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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eighteen (Last 16)

France 2 – 0 Nigeria An intriguing contest that remained tight for a great deal of time, before the better side really shone through. Nigeria made the better of the opening exchanges. Musa showed in the group stages what he … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Fifteen (Group G, H)

USA 0 – 1 Germany Between the fact that a draw would suit both teams and the torrential rain, it was easy to think that this game would not be too competitive. But while neither team really killed themselves throughout, … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eleven (Group H, G)

Belgium 1 – 0 Russia A disappointing affair between two teams that should be showcasing far more talent than this. The defensive attitude of the 2018 hosts is a surprise, but I suppose is typical of their manager. Content to … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Six (Group H, A)

Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria Unfortunately, much of the early fizz of the World Cup appears to have vanished following a series of disappointing encounters. Belgium had a lot to live up to, with so much expectation attached to their … Continue reading

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COIN: Not Dead, Only Sleeping

A lot has been made of the remarks of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates the other day, when he appeared to signal the end of the US’s focus on counter-insurgency and a drawdown on its armed forces. In particular, Gates seemed to draw a … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Thirteen

England 1-0 Slovenia Well, look at that. Heskey gets dropped and England win. What a stunning development. In all seriousness though, the English deserved it. They finally showed some of the form that they’re capable of. They were helped by an … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Eight

Germany 0-1 Serbia Crazy game. Germany were on top, big time in the first half hour, waiting for the  moment to hit the Serbs. For thier part, the Balkan nation was doing its best to keep the Germans out but you … Continue reading

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