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World Cup 2018: Group Stage Round 3 Recap

29 Jun

And into the knockout stage we go! It wouldn’t be the men’s World Cup without high drama, fake drama, hard eye-rolling, bored sighs, compelling narratives, and trash hot takes. Having so much of all this in just two weeks makes me wonder what’s coming in the next four. 😟 Continue reading

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group G – England: Dominic Solanke

29 Jun

Striker Dominic currently plays for Liverpool. He has represented England at the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, U21 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group G – Tunisia: Ghailene Chaalali

28 Jun

Midfielder Ghailene currently plays for ES Tunis. He has represented Tunisia at the senior level.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group G – Panama: Jaime Penedo

27 Jun

Goalkeeper Jaime currently plays for Dinamo București. He has represented Panama at the senior level.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group G – Belgium: Leander Dendoncker

26 Jun

Defensive midfielder Leander plays for Anderlecht. He has represented Belgium at the U16, U17, U19, U21 and senior levels.

World Cup 2018: Group Stage Round 2 Recap

25 Jun

There seemed to be a lot of accidental boots to the face and head this round. Or maybe it just seems like. Of the more severe ones, Iceland’s Ragnar Sigurðsson was clipped during their game vs Nigeria and kept playing for another 20 minutes, while Germany’s Sebastian Rudy ended up with a broken nose in their game vs Sweden and was subbed off.

These incidents have raised the spectre of why FIFA has concussion protocols if they aren’t enforced. Maybe FIFA hasn’t made as much progress on the concussion protocol front since 2014 as they think.

Anyway, let’s get on with it. Round 2 recap – here we go! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group F – South Korea: Kim Shin-Wook

25 Jun

Super tall striker Kim (6’5″!!!!) currently plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai. He has represented South Korea at the U23 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group F – Sweden: Emil Krafth

24 Jun

Right back Emil currently plays for Bologna. He has represented Sweden at the U17, U19, U21 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group F – Mexico: Hugo Ayala

23 Jun

Center back Hugo currently plays for Tigres UANL. He has represented Mexico at the U20 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2018 Group F – Germany: Niklas Süle

22 Jun

Center back Niklas currently plays for Bayern Munich. He has represented Germany at the U16, U17, U18, U19, U21, Olympic and senior levels.