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 […]

PSG, City and Real cruise in opening Champions League games

The opening wave of the UEFA Champions League games wrapped up with star names across the board. With big clubs cruising and the best players thriving, the premier club competition delivered more action. However, not all of the popular clubs found matchday one to be a breeze. Some clubs already find an uphill climb in […]

How to watch the UEFA Champions League Draw

With anticipation building, fans want to know how to watch the UEFA Champions League draw in the United States. The draw features all 32 teams in the final competition. Wednesday's final qualifying games cemented the last of those teams entering the group stage. That group stage starts in just a couple of weeks, with the […]

World Cup

/ 707 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 […]

AS Roma

/ 4923 days ago

Roma And Inter Need Wins In Champions League

It's the final group stages matchday of the Champions League, and Roma and Inter Milan need to win their midweek matches. After such a poor display from Italian sides in the Europa League, the Serie A needs to hold its head high and have three teams go into the knockout stages of Europe's top competition. […]

General

/ 5109 days ago

Group F Preview – Paraguay

The World Cup is one week away, and if you are a soccer fan, it is hard not to be anxious for the tournament to begin.  In anticipation of the first Group F match on June 14 (Italy v. Paraguay) I will post of preview of the other three teams in Group F, to help […]