UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:GERMANY VS NORTH MACEDONIA

There is some voices among Die Maanschaft fans that Joachim Low has overstayed his welcome as Germany manager. Last night defeat from surprise Euro 2020 qualifiers North Macedonia certainly vindicated this assertion. There is so much bad that can come out of announcing a manager’s resignation in advance. For one, the players do not tryContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:GERMANY VS NORTH MACEDONIA”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:WALES VS CZECH REPUBLIC

Thought the Czechs were actually better when they were down to ten man.The red card for Schick for violent conduct was very deserved.Compare that to the red given to Wales’s Connor Roberts,the ref seems unfair on the Welsh. For a player to jump in an attempt to head the ball,he needs to outstretch the armsContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:WALES VS CZECH REPUBLIC”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:GEORGIA VS SPAIN

By golly Spain left it mighty late in this one.A dani Olmo(Leipzig) goal out of nowhere secured La Furia Roja’s first 3 points of this campaign when it looked like two more points were going down the drain. I think Luis Enrique underestimated his opponents and it showed in his team selection.Notable was the absenceContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:GEORGIA VS SPAIN”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:SERBIA VS PORTUGAL

Complacency was Portugal’s ultimate enemy in this one. Jota’s two headed finishes from crosses by Benardo and Cedric had Portugal in the driving seat at half time. Serbia came back after the interval inspired by Stoikovic’s half time team talk and those two subs. Fulham’s Mitrovic who struck an impressive double against Ireland in matchContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:SERBIA VS PORTUGAL”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:SPAIN VS GREECE

The result may not be what La Roja envisaged but there are plenty of positives in that draw against the Greek in Granada last night. For one tiki taka is back with a vengeance. Spain managed to complete a whopping 921 passes in this match, reminiscent of the match of a 1000 passes versus RussiaContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:SPAIN VS GREECE”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:FRANCE VS UKRAINE

It seems as though whenever qualifiers for the Euros or World Cup or Nations League come around, France seem to draw Ukraine. The French’s defense of their world crown started off rather poorly with a draw at the Stade de France. Its absolutely amazing that Ukraine did not manage a single shot on target theContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:FRANCE VS UKRAINE”

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:BELGIUM VS WALES

Belgium earned a measure of revenge over the Welsh who dumped them out of EURO 2016 at the quarter final stage. Harry Wilson formerly of Bournemouth put Wales ahead much against the run of play after only 10 minutes, finishing off a neat one-two with Gareth Bale. This proved the one and only shot onContinue reading “UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:BELGIUM VS WALES”