The Best Soccer Teams and Star Players

The Best Soccer Teams and Star Players

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We’ve listed the most valuable soccer teams and star players playing at the World Cup:

Manchester United and Star Players

Over a timeline of perfecting team play performance, Manchester United has worked hard for its value today. It’s been estimated that the phenomenal team is worth about 4.12 billion dollars.

Star Player: David De Gea

This star player, from Spain, was born on the 7th of November in 1990. He joined Manchester United in 2011. David is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers. He has also been awarded the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award on more than two occasions.

Real Madrid and Star Players

A Spanish team with talented players is always going to hustle hard to get to the top. Real Madrid is currently estimated to be worth 4.09 billion dollars.

Star Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano was born on the 5th of February in 1985. Winning numerous awards for his outstanding gameplay since 2003, Ronaldo is worth every buck. He plays a forward position and is numbered seven in the team.

In the 2018 World Cup, the Madrid Player Luka Modrić was also notably responsible for the favorable outcome of the Croatian National team according to

Barcelona and Star Players

These guys are doing everything they can to top Manchester United. Their estimated worth is set at 4.06 billion dollars.

Star Player: Lionel Andrés Messi

Messi was born on the 24th of June in 1987. His number in the Barcelona team is ten and his position is a forward. 2012 was a record-breaking year for Messi as he became the best goalscorer in the soccer history of Barcelona at the age of 24.

Who will win the 2018 World Cup Final? Only time will tell!

The Unmasking of Soccer World Cup Myths

The Unmasking of Soccer World Cup Myths

There are things out there that we deem true because of what we may have heard in the news or what we heatedly debated on with our friends over the game strategy in the last match we watched together.

We can say that a myth is a poisoned belief of something that is either overly exaggerated or misconstrued. Basically, you believe something on the pure basis of believing it with little to no information to back it up. The general society has a preconceived notion of a belief just because they can. It’s the only way society can justify what is assumed as normal with regards to understanding the world in which we all exist.

Below, we pull the mask back on the common myths surrounding the Soccer World Cup:

There’s More to it than Just Excitement

All that spectator cheering coupled with the general noise of a packed stadium can kill the mood. Especially because after the game, you feel temporarily deafened which can contribute to the development of hearing loss.

A Pretty Face Makes You a Better Player

An attractive player is presumed to be highly skilled. Just because the player is good-looking doesn’t mean they’re the best player.

The Color of Soccer Team Uniforms are Just a Thing

Liverpool has a red uniform, yes? A recent study conducted on teams that wore red uniforms concluded that most teams that had a red uniform had a good track record of wins and successes.

The fact is, there’s a lot more to the Soccer World Cup than just general distorted perceptions.

All the Latest on the 2018 Soccer World Cup

All the Latest on the 2018 Soccer World Cup

Soccer is said to have been traced back from over 2000 years ago in China. However, England stole the show as the country developed the first soccer uniform rules and regulations. 1891 saw the first rule come into place which was the penalty kick. Over time up until 1998, other rules popped up including the introduction of red and yellow cards.

We are currently in the middle of an intense 2018 World Cup tournament. Below, we list a couple of recent match results and the upcoming schedule for the semi, quarter, and ultimate final.

World Cup Fixtures and Results

Group Stage

The World Cup, currently underway in Russia, kicked off well as all countries playing totaled up to 32 matches in ten days. Top performing countries then were England and Russia. Below, are the results from the early games of the Group Stage.

18 June – Tunisia 1 England 2

24 June – England 6 Panama 1

14 June – Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0

19 June – Russia 3 Egypt 1

Quarter and Semi Finals

The quarterfinals are made up of the winning teams from the Round of 16 match day. Depending on the winners, below are the dates of the quarterfinals matches:

6 July at 3pm and 7pm

7 July at 3pm and 7pm

Semifinals are made up of winning teams from the quarterfinals. Below are the dates of the matches:

10, 11 July at 7pm

Ultimate Final

The big day falls on 15 July at 4pm with the last two winning teams hustling for the World Cup title.