What have England fans been googling during the World Cup?

Google reveals all. Whilst England’s encouraging start to the World Cup has got many excited, especially with what looks like a comparatively favourable route in the knockout stages, most superstitious England fans would baulk at any sort of lofty optimism regarding their team’s World Cup. Thanks to Google Trends, however,

World Cup draw: Portugal in a Group full of symbolic meaning

The 2018 World Cup draw last Friday put Portugal in a group rich in historic and sporting symbolism. Looking at the first game, nuestros hermanos face each other in a match that promises to decide first and second place in Group B. In theory Spain are favourite, but can Portugal recreate Aljubarrota’s

Things to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Debutants

  Following 208 countries playing a record 871 matches during a qualifying campaign, a final 32 teams have earned their spot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Familiar names like Brazil and Germany will, unsurprisingly, headline the sides participating and be among the favourites to lift the trophy on

World Cup draw reaction: no clear “groups of death”

There are no clear-cut “groups of death” in this edition of the greatest show on Earth, and this is exactly the way FIFA wants it. For once, we can all congratulate FIFA for doing something positive for the game. (Too soon?) If there is any sort of consensus on the toughest