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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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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

July 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

In our occasional filler feature we thought we’d take pause and capture our personal favourites from the last four weeks. The Good – Despite Robin van Persie creating an internet sensation with his bendy header against Spain our vote for ‘Best Goal World Cup 2014 – so far’ goes to Tim Cahill for this. The Bad […]

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RO16 – Game Three

June 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The tournament’s top scorers against the best defence. Robin van Persie has scored three goals at this tournament, Arjen Robben has five goals and two assists in his last seven World Cup appearances. Down at the BBC Mark Lawrenson shows why he’s a highly paid pundit. “This one is going to be quite a close call.” Both teams […]

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Preview – Holland v Spain

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

Its easy to forget that this rematch of the last final could have seen roles reversed. Arjan Robben, now a Bayern winger, was through on goal in Johannesburg but couldn’t convert. Spain went on to win 1-0 in extra-time thanks to Andres Iniesta’s goal. Spain come to Brazil as current World and European Champions. Holland have […]

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