Tag: Brazil 2014

World Cup 2014: Fulfilled Wishes

A piece of street art in Brazil featuring Robin Van Persie

Prior to kickoff, I had 10 hopes for World Cup 2014, lets see how kind the Football Gods have been.

Post World Cup Depression?

Suffering from Post World Cup Depression? Relive the tournament with my most popular posts!

Netherlands vs Argentina: 4 Observations

Javier Mascherano tackles Robben

4 key observations from the semi final: the Netherlands vs Argentina

5 WTF Moments from Brazil vs Germany

Thiago Silva watches Brazil vs Germany

Its been described as the “the biggest shame in history” and it really was. Germany thrashed Brazil 7 goals to 1. Goals from Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and a brace each from Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle saw the host knocked out in the most humiliating manner, although Oscar did score a consolation goal …

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VIDEO: Alejandro Sabella almost tumbles over on the sideline

France vs Germany: The 5 Best Players

300 000 German fans

The top 5 performers in the first Quarter final: France vs Germany

Argentina vs Switzerland: Match Review

Lionel Messi vs Switzerland

Argentina XI: Romero, Federico Fernandez, Zabaleta, Garay, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi, Lavezzi. Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Biglia, Perez, Maxi Rodriguez, Augusto Fernandez, Demichelis, Palacio, Alvarez, Aguero, Andujar, Basanta. Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez, Inler, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Mehmedi, Drmic. Subs: Sommer, Ziegler, Senderos, von Bergen, Lang, Barnetta, Seferovic, Stocker, Dzemaili, Fernandes, Gavranovic, Burki.   The clear skies matched the light …

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Brazil vs Chile: the Hosts Edge into the Quarters

With a bit of luck Brazil beat Chile on Penalties to progress to the quarter finals, but they were less than convincing.

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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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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