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Archives: World Cup

How David Luiz’s Weaknesses as a Defender Were Exposed Yet Again At The Worst Possible Time

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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Gary Neville’s famous description of David Luiz being so poor that it was as if the Brazilian was being controlled by a 10-year old playing PlayStation came to roost Tuesday night in Belo Horizonte. Luiz pointed to the sky after … Continue reading

Brazil Haunted By Its Past Success In World Cup Meltdown Against Germany

Posted on by Juan Arango
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Chile had Brazil on the ropes and that was what Germany saw as they knew that the two sides would cross paths at one point in this World Cup. It was a foreshadowing of things to come, although many thought … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why We’re Glad Brazil is Out of the World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Not everyone will admit it publicly, but there are a lot of smiles and happy faces this morning with the realization that Brazil is out of the World Cup tournament. Those grins are even greater given the way Brazil were … Continue reading

WATCH Trailer For ‘Messi: The Movie’ [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Leo Messi will be hitting the silver screen soon when his film, “Messi: The Movie,” will be released in movie theaters and, later, on TV screens worldwide. Directed by Spaniard Alex de la Iglesia, the part-film, part-documentary, takes viewers on … Continue reading

Most Memorable Dives of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted on by Ben Weich
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From Fred’s opening match flop to Arjen Robben’s repeated feigning against Mexico, the 2014 World Cup has had its share of dives. Who better, then, to judge these theatrical tumbles than skydiving experts and part-time football enthusiasts, GoSkydive? The tandem-jump … Continue reading

What Are the Odds of Playing on a World Cup Winning Team?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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This is arguably one of the most exciting and controversial World Cups in decades. We’ve seen some cracking play, incredible shots, a few extremely questionable calls as well as Suarez cement his reputation as FIFA’s least loveable vampire. Whether you’re … Continue reading

Why Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is a Big Part of Argentina’s Success

Posted on by Juan Arango
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In 1990, Sergio Goycochea stepped in for the injured Neri Pumpido and would be one of the catalysts to help lead Argentina in the World Cup. Between Maradona playing on one leg and “Goico” making important saves as well as … Continue reading

Key Tactical Change By Joachim Löw Turns Germany’s World Cup Hopes Around

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Just a week ago, Germany appeared to be struggling. The highly-touted side had struggled in a Round of 16 match against Algeria after having been exposed at various times during the Group stage. The problems for Germany earlier in the … Continue reading

Top 15 Stats From Brazil 1-7 Germany World Cup Semifinal

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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0 is the number of games lost by Germany in which Miroslav Klose has scored. 1st: Germany were the first team to score seven goals in a World Cup semifinal. 5 is the number of saves made by a hapless … Continue reading

Brazil Finally Found Out at World Cup By Unstoppable Germany

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Humiliated. There’s no other word for it. Brazil were completely and utterly embarrassed by a ruthless German team in front of their own supporters in the World Cup semi-final. For 64 years, the most devastating day in Brazilian football was … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil 1-7 Germany: Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Germans Stun Brazilians

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In one of the most stunning games of World Cup soccer, Germany crushed Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final to book a place in the final against either Argentina or Netherlands. In an absolutely embarrassing performance by Brazil coupled … Continue reading

WATCH Germany In Seventh Heaven After Beautiful Andre Schurrle Goal Makes it 7-0 Against Brazil [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Germany attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle scored a simply beautiful goal to make it 7-0 against Brazil in Belo Horizonte in a World Cup semi-final to never forget. The control, precision and spectacular shot by Schurrle was sublime, to score his … Continue reading

Brazil vs Germany: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Brazil go into today’s crucial World Cup semi-final clash against Germany with a big cloud of uncertainty hovering over the entire nation at the worst possible time. Will the Selecao be able to overcome the absence of their national hero, … Continue reading

Animated GIFs of Brazil Fans In Shock And Tears After Germany Demolish Selecao 5-0 In First Half

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazilian fans were absolutely stunned, shocked and in tears after their national team were demolished 5-0 in the first half in Belo Horizonte by an incredible Germany performance. Here are three animated GIFs of Brazilian fans in shock and tears: … Continue reading

WATCH Miroslav Klose’s Goal for Germany to Break All-Time Goalscoring Record [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Miroslav Klose scored for Germany tonight to break the all-time goalscoring record in a World Cup. Klose, who scored Germany’s second goal of the night, reached 16 goals to break Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals scored in World Cup history. … Continue reading

WATCH Germany’s Goal Against Brazil After Thomas Mueller Opens Scoring [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Thomas Mueller scored for Germany in the 11th minute to put the Germans 1-0 ahead against Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final. In a helter skelter first 10 minutes, with end to end action, Germany took the lead … Continue reading

Brazil Newspapers Infatuated With Neymar: Front Covers of Today’s Papers [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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It’s 2002 all over again today as Brazil and Germany meet for the first time since Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” was scorching the summer twelve years ago. Both countries are predictably consumed by today’s semi-final, so let’s take a look … Continue reading

Netherlands Captain Robin van Persie A Doubt For World Cup Semi-Final Against Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Netherlands captain Robin van Persie is a doubt for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina after missing training due to stomach and intestinal issues. During a press conference today, Dutch Head Coach Louis Van Gaal said that he decided not … Continue reading