De Bruyne is essential in Guardiola’s plan as he makes City nearly unbeatable and almost unplayable sometimes.
Some players live up to the expectations and prove worthy of the huge investment, while others fall short of the expectations
Fans want adrenaline-pumping action and want to experience something that would stay with them for the rest of their life
The weekend is going to be a goal fest with Tottenham Hotspurs opening the proceedings against Liverpool as the Premier League resumes
Simon Chadwick (Professor of Sports Enterprise, University of Salford) and Chris Brady (Director, Centre for Sports Business, University of Salford) are the authors of this article which was originally published in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views […]
Matchday 3 of the Premier League will be an interesting line-up with possible upsets. Here we list expectations amongst selected clubs over the weekend.
The tone was set on the opening day when hosts Russia romped to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, fired by two superb goals from super-sub Denis Cheryshev
Belgium’s third place beats their previous best of fourth in 1986, while the English were unable to go one better than the 4th place their achieved in 1990.
Umtiti took advantage of a lapse in defence to nod the ball past Thibaut Courtois via a slight deflection to give them a win in a tight but entertaining game
This was their fifth encounter. Last time when Brazil and Belgium faced each other at the 2002 World Cup, the Red Devils were beaten 0-2.
Tite took charge of Brazil in June 2016, with the team languishing in sixth place in the World Cup’s South American qualifying group.
Despite being one of the most gifted players in English football, the Chelsea man has yet to be considered a strong contender for the ultimate trophy – the Ballon d’Or