1. Criticism of Wayne Rooney Just as Damaging to England as Culture of Blind Faith

    The England national team has always seemed to go about its business in spite of speculation; perpetually flattering to deceive in every major tournament no matter how inevitably great the expectations...

    Ollie Scrimgeour Written by Ollie Scrimgeour about 1 month ago 743 reads 0 comments

  2. Germany vs. Argentina: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    Germany hosted Argentina in a repeat of the 2014 World Cup Final. Just 52 days on from the "Magic of the Maracana " the home fans paid tribute to the World Cup winning heroes...

    Mark Lovell Written by Mark Lovell about 1 month ago 7,373 reads 30 comments

  3. Key Battles That Will Shape Germany's Clash with Argentina

    Germany take on Argentina in a repeat of the 2014 World Cup Final. Wednesday's clash is just 52 days after the "Magic of the Maracana." A lot has happened since the Germans lifted the World Cup...

    Mark Lovell Written by Mark Lovell about 1 month ago 1,513 reads 0 comments

  4. Colombian Man Sues FIFA for €1B over Refereeing Decisions at 2014 World Cup

    Blaming the referee for the fate of your football team is something every fan has done at one time or another, but one man in Colombia has moved things up a notch and begun a lawsuit against FIFA worth £800 million (€1 billion)...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 2,007 reads 1 comments

  5. James Rodriguez Receives His 2014 World Cup Golden Boot Trophy

    James Rodriguez has finally picked up his Golden Boot award after he was confirmed as the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 31,168 reads 30 comments

  6. Neymar Caps 'Killed' Bernard and Brazil in World Cup Semi-Final, Says New Chief

    Brazil's cap tribute to Neymar ahead of the 2014 World Cup semi-final "killed" the man who replaced him, Bernard, and the team as a whole...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 17,091 reads 24 comments

  7. Why are Manchester United Supporters so Unenthused by Edinson Cavani?

    Daniel Taylor of The Guardian reported as far back as April that Manchester United were interested in securing the "marquee" signing of PSG's Edinson Cavani following reports ...

    Chris Winterburn Written by Chris Winterburn about 3 months ago 3,507 reads 9 comments

  8. Kevin Grosskreutz Gets 2014 World Cup Win Tattoo, Didn't Play a Minute

    Kevin Grosskreutz is busy building a tattoo trophy cabinet on his back, and he has added the 2014 World Cup to his collection...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 24,628 reads 34 comments

  9. Biggest Remaining Transfer Requirements for Top 10 Bundesliga Teams

    We look at the top 10 Bundesliga clubs from last season, and what dealings the German elite are pondering with the 31st August transfer deadline looming...

    Mark Lovell Written by Mark Lovell about 3 months ago 16,713 reads 35 comments

  10. Ranking the Top-10 Dutchmen on All-Time World Cup Impact

    With the World Cup in Brazil well and truly behind us, it won't be too long until a brand new season of football starts...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 3 months ago 2,315 reads 4 comments

  11. What Each Major European Club Will Have Learned from the World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup might be over and finished with, but the lessons and the conclusions that fans, players and clubs can draw from the tournament will go on for a while yet...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 121,965 reads 182 comments

  12. Relative Age Effect and How It Applied to the US Performance at the World Cup

    Football is a sport that spans cultures around the world, one that transcends conflicts, one that anyone, in some form or another, can play. But the beautiful game is not an equal-opportunity sport, at least not at the highest level...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 3 months ago 9,486 reads 11 comments

  13. FIFA Announces 2014 World Cup 'Dream Team' as Voted On by Fans

    The results are in, and the FIFA World Cup "Dream Team" has been revealed. As you'd expect for a contest voted on by fans, the list features a whole lot of star power...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 3 months ago 33,545 reads 130 comments

  14. How to Pick a European Club for New World Cup Converts

    The 2014 World Cup broke TV viewing records around the world, with billions tuning in to see Germany lift the biggest prize in football. If the action in Brazil has piqued your interest in the world's No...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 6,163 reads 48 comments

  15. Neymar: Lionel Messi Deserved Golden Ball, but so Did Schweinsteiger and Robben

    Brazil forward Neymar says his Barcelona team-mate, Lionel Messi , was a deserving winner of the Golden Ball award as the 2014 World Cup's best player—but that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben also deserved recognition...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 107,616 reads 34 comments

  16. James Rodriguez Volley for Colombia vs. Uruguay Named 2014 World Cup's Best Goal

    FIFA have formally deemed James Rodriguez 's volleyed goal for Colombia against Uruguay as the 2014 World Cup's best. The strike was awarded the title after a vote on the FIFA website...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 56,455 reads 151 comments

  17. What Steven Gerrard Brought to England and How National Side Must Now Move on

    England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has opted to bring down the curtain on his international career, retiring from duty for his nation at the age of 34 and after winning 114 caps, reports Liverpool's official website ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 5,968 reads 19 comments

  18. Lionel Messi Meets Fan with His Shirt Name and Number Tattooed on His Back

    Lionel Messi has an army of fans across the world, but one Argentina supporter who wanted to show his love of Leo went a step beyond...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 months ago 30,855 reads 23 comments

  19. 8 Transfer Targets to Avoid Despite Eye-Catching FIFA World Cup 2014

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 gave more than 650 players a chance to showcase their footballing talents, and each and every one of them knows there's no better stage to attract new suitors...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 months ago 65,603 reads 85 comments

  20. England World Cup Performance Should Be Compared to That of France, Not Germany

    World Cup winning Germany captain, Phillip Lahm , announced his retirement from international football on Friday, leaving behind a generation of German players who are more than capable of extending the legacy of the team he led in Brazil...

    Ollie Scrimgeour Written by Ollie Scrimgeour about 3 months ago 1,409 reads 3 comments

  21. 10 Most Boring Games of the 2014 World Cup

    After the first few rounds of games at the 2014 World Cup, many folks were hailing it as the best tournament in recent memory. There were goals galore, tiki-taka had been dethroned by exciting counter-attacking play and everything seemed wonderful...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 15,173 reads 29 comments

  22. 10 Reasons Why Germany Will Defend World Cup Successfully in 2018

    Germany emerged victorious from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their first triumph as a unified nation and since they won as West Germany at Italia '90...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 11,966 reads 58 comments

  23. 10 Things Russia Can Do Better Than Brazil as World Cup Hosts

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil having now come to an end, already thoughts are beginning to turn towards how to make the next tournament in Russia in four years’ time even better...

    Richard Morgan Written by Richard Morgan about 3 months ago 10,569 reads 34 comments

  24. 5 Algerian Players Who Will Earn Money Moves This Summer on Back of World Cup

    Interest in Algerian players is high following the Desert Foxes’ excellent summer showing in Brazil...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 3 months ago 1,166 reads 0 comments

  25. 10 Worst Haircuts of the 2014 World Cup

    There are two things that set professional footballers apart from regular people: They are exceptionally good at kicking a ball and they command enough respect that they can still be taken seriously with a ridiculous haircut...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 33,793 reads 82 comments