Lotta goals in the desert

Argentina enjoys a well-deserved celebration.Photo: Getty Images Sometimes those who cover the game have to fistfuck a narrative into fitting. And then sometimes Lionel Messi does that. Argentina 3 – 0 Croatia Geez, maybe we should have let Brazil go through after all. Croatia are such a weird study. In the end, they’ve won one … Read more

World Cup 2022 Diary: Day 21

Harry Kane missed penalty, Olivier Giroud didn’t. France moves on. Image: Getty Images First things first: As the sport of soccer mourns, take a moment to remember Grant Wahl, a journalist of the highest order. France 2 – 1 England Doesn’t feel right to split either of the games today into “Game of the day” … Read more

“Bringing out the best in players around him” – Ex-Manchester United defender hails Arsenal star for first-half display against Tottenham 

Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham has praised Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus for his first-half performance against Tottenham Hotspur. The north London derby is level at 1-1 at the break, as Thomas Partey’s opener for the hosts was canceled from the penalty spot by Harry Kane. Higginbotham, now a pundit, has spoken highly of Jesus … Read more

Don’t worry USMNT fans, England have been even more ass

England manager Gareth Southgate tries to figure out what the the hell to do with his team against Italy.Image: Getty Images As we discussed yesterday, the first half of the last batch of friendlies for the USMNT could really not have gone worse or been more discouraging. Against the B-team version of Japan, a squad … Read more

Who has the most assists in Europe in 2021/22?

The battle to be crowned European Assists King for the 2021/22 season has reached its conclusion and there is a familiar face and a new rival at the top of the leaderboard. Thomas Müller has been the man to beat over recent years, impressively being named the continent’s top creative player for the previous two … Read more

European Golden Shoe 2021/22 standings

The 2021/22 European Golden Shoe race is over after a season in which the continent’s most prolific goalscorers were all vying to win one of football’s most prestigious individual awards. Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski saw off the challenge of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to finish at the top of the European Golden Shoe rankings … Read more