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2018 World Cup – Group H Preview

Posted on 7 Jun, 2018, by in Soccer

We conclude our group-by-group preview of the World Cup with Group H. No clear favorite, although it does seem Colombia hold a slight edge over Poland, Senegal and Japan. More

2014 World Cup – Day 13 Predictions (Italy vs Uruguay, Costa Rica vs England, Japan vs Colombia, Greece vs Ivory Coast)

Posted on 24 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Maybe the busy schedule brings out the best of teams, and after a fantastic finish to yesterday’s matches we enter day 13 with high expectations. Things get super hot in Group D as Italy play Uruguay for the right to join Costa Rica in the next round, with England simply trying to get a point or three before heading home. In Group C, Colombia will try to keep their perfect record against the desperate Japan, while Colombia will try to keep Greece with 0 goals and far away from the second place. More

2014 World Cup – Day 8 Predictions (Uruguay vs England, Colombia vs Ivory Coast, Japan vs Greece)

Posted on 19 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

We reach day 8 of the World Cup, which means matches in Group C, as Colombia and the Ivory Coast battle it out between the two winners, Japan and Greece try to keep their chances alive while Group D, the group of death, brings together the two losers of the opening matches, with England and Uruguay both in must win situations. More

World Cup – Group C Predictions

Posted on 9 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Although some might consider Group C to be the weakest among the eight in the 2014 World Cup, it is also one of the most difficult to predict with a wide open race for the two qualifying spots, as the Ivory Coast, Colombia and Japan hold the promise of some very exciting football, while Greece will be there as usual to spoil it for everyone. More

Barack Obama Playing Soccer With a Robot in Japan

Posted on 24 Apr, 2014, by in Miscellaneous

Anything the American president, Barack Obama, does or says, becomes instant news. That includes his visit to Japan and their Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which included him meeting ASIMO and playing a little bit of soccer with him. More

2013 Confederations Cup – Italy Survive Japan Thanks to Sebastian Giovinco

Posted on 19 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Starting with a very defensive lineup, it took Italy nearly an entire half and falling behind 2-0 in order to get a grip of the kind of opponents they were facing in Japan, but eventually, thanks to a lot more efficiency inside the box and one substitution, putting in Sebastian Giovinco, also scoring the winning goal, the Italians won 4-3 in the best match of the tournament so far, clinching a spot in the semifinal. More

2013 Confederations Cup – Italy vs Japan Predictions

Posted on 19 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Meeting for only the second time in history, the 2013 Confederations Cup match between Italy and Japan is obviously in favor of the European side, who are looking to secure their place in the semifinals by beating the Blue Samurai for a second time. More

Neymar Scores the Perfect Goal to Kick Off Confederations Cup (Brazil vs Japan)

Posted on 15 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Brazil enjoyed a comfortable opening-match to the confederations cup, beating Japan 3-0 with a wonderful opening goal from Neymar, followed by second half strikes from Paulinho and a quality finisher from Jo, making it look like their performance was a lot more brilliant than it really was. More

Confederations Cup – Brazil vs Japan Predictions

Posted on 15 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

While Brazil have been quite successful in this tournament in recent years (winning in 2005 and 2009), the main goal awaits 12 months from now. But after such a disappointing campaign of friendly matches, putting on a good performance in the confederations cup, beginning with a win over the very difficult Japan, is the only way to avoid mountains of pressure from the demanding fans & press. More

Squads for the 2013 Confederations Cup

Posted on 13 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Despite not being the most important of tournament, the favorites to win the Confederations Cup in 2013, a preparation drill for the World Cup in Brazil in 12 months, are all sending their strongest squads. The champions and host nation, Brazil, play in Group A with Japan, Mexico and Italy. In Group B, world and European champions Spain play with Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria. More