1. Ranking the Top 10 Leagues by World Cup Performance

    When the 2014 World Cup All Star team was announced, it was not surprising that the Bundesliga claimed more than half of the 11 spots on offer. Second—the only other division with more than one spot—was France’s Ligue 1 with two...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 8 days ago 9,415 reads 87 comments

  2. Antonio Conte's Sudden Exit Hints at Juventus Transfer Trouble

    Antonio Conte may yet become the new Italy manager, but despite his sudden exit from Serie A champions Juventus on Tuesday, it’s ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 8 days ago 17,074 reads 28 comments

  3. 20 Players Whose Transfer Value Dropped on World Cup Performance

    Imagine if the David Luiz transfer had been conducted after the World Cup rather than before. In early June, the £50 million paid to Chelsea by Paris Saint-Germain was still ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 8 days ago 14,864 reads 42 comments

  4. 10 Best Saves of 2014 World Cup

    Goalkeepers were among the brightest stars at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and their heroics resulted in some of the most compelling storylines of the competition...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 9 days ago 18,153 reads 66 comments

  5. 25 Biggest Surprises of the 2014 World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup was chock full of surprises, both good and bad. There were teams that exceeded the wildest expectations, and others that crumpled under the weight of the occasion...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 9 days ago 26,578 reads 45 comments

  6. Quotes of the Day from the 2014 World Cup Final Between Germany and Argentina

    Ecstasy in victory, despair in defeat. Both emotions were expressed poignantly and vividly by the participants of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final shortly after the trophy was presented to Germany captain Philipp Lahm ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 10 days ago 15,204 reads 20 comments

  7. Father Figure Joachim Loew Deserves Praise for Germany's World Cup Triumph

    Read between the lines, and Philipp Lahm ’s post-match remarks are a not-so-veiled tribute to Joachim Loew . “Whether we have the best individual players or whatever does not matter...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 10 days ago 11,258 reads 13 comments

  8. World Cup 2014: The Tournament in Pictures

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now behind us, but it leaves some indelible images imprinted on our minds. Whether the ecstasy of victory, the devastation of defeat or enjoyment of the ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 10 days ago 14,070 reads 18 comments

  9. Germany vs. Argentina: Player Ratings for World Cup Final

    Germany are World Cup champions thanks to Mario Goetze’s extra-time winner at the Maracana. After chesting down Andre Schurrle’s pass, the Bayern Munich attacker ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 10 days ago 11,280 reads 11 comments

  10. 6 Players Brazil Should Turn to Following 2014 World Cup Collapse

    It’s unlikely that Fred will be wearing the canary strip of the Brazilian national team anytime again soon, if ever...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 11 days ago 17,688 reads 71 comments

  11. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Brazil vs. the Netherlands

    For Brazil fans, Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup third-place play-off will only have amplified the disappointment and embarrassment of Tuesday’s 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Germany...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 11 days ago 27,252 reads 30 comments

  12. Alexis Sanchez Turns Arsenal into Genuine Premier League Contenders

    In acquiring Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, Arsenal have turned themselves into a genuine Premier League title contender...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 13 days ago 25,819 reads 184 comments

  13. Sergio Romero Has Repaid Alejandro Sabella's Faith at This World Cup

    For a time, Sergio Romero was accustomed to not being wanted. Shipped off for a loan spell in Monaco by club side Sampdoria , the goalkeeper played only a handful of matches ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 14 days ago 6,678 reads 4 comments

  14. How Germany Will Benefit from the Netherlands-Argentina World Cup Semi-Final

    Germany were the big winners from Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 14 days ago 10,980 reads 77 comments

  15. Netherlands vs. Argentina: Live Player Ratings for World Cup Semi-Final

    Argentina will face Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in Sao Paulo...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 14 days ago 5,431 reads 18 comments

  16. Brazil's World Cup Collapse Down to Technical, Tactical and Mental Shortcomings

    Brazil’s World Cup collapse was as monumental as it was unforeseen. At the final whistle in Belo Horizonte , even the Germany players were astonished as to the magnitude of the 7-1 scoreline...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 15 days ago 10,355 reads 15 comments

  17. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Brazil vs. Germany Semi-Final

    It was unexpected in its arrival, horrific in its unraveling. On Tuesday at Estadio Mineirao, Germany inflicted a record defeat upon host nation Brazil, winning 7-1 at the semi-final stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 15 days ago 97,818 reads 224 comments

  18. Remembering Alfredo Di Stefano: Real Madrid's Original Galactico

    Alfredo Di Stefano quite nearly became a Blaugranes . Indeed, the fissure created over his transfer exacerbated the enmity between Barcelona and Real Madrid ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 16 days ago 6,368 reads 16 comments

  19. Ranking the Best-Ever World Cup Semi-Final Matches

    The World Cup semi-finals have produced some of the most memorable matches in football history. It's almost as though the desperation to reach the final produces a better spectacle ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 16 days ago 24,149 reads 19 comments

  20. World Cup 2014: Best XI of the Quarter-Finals with Messi, Hummels and Navas

    The quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup were mostly cautious and occasionally violent affairs, each punctuated by moments of individual brilliance...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 17 days ago 52,865 reads 79 comments

  21. World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from the Quarter-Finals

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup’s four quarter-finals each featured something a little different. France and Germany contested the iconic Maracana’s first-ever European derby ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 17 days ago 16,575 reads 37 comments

  22. Surprise Package Costa Rica Provided Thrills and a Bit of Panic

    Costa Rica were the surprise package of the 2014 World Cup. They also threatened to upset the applecart. Only once in tournament history had a CONCACAF nation progressed into the ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 18 days ago 2,003 reads 9 comments

  23. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 24 with Messi, Robben and Navas

    Day 24 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featured a pair of cagey quarter-finals, some standout goalkeeping and the end of an extended goalscoring slump...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 18 days ago 11,905 reads 43 comments

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

    Day 24 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw the semi-final matchups finalised and showcased a pair of cagey quarter-finals. In Brasilia, Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria combined to set up Gonzalo Higuain’s winner against Belgium...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 18 days ago 73,513 reads 132 comments

  25. Neymar Injury Debilitating to Brazil's World Cup Chances

    There is a special relationship between Neymar and Brazil. In the 22-year-old, the world’s most passionate football nation sees itself, perhaps not as it is, but as it wants to be seen...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 19 days ago 66,678 reads 222 comments