Belgium Ageing Disgracefully Ahead Of Game Three

A team who capitulates due to internal discord and media tittle-tattle is a time honoured World Cup tradition. Usually it’s France, but this year neighbours Belgium have manfully assumed the mantle. It’s important not to frame Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ as some sort of slapstick group who didn’t fulfil their potential. They did. They just won’t

Saudi Arabia Write Themselves Into World Cup Folklore

Whatever happens next, Saudi Arabia will be forever remembered for providing the first iconic moment of the World Cup 2022. Saudi Arabia showed what international tournaments are all about with a 2-1 comeback win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina.  It was a glorious underdog story as they put an end to Argentina’s 35-game unbeaten run. It