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2014 World Cup – Final Predictions (Germany vs Argentina)

Posted on 13 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

For a third time, we have a final between Germany and Argentina, which will end a fantastic World Cup between two sides that probably represent a different approach and had different paths to make the final. There’s more than just Lionel Messi to Argentina, but he still draws almost all of the attention. With Germany, you don’t really know where the goals will be coming from. More

2014 World Cup – Semifinal Predictions (Netherlands vs Argentina)

Posted on 9 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

When the Netherlands clash with Argentina in the second 2014 World Cup semifinal for the right to play Germany for the trophy, it’ll be more than just a matchup between Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben, with the word revenge hovering all above it. More

2014 World Cup – Semifinal Predictions (Brazil vs Germany)

Posted on 8 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

The World Cup semifinals are here, and we begin with Brazil, missing their biggest star and captain with injuries and a suspension, finding themselves as slight underdogs despite being the hosts, facing Germany. More

Neymar Injured – Good For Brazil, Bad for Germany?

Posted on 7 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

A fractured vertebrata in his spine means Neymar won’t be able to play for Brazil against Germany in the World Cup semifinal. Disaster? Well, according to some German players sounding off on the upcoming match, it’s actually an advantage. More

Argentina – Angel di Maria Out, Sergio Aguero (Probably) In

Posted on 7 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

Getting ready for their first World Cup semifinal in 24 years, Argentina have one set of bad news and one set of good ones: Angel di Maria is out, at least for the match against the Netherlands, but Sergio Aguero, who hasn’t played since the group stage, should be fit again after suffering from a similar injury. More

World Cup – All 4 Teams in the Semifinals

Posted on 6 Jul, 2014, by in Featured, Soccer

FIFA are happy: The semifinals have four teams that everyone deems as fitting in the semifinals: Two European sides, Germany and the Netherlands, and two South American teams including the hosts, Brazil and Argentina, with an option of a classic final no matter who comes out as the winners. More

Lionel Messi Running Out of Players to Help Him Win the World Cup

Posted on 6 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

The injury problems keep coming at Argentina. Lionel Messi remains the only creative force on this efficient side after their victory over Belgium, as Angel di Maria is also out of the World Cup with an injury. More

Tim Krul Made Louis van Gaal Look Like a Genius

Posted on 6 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

Genius or lucky, it doesn’t matter. Louis van Gaal rolled the dice on Tim Krul to replace Jasper Cillessen before the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal against Costa Rica, and came out as the winner thanks to that decision. More

2014 World Cup – Quarterfinals Day 2 Results

Posted on 5 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

The 2014 World Cup quarterfinals are over, with Argentina (after beating Belgium 1-0) and the Netherlands (winning a penalty shootout against Costa Rica) setting up a very interesting semifinal, without any underdogs left in the tournament. More

Carlos Velasco Carballo is to Blame for Neymar Getting Injured

Posted on 5 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

Being a referee isn’t only about making the big decisions: Red cards, offsides, penalty kicks or not. Those don’t happen too often in a match and most of the time, they make the rigth decision. However, setting the tone of the match and providing a deterrent for players in order that things don’t get dangerous for the players on the pitch. More