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Author Archives: Thariq Amir

Ronald Koeman Looks To Forge His Own Dutch Revolution At Southampton

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Louis van Gaal may be capturing the imagination and headlines as he starts his new job at Manchester United, but down on the south coast of England there is another Dutch legend who’s preparing to stamp his own mark on … Continue reading

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, … Continue reading

Sporting Lisbon Sign Teenager Ryan Gauld, the Scottish Messi

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In 2012, Dundee United footballer Ryan Gauld made his full league debut at the tender age of 16.  He struck his first senior goal against St Johnstone a year later in April 2013.  In the 2013-2014 season, he scored eight … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Belgium World Cup Quarterfinal

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Belgium’s Golden Generation failed to shine as a professional and disciplined Argentina eked out a relatively comfortable 1-0 win. Something had to give as the Belgians had previously never lost with Thibaut Courtois in goal in 21 consecutive games whilst … Continue reading

5 Observations From France-Germany World Cup Quarterfinal

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July 4th is a special day in German football history.  On that day in 1954 the West Germans came from two goals down to beat Ferenc Puskás’ Mighty Magyars and lift their very first World Cup in what is known … Continue reading

Predictions and Previews For World Cup Quarterfinals

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  The World Cup is well and truly into the business end of the competition. As the dust settles on the round of 16 there’s been no shortage of drama, controversy and talking points. The best South American side playing … Continue reading

Argentina-Switzerland: 5 Observations

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The match may not have ranked as a classic but it still delivered drama at the death as a disciplined Swiss side succumbed to a late, late Argentine effort from the otherwise disappointing Ángel di María. The Swiss will be … Continue reading

France 2-0 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Plus 5 Observations From Round of 16 World Cup Game

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There wasn’t a comeback that has been the vogue in this World Cup in the match between France and Nigeria but nonetheless this was an entertaining game that went from end to end.  Stephen Keshi prepared his side well and … Continue reading

5 Observations From Mexico-Holland Game

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Okay, so a come from behind victory? Check. Late drama? Check. A Louis van Gaal game changing substitution? Check. A Guillermo Ochoa wonder save?  Check and check. It’s just standard fare for this World Cup. For a large portion of … Continue reading

5 Observation From Brazil-Chile World Cup Game

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Brazil may be through but Luis Felipe Scolari will be extremely worried about his team’s form.  They came up against a fired-up Chile who could have easily dumped the hosts out of the tournament had Mauricio Pinilla’s effort had been … Continue reading

World Cup Round of 16 Preview

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Caught your breath yet?  It’s been quite a whirlwind since the World Cup started with goals aplenty and no small amount of talking points.  The World Champions, Spain, has been dumped out unceremoniously, the tournament’s scoring spree started with an … Continue reading

5 Observations From USA vs Germany Game

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On a day that saw Luis Suárez given a heavy ban from soccer as well as Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng being sent home in disgrace by Ghana, there was a danger that the off-pitch drama would overshadow the remaining … Continue reading

Bosnia 3-1 Iran Match Highlights [VIDEO]; 5 Observations From Match

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Iran had a big chance to qualify for the next stage of the World Cup.  Carlos Quieroz’s side had to beat an already eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina and hope that Argentina defeated Nigeria.  To qualify outright Iran needed to win … Continue reading

5 Observations From Italy 0-1 Uruguay World Cup Game

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This game was a must-win for Uruguay and a must-not lose for the Italians and the differing mindsets of the two sides leant itself to a tense and edgy contest. After losing their opening match, the Uruguayans deserve a lot … Continue reading

5 Observations From Netherlands 2-0 Chile Game

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With both Netherlands and Chile already through to the knockout stages but the winner avoiding Brazil (in all likelihood), this affair was always going to be a testy fair of “hot potato.”  The match only sparked into life with two goals … Continue reading

5 Observations From USA vs Portugal World Cup Game

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This is the World Cup that keeps on giving after yet another rip roaring, drama packed game.  Two Portuguese goals at the beginning and the end of the match sandwiched a captain’s goal by Clint Dempsey and a wonder strike … Continue reading

5 Observations From Belgium 1-0 Russia World Cup Game

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The game between Belgium and Russia was not one for the purists, and was an uninspired affair save for a moment of brilliance from Eden Hazard.  Belgium managed to secure their berth in the knockout stages albeit unconvincingly whilst Russia … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Iran World Cup Game

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If this World Cup has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. The Iranians nearly provided another shock result being only minutes away from securing a 0-0 draw.  Argentina’s talisman Lionel Messi once again scored a magical goal … Continue reading