1. Ghana, Other African Nations Lacking Final Third Quality to Impact on World Cup

    Ghana suffered a late 2-1 defeat to United States in their 2014 FIFA World Cup opener on Monday evening, making it just one win so far from the three African nations to play their initial fixtures...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 6,073 reads 53 comments

  2. Neymar and Brazil Will Cut Mexico's Chances of Qualifying from World Cup Group A

    The big game of Group A will take place on Tuesday, with Brazil hosting Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 19,643 reads 118 comments

  3. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 5 with Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos, Tim Howard

    Another day of World Cup action has passed us by, with Day 5 seeing the first draw of Brazil 2014, along with a couple of big wins in crunch clashes...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 29,370 reads 69 comments

  4. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 5

    Day 5 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup brought us our first draw of the tournament, along with the first game which could be termed anything less than exciting, but there were two more games of interest besides...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 155,628 reads 245 comments

  5. Thomas Mueller Shows Jogi Low Was Right to Not Focus on Strikers for Germany

    There was plenty of talk about Jogi Low 's Germany squad when the manager announced his final 23 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, mainly on account of his decision to name just one out-and-out striker, Miroslav Klose ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,716 reads 50 comments

  6. Thomas Muller and 10 Notable FIFA World Cup Hat-Tricks

    Thomas Muller has scored a fine hat-trick in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, helping himself to a treble to see Germany comfortably beat Portugal in Group G...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 15,366 reads 12 comments

  7. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 4 with Karim Benzema, Djourou and Valbuena

    Day 4 of the FIFA World Cup is over and done with, with three more teams picking up three points at the first attempt as Brazil 2014 continues to hold a no-draws-allowed policy...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 22,309 reads 67 comments

  8. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 4

    By now, common consensus holds the 2014 FIFA World Cup as one of the best, if not the best, in recent memory. The goals, great games and talking points just keep on coming as we've now rolled through Day 4 of the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 53,857 reads 92 comments

  9. Brazil Will Improve Even Without Injured Hulk in World Cup Game vs. Mexico

    Brazil might have won their first 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Croatia, but their victory was not without fault—or areas for improvement...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 11,234 reads 24 comments

  10. Wilson Palacios and the 13 Earliest Red Cards Since FIFA 2006 World Cup

    Wilson Palacios was sent off for Honduras in the first half of their FIFA 2014 World Cup match against France on Sunday, leaving his side to play out the vast majority of the game with 10 men...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,882 reads 4 comments

  11. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 3 with Pirlo, James Rodriguez and Joel Campbell

    Day 3 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup proved to be another spectacular one, with four games providing 13 goals, plenty of great performances and a big shock result...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 31,168 reads 55 comments

  12. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 3

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway now, Day 3 offered us no less than four games, two groups and eight nations to assess and get excited about...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 90,558 reads 128 comments

  13. England Must Fix Defensive Concerns, Make Brave Choices to Save World Cup Dream

    England's 2014 FIFA World Cup got off to a losing start in Manaus on Saturday evening, as they went down 2-1 to Italy in Group D...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 3,508 reads 33 comments

  14. Costa Rica Beat Uruguay and 5 Other Big Shock FIFA World Cup Results

    Costa Rica have pulled off the biggest shock victory of the 2014 FIFA World Cup so far, after they beat Uruguay by a 3-1 scoreline in Group D...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 11,747 reads 19 comments

  15. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 2 with Robben, Alexis Sanchez and Van Persie

    We only had one game to choose from for our first World Cup XI of the day after matchday No. 1—but Friday was a different matter, with six teams in action as the 2014 finals really cranked into gear...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 52,261 reads 133 comments

  16. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 2

    Day 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featured three matches, including a repeat of the 2010 final. Mexico beat Cameroon in the first match. Spain took the lead in the middle game—before Netherlands roared back to shock them with a blowout win...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 90,112 reads 128 comments

  17. Spain's World Cup Downfall Is the Result of Losing Their Most Impressive Traits

    The first big result of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has seen the reigning champions spanked 5-1 by the team they beat in the 2010 final, with Netherlands exacting a clinical and emphatic revenge on Spain...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 21,705 reads 64 comments

  18. Brazil's Tactical Switch Gives Neymar Centre-Stage in World Cup Opener

    Brazil are off to a winning start in the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a comeback victory over Croatia in the tournament's opening match...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,998 reads 7 comments

  19. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 1 with Neymar, Oscar and Ivica Olic

    The opening day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has seen Brazil beat Croatia by a 3-1 scoreline, with national hero Neymar netting two of the goals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 13,444 reads 66 comments

  20. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 1

    Brazil picked up a victory in the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, defeating Croatia 3-1 after coming from behind...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 58,413 reads 240 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 10 Nations by World Cup Warm-Up Results

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is ready to go, with hosts Brazil set to face Croatia on the opening day of the month-long tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,137 reads 26 comments

  22. Spain's Squad Players Who Could Have a Huge Impact at 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Spain head into the 2014 FIFA World Cup as reigning champions and an all-round superpower, having won three major tournaments in a row since 2008...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 14,685 reads 2 comments

  23. Ranking the Top All-Time Star of Each World Cup Country

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup sees 32 nations take part in the month-long tournament in Brazil, with some of the finest players on the planet today set to grace the occasion...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 49,184 reads 194 comments

  24. Every Team's Under-the-Radar Player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us and fans around the globe will be scouring the finalised 23-player rosters, eagerly looking for the star names and the players expected to cause the most impact at the finals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 116,646 reads 118 comments

  25. France vs. Jamaica: 6 Things We Learned in Huge World Cup Warm-Up Victory

    France rattled eight past Jamaica without reply on Sunday evening in their final warm-up friendly before the 2014 FIFA World Cup...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,725 reads 16 comments