Me and the World Cup.

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Hello, it’s me, Jordi. In a slight break from tradition I will be reporting on the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I’ll be updating this page as the tournament progresses.

BEFORE THE WORLD CUP

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER!! The qualifying process began three years ago, and we’ve known the 32 qualified nations’ names for quite some time. But in just ten days the biggest tournament in the world kicks off as hosts Russia play Saudi Arabia in the opening match. Eyes will also be on England as they play Tunisia in their first World Cup group game on June 18th. Before that though, they face Costa Rica in a friendly, although I suspect it won’t be so friendly, as the two sides have history (England drew 0-0 with Costa Rica in the last World Cup as the Three Lions exited at the group stage for the first time since 1958). And I don’t doubt that a few eyes will be following world champions Germany as they seek to become only the third nation to defend their title along with Italy (1934 & 1938), and Brazil (1958 & 1962). Speaking of Brazil, many people are tipping them to win, as they have qualified for all 21 World Cups (1930-2018), and in every World Cup up to 2014 they got past the round of 16. They seem unlikely to break this tradition, as the side looks stronger than ever, perhaps even stronger than the World-Cup-winning teams of 1958, 1962, and 1970. But nothing is certain in the World Cup.

I’ll keep you posted…

24 HOURS TO GO…

It’s nearly time! Russia vs Saudi Arabia is a mere 24 hours away and everyone is excited – including me! Everyone will be getting their bearings when they play their first group stage game, including world champions Germany who go head to head with Mexico on June 17th. As for England, they will be buzzing after winning 2-0 in the aforementioned friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road, highlights of which can be seen here.

I’ll be posting more as soon as I can…

 

 

 

 

 

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