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England's women have made history with their progress at the World Cup. Photo: James Boyes (via Flickr).

What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

In another otherwise bleak summer for English football, in which both the under 21s team and also the young team that took part in the Toulon Tournament underperformed, Saturday night provided a rare proud moment for the game in this country. The women’s team reached the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time ever and it also ended …

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Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

It has been evident for some time that England are lagging behind in terms of the production of young stars, many feel that England do not seem to produce the same caliber of young players as their European rivals such as Spain and Germany to name but two. This realisation has been hammered home repeatedly as fans have watched the …

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Five German players feature in my Team Of The Tournament. Photo: himanisdas (via Flickr).

World Cup 2014: Team Of The Tournament

After an extraordinary month of football in Brazil which has seen Germany win their fourth World Cup, there have also been many individual players who took the tournament by storm. However, FIFA’s choice for the overall Player Of The Tournament has proven to be controversial. Lionel Messi was given the award despite not producing many heroics beyond the group stages. …

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World Cup 2014: Bizarre and Hilarious Moments

In a World Cup full of twists and turns, it’s time to look back on some of the stranger moments of World Cup 2014. The James Rodriguez Grasshopper After taking a penalty against Brazil, James Rodriguez was joined in his celebrations by the giant insect which latched onto his arm. Making a brilliant cameo appearance, the grasshopper went completely unnoticed …

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Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen (foreground) is distraught after failing to stop a single penalty in his side's shootout loss to Argentina (background).

Argentina Squeeze Past Dutch On Penalties To Make Final

Maxi Rodriguez’s blast of a penalty sent Argentina to the World Cup Final on Wednesday night in Sao Paulo, with the Newell’s Old Boys player powering his attempt past Dutch ‘keeper Jasper Cillessen to send the hoards of Argentinian fans in attendance into delirium. The goal capped off a one-sided penalty shootout that was dominated by Argentina following a dull …

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Klose scores Germany's second against Brazil, making history as well.

Miroslav Klose Becomes All-Time World Cup Scorer In German Rout Of Brazil

German Miroslav Klose made World Cup history on Tuesday night, passing the Brazilian Ronaldo (who was in attendance) for the most goals ever scored at the World Cup Finals with his 16th career goal slotted past Brazil ‘keeper Julio Ceasar during Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the first Semifinal of this World Cup. Klose’s record-setting goal came on 23 minutes …

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Photo: Charles Kerr (via Flickr)

World Cup: Semi-Final Preview

After three and half weeks and 159 goals scored, only four teams remain at the World Cup and are just one win away from Sunday’s final at the Maracana. However, despite being so close to glory, none of the four semi-finalists have sailed through the knockout stages as all four have needed extra time in either the second round or …

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The pressure on the Brazil team to be a success at the tournament is huge. Loz Pycock (via Flickr).

Why Brazil Might Yet Win The World Cup

If this thrilling World Cup has shown anything so far, it’s that it is the most open tournament we’ve seen in a long time. Normally, the main contenders for the crown take time to grow into the competition and it’s at about this stage that they step up and show their credentials. However, having watched every minute of every single …

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World Cup Round of 16 Breakdown

With the Group Stage portion of this 2014 World Cup complete, we’ve finally thinned the herd down to 16 select international sides who will now vie for the title of World’s best. From those that have been there before like Argentina and Brazil, to the 1st timers like Algeria and Greece, the remaining field is laden with talent and stories …

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Luis Suarez ‘Bite’ Prompts Hilarious Reaction from Twitter

At the centre of controversy once again, Luis Suarez is facing a huge ban if found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s final group game against Italy. Suarez could be banned for up to 24 games or 2 years, but if he appeals a charge he could potentially continue to play in this World Cup until the ban is …

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