Football

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP : Game Preview : Portugal Vs Spain

OVERVIEW: What a difference a day makes. On Monday, Spain were among the World Cup favourites. On Tuesday, their coach had agreed to join Real Madrid. By Wednesday, Julen Lopetegui had been sacked and their campaign was in disarray before a ball had even been kicked. Despite reports suggesting players were against his sacking, and Lopetegui’s 20-game unbeaten record, …

Russia romp to 5-0 win as Denis Cheryshev double routs Saudi Arabia.

Russia followed up a low-key opening ceremony by winning the first match of the 2018 World Cup 5-0 against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Dimitry Cherchesov’s side have given themselves an excellent chance of qualifying from Group A, thanks to goals from Yuri Gazinskiy, Denis Cheryshev with two, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin. The …

Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new Head Coach.

Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs “a different voice”. As recently as Monday, Spain’s top selling sports newspaper Marca ran a story which claimed that Mauricio Pochettino was still Real Madrid’s preferred option for the vacant managerial position, with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and …