Russian Standard
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When Russia got the World Cup four years ago I was frowning. I honestly thought: “What a waste of a World Cup…” I believe I even said so in conversation a few times…I couldn’t believe that out of all the solid candidatures that lobbied for the quadrennial event (including England, and a joint bid for…

A 300M€ Summer
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James Rodriguez, 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After a stellar performance in the competition, and a public request from him, Real Madrid shells out 80M€ to acquire him from Monaco. That was the last time the “White House” paid an “enormous” amount of money for an international top player. If you know anything about Real Madrid’s…

El Mundial de Futbol
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Ahh, the World Cup year. A magical moment for the football fanatics that we are. The world cup year really starts when the groups are drawn, and the game schedules are released. That’s when the spirit of this magnificent event kicks in. During the months leading up to the opening ceremony and kick off game,…