The defending champions Portugal came into Euro 2020 on a high. Boasting one of the best attacking lineups of any European nation at the tournament, they were among the favourites to clinch Europe's most prestigious national trophy, despite being in group F, a group which comprised of current World Champions France as well as Europe's most successful footballing nation, Germany. It was eventually dubbed the group of death and that promise definitely didn't disappoint.
The stage is set, and the Puskas Arena will be the venue for another round of rivalry between the defending champions of the European Championships Portugal and the current world champions France. The French will be hoping to cause the Portuguese a heartbreak of the same gravitas which they themselves suffered from the finals defeat in 2016, making this all the more an intriguing encounter.
Hair means very little in both Reality TV and Football but it can make a character more likable, fun to watch and have an effect on their personality. Typically the crazier the hair, the crazier the personality. These are The Mastermind's Nominees for Hairstyle of the Year. Gareth Bale Ever since losing the fohawk and switching … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Hairstyle
The Ballon d'Or did a better job than usual at picking the top 30 best footballers on the planet for the year of 2016. However, there were still several names missing. We know you're excited for The Mastermind's New Year's Eve reveal of who the Top 100 Footballers in the World are for the year of … Continue reading The Mastermind’s Top 30 Footballers In The World 2016 List
Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge were the heroes in Thursday's crucial Euro 2016 encounter as they scored goals to give England a vital 2-1 victory over neighboring rivals Wales, but it was Wayne Rooney who stole the show. Before Euro 2016 began, there were questions asked about whether or not Wayne Rooney was still good … Continue reading England 2-1 Wales: Vardy and Sturridge the Heroes but Rooney the Star
Let's not sugarcoat it, England did not play well for the majority of the game. They passed the ball around the field going nowhere with it, waiting for fouls to come in and then wasting free kicks (apart from Eric Dier's incredible goal). The day before we had seen a resilient France side breakdown a … Continue reading Euro 2016: New England, Same Old Problem
In 2014 in preparation for the World Cup, I correctly predicted that Germany, Argentina and Brazil would be semi finalists, and correctly guessed that Germany would win in the final against Argentina. Now, I attempt to do the exact same and try to correctly predict what's going to happen at every single stage of Euro 2016. Here are … Continue reading Euro 2016 Predictions
Going into Euro 2016, there is a really good feeling surrounding England's National Football Team. They've failed to perform at big international tournaments for over a decade now but with new players like Vardy, Kane and Alli all coming into the fold recently, this could finally be their year to shine. But if England are … Continue reading How England Should Lineup at Euro 2016
So much has been made about Jamie Vardy and his incredible rise to the top of the English Premier League this season, that we've forgotten about some of the other incredible stories of this Leicester City team. For example, Danny Drinkwater, an ex-Manchester United player who was never given a chance to play for the … Continue reading England’s New Star: The Rise of Danny Drinkwater