1. Winners and Losers from the 2014 World Cup Final

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has come to an end. Germany have been crowned champions of the world after a 1-0 win over Argentina after extra time on Sunday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 9 days ago 115,872 reads 393 comments

  2. Barcelona Rebuild Not Complete Despite Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi Attack

    The biggest transfer of the summer is done: Luis Suarez has moved from Liverpool to Barcelona. To the probable relief of all parties—clubs, player, fans and rumour column-readers—the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 days ago 59,736 reads 229 comments

  3. 2014 World Cup XI of the Biggest Scapegoats of the Finals

    With just the final two matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup left to play, 30 teams have seen their hopes of lifting the trophy extinguished in a variety of manners along the way...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 days ago 6,473 reads 35 comments

  4. 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 12 days ago 4,997 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 12 days ago 1,607 reads 10 comments

  6. Atletico Madrid Signing Mario Mandzukic a Good Move to Replace Diego Costa

    Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Mario Mandzukic , with the Croatian signing a permanent deal, for four years, from Bayern Munich on Thursday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 7,487 reads 31 comments

  7. Louis Van Gaal Right, World Cup Third-Place Match Is Obsolete and Pointless

    Fresh from the disappointment and anti-climatic World Cup exit at the semi-final stage by way of a penalty shootout, it's fair to say that all Netherlands players and staff want to do right now is board a plane, go home and go on holiday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 13,209 reads 56 comments

  8. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Semi-Finals with Thomas Mueller, Kroos, Mascherano

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals brought very contrasting matches, with Brazil vs. Germany hosting a plethora of goals, impressive attacking and awful defending—on one side at least—and Netherlands vs...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 10,699 reads 18 comments

  9. Netherlands Exceeded Expectations Despite World Cup Semi-Final Defeat

    Netherlands couldn't quite manage to match their World Cup achievements of four years ago, as the 2010 losing finalists this time bowed out at the semi-final stage of the 2014 tournament in Brazil...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 2,786 reads 6 comments

  10. How Germany's Awesome Attack Can Break Down Argentina Defence in World Cup Final

    And so a sequel continues: for the third time in history, the FIFA World Cup final will take place between Germany and Argentina...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 19,341 reads 135 comments

  11. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Netherlands vs. Argentina Semi-Final

    Argentina will play Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final after the South American side defeated Netherlands on penalties in the second semi-final...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 88,768 reads 232 comments

  12. David Luiz Must Be Held Accountable for Brazil's Embarrassing World Cup Defeat

    Brazil have suffered their worst humiliation in their entire proud footballing history, after losing 7-1 to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 14 days ago 39,003 reads 102 comments

  13. Why Neymar Wouldn't Have Saved Brazil from World Cup Mauling by Germany

    Brazilian superstar Neymar sat out the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final with an injury as his team were humiliated 7-1 by Germany, a historic defeat as they bowed out of the finals on home soil in embarrassing fashion...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 14 days ago 26,494 reads 119 comments

  14. Brazil vs. Germany: Live Player Ratings for World Cup Semi-Final

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, with two powerhouses from each of South America and Europe doing battle against each other for a spot in the final itself...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 14 days ago 16,615 reads 35 comments

  15. World Cup XI Who Failed to Make It Past the Group Stage

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has provided us with glimpses of entertaining performances from plenty of players, but unfortunately not all of those players were enough to help their nations through the group phase...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 19 days ago 15,561 reads 31 comments

  16. Colombia's New Stars Can Overcome History in World Cup Quarter-Final vs. Brazil

    Perhaps the most intriguing of the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final matches is the all-South American clash that sees the hosts, Brazil, take on the tournament's most entertaining side so far, Colombia...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 19 days ago 8,875 reads 23 comments

  17. Costa Rica's Dream World Cup Could Outshine Previous Shock Successes

    One of the biggest successes of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been that of CONCACAF side Costa Rica, who upset the odds in qualifying from Group D and have since made it through to the last eight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 19 days ago 15,762 reads 46 comments

  18. What Is James Rodriguez's Best Move After World Cup as Transfer Talk Increases?

    Colombia star James Rodriguez has been the absolute stand-out player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup so far, with the attacking midfielder netting five goals in four appearances and producing a string of top-class displays...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 19 days ago 17,686 reads 22 comments

  19. Suarez Transfer Could Aid Messi If Barcelona Follow Argentina World Cup Tactics

    Luis Suarez might have been sent home from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in disgrace, but it hasn't stopped the Uruguayan forward being in high demand during the summer at club level...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 20 days ago 14,800 reads 34 comments

  20. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from 2nd-Round Stage

    The round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup provided us with plenty of excitement, memorable moments and fantastic goals, and with five of the eight games going to extra time, fans were rewarded with even more minutes to watch...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 20 days ago 1,518 reads 4 comments

  21. World Cup 2014: Best XI of 2nd Round Stage with Tim Howard and James Rodriguez

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is moving steadily toward the latter stages now, with 16 teams having fought it out in the first of the knock-out rounds over the past week...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 20 days ago 14,456 reads 42 comments

  22. 1 Reason Why Each Team Can Win the World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been a superb celebration of football so far, but with 32 nations now whittled down to just eight, each one of them will be dreaming of producing just three ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 20 days ago 17,285 reads 81 comments

  23. Tim Howard Performance Leaves Post-World Cup Memories and Questions for USA

    The United States' 2014 FIFA World Cup dream is over after a round-of-16 exit to Belgium, but Jurgen Klinsmann and his coaching staff will be proud of the effort put up by his players and, in particular, the performance of goalkeeper Tim Howard ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 21 days ago 5,112 reads 11 comments

  24. Biggest Factors Behind the Lack of Goals in the Round of 16 World Cup Matches

    The early stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup brought plenty of excitement and incidents, with viewers experiencing a host of games during the group stage that quickly racked up an average of more than three goals per game...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 21 days ago 1,057 reads 6 comments

  25. Belgium vs. USA: Live Player Ratings

    The final round-of-16 match was played on Tuesday, with Belgium facing United States in Salvador. Belgium finished top of Group H, with USA ending as runners up in Group G...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 21 days ago 10,746 reads 54 comments