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The World Cup

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is over and now we can turn our attention to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. We will cover everything from the qualifying games to the World Cup Final.

German Football Players

A stunning late comeback from Japan saw four-time winners Germany fall to a shock defeat in their opening World Cup game in Qatar as left their World Cup dreams hanging by a thread. This was a labored performance by Germany. For much of the evening they look uncharacteristically uneasy. The passing seemed slightly ponderous and [...]

Roberto Martinez

Belgium were very fortunate to beat Canada 1-0 in their opening World Cup game as they were pushed all the way by an outstanding effort from the Canadians. Canada dominated large portions of this Group F game but were wasteful in front of goal, particularly when Alphonso Davies saw a first-half penalty saved by Belgium [...]

luis enrique spain

The 2022 World Cup has been one for the history books. Spain opened their campaign with an emphatic victory over Costa Rica as Ferran Torres scored twice in what was a stroll from start to finish for the 2010 champions. But the pick of their seven goals was Gavi’s outstanding volleyed finish, with the Barcelona [...]

France Show Class In World Cup Win

Oliver Giroud France

World Cup holders France delivered a powerful statement of intent by outclassing Australia as Olivier Giroud equalled Thierry Henry’s all-time scoring record for the national team. France have lost a host of players in the build-up to the tournament, including key striker Karim Benzema, but made light of those setbacks with a thrilling attacking display [...]

Mexico And Poland Draw In World Cup Opener

Mexico Fans

Mexico and Poland settled for a scoreless draw on Tuesday, a result that pleased neither side. With Saudi Arabia’s shock 2-1 win over Argentina earlier today, this was an opportunity for either Mexico or Poland to take control of the group. But neither side could do that. Mexico dominated possession of the ball, and tried [...]

Argentina in Stunning Loss In World Cup Opener

Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2

A bold and brilliant Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history as they came from behind to stun two-time winners Argentina in a fantastic Group C opener in Lusail. Saudi Arabia are the first non-European team to beat Argentina at the World Cup since Cameroon in 1990. Playing in [...]

USMNT Held By Wales In World Cup Opener

USA National Team

The United States marked their return to the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Wales to open their play in Group B. An excellent goal from Tim Weah in the first half was later canceled by a Gareth Bale penalty kick late in the second half. It’s a draw that neither side really wanted. [...]

Holland Beats Senegal 2-0 In World Cup Opener

Virgil van Dijk

In a game that will not go down in the annuals of World Cup classics, the Netherlands won their opening game of the 2022 World Cup against Senegal 2-0. For long periods of their tight, tedious Group A contest with Senegal, it looked as if Louis van Gaal’s much-fancied Dutch side were about to fall [...]

England Kickoff World Cup With 6-2 Victory

England Tickets

England’s World Cup campaign opened in thoroughly convincing fashion as they outclassed Iran. Gareth Southgate’s side strolled to victory, with Iran’s hopeless plight made worse by the early loss of goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to concussion after a clash of heads with team-mate Majid Hosseini. Jude Bellingham got England off the mark with a soaring header [...]

Brazil Names Squad For Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022

Arsenal forwards Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus have been named in Brazil’s 26-man squad for the World Cup while Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been left out. Brazilcoach Tite has named his 26-man squad which also includes Tottenham’s Richarlison and Manchester United’s Antony, but Firmino was the most noticeable absentee with Martinelli, who only has three [...]