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Brazil vs Croatia: Poor refereeing Mar’s Opening Game

Brazil 3-1 Croatia Goals: Marcelo (og) 11′ Neymar 29′ 71′ Oscar 91′ I could feel the electrifying atmosphere in Sao Paulo, all the way from Johannesburg. The Brazilians walked out arm-to-shoulder as a sign of unity. I’m not Brazilian, but the national anthem gave me goosebumps, to see players singing their national anthem with such …

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World Cup 2014: The Opening Ceremony, an Epic Fail

An honest opinion of the World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony

FIFA World Cup 2014: 10 Things I Hope For

With just a few hours to kick off, here are my hopes for the coming tournament: That its set alight with one outstanding player Okay, lets be honest, at the last installment we didn’t see an out and out amazing player, who took the tournament by storm. Yeah, Diego Forlan was voted best player, but …

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Fun Facts

So the World Cup is on our doorstep, literally! With less than 24 hours to kick-off, I’m sure footy fans the world over are giddy with excitement. Here are some quick facts, I bet you never knew about the FIFA World Cup 2014:

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World Cup 2014 Brazil: Team Analysis – Portugal

Best: Third Place 1966 Group: G (vs Germany, Ghana & USA) Coach: Paulo Bento Portugal, along with the Netherlands have been eternal underachievers. At the last world cup they were knocked out in the round of 16 by eventual winners Spain. They are drawn in the group of death, and will have to work to advance.

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A Look back at the World Cup Mascots

The tradition of a World Cup mascot has become almost as popular as the games themselves. Mascots these days draw attention from the youth and are always part of the marketing campaigns for each tournament. Here I take a look at the best and the most ridiculous: England 1966 World Cup Willie Hosted in England, …

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The Issue of Cesc Fabregas…

Growing up, I supported Liverpool from the age of 5 years old. I came to support Barcelona when I was slightly older (the local South African cable only got a license for La Liga a little later). I laugh with these teams and cry with these teams. When Michael Owen transferred to Real Madrid, I …

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World Cup 2014: Team Focus – Brazil

Best: Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) Group: A Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil enter every single World Cup as favourites. I guess thats expected when you’re the most successful country in the history of the World Cup. Now that they’re also playing on home soil, well that only adds to the expectations. Not that …

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Did you say “New York City FC”?

Ok, so David Villa announced his departure from Atletico Madrid and La Liga (and European Football) for an “offer he could not resist.” A few hours later it became official that he was the first ever player to sign for New York City FC. Then, in the same day, buzz started about Frank Lampard being …

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