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2018 World Cup – Group D Preview

Posted on 30 May, 2018, by in Soccer

The closest thing this World Cup has to a group of death, Group D features perennial favorites Argentina with a host of problems besides and related to Lionel Messi, trying to overcome the challenge from talented Croatia, spiritful Iceland and youthful Nigeria. More

2014 World Cup – Day 12 Predictions (Cameroon vs Brazil, Croatia vs Mexico, Netherlands vs Chile, Australia vs Spain)

Posted on 23 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Reaching day 12 of the 2014 World Cup means we’re entering the most intense week of the competition, which includes 16 matches in a four day span. Group A will decide its qualifying teams as Cameroon, already out of the race, taking on Brazil, while Croatia and Mexico play at the same time. In group B things are simpler, and the only thing left to decide is who finishes first between the Netherlands and Chile, while Australia play Spain in a meaningless match. More

12 Best Memes of Brazil Beating Croatia in World Cup Opener

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

As you might have guessed, the World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia got plenty of attention in the social media, as the memes and jokes that followed focus on Yuichi Nishimura and his awful refereeing, Marcelo scoring an own goal, Fred learning from Neymar how to dive and that weird mustache from Luis Gustavo, making him seem like a GTA character. More

On Brazil, Diving and one Awful Referee

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Opening matches in the World Cup are sometimes dull affairs. Brazil facing Croatia was anything but with goals, some impressive ball playing skills from Neymar and Oscar but also another side of football which we can do without: Referees deciding matches, as Yuichi Nishimura saw a penalty where there was none, already giving us the first controversy of the tournament. More

Match Highlights – Brazil vs Croatia

Posted on 12 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

A very enjoyable opening match which ended in a predictable way, although with a bitter taste in the mouths of those who watched. Neymar scored twice and Oscar finished as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 despite conceding first from a Marcelo own goal, later helped by a penalty decision from Yuichi Nishimura that saved the hosts from a very complicated situation. More

World Cup – Day 1 Predictions (Brazil vs Croatia)

Posted on 12 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

And so it begins – The 2014 World Cup, as the host nation, Brazil, with an enormous amount of pressure and expectations on their shoulders, begin the road to what hopefully, for them, ends with lifting the trophy for a sixth time, while Croatia, on paper the second strongest team in Group A, will try and make it yet another surprise in the history of World Cup openers. More

World Cup – Group A Predictions

Posted on 8 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

The group of the hosts seems like Brazil and three more teams battling for second place, as Mexico and Croatia seem a bit more likely to finish ahead of Cameroon, who seem weaker and weaker with every big tournament they reach. More

Euro 2012 – Group Stage Power Rankings

Posted on 12 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Who is the best team in Euro 2012? Which group of players has been the most impressive so far? Russia and Croatia should be likely candidates to top the first power rankings of the tournament, being the only sides to win by more than one goal. More

Euro 2012 – Group C Preview

Posted on 5 Jun, 2012, by in Featured

In a different time, this might have been a group of death as well. But in the Euro 2012, Spain seem to be clear favorites while Italy hope that a … More

Euro 2012 Playoff Draw

Posted on 13 Oct, 2011, by in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will have to go through Bosnia again to make a major tournament, as the Euro 2012 Playoff draw also pitted Ireland vs Estonia, Turkey vs Croatia and the Czech Republic against the tiny Montenegro. More