FIFA World Cup 2018 – Memorable Matches

Portugal 3 - 3 Spain Pre-match drama, an early penalty, two world class bangers, a howler, a late goal and of course, top-class football... This match had it all. Everyone pretty much expected a cagey, conservative affair given their first match. But how brilliantly they surprised us !! With all the background stuff that seemed [...]

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FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

Read Part I here... Ronaldo out.. Ronaldo in, 1998 Sixteen years on, the events of that Paris evening in 1998 remain shrouded in mystery and intrigue... The murky circumstances that led to Ronaldo first being omitted from the Brazil team sheet and then reinstated, has led to fascinating conspiracy theories related to Nike and FIFA, rumours of [...]

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

French implosion in South Africa, 2010 French coach, Raymond Domenech suffered the ultimate humiliation at the hands of his players as strikes, rows, resignations and recriminations left the French in disarray on one of the darkest days in the country’s football history. Domenech’s impotence was laid bare in extraordinary fashion after his players refused to train [...]