Japan goes on, Germany and Belgium go home

Japan is through to the knockout stage after winning a group that included Spain and Germany. No, that’s not a typo.Image: Getty Images Japan, Germany, Belgium all accomplished the absurd […]

Priceless and peerless, Germany teenager Jamal Musiala now has the label of being “the next Lionel Messi”.

Jamal Musiala joined Bayern Munich in 2019, aged 16 Fifa World CupHost nation: Qatar Dates: 20 November-18 December Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC […]

Daily World Cup recap: Germany, Spain, Argentina, Japan

Spain celebrates a goal.Photo: Getty Images There may have been more exciting games or more dramatic endings in this tournament, but there hasn’t been one with more intrigue combined with […]

Belgium laboured to victory in their opening World Cup game as they were pushed all the way by an outstanding effort from Canada.

Alphonso Davies saw his penalty saved by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the first half Canada dominated large portions of this Group F game but were wasteful in front of […]

World Cup Daily Diary Day 4

Japan’s Ritsu Doan celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar,Image: […]

Sporting events becoming different kind of guilty pleasure

Image: Getty Images While this World Cup is unlike any other due to the start time and Middle East location, there is a recent world competition that comes to mind. […]

Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Ugh. Go away!Image: Getty Images Let’s get the main reason out of the way. No one outside of Portugal wants to see giant pain in the ass, huffing his own […]

Canada, Croatia, Morocco, and Belgium

Romelu Lukaku (left) and Roberto MartinezPhoto: Getty Images “BELGIUM’S LAST CHANCE!” You’ve heard or seen this already. They are Europe’s big waste of the last decade. There has been no […]

Raphael Varane pulls up injured against Chelsea

Varane (center) is helped up by his teammates.Photo: Getty Images Crowbarring a World Cup into the middle of the club season in winter was always a dumb idea, probably equal […]