Russia Review: Day Twenty-four

The third place play-off – the one game nobody wants to be involved in going into the final week of a World Cup. But unfortunately, for two teams after the midweek semi-finals, the match-up became a stark reality. Twenty-two players having to dust themselves down, and go again for one final hurrah, despite the disappointment […]

Russia Review: Day Twenty-two

And then there were three. As we reach the final week of Russia 2018 and this captivating, compelling and delightful tournament nears its conclusion, Day Twenty-two saw the number of contenders reduced even further on another night of high drama and absorbing action. But with Croatia and England set to battle it out for a […]

Russia Review: Day Twenty-one

“If not you, who? If not now, when?” Russian supporters unveiled banners that read these famous words ahead of their World Cup quarter-final date with Croatia on Day 21, with their side going in search of a first semi-final appearance since 1966 – when they were then known as the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, the time […]