1. Global Media Rate 'positive' Socceroos

    ​A media study has shown the Socceroos were perceived positively during their Brazil 2014 campaign, in stark contrast to some other AFC nations.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 15 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Why Croatia Must Continue to Build Their Team Around Luka Modric

    The 2014 World Cup once again offered a well-known story for Croatia that, in a way, has become a pattern for the Vatreni...

    Sasa Ibrulj Written by Sasa Ibrulj about 23 minutes ago 4 reads 0 comments

  3. How Brazil Can Rebuild for Future Starting with 3rd-Place Game vs. Netherlands

    Cataclysmic, seismic, ground-breaking. Scarring, humiliating, traumatising. Pick whichever enforcing words you wish, the outcome is the same: The World Cup semi-final defeat to ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 hour ago 573 reads 3 comments

  4. Why Sunday May Be Lahm and Schweinsteiger's Last Chance for World Cup Glory

    When Germany finished third at the 2006 World Cup, it was considered a huge achievement, one that revealed the promise the Nationalmannschaft had in a young generation of stars including ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 2 hours ago 1,131 reads 5 comments

  5. Do Argentina Need to Be More Offensive to Win the World Cup?

    While Germany received plenty of acclaim, congratulations and, to an extent, awe for the manner of their progress to the World Cup final, rivals Argentina were somewhat less on the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 hours ago 643 reads 6 comments

  6. Should Argentina Risk Starting Sergio Aguero?

    As the euphoria of a gruelling penalty shoot-out victory over the Netherlands finally dies down, Argentina turn their attention to their next match. It is not just any old clash...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 3 hours ago 873 reads 2 comments

  7. World Cup Game vs. Brazil Will Offer Glimpse of Netherlands Future Under Hiddink

    They came far, very far. But eventually, it wasn’t meant to be. Having reached the semi-final against all expectations, the Netherlands can now look at their World Cup 2014 campaign and feel proud...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 3 hours ago 628 reads 2 comments

  8. Germany's 7-1 Win over Brazil Reimagined Without Brazil on the Pitch

    Germany's 7-1 triumph over Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semi-final led to some joking that Brazil hadn't turned up, but this video goes one step further...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 hours ago 4,524 reads 3 comments

  9. Javier Mascherano V Toni Kroos Will Decide the World Cup Final

    And so, the World Cup final is upon us. After it is over, this marvellous tournament will be over, and we will be bereft, horrified at the prospect of having to face the world without football, wondering what we will do with our evenings now...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 4 hours ago 1,706 reads 10 comments

  10. Assessing Joachim Low's Options If Mats Hummels Is Not Fit for World Cup Final

    Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal was a historic, emphatic result that could not have come at a better time...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 4 hours ago 720 reads 2 comments

  11. Profiling Alejandro Sabella, Argentina Manager Who Rarely Receives Praise

    Alejandro Sabella has a cut a comic figure on the sidelines throughout Argentina’s World Cup campaign...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 4 hours ago 591 reads 2 comments

  12. The Time Is Right for Lionel Messi and Argentina to End World Cup Wait

    "The Argentinean player, if he has a virtue is this one: he gets bigger in the biggest challenges,” renowned coach Angel Cappa said on Radio Onda Cera this week...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 4 hours ago 2,636 reads 20 comments

  13. Arjen Robben Has Become a Pinata in Mexico After His World Cup Dive

    Mexicans love a pinata, and they really can't stand Arjen Robben . So the Robben pinata was, in many ways, something of an inevitability...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 5 hours ago 2,817 reads 4 comments

  14. What Will Third-Place Play-off Tell Us About the Future of Brazil?

    Perhaps forgotten amid the hysteria of one of the most incredible matches to take place at a World Cup, Brazil still have a game to play...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 5 hours ago 335 reads 1 comments

  15. How Fred Succeeded Serginho as Brazil's World Cup Scapegoat

    Every World Cup disaster brings about scapegoats from Brazil, from Barbosa in 1950 to Serginho Chulapa in 1982 and even Felipe Melo in 2010...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 5 hours ago 3,390 reads 11 comments

  16. 5 Defining Moments in France's 2014 World Cup Campaign

    With France’s FIFA World Cup campaign now consigned to memory, coach Didier Deschamps and his players can reflect on their progress and be happy with their efforts...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 5 hours ago 206 reads 0 comments

  17. Mario Balotelli Posts—and Deletes—Picture Pointing Shotgun at 'Haters'

    Mario Balotelli has courted controversy after posting a picture of himself holding a shotgun at the camera on Instagram, with the accompanying message reading: "Big kiss to all the haters...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 7 hours ago 12,320 reads 12 comments

  18. Diskerud Scores in Return to Rosenborg After WCup

    American midfielder Mix Diskerud scored in his first game back with Norway's Rosenborg following the World Cup, a 2-0 win at Latvia's Jelgava in the first qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday night...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 hours ago 138 reads 0 comments

  19. Would Winning the World Cup Make Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever?

    On Sunday, Lionel Messi will play for not one, but two titles when he faces Germany in the World Cup final at the Maracana ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 9 hours ago 4,254 reads 57 comments

  20. Javier Mascherano Will Be as Vital as Messi for Argentina in World Cup Final

    Underlining a fantastic World Cup with one of the great midfield performances against the Netherlands in the semi-finals, Javier Mascherano proved why he will be so vital for Argentina in the final...

    Dan Colasimone Written by Dan Colasimone about 13 hours ago 1,046 reads 8 comments

  21. Argentina Fans Go Nuts on a Plane After World Cup Final Announcement

    These fans were presumably very unhappy to be stuck on a plane during Argentina's semi-final victory over the Netherlands. These same Argentina fans were very happy when the pilot announced that Argentina would be playing in the World Cup final.

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 19 hours ago 1,341 reads 3 comments

  22. DDV: 'Prandelli Always Runs Away'

    Fiorentina patron Diego Della Valle blasted Cesare Prandelli for “running away from Italy. It's in his DNA...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 19 hours ago 744 reads 1 comments

  23. World Cup 2014 Final: Tournament Recap Prior to Germany vs. Argentina

    With the World Cup Final upon us, the party is all but over in Brazil. Sadly, it ended on a sour note for the host country (the third-place match will mean little) and a few other proud footballing nations...

    M.F. DiBella Written by M.F. DiBella about 20 hours ago 626 reads 0 comments

  24. Luiz Felipe Scolari's 5 Biggest Mistakes in World Cup Campaign

    Luiz Felipe Scolari deemed himself the man responsible for Brazil's humiliating defeat against Germany in the semi-final...

    Hugo Chavez Barroso Written by Hugo Chavez Barroso about 20 hours ago 3,260 reads 6 comments

  25. 10 Defining Moments in Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2014 World Cup Campaign

    After considering the positives and negatives from the World Cup, the Bosnian Football Federation has decided to offer a new contract to Safet Susic...

    Sasa Ibrulj Written by Sasa Ibrulj about 24 hours ago 293 reads 2 comments