2018 World Cup Playoff: A World Cup without Italy?

November 7, 2017

Eight teams left. Four spots open. One goal to achieve. By November 14th we will know who the last four European teams are when it comes to the 2018 World Cup.     Switzerland will be in tough versus a very pesky and defensively organized Northern Ireland side. Croatia with their extremely offensive side will look to finish off Greece in the first of the two legs. Denmark and Republic…


Euro 2016, Group E: How will Belgium fair without Kompany?

May 27, 2016

  Not having Kompany at the Euros will be a big blow for Belgium, but they do have players who should be able to step in and still make a difference. Belgium finished first in their qualifying group just ahead of Wales by two points. Four players had three or more goals for Belgium in qualifying, which shows you the quality the team has going forward. Lukaku had zero goals…


One for the future: Daniele Rugani

January 14, 2016

When you think of Juventus, you think of all the great defenders who have worn the famous black and white stripped jersey such as: Chiellini, Cannavaro, Thuram or Zambrotta, just to name a few.  We could be adding another name to that list, if he can live up to the hype that surrounds him.   Daniele Rugani is a 21 year old centre back who currently plays for the Italian…


Throwback Thursday: Brazil vs Italy, 1994 World Cup

July 2, 2015

My first ever sports related memory as a kid was the Brazil vs Italy penalty kicks that took place at the 1994 World Cup.  I came to Canada in 1994-a couple of weeks prior to the final, actually-so these penalty kicks had an even bigger impact on me while growing up.   All I remember was being in absolute tears-Niagara Falls-esque tears-when Roberto Baggio stepped up and missed a penalty…