Tuesday, December 12, 2017

World Cup Super Flops

World Cup Super Flops

By Steve Crane, Where did all the Superstars go? This world cup was due to be lit up by the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney, Torres, Henry and Kaka, but in truth, they hardly got going. Granted, every time Messi gets on the ball, the anticipation is enormous, and the talent that he possesses is not […]

Germany defends third place

Germany defends third place

By Eike Zwicker, The Germans defeat Uruguay in a thrilling game 3:2 The coach of the German selection changed his team on five positions; these modifications had a lot of reasons, for example Philipp Lahm suffered a flu and Tim Wiese, Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski had injury problems. Despite the big change, the German […]

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Spain Wins First World Cup Title

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Spain Wins First World Cup Title

By Mark Vincent Lincir You know its back when you offer free food and drink and people are still angry. That’s what happened today at my house as I hosted a World Cup party that I hoped would turn into a celebration. Instead it turned into a scene of utter discontent as the dozen or […]

A Nation on his Shoulders – Holland v. Uruguay

A Nation on his Shoulders – Holland v. Uruguay

By: Trevor Kew Though many of us have played at it on a Sunday morning in the park, very few soccer players in this world have ever felt the weight of a nation on our shoulders. What must it be like to do all those things we all do (some of us very poorly) – […]

Spain Deserved Favorites, but the Oranje Have Potential to Upset the Apple Cart

Spain Deserved Favorites, but the Oranje Have Potential to Upset the Apple Cart

By Jason Le Miere Spain have deservedly reached their first World Cup final and are justifiably favorites; they have played the best soccer at international level in the past four years, and along with Brazil they have also achieved the best results. However, that does not mean a victory over the Netherlands on Sunday is […]

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Spain and The Netherlands Will Provide Classic Final On Sunday

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Spain and The Netherlands Will Provide Classic Final On Sunday

By Mark Vincent Lincir The way I judge who will win the World Cup is not by which players the teams will have on the field. It’s by who they leave off of it. When you can leave Arsenal (for now) midfielder Cesc Fabregas on the bench and not blink an eye, you know that […]

adidas and FIFA Reveal Which Players Have the Golden Touch

adidas and FIFA Reveal Which Players Have the Golden Touch

The 10 nominees for the adidas Golden Ball award are announced – Johannesburg, 9th July 2010 — Today, the FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke and adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer officially announced the 10 nominees for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ adidas Golden Ball award at a press conference and photo call at adidas PR […]

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Almost Time To Get Back To Work

A MONTH OF MAYHEM: Almost Time To Get Back To Work

By Mark Vincent Lincir The thoughts are racing through my mind at warp speed now and I can’t clear my head of them. What will I do after Sunday’s Final? After the last World Cup, it hit me hard, really hard, especially since I had spent two weeks over in Germany enjoying the festivities (we […]

Bound to Happen

Bound to Happen

By Mariano de Micheli Argentina lost abysmally to Germany and the flaws the team had been hiding came out. Because the team was winning comfortably every match it played, this hidden flaw seemed not to be taken into account. Combining young and gifted players with some elder ones, Joachim Löw was able to put an […]

African Cinderella Stories – Ghana v. Uruguay

African Cinderella Stories – Ghana v. Uruguay

By: Trevor Kew At the Round of 16 match between South Korea and Uruguay, my travelling companion, Mike Wilson, having just arrived in South Africa bleary-eyed and blinking the day before, decided to purchase a Uruguay jersey. “You do realize that quite a few people here might not like you too much?” I asked as […]

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