Number 15: “Nacer Chadli fires Belgium to the World Cup quarter-finals.”
Match: Belgium 3 – 2 Japan | Date: 2nd July 2018 | Competition: World Cup Round of 16
In my opinion, there’s nothing greater in football than a comeback story. The hunger from the players, the desperation from the fans, and the idea of clinging on to hope always produces a memorable spectacle.
On a warm Monday night in Rostov, Belgium completed their own comeback story for the ages thanks to one final counter-attack and one particular strike from the then 28-year-old Nacer Chadli.
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Following the confirmation that Jack Wilshere will leave the club following the expiration of his contract, I just knew that this article had to be written. For someone so loyal and dedicated to Arsenal Football Club, it’s devastating to see the Englishman leave, especially when other long-serving favourites like Arsene Wenger and Theo Walcott have also departed recently.
Jack Wilshere is, and was, the embodiment of the Arsenal that I fell in love with back in the day. A fantastic midfielder technically, one of the only true leaders at the club in the last decade and also one of the most consistent performers of Wenger’s “Wengerball” philosophy. When playing at the top of his game, Wilshere was phenomenal.
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