All posts by Josh Alston

Uruguay star Luis Suarez

FIFA World Cup preview: Uruguay

Uruguay has won the FIFA World Cup twice before and is well positioned to press for a third title. The South Americans were lucky enough to score hosts Russia in their group. So progression should be a mere formality. Uruguay should top this group and have a real chance to go deep into the knockout stages. Portugal or […]

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England star Harry Kane

FIFA World Cup preview: England

For a country that boasts the biggest league in the world, England has had its fair share of global football disgrace. The Poms thought things couldn’t get much worse when their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign lasted just eight days. That’s right, England couldn’t even progress out of their group. You would think that would steel England, […]

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Croatia captain Luka Modric

FIFA World Cup preview: Croatia

Croatia represents a very strong nation lumped into a very tricky FIFA World Cup group. This is a country that finished third at the 1998 World Cup. But arguably Croatia has a better roster on paper this time around. Drawing Lionel Messi’s Argentina was messy. This was compounded by also drawing tricky African customers Nigeria and Iceland […]

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Cricket fans with sandpaper

Australia returns to cricket for first time since #sandpapergate

It has been 69 days since the ban hammer of Cricket Australia fell on disgraced trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Now, for the first time since #sandpapergate, Australia returns to the cricket pitch in a five ODI series against England. Proposed Test series’ against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have been scrapped since the offending yellow […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal

FIFA World Cup preview: Portugal

This is likely to be the last time we see Cristiano Ronaldo line up for Portugal at a FIFA World Cup. So we can expect plenty from the reigning European champs to earn the nation’s first ever World Cup title. Despite being a football hotspot that has produced the likes of Ronaldo, Portugal has only reached the […]

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Colombia star James Rodriguez

FIFA World Cup preview: Colombia

Colombia had its best-ever World Cup finish in 2014 with a quarterfinal appearance. This squad will be looking to build on that and go even deeper. They have a strong roster, with a nice blend of talent from 2014 and new blood. There is a great coach at the helm in Jose Pekerman and real hope […]

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