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What we extracted from the Confederations Cup Final

In the final of the 2017 Confederations Cup, it was the World Cup champions Germany who went toe to toe with Copa America holders, Chile. The two best teams in the tournament gave us a final worth remembering as Germany secured a precious 1-0 win over their cross-continental rivals.   Read More »

How Portugal can beat Chile in the Confederations Cup semi-final

It’s hard to call any team with Cristiano Ronaldo in it an underdog, but let’s be frank here, Portugal are not a good side. They‘re a team that relies on individual moments of brilliance rather than cohesive team play. They frauded their way to the European Championship last summer despite initially finishing 3rd in the group stage. Read More »

Anyone for a Kiwi Lionel Messi?

Marco Roja the Kiwi Lionel Messi

Over the Confederations Cup coverage, especially in the games involving New Zealand, you may have heard the moniker “Kiwi Lionel Messi”. But who is this New Zealander likened to one of the world’s best players? Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 – Opening day

FIFA Confederations Cup

The FIFA Confederations Cup is upon us. The warm-up for the world cup. Whilst nowhere near as exciting as the real McCoy, this mini tournament will be an opportunity to observe good football. The primary day kicked off with Russia playing New Zealand. Read More »

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