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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 Ten (Group F, G)

Argentina 1 – 0 Iran My fears that Iran would essentially be a New Zealand-like team – coming to the World Cup only to play for draws and nothing else – seemed realised in the first half here, as the … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Five (Group F, G)

Germany 4 – 0 Portugal What an implosion.  I turned on expecting to see a clash between two of Europe’s best sides, and got a pasting instead. It was obvious from the outset that the game was a total mismatch. … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twenty (Quarter Finals)

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil A real game of two halves. In the first, Brazil were awe-inspiring in their dominance, giving a great display of attacking quality. The Dutch were sheared in two for Robinho’s strike. The Brazilians should have pushed on and finished the game … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Sixteen (Last 16)

Uruguay 2-1 South Korea Good game to start out the last 16, played in terrible conditions. Bucketing rain and a terrible pitch. No chance for crisp, one touch football here. Two very evenly matched teams. The two respective stars, Park … 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 Nine

Netherlands 1-0 Japan Netherlands remain one of my favorites to go far, but it’s another performance where they just ground out a result. The Dutch’s lack of wingers was a problem against a resolute Japanese defence. But, as is the big … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Three

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia Awful game, played by two very bad teams. Possession given away constantly, and neither was much of a threat to the other. It stands to reason that this game will be remembered for two mistakes: a completely unnecessary red card … Continue reading

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