We waited for 4 years. A total of 32 teams are going to battle in Germany for the title of world champions. Will the Brazilians dazzle everyone with their skills and cruise their way to the title? Will the English finally perform in a major competition? Will the Italians play some football for once or [...]

Tuesday the 13th proved an unlucky day for football fans everywhere. The 5th day of the competition was highly anticipated with the debut of the French and Brazilian teams. The former boasting all their main stars were expected to enter the tournament in a decisive way erasing from memory their awful 2002 performance. The latter [...]

June 19th was not meant to be a day of surprises as Switzerland, Ukraine and Spain easily overpowered Togo, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia respectively. The Swiss are very close to the next round after an easy win over Togo. Without playing fantastic football but being clearly the better team, Switzerland took the 3 points and [...]

After a very disappointing entrance to the tournament by many of the European powerhouses, England, France and Portugal, the sixth day of the competition started with a bang. In the match up between the two top teams of Group H, Spain dominated Ukraine for a comfortable 4-0 win. The Spaniards had sealed the victory in [...]

Portuguese fans had to wait 40 years to see their team advance to the round of 16. Their national team downed Iran 2-0 on goals by Deco and Ronaldo to guarantee a spot in the round. Scolari established a record with his 9th consecutive win in the tournament after, in 2002 , he successfully coached [...]

We are down to 16 teams and the World Cup is finally starting. In the next fours days, these teams will meet in 8 matches and only half of them will continue their quest for first place. Out of the remaining teams, ten are from Europe; three are from South America; one is from Central [...]

The final game of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was decided in penalty kicks but it had enough drama to make it worth watching all of it. Italy prevailed in what proved to be a 120 minute nail biter with two goals scored in regulation time and a multitude of lost chances for both sides. [...]

The final game of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was decided in penalty kicks but it had enough drama to make it worth watching all of it. Italy prevailed in what proved to be a 120 minute nail biter with two goals scored in regulation time and a multitude of lost chances for both sides. [...]

It has been a week since Italy won the World Cup and all this time most of the media has focused on the Materazzi vs Zidane incident. I will avoid writing about it and instead focus on another major aspect of this tournament and that is the large number of retirements and resignations of both [...]

Germany-Argentina After a tepid first half that will be remembered only for Kahn’s brutal axe murder of Lehmann, Argentina will make some substitutions to bring Riquelme, Crespo, Saviola, Aimar, Tevez, and Messi on the pitch simultaneously. They’ll proceed to not give the Germans the ball for the rest of the game. A thrilling 1572 pass [...]

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