Double Draw means Dutch Date and Czech Mate

This weekend saw the unusual event of England partaking in two tournament draws. First came the European Championship qualifying draw and then on Monday the Nations League semi-final draw, so who did England get and how good are they? Dutch Date in Portugal England drew The Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals whilst hosts Portugal […]

World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Brazil 2014- Spain crash, Van Gaal entertains and Cahill’s corker

A final look back at the infamous groups of death from tournaments gone by. Brazil 2014- Spain, Holland, Chile, Australia How did it go? Defending champions Spain flew into Brazil on the back of a three-peat (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012) and many were confidently predicting a quadruple with many of the same […]

World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Italia ’90 England vs Ireland vs Holland Round 2

Part 2 of my look back at those fabled groups of death, this time in 1990. Italy 1990- Group F: England, Holland, Ireland, Egypt How did it go down? In the run up to the Italia ’90 draw the Spanish FA cried foul when England were awarded the 6th and final top seeding and Spain […]