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Cristiano Ronaldo in the Worst Game of his Career

Posted on 12 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

After over 600 matches for club & country, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to put up what is probably the most ineffective performance of his career, as Portugal failed to beat Israel in a World Cup qualifying match for the second straight time, and Ronaldo himself couldn’t even get to take one shot at goal. More

Biggest Matches Left in World Cup Qualifiers

Posted on 8 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s boiling point in the World Cup qualifying stages, heading into the final two matches in Europe, South America and North America. Most groups in Europe are about second place battles, but England demand most of the attention in Group G, battling with Ukraine, Poland and Montenegro for the top spot, playing the last two mentioned, both at Wembley. Mexico grab the focus in North America with their huge match against Panama, while South America still has plenty of options open. More

World Cup Qualifying – Strong Sides That Might Not Make It

Posted on 27 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

With the World Cup Qualifying to Brazil 2014 more than half way through, it’s already easy to mark three teams that were favorites to qualify from their groups as being in deep trouble – Uruguay in South America, Mexico in the North American final group stage and Turkey in Group D of the UEFA qualifying, falling behind Romania and Hungary while it’s impossible to catch up with the Netherlands. More

Juan Carlos Garcia Scores The Best Goal on International Day

Posted on 7 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

The new era of American Soccer with Jurgen Klinsmann took a clip on the wings in its inaugural flight against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, losing 2-1 despite going up first, before conceding an incredibly bicycle kick goal from Juan Carlos Garcia, setting up the winning goal later on in the match. More

How Corrupt is European Football? A Lot

Posted on 4 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

An inquiry that began 18 months ago, diving into the belly of the beast, aka match fixing in European football, has revealed some ugly facts, which include a Champions League match; other corrupt matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and several top football matches in European leagues. More

Ronaldo vs Messi on Qualifying Night

Posted on 17 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

Another failure for Portugal, another big win for Argentina Cristiano Ronaldo left frustrated once again, this time after a match when the ball refused to go in, Lionel Messi left celebrating in Chile, scoring and leading his team to a quality 2-1 win in Chile. More

Rasmus Elm Caps Off Legendary Comeback (Germany vs Sweden)

Posted on 17 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

Some things can’t be explained by tactics, formations or anything logical. Germany were playing in fifth gear for 55 minutes, but somehow, out of nowhere, Sweden came back to claim a shocking 4-4 draw. More

Olivier Giroud a Hero for Once (Spain vs France)

Posted on 17 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

There’s no doubt who is the better side; Spain are a much better football team than France. But being wasteful for an entire match, despite the huge quality (and quite shocking) quality advantage, allows Olivier Giroud to score an equalizer out of nowhere, stealing a point in Madrid. More

The Professions of the San Marino Starting XI vs England

Posted on 13 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

People, mostly fans, take their sports and especially football (in most parts of the world) especially seriously. But not in San Marino, who have very few actual professional footballers on their squad, which was quite amazing to watch as they stepped on to the pitch at Wembley to face England. More

Messi vs Ronaldo – Qualifying Night

Posted on 13 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

While Lionel Messi & Argentina had a sublime night by taking Uruguay apart, Cristiano Ronaldo & Portugal produced another bad performance, resulting in their first loss of the world cup qualifiers. More