Opinion

Coaches Corner: A Tactical Preview Of Poland vs. Senegal

Poland and Senegal play on the final day of matchday one at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and it looks set to be an absolute goal fest with both teams possessing plenty of firepower upfront. 

PREDICTED POLAND LINEUP (4-2-3-1): Szczęsny; Piszczek, Pazdan, Bednarek, Rybus; Krychowiak, Linetty; Grosicki, Zieliński, Błaszczykowski; Lewandowski

The World Cup Gets Physical: The Worst Flops And Best Crunching Tackles So Far

Heading into the tournament in Russia, we always knew we’d get a nice mixture of both godawful dives and crunching, I-put-the-country-on-my-back tackles. The super slow mo doesn’t do the sport any favors (everything looks like an overreaction when you slow things down to a million frames per second), but we’ve definitely seen some gloriously physical play mixed with some heinous play acting.

Here’s a selection of our favorite dives and crunches from the opening matches at the 2018 World Cup. 

Fox Watch: Lack Of Real Radio Coverage More Proof Fox Doesn’t Care About Soccer

I’ve seen a lot of complaints on social media about the U.S. World Cup broadcasters talking too much during the match. The reason might be simpler than you think — they’re pulling double duty for the Fox World Cup radio broadcast as well.

Fox Watch: Did We Forget How Much We Love/Hate Jorge Perez-Navarro?

Many people following the World Cup this summer watched Fox's announcing duo of Jorge Perez-Navarro and Mariano Trujillo for the first time on Saturday. Many people were quick to point out how much they hated Jorge Perez-Navarro.

Fox Watch: World Cup History Made As Aly Wagner Calls Iran-Morocco Match

The World Cup is the greatest spectacle in sport. But Fox decided it wanted to cut costs by not sending a full crew to Russia — instead broadcasting a majority of matches from a studio in Los Angeles. So, we’ve decided to keep an eye on how the Fox World Cup coverage stacks up to previous ESPN broadcasts, particularly what comes out of the Foxhole in LA. 

Coaches Corner: A Tactical Preview Of France vs. Australia

Many soccer fans are predicting that France is going to win the 2018 World Cup, and with good reason. But, before they can start thinking about lifting the trophy, they have to get past Australia first. 

France vs Australia Preview

France Predicted Lineup (4-3-3)

Lloris; Mendy, Varane, Umtiti, Sidibe; Pogba, Kanté, Matuidi; Mbappé, Griezmann, Dembélé

2018-19 EPL Fixtures: Our Way Too Early Predictions For The Biggest Games Of The Season

The 2018-19 Premier League fixtures have been released, and boy oh boy has it thrown up some crackers. We’ve scientifically analysed (and by that we mean taken a quick glance at every fixture and formed a baseless prediction) every fixture and come up with the games you absolutely need to watch, along with when they're taking place.

Coaches Corner: A Tactical Preview Of Spain Vs Portugal

The Spain vs Portugal World Cup matchup on Friday, June 15, is going to be the battle of who will come first in the group. Both sides have quality in areas where the other does not, in addition to each manager having their own playing styles and drilling that into their players. 

Spain Predicted Lineup (4-3-3)

De Gea; Odriozola, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Thiago, Isco; Silva, Costa, Iniesta

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