Soccer (Football)

Liverpool is paying a record transfer fee to pry Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson away from Roma. (Image: AFP)

Liverpool Agrees to Record $87M Transfer Fee for Brazil Goalkeeper Alisson

Liverpool is paying €75 million ($87 million) to bring in Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, a move that would set a record for the highest fee ever paid for a keeper on the transfer market. The price would easily surpass the €40 million ($46.4 million) paid by Manchester City paid to Portuguese […]

France celebrates winning the 2018 World Cup, and is the favorite to defend in 2022. (Image: Getty)

France Favored to Defend Title at 2022 World Cup

France will be defending its championship at the 2022 World Cup championship in Qatar, and will be the favorite with at least one sportsbook. Bovada released its odds for the next global soccer competition, and put France at 5/1 to win its third title. Brazil is next at 7/1, with […]

Luca Modric of Croatia won the Golden Ball award for the outstanding player of the World Cup. (Image: AFP)

Losers of World Cup Don’t Go Home Empty Handed

Though England, Belgium, and Croatia didn’t win the World Cup, members of those teams took home post-tournament awards. If bettors took England’s Harry Kane, Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois, and Croatia’s Luka Modric, they were handsomely rewarded, as all were longshots to win the honors they did. Kane won the Golden Boot […]

France celebrates after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning the country’s second world championship. (Image: Reuters)

France Earns Second World Cup Title with Wild 4-2 Victory Over Croatia

France captured the second World Cup victory in the nation’s history on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2 in a wild game that was a fitting end to a thrilling tournament. France used goals by Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, and Kylian Mbappe to pull away from the Croatians, who were seeking their […]

England Manager, Gareth Southgate, consoles his team after their bitter loss to Croatia. (Image: AFP)

England vs. Belgium: Who Has Motivation to Find a Win in World Cup Third-Place Game?

The World Cup third-place game often comes down to motivation, and both England and Belgium might be lacking in desire. Both teams faced crushing semifinal defeats, and both thought they could have won and advanced to the final match. English tabloids are characterizing Saturday’s match for third as a “glorified […]

France could very well be celebrating a World Cup after their match with Croatia. (Image: AP)

Go Big and/or Go Home With These Final Five World Cup Bets

The end is near and it is time to go out with a bang betting-wise, so we are looking for big payoffs for our Five World Cup Bets. This OG writer is hovering “right about even” with our hypothetical gambling, and we’re going for the big payday in the third-place […]

Mario Mandzukic (17) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in Croatia’s 2-1 extra time victory over England in the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (Image: Getty)

Croatia Beats England 2-1 in Extra Time, Will Face France in World Cup Final

Mario Mandzukic slotted in a shot in the 109th minute to give Croatia a 2-1 victory over England, advancing to the first World Cup final in the country’s history. Croatia will face France in Moscow on Sunday, while England will meet Belgium in the third-place game on Saturday. Three Lions […]