Netherlands beat Japan with 90th minute penalty


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Holland made it to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time thanks to pretty harsh VAR assisted 88th minute penalty call that went against Japan. Holland had gone ahead in the 17th minute but Yui Hasegawa evened things up for Japan just before the interval. The Japanese team showed of plenty of skill in […]

USA get past Spain and into the quarter finals


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USA beat Spain 2 – 1 , both goals coming off penalties and are through to the quarter finals. There they will face a French team that will not let them past easily. It will be the sternest test of their mettle. The Spanish team gave them a bit of a scare and it the […]

France on course for another World Cup title


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France eliminated Brazil in the quarter finals of the Women’s World Cup to move to the semis where they will have to face either USA or Spain. Brazil did their best but the French team had a greater number of younger players and youth and more energy had the final say against age and experience […]

Little Onion comes good for Brazil


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Everton is not just the name of a club in the EPL. Everton is also the name of a relatively unknown winger who plays for Gremia. And he has suddenly found the limelight thanks to some pretty brilliant peformances for Brazil in the last couple of games. He was named “man of the match” in […]

Argentina avoid the ignominy of elimination


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A 2- 0 win over Qatar,in which Messi did not score,was enough to ensure that Argentina avoided the ignominy of being eliminated and have instead safely made it to the next round of the Copa America. Messi is still unable to shake off the lethargy that grips him when he has to play in his […]

Egypt kick off AFCON 2019 with win


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Salah and Co started their AFCON 2019 campaign with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.There was plenty of controversy leading up to the tournament.The Zimbabwean team threatened to go on strike over unpaid wages.The Cameroon team refused to board their plane to Egypt for similar reasons. The heat is extreme so each game will have 2 […]

USA sweep Sweden aside to top group


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USA chalked up its third win on the trot by beating Sweden 2-0.They are into the knock outs where they will take on tiki taka when they play Spain. And they have also avenged that bitter loss to Sweden at the Rio Olympics in the process. Highlights..

VAR comes to Uruguay’s rescue


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Vistors Japan gave ” Tournament favourites” Uruguay a bit of a fright.They took the lead twice in the game and Uruguay had to come from behind twice to level the scores at 1-1. The first equaliser required a bit of help from the dread VAR too. Highlights ..

Argentina Women’s team come back from being three goals down


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While Messi and Co are huffing and puffing and putting up a pretty hopeless perfomance at the Copa America the Argentina Team at the Women’s World Cup pulled off a spectacular 3 goal recovery against Scotland. They came back from being 3 goals down to draw the game 3-3. VAR was involved in the end […]

Argentina are hanging in there


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Things are not going according to plan for Messi and Co in the Copa America.They clawed their way back from elimination by scraping a come from behind 1-1 draw against Paraguay.The good news is that Messi scored. But thats about all. Argentina have to beat Qatar in their next game if they are to go […]

USA beat Chile 3- 0


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USA chalked up their second victory of the tournament beating Chile 3 – 0, Their goal tally currently stands at an impressive 16 goals for and none against.Poor old Thailand on the other hand have goal tally of – 17 at the moment.USA are top of their table and into the next round. Highlights

Qatar fight back to draw with Paraguay


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What is Qatar doing in the Copa America ? It’s because the South American football federation (Conmebol) only has ten members.So two teams are invited to create a workable tournament structure. Japan and Qatar are the invitees this time. And Qatar fought their way back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in […]

Uruguay breeze past Ecuador


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Ecuador is one of only two South American sides never to win the tournament.The other one is Venezuela. And they don’t like they are going to win this time either. Suarez and company made short work of Ecuador beating them 4- 0 in their opening game of the tournament. Highlights ..

Colombia beat Argentina in opening game


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Messi’s national team jinx made its presence felt again.Colombia,who had not beaten Argentina in the last 12 years,did so quite convincingly in the opening game. A 2 – 0 win left Messi still searching for the magic that deserts him every time he plays for his country. Highlights.

Brazil get off to bright start in the Copa America


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The Copa America is usually played the year after the World Cup and this time its being hosted by Brazil.They got off to a brilliant start,beating Bolivia 3 – 0 in their opening game. Argentina lost both the 2015 and 2016 finals on penalties to Chile. So is 2019 going to be the year when […]

Australia pull off brilliant comeback win over Brazil


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Australia surprised everyone and themselves by coming back from being two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2. This remarkeable feat has been achieved only once before in the Women’s World Cup -Sweden in 1995 against Germany — came back from two goals down to win the game. There was another remarkeable stat in the game […]

Women’s World Cup update – kind of


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The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Paris about 7 days ago. Defending champs USA will be trying for a record creating fourth title.Germany,with two wins will in their turn be trying to equal the US record. They beat Spain 1- 0 in their second game having beaten China by a similar margin […]

Ronaldo adds another feather to his cap


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Ronaldo added another feather to his already many feathered cap when Portugal claimed the UEFA Nation’s League Cup. He is also likely to win the award for the best goal of the tournament. The Ballon dOr is also glimmering in the distance once again Highlights

England crash out of Nations League


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The roar of the three lions won’t be heard in the finals of the Nations League against Portugal.England brexited against Holland ,losing the semi final 3 -1 ( the highlight of the game being two injury time howlers that England gifted to the Dutch team)

Ronaldo scores hat trick for Portugal


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One area where Ronaldo has been consistently better than Messi is in when it comes to playing for their respective countries.He scored a hat trick against Switzerland in the Nations League semi final game.The match was marred by a wierd VAR call by the ref.But it was business as usual for CRon Highlights