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7 Dirtiest Teams at the 2018 World Cup

Igor Smolnikov of Russia dives in to tackle Diego Laxalt of Uruguay in challenge that leads to his second yellow card during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Uruguay...

From Pepe to Neymar and Diego Costa, this World Cup has been rife with tactical fouling, crowding of referees and some appalling interpretations of the term ‘defending’. It seemed only right then that we rewarded these notorious underhand tactics with a look at some of the most disagreeable sides in the tournament.

7 Reasons to be Optimistic About England at the World Cup

Harry Kane of England looks on during the England training session at St Georges Park on June 6, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

There seems to be an awful lot of doom and gloom around England these days, and I don’t really go in for it myself. Sure, the so-called Golden Generation never got any further than the Quarter-Finals, but so what? When your club side is down in the dumps, you don’t toss them to one side and boast of how you are no longer interested in them.

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