Football

Daily Visual 29.12.15: Former Goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek Dies

After suffering a cardiac arrest while out jogging on 20 December, on Tuesday afternoon the former football goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek died. He had been taken to a hospital in his hometown of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and placed in an induced coma, but brain scans showed irreversible damage and the decision was ultimately taken to switch off his life support. He was forty-seven…

Daily Visual 16.09.15: Ibra’s Flick & Champions League Recap

The first matchday of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage took place across the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday, 15-16 September. While there were several contenders for the best goal of these first set of fixtures – a magnificent strike from just inside the Barcelona half by Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, which sailed from the right touchline directly over the head…

Managerial Fools of the Premier League Weekend

The biggest fool of the Premier League weekend was undoubtedly Jose Mourinho, whose Chelsea side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Everton courtesy of a perfect Steven Naismith hat-trick. With only one win and three defeats from their opening five matches, Chelsea – last season’s Premier League champions – lie with 4 points in 17th place, one spot above the…

Premier League 2015-16 Season Preview

The 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off later today, when Manchester United face Tottenham at Old Trafford from 12:45 pm. Chelsea are the reigning champions, and they will meet Swansea in today’s evening fixture. With less than a month until the close of the transfer window, at the start of this week the Premier League’s clubs collectively passed the £500 million spending mark…

Newcastle United 2015-16 Season Preview

When Newcastle United, under then-manager Alan Pardew, finished the 2011-12 season in fifth place in the Premier League – beating Chelsea into sixth, although by virtue of winning the competition Chelsea still took England’s final Champions League spot ahead of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur – few Newcastle fans thought it would last. The football had been poor for the majority of the…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup Final: United States vs. Japan

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the final day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Overcoming England and Germany respectively in the Semi-Finals – with England going on to take third place, beating Germany 1-0 courtesy of a penalty in extra-time yesterday in Edmonton – today’s Final sees United States vs. Japan. Japan are the defending champions, having triumphed…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Japan vs. England

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog for the second Semi-Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Yesterday in Montreal the United States met Germany, the side ranked number 2 in the FIFA World Rankings facing off against the side ranked number 1; and it was the United States who triumphed, emerging with a 2-0 victory. Competing to face them in…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Norway vs. England

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the seventeenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Five matches have already been and gone in the Round of 16, with five teams duly securing their place in the competition’s Quarter-Finals. Germany thumped a lacklustre Sweden 4-1; China’s organised defence held out to give them a 1-0 victory at the end of an intense…