Tag: World Cup


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Keep your eyes on the prize not on the pies

Take a look at all the football nutrition and Brazil facts you need to know for the duration of this years World Cup! Kinetica are also celebrating with two new limited edition natural flavours inspired by the tropical country an


The year I fell in love with football: France ’98

One crazy month spent with a young Brazilian with the world at his feet, a magical Dutchman who wouldn’t fly, a country who had the best kits I had ever seen (Croatia), a group of peroxide blonde Romanians and a


World Cup 2014: an XI made up of potential stars

The World Cup is a magical period of the summer where the entire world unites in fascination of ‘the beautiful game’. All international political differences and foreign policies are put aside as eleven men from each of the b


USA Soccer Guy releases brilliant spoof World Cup song

The official World Cup song by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte hasn’t gone down too well at all. Lopez herself clearly doesn’t rate it after refusing to perform the song live at the opening ceremony on Thursday. Than