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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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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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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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