World Cup ICYMI: GW2 – England vs. Panama, Japan vs. Senegal, Poland vs. Colombia

Group G may have been pretty much decided — barring the final fixture’s leader-making abilities — but it’s still very much all on the line in Group H. In short England’s 6-1 demolition against a pretty fragile Panama was enough to write their name in the record books, achieving the country’s biggest win in the…

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This is Japan

The road to Russia Japan travelled the road to their sixth straight World Cup under head coach Vahid Halilhodžić, who arrived in February 2015 to replace Javier Aguirre following the team’s Asian Cup exit. His side scored 27 goals and conceded none in a first group consisting of Syria, Singapore, Afghanistan, and Cambodia before navigating…

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This is Senegal

The road to Russia This will be Senegal’s second appearance at the World Cup after their heroics in Korea/Japan some 16 years ago. They progressed all the way to the last eight in that tournament, becoming only the second African nation to do so. Their passage to Russia was impressive. They finished top of a…

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This is Colombia

In José Pékerman, Colombia have a tactically smart manager. In James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, Colombia have incredible talent. In Wílmar Barrios, Jefferson Lerma, and Davinson Sánchez, Colombia have promising youth. With previous inconsistent qualification campaigns forgotten, and with the side firmly back on the footballing radar, Colombia can repeat their feats from the last World…

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This is Poland

The road to Russia Poland dominated their way to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In their qualification group, they squared off with Armenia, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, and Romania. To be fair, it was one of the easier groups in Europe. As a result of that, Poland, under the tutelage of 60-year-old Adam Nawałka, cruised to…

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