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Oranje get Tangoed but van Gaal claims last second winner

July 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Last night saw an epic semi-final in which Argentina went through on penalties, to play Germany in the final, and Netherlands play Brazil in the losers final on Saturday. Epic as in looooong.  How dull? Until 105 minute Messi had failed to make a single touch in the Dutch box. Netherlands didn’t have a shot […]

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De Jong to mess up Messi? Demichelis to rub Robben up the wrong way?

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Argentina v. Holland – Battle of the dribblers and the two most effective players in the tournament. Arjen Robben and Lionel Messi. Nigel de Jong may start. Robin van Persie may not. Robin van Persie did not train with his team-mates before Wednesday’s match with Argentina due to a stomach bug but Holland’s coach, Louis […]

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Brazilians torn off a strip

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The worst defending we’ve seen for years. David Luis in particular lost all positional control but was far from alone. Brazil’s weaknesses were brutally exploited by the Germans. Luis was Captain in place of the suspended Thiago Silva but showed no leadership and no responsibility. Both Silva and Neymar might have made a difference to the final score […]

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Brazil Blitzed

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Before and throughout this tournament there have been two topics of conversation when discussing the hosts. This first is the ghost of ‘Maracanazo’, the second that ‘the six’ was coming soon. The first topic, a national obsession, was defeat by Uruguay in the 1950 final in Rio de Janeiro, an implausible 2-1 defeat that sent […]

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