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They’ve got the vier

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The stats tell the story. Argentina - ten attempts on goal, none on target. Germany - ten attempts on goal, five on target. Argentina had enough chances to win the game in normal time but Germany won their fourth World Cup with a brilliant piece of finishing from Mario Gotze seven minutes from the end of extra time. Argentina missed a series […]

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Brazil – worst hosts since Alien

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Despite this match traditionally being the one no-one wants to play 70,000 turned up to the Estadio Nacional, Brasilia.  Brasilia, deep in the heart of the country, was chosen presumably because Brazil had never lost a game there. Well, this a tournament of firsts, in a bad way for Brazil, and so it proved again. […]

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Final Preview – Messi’s Baggio moment?

July 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Argentina v. Germany on sunday will the third final in which they’ve faced each other. The first, 1986, was a 3-2 cracker but the last, in 1990, was settled with an Andreas Brehme penalty on 85th minutes after a dull stalemate of a game. Let’s hope this one is better. Argentina have not been very […]

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Ticket tout suspect goes on the run

July 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Despite their best efforts FIFA can’t seem to rid themselves of controversy even at what should be their finest hour.  Just as everyone was beginning to focus on Sunday’s final the ticketing scandal that has been rumbling in the background took almost comic centre stage yesterday. As the Brazilian police moved to rearrest suspect Ray […]

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