Tag: World Cup

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What is probable and possible at the 2014 World Cup

From the fans to the players to the media, a huge chunk of the world is ready and excited for what is set to be a magnificent 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Over one billion people will watch 32 nations

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Roy’s boys – a selection dilemma for the England manager

It happens in the run up to every major tournament, questions are asked, rumours are spread and opinions are vented – just who should be on the plane representing England at the World Cup in what promises to be an

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Brilliant Japanese noodle commercial for the World Cup

It’s commercials galore at the moment as the World Cup edges closer and closer. It’s a time when advertisers are desperate to create a gem that has the potential to go viral and promote their product throughout the world. Well,

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Japan’s Shinji Okazaki: one to watch in Brazil

Record breaker Shinji Okazaki will be the man tasked with leading the line for Japan this summer in Brazil. The FSV 05 Mainz striker who joined from VfB Stuttgart in the summer of 2013 finished the season with an impressive tally

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Zinedine Zidane shows once again that he’s still ‘got it’

Seeing as the World Cup in Brazil is almost here, we felt it was more than appropriate to share this video of World Cup legend Zinedine Zidane tearing it up during a recent Real Madrid versus Inter Milan legends game.

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If I was Roy Hodgson…

The title of this post is a line that will be heard from pubs to offices to schools to kitchen tables to pretty much anywhere and everywhere up and down England over the next month. World Cup year is a time

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A guide to the World Cup

With the greatest show on earth within touching distance, the hype and excitement surrounding the nation is about to hit new levels. It’s the only time of the year when all football fans are united behind the one team, and this

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USA coach Klinsmann admits his team has no chance of winning 2014 World Cup

There’s nothing like waving the white flag before your team has even taken the pitch in Brazil. Or maybe you could look at USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann as a realist when he says that his team is just not at

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Comedian Omid Djalili joined by some well known faces for World Cup song

Yes, another World Cup song. There seems to be hundreds doing the rounds as people desperately try to create a track that’ll reach the heights that the likes of ‘Three Lions On The Shirt’ by Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds

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Does England have a natural finisher?

How would you define natural? Its dictionary definition is of a person having an innate skill or quality; he was a natural entertainer. In a footballing sense, a skill that comes instinctively, suited by nature for a certain purpose or function; a

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This Toy Story-esque World Cup promo from the BBC is superb

The World Cup is fast approaching and with it comes an abundance of hype and media advertising promoting what is sure to be a brilliant tournament in Brazil. This latest promo from the BBC is arguably the standout one so far and

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Spain could struggle in Brazil

Spanish football has arguably set the bar high in recent times with their tiki-taka style and fluent play. It’s a joy to watch and is considered by many as the way the game should be played. The fact it’s proven

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England don’t need Ashley Cole

With the World Cup fast approaching and Roy Hodgson running out of time to decide who should be in his 23-man England squad, the left-back spot, an area Ashley Cole has been occupying successfully for years, is arguably England’s strongest at this