Archive | June 14, 2018

2018 World Cup and the Season of Animal oracles….

Nelly the Elephant

It wouldn’t be the World Cup if we didn’t dispense with experts, odds, analysis, form etc and put the fates of teams into the hands, tentacles or trunks of animals. At the 2010 World Cup it was Paul the Octopus. This time Marcus the Pig has picked the four semi finalists for Russia 2018 world cup – Nigeria, Argentina, Belgium and Uruguay.  Achilles the Psychic Cat has called the opener in favour of Russia (against Saudi Arabia), and Nelly the Elephant looks to pick up where she left off four years ago. Nelly has predicted a win for Germany in their opening group game of the 2018 World Cup against Mexico. We are watching.

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Kaliningrad set to host the Super Eagles first match….

Kaliningrad

No football in Kaliningrad, Russia until Saturday when the Super Eagles of Nigeria face Croatia. Preparations are continuing at pace as everyone is trying to get their work done in time to watch the big kick off 1,200km always in Moscow.

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2018 FIFA World Cup begins today….

A general view of the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia

A general view of the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of today’s opening game.

Hope we are ready. 64 matches, 32 teams. 11 cities, four different time zones. Russia 2018 – it all begins today.

Good luck to the Super Eagles of Nigeria!

Click here for the world cup fixtures.