A History of England vs Croatia: 4 wins and a brolly

England take on Croatia in the World Cup Semi Final tonight in the biggest game in which they’ve ever faced each other. England have only faced Croatia on 7 occasions since Croatia became a recognised member of FIFA back in 1992. Here’s a look back at those previous encounters. England 0-0 Croatia (Friendly 24th April […]

The four stages of an international football cycle

Whereas club sides are constantly evolving through the transfer market international teams usually run in a cycle, typically a cycle lasts 6-8 years and there are 4 phases before teams perish and fall in the way we saw Argentina collapse this year if they don’t keep rotating between these phases. Strangely the this years 4 […]

England v Sweden(ii): 2002- 2012: Cole scores a blinder, Zlatan scores 4 and Sven just scores…

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears England 1-1 Sweden (World Cup 2002 Group Game)- 2nd June 2002 In January 2001 England shocked the world by appointing their first foreign manager in Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. Eriksson took over with the team at a low ebb but quickly resuscitated a stalled World Cup […]