World Cup First Round: Who is Getting Out Of The Group Stage

Official Logo of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Soccer championship

by Tony Wyman Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka once said, “If God wanted us to play soccer, He wouldn’t have given us arms.”  Well, Mike, He gave us legs and starting on June 14th at 10AM eastern standard time, an estimated 3.2 billion people will watch the legs representing 32 nations play in the 21st FIFA World Cup, to be staged in Russia. The world’s biggest and most important sports event always generates as much excitement as it does anxiety as supporters live through the thrill of victory and the…

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger In Deal To Sign French Goalscorer Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette Lyon

by Tony Wyman Like Lucy Van Pelt (no relation to Scott that we know of) – promising Charlie Brown she won’t pull the football out from under him, Arsenal has teased Gunners supporters for years with the promise of assembling a front line of world class strikers. Every year, Gooners bite and every year Arsenal pulls the football away. Names like Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema and, most famously, Luis Suarez, have been linked with moves to Arsenal over the years.  But, instead of those top flight scorers, Arsenal signed second…

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Mbappe: Soccer is About to Get a New Superstar – Remember The Name

by Tony Wyman Mbappe Remember that name.  Practice saying it and keep it handy for those moments when you need to impress the football-loving redhead in your office with your knowledge of the beautiful game, what we Americans insist on calling “soccer.” Mbappe. Soon, you will see that name on the backs of jerseys worn by kids hip to the world’s sport.  It will take the place of Barcelona jerseys with Messi’s name or Ronaldo’s Real Madrid shirts, both relegated to the closet to hang forgotten next to old Manchester…

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