Tag: World Cup

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World Cup: fantastic commentary on James Rodriguez’s stunning goal

James Rodriguez’s goal against Uruguay is easily one of, if not the best goal of the World Cup so far. Australia’s Tim Cahill might have something to say about that though but the Colombian’s strike is easily in the top two at

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World Cup: Brazil good but not great

Brazil. A Selecao. Canarinho. They’ve helped form the football landscape all around the world with their phenomenal conveyor belt of talent and their care free attitude to football and the way they skilfully play the game. When y

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World Cup: Croatia and Mexico fans in mass brawl during Group A clash

Miguel Herrera’s Mexico cemented their place in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday after convincingly beating Croatia 3-1 in an impressive performance. Sadly though, occurrences in the stands have been making

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Why I can’t see the USA getting the 2022 World Cup

The corruption and lies that have gone on with the Qatar World Cup bid wouldn’t have looked out of place on Corrie or Emmerdale, or whatever you youngsters watch nowadays! Maybe it’s all due to the fact that Sepp Bla

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England manager Roy Hodgson: a good man out of his depth

Expectations were low heading into the World Cup in Brazil and understandably so after our horrific showings in previous major competitions. Despite that though, we still have an abundance of hyped up Premier League pl

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World Cup: Spain squad avoid meeting fans at Madrid airport

Spain have had a horrendous World Cup by their standards and with reports suggesting unrest and possible tension in camp, a Spanish smile is hard to come by at the moment. From Spanish fans to staff members, they’re

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TV maths whiz picks Chile for World Cup glory

Before a ball was kicked in Brazil, few would have guessed that the entertaining yet flawed Chilean side, managed by Jorge Sampaoli, would stand much of a chance of getting through the group stage. Coming up against

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World Cup: fan gets in the same elevator as the entire Argentinian squad

You’re at the World Cup celebrating what really has been a beautiful tournament and desperate to get a glimpse of some your heroes close up. Then, all of a sudden, you walk into an elevator that the entire Argentina squad ju

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It’s all about adopting a second World Cup team

As you may have heard, there’s a World Cup on. And while for most of us that means rallying behind our home nation, there’s no hiding the fact we all love to adopt a second team during the greatest tournament

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Is there anyone who isn’t enjoying the World Cup?

The World Cup in Brazil. The controversy, the constant worry over stadiums, the political issues and the debate surrounding various squad selections and potential favourites for the competition. It had it all and could’ve let us do

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Steven Gerrard’s England future: retirement not the end of the world

After England’s dismal showing in Brazil, despite a few positives no doubt, futures are coming into question. The standout one of the lot is arguably captain Steven Gerrard’s, who could potentially announce his inter

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Spain: tiki-taka testimonial

Last Wednesday night Spain, the current world champions, were the first team to be knocked out of the 2014 World Cup after losing 2-0 to Chile in a match which forced a worldwide reaction because it was undoubtedly

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England are on the right path under Roy Hodgson

England’s World Cup campaign finally got under way on Saturday night with a 2-1 defeat against Italy. It wasn’t ideal, of course, but the post match positive reaction was somewhat surprising and refreshing. Why were so man

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Beautiful moment: kid is overcome with emotion as he meets his hero David Luiz

The World Cup is in full swing now and the hosts, Brazil, obviously have a larger following than every other nation competing in the competition. So much so, that every training session they have usually attracts a fairly lar

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Unseen footage: Joe Hart absolutely loses the plot after Pirlo’s free-kick

After opening their World Cup Group D campaign with a 2-1 loss against Italy, England’s players will be relaxing and focussing on their next winnable game against Uruguay. Joe Hart, England’s goalkeeper, might need a tad