Colombia vs England (Round of 16)

England had all but the match sewn up courtesy of an ill-timed impromptu wrestling match between Harry Kane andย Carlos Sanchez and the resulting penalty converted easily by a man who had scored 40+ goals last year. A few seconds to go in the last match of the Round of 16 andย then Yerry Mina, sailing high…

Spain vs Russia (Round of 16)

After a rather tame capitulations in the first set of matches of the knockout phase, this was a humdinger... The only possibility that Russia (70th ranked) could hope for to defeat Spain (10th ranked and outright favourite) was to ensure that they won the lottery. And boy, did they do it and how... https://youtu.be/gHPke43iqNg The…

Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น vs Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ (Group C)

This is what a world cup finals match should be... Amazing end-to-end plays with superb strikes. Cristiano Ronaldo shows why he is considered one of the best players in the world. And what a strike his hat-trick goal was. Soaring out and above that wall and then curling inwards towards the goal when all hapless…