1. 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 3 months ago 26,774 reads 120 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 16,886 reads 35 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 15,676 reads 31 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 9,015 reads 23 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 15,851 reads 46 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 17,867 reads 22 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 15,099 reads 34 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 97 reads 4 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 14,680 reads 42 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 17,337 reads 81 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 5,220 reads 11 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 1,111 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 10,858 reads 54 comments

  14. Argentina vs. Switzerland: Live Player Ratings

    Argentina and Switzerland battled it out for a place in the quarter-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with their round-of-16 fixture on Tuesday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 3,292 reads 3 comments

  15. France Have Nothing to Fear but Manuel Neuer in World Cup Quarter-Final

    European heavyweights France and Germany both won through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final on Monday evening after the duo saw off African pair Nigeria and Algeria, respectively...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 9,699 reads 56 comments

  16. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 19 with Paul Pogba, Andre Schurrle and More

    Day 19 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals has been and gone, giving us another look at four nations fighting it out to reach the quarter-final stage in Brazil...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 21,842 reads 50 comments

  17. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 19

    Day 19 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featured another evening of round-of-16 matches, culminating in two more quarterfinalists...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 76,480 reads 120 comments

  18. Jozy Altidore Can Aid Another Late World Cup Victory for USA vs. Belgium

    Jozy Altidore missed United States' last group stage match against Germany through injury, but the striker looks set to return to the squad for their 2014 FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash against Belgium on Tuesday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 4,508 reads 28 comments

  19. Joel Campbell Leading from the Front as Costa Rica's World Cup Success Continues

    Costa Rica made themselves a piece of history by qualifying for the last eight of the FIFA World Cup for the first time ever on Sunday night, defeating Greece on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 4,004 reads 9 comments

  20. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 18 with Arjen Robben, Keylor Navas and More

    Day 18 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw two extraordinary ends to the round-of-16 games, with more goals in the final minutes of the matches than in the initial 85 of each...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,574 reads 23 comments

  21. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 18

    Day 18 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featured two more round-of-16 fixtures taking place, with two more quarter-finalists decided as a result...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 98,849 reads 216 comments

  22. Mexico Attacking Problems a Holdover from Qualifying After Harsh World Cup Exit

    Mexico have exited the 2014 FIFA World Cup in dramatic, undeserved fashion after suffering a late 2-1 comeback defeat to Netherlands...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 7,234 reads 45 comments

  23. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 17 with James Rodriguez, Alexis Sanchez, More

    Day 17 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw the knockout stage finally kick into gear, with top billing given to four nations from the tournament's home continent...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 14,354 reads 35 comments

  24. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Day 17

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has moved into the knockout stages with two terrific all-South American clashes, with Brazil and Colombia the first two nations to book their passage to the quarter-finals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 72,553 reads 109 comments

  25. Chile Show What Might Have Been and How to Stop Brazil at Their Own World Cup

    Chile have become the first side to exit the 2014 FIFA World Cup on penalties after a stupendous round-of-16 match against Brazil ended with a shootout defeat after a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 12,263 reads 68 comments