The World Cup draw was completed this morning at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow with the 32 finalist nations placed into eight groups of four. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 14 at Luzhniki Stadium with a match featuring host-side Russia and Saudi Arabia. We now know the makeup of the entire field for the competition as well as the group stage matches that'll captivate the planet next summer. Here are the full results from the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw.
Pep Guardiola loves coaching. Pep Guardiola loves coaching more than you love anything, including your so-called "loved ones." Pep Guardiola has Thanksgiving with coaching and they never get into heated political arguments while the turkey gets cold.
At the end of Manchester City-Southampton Wednesday (which Raheem Sterling won for City at the death), Guardiola demonstrated just how much he loves coaching by coaching the hell out of Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond.
Since we recently featured the worst 20 seconds in soccer history, we thought it was also worth remembering the most exciting and unforgettable 20 seconds. The year was 2013. It was stoppage time in the Watford vs. Leicester City Football League Championship playoff semifinal. The aggregate score was 2-2 with a spot in the final and potential promotion to the Premier League on the line.
Manchester City maintained their eight-point gap at the top of the Premier League table thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 95th minute winner against Southampton on Wednesday. Sterling’s ninth goal of the campaign (more than the likes of Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku) was an absolute beauty, and it continued his remarkable penchant for the dramatic this season.
Wayne Rooney is already feeling the Sam Allardyce effect. Everton's creaky old prodigal son scored a hat trick in his first performance in front of the new boss. First impressions are very important, and Wayne Rooney clearly knows that.
Granted, Everton were playing West Ham who are terrible, but level of competition doesn't matter when you can do this:
ROONEY! FROM HIS OWN HALF! pic.twitter.com/1TwTF2ipvM
This is 26-year-old Scunthorpe United midfielder Josh Morris, aka the Maestro, aka the Commander-in-swazz, aka the purest two-footed footballer we’ve seen since Socrates was strolling around parks at Spain ’82. Morris was the designer, creator, originator and producer of two of the finest curlers of the 2017-18 season so far, and he scored them in the span of two second half minutes.