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GROUP F PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brazil is the only South American nation to have won a World Cup outside of the Americas with wins in 1958 and 2002. With World Champion coach Carlos Alberto Parreira back at the helm after stints in Major League Soccer … Continue reading

GROUP E: AN OVERVIEW OF THE USA’S OPPONENTS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Will the USA advance or will we take a step back to our 1998 World Cup form? This question has troubled all of us since the draw was announced in December 2005, and we realized that the USA were to … Continue reading

GROUP D PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Portugal were among the biggest disappointments at Korea/Japan 2002. From John O’Brien’s goal that put USA in the lead early in the opening match until the final whistle in a hard fought loss to South Korea, it seemed Portugal’s vast … Continue reading

GROUP C PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group C is without question the group of death at Germany 2006. In fact, this group may be one of the all time toughest with four squads that in my estimation could win the group and could win just about … Continue reading

GROUP B PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group B originally looked like one of the toughest in the World Cup Draw. However in the past few weeks, arguably the most important player for each of the three serious contenders from this group has fallen with a serious … Continue reading

Ronaldo offered $120 million to play in MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

According to Fox Sports Net – Fox Soccer Report, Brazilian striker Ranaldo was offered $120 million over ten years to come play for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. Ronaldo has expressed interest in playing in the … Continue reading

GROUP A PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This article can also be found at www.kartiksworld.blogspot.com 22 months ago Former German great Jurgen Klinsmann was called back home from exile in Los Angeles to coach the national team. With Germany hosting the 2006 World Cup and the poor … Continue reading

Upcoming Group Capsule Previews on the site

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Monday 5/29: Group AWednesday 5/31: Group BFriday 6/2: Group CSaturday 6/3: Group DSunday 6/4: Group EMonday 6/5: Group FTuesday 6/6: Group GWednesday 6/7 : Group H

Thoughts on the US performances versus Morocco and Venezuela

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The performance of the US National Team on Tuesday night in Nashville against Morocco was nothing short of embarrassing. Morocco is without a doubt the best side the US will face in the run up to Germany 2006, but Morocco … Continue reading