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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty Two (Semi-Finals)

Brazil 1 – 7 Germany In the opening minutes, Brazil seemed eager to have a go, pressing hard, retaining possession for a spell and seeking to make chances to test Neuer. Then Germany got on the ball. Their passes were … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty One (Quarter Finals)

Argentina 1 – 0 Belgium The game began at a fast pace, with Argentina being the faster. It only took a few minutes for the opening to come, created largely by Messi again, winning the ball in midfield, drawing defenders … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty (Quarter Finals)

France 0 – 1 Germany The Germans controlled the tempo of the game at the start, stringing passing along, getting around the French flank defences and generally showing little sign of “flu-like” symptoms. That’s how they always do it of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Nineteen (Last 16)

Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland It was a cagey start from both teams.  The Swiss quickly showed their plan to suffocate the Argentinean star names with a mountain of defenders, while they broke down the left with Inler and Shaquri. … Continue reading

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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 Seventeen (Last 16)

Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico The intense and unrelenting heat badly affected the game in the first half, as both teams looked lethargic at times, more content to pass the ball around for long spells then actually push on and … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Sixteen (Last 16)

Brazil 1 – 1 Chile AET (Brazil win 3-2 in Penalty Shoot-Out) Brazil, derided by many for their performance in the group phase, had a point to prove, and they threw themselves into the game from the off, largely controlling … 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 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 Thirteen (Group D, C)

Italy 0 – 1 Uruguay A bad tempered and tense encounter between two of the bigger names in international football, that casts a rather dour pale over much of the tournament. It was a game of bad tackles, diving, whinging … Continue reading

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