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Australia vs Holland: The Socceroos Go Down Fighting

Australia 2-3 The Netherlands Robben (20′) Cahill (21′) Jedinak (51′) Van Persie (58′) Memphis (68′) If you told me yesterday that the Netherlands will edge past Australia 2-3 I would have said you’re mad. After the Dutch mauled World Champions Spain. I’d expected an utter demolition of the Socceroos. But the men from down under …

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WUNDERBAR! Germany Outclass Portugal

Germany 4-0 Portugal Muller (12′ 45+1′ 78′) Hummels (32′) When fixtures were announced, fans found themselves salivating at the thought of this game. a team that boasts the World Player of the Year and a side that’s touted as the next generation of superstars – it promised to be a cracker and it did not …

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Italy Too Good for England

England 1- 2 Italy Marchisio 35′ Sturridge 37′ Balotelli 50′ For the first time in modern history England has entered a world cup without any hype. When they faced Italy  on Saturday they weren’t the favourites. Alarmingly for Italy, 1st choice keeper Buffon was declared unfit on the eve of the match and was replaced …

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Video: Joe Hart: “Give me the f@&*ing ball back”

England Keeper Joe Hart is caught kicking an advertisement board & seen yelling at a ball-boy “Give me the F@&king ball back” after Pirlo’s free kick. Italy beat England 2-1 in Manaus. Take a look: (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE) Rude or just Frustrated?   -P

Spain vs Netherlands: The Dutch get their Revenge

Spain 1-5 Netherlands I like Spain. I know a lot of Barcelona fans that won’t support the Spanish National Team (mostly those living in Barcelona) due to political reasons. The Barcelona-Real Madrid Rivalry runs that deep, its not just about football. Since I was little I’ve always enjoyed possession football (or Tiki-Taka), so I naturally enjoyed watching …

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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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