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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New Premier League Transfer Window Deadline Has Critics In Pro Soccer World Concerned

Fulham FC playing against Belarus and Alexander Hleb

by Tony Wyman After spending a record amount on transfers this season – £1.4 billion, up 23% from last year – teams in England’s Premier League voted fourteen to five, with one abstention, to shorten the transfer window next year by three weeks. Each season, professional soccer teams are able to buy and sell players during two periods, called “windows.” The first window opens before the season begins and ends on the last day in August for most leagues.  The second one opens on January 1 and ends on the…

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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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