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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 Fourteen (Group F, E)

Nigeria 2 – 3 Argentina A game characterised by rapid activity at the opening and closing of each half, where neither side really seemed too bothered taking it seriously. Messi was showing his strengths throughout the game, smashing the ball … 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 Twelve

Mexico 0-1 Uruguay Nice display from the two sides, who wisely decided not to play for a draw to guarantee qualification. Back and forth the whole game with both sides creating some good chances. Uruguay just about deserved the win and kudos to … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Seven

Argentina 4-1 South Korea Now we’re talking. They looked a little rough around the edges against Nigeria, but Argentina came roaring out the gate today. And it wasn’t Messi who got the glory, but Higuero. With the exception of a brief … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Two

South Korea 2-0 Greece This was always going to be a contest between an attack minded team and a defensive minded team. One team succeeded and the other failed. One thing I picked up from this game is that South … Continue reading

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