Opinion: Seleção Weaknesses Ruthlessly Exposed

Opinion: Seleção Weaknesses Ruthlessly Exposed

Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not by much, but Brazil’s World Cup dream remains alive. After a 1-1 draw against Chile following 120 minutes of grueling football, the hosts prevailed after a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out. And the man to convert the winning penalty, ice cool under the glare of 170 million […]

Belgium Win 2×1, USA Out of World Cup: Daily

Belgium Win 2×1, USA Out of World Cup: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – USA are out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 2-1 to Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova this evening (July 1st). With the game goalless after 90 minutes the tie went to extra-time, where two goals for the Belgians, from Kevin de Bruyne […]

Argentina Through to World Cup Quarters: Daily

Argentina Through to World Cup Quarters: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A late piece of Lionel Messi magic helped Argentina to a 1-0 win over Switzerland in the second round of the FIFA World Cup at the Arena Corinthians this afternoon (July 1st). With the game seemingly set for penalties, Messi lay the game’s only […]

Germany Beat Algeria 2×1 in World Cup Second Round: Daily

Germany Beat Algeria 2×1 in World Cup Second Round: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Germany edged past Algeria 2-1 at the Estádio Beira-Rio this evening to make it into the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Algeria pushed the three-time world champions all the way in an invigorating contest, which the Germans, as the tie wore on, […]

France Beat Nigeria 2×0, on to World Cup Quarter Finals: Daily

France Beat Nigeria 2×0, on to World Cup Quarter Finals: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – France are through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 win over Nigeria at the Estádio Mané Garrincha this afternoon (July 30th). A Paul Pogba header and Joseph Yobo own goal were enough to see Les Bleus through, and […]

Costa Rica Beat Greece in World Cup Second Round: Daily

Costa Rica Beat Greece in World Cup Second Round: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties to make it through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for this first time in their history at the Arena Pernambuco tonight. With the sides tied at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football, the two teams […]

Holland Beat Mexico, Through to World Cup Quarters: Daily

Holland Beat Mexico, Through to World Cup Quarters: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A 94th minute penalty from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave Holland a 2-1 win over Mexico this afternoon at the Arena Castelão. The Dutch were just minutes from crashing out of the World Cup but turned the tie on its head in the closing stages. Giovanni […]

Colombia Beat Uruguay in World Cup Second Round: Daily

Colombia Beat Uruguay in World Cup Second Round: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Colombia comfortably beat Uruguay 2-0 last night (June 28th) in the last sixteen of the FIFA World Cup at the Maracanã. The win means they have set up a quarter-final meeting with hosts Brazil, this Friday, at 5PM local time at the Arena Castelão […]

Brazil Beat Chile, Through to World Cup Quarter Finals: Daily

Brazil Beat Chile, Through to World Cup Quarter Finals: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Goalkeeper Júlio César was the Seleção hero this afternoon as Brazil came through a penalty shoot-out against Chile to make it through to the World Cup quarter-finals at the Mineirão. A 1-1 draw after extra-time took the tie to spot kicks, with the hosts […]

World Cup Knock-Out Phase Starts Today: Daily

World Cup Knock-Out Phase Starts Today: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The knock-out phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins today with two matches, and four South American teams in action. Of the eight groups of four sides, the top two in each have progressed to the last sixteen, where a knock-out format will […]