The Difference Between Liverpool With And Without Mohamed Salah

We’re guessing you already watched the Champions League final and know the result. While watching, you would have seen that Liverpool’s talismanic winger, Mohamed Salah, had to be subbed off injured in the first half thanks to a challenge from Sergio Ramos. So what was the diffence between Liverpool with and without Salah?

The Top 18 World Cup Players of All Time

It’s the big one, and it kicks off in just three weeks time. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will implant heroes and villains into the global conscious as 31 nations fall by the wayside and one becomes legend. This summer will mark the 21st edition of the tournament, so there’s an abundance of choice for the top World Cup players of all time.

If Maradona Trumps Messi, The Same Should Be Said About Eusebio And Ronaldo

This World Cup, just like the 2010 and 2014 events preceding it, will be dominated by the narrative surrounding Lionel Messi and Argentina. You know the one: Maradona lifted La Albiceleste to the ’86 title (he was well-marshalled by Lothar Matthaus in the final, but we don’t speak about that) and Messi needs to do the same to earn our love and respect. It’s tired, untrue but extremely captivating. 

Zidane vs. Klopp: A Tactical Preview Of The Champions League Final

Liverpool and Real Madrid are gearing up to do battle in what promises to be an epic Champions League final. Liverpool have played some incredibly entertaining football in their victories in the knockout stages, while Real Madrid have had to tough it out against Juventus and Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

The focus has inevitably been on the players who will take the pitch in Kiev, but about the two gaffers? 

The Best Way To Watch The World Cup? Don’t Pick A Team

Rooting for a particular team is one of the most compelling reasons to watch sports, especially soccer. But what do you do when your team isn’t in soccer’s most compelling tournament? What is the best way to watch the World Cup if your nation isn’t involved, as many from the U.S., Italy and the Netherlands are asking themselves right now? 

A Farewell To Arsene

I’m not ashamed to say I’m an Arsenal fan and I’m not ashamed to say Sunday involved a few tears. Arsene Wenger coached the Gunners for the final time after nearly 22 years at the helm, leaving the club after a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. 

Immediately the clichéd 2008 Harvey Dent quote comes to mind: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” 

Indeed, Arsene Wenger was a hero for Arsenal. 

The Smart Money Is On France Winning The World Cup

If you think you know who will win the World Cup, then put your money where your mouth is. World Cup futures odds are widely available, and the top value bets feature the World Cup favorites with a few surprising teams sprinkled in.

We looked at the most recent odds published by Bovada, and 17 of the World Cup's 32 teams are listed at 100 to 1 or better. We assigned a value rating of bad, fair, good or great to each of those teams. 

The World Cup Favorites

Germany +450: Good Value

Which World Cup Team Should I Support In 2018?

You (I) are (am) looking for a team to support during the 2018 FIFA Men's World Cup in Russia. Well, friend, you have come to the right place. We here at The18 have a special formula that allows us to pick the perfect team for each type of fan. There's a team for every type of fan, and a type of fan for every team. So, read on, and find your soccer soulmate.

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