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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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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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Oranje squeeze through as Costa Rica run out of juice

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Netherlands v. Costa Rica – This was one of the worst games of the tournament until the 8oth minute when all hell broke loose.  Holland were the better side but Costa Rica came so close and battled until the last minute of extra time. Somehow they managed to keep out a rampant Arjen Robben. Robben […]

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RO16 – Game Three review

June 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Mexico v. Netherlands – Oranje…Boom Mexico will be heart broken after leading this match until the 88th minute. They have now failed at the first hurdle every time they’ve reached the second round. That’s six out of six failures. Mexico dominated the first half and took the lead early in the second through Dos Santos. Wesley Sneijder [88 […]

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