1. Match Preview – Spain vs Chile


    Wednesday 18th June 2014 Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro Reigning World Champions Spain must look to recover from their incomprehensible 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands in their opening game against the formidable opponents of Chile if they are to progress … Continue reading

  2. The Best and Worst of Germany vs. Portugal


    Portugal ensured in Salvador on Monday afternoon that their Iberian neighbors were not the only team thrashed in their World Cup opener. The ninety minutes could not end sooner for Ronaldo and company. Mats Hummels’ injury was the only drawback … Continue reading

  3. World Cup 2014: Brazil’s Home-Field Advantage


    Forget Neymar’s wizardry. Forget Oscar’s deft passing. Forget Hulk’s cannon of a shot from distance. Forget Bernard’s electrifying speed. Forget Thiago Silva’s world-class defending. Forget all of that, because none of the things I just listed are Brazil’s “X-factor.” The … Continue reading

  4. England and the World Cup


    The summer of 1966. Soccer-mania gripped the world as it usually does for the World Cup. The difference that year was that the beautiful game had returned “home,” to England. The host nation, enjoying their best cup run in the … Continue reading