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Raducanu forced to retire during her second round match in Auckland. Looked like she was playing some decent stuff too.
Got to feel for her, this constant stream of injuries must be taking a toll on her.
Officials who were by and large pretty awful? You know I have time for you as a poster Justin but think this is a rather unusual hill to die on. He argued justly in my opinion. The French were no more dignified and, frankly, in a WC QF these small quibbles matter little IMO.
I don’t think the...
Southgate deserves some credit for tonight. Subs were weird as per (Grealish in the 96th minute? Really?) but he wasn’t afraid to take it to a good French side and we were unlucky not to emerge victorious
Yeah but it’s obv the goal/assist count rather than the trophy count that matters. Kane has hardly any meaningful contributions in major games. The first penalty tonight, yes, but the second is clearly the more pivotal
Brazil look imperious atm and should be everyone’s clear favourites. As someone else has said on this thread, Argentina look like they could go up a gear. Spain always a threat. Portugal have looked handy so far.
I’d put England in the secondary group of challengers, behind France and Brazil.
A team that, until recently, was routinely regarded as one of the best in the world? On the decline now, sure, but they were still very much a force in the Euros. Perhaps comfortable is overstating it but Italy deserved their win.
They definitely were not poor in the Euros. Dispatched Belgium fairly comfortably and went toe-to-toe with Spain in the semis and came out victorious. They played some of the best football of the tournament.
A shock defeat in WC qualifying does not denote a poor team. If Jorginho had converted...