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Most Successful Nations in the Olympic Football Tournament

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

As we head into the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the 26th time football will be played in the summer Olympics, there are five nations with two or more gold medals over the years: Hungary, Great Britain, Argentina, USSR and Uruguay. More

When Big Teams Miss Out on the World Cup

Posted on 15 Oct, 2013, by in Featured

It’s rare to see on of the traditional powers of world football not making it into the World Cup, but there’s a chance that England, France and even Mexico, who are usually one of the first teams to qualify, won’t make it into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, or go through a playoff in order to make it in. More

The Never Ending List of German Attacking Midfielders

Posted on 25 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The revolution that German football has undergone over the last seven or eight years hasn’t been demonstrated with titles for the national team (yet), but the success of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, relying on German players and not just a horde of foreigners, is due to the immense pool of talent, especially in attacking midfield positions, the country currently has to offer. More

Mexico National Football Team – What Went Wrong?

Posted on 12 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even though Jose Manuel de la Torre or Chepo as he is widely known has a lot of blame to shoulder, Mexico aren’t at risk of missing out on the World Cup just because of one stubborn manager. It’s a little bit deeper than that. More

Theo Walcott – How to Find the Best in Him More Often

Posted on 16 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Sometimes, it all comes together. Theo Walcott has these moments, when you understand what Arsene Wenger saw in him six years ago, when he purchased him from Southampton before his 17th birthday. His 30 minutes on the Kiev pitch, leading England to a 3-2 win over Sweden. More

Jakub Błaszczykowski Goal – Best Moment of Euro 2012 (So Far…)

Posted on 13 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

The Co-Hosts have yet to win a match, but Poland have also gone undefeated through their first two matches, with two 1-1 draws. The most exciting moment thus far? Kuba, Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Polish captain, blasting away the equalizer in the match against Russia, scoring the best and most exciting goal of the tournament so far. More

World Cup 2010 – Group G Preview

Posted on 10 Jun, 2010, by in Soccer

The Group of Death? Brazil should finish first and be joined by Portugal, as the Ivorians, talented and athletic, should fall short again, while North Korea will hardly get passed the halfway line during most matches, hoping to cause a huge upset in some match, but hardly stand any chance. More

2010 World Cup – Group F Preview

Posted on 9 Jun, 2010, by in Soccer

Ah, Italia – Group F, with the reigning World Champions; although they certainly haven’t looked the part in the past four years, Paraguay hoping and with just cause for a surprising first place finish, while Slovakia and New Zealand should be happy just reaching the big stage. More

World Cup 2010 – Group E Preview

Posted on 8 Jun, 2010, by in Soccer

On to Group E, where the Dutch are hoping Arjen Robben’s injury isn’t so bad, keeping their trophy dream alive, while Denmark, Cameroon and even the Japanese are full of self belief they can be the team to join The Netherlands into the last 16. More

2010 World Cup – Group D Preview

Posted on 8 Jun, 2010, by in Soccer

Group D, here we come – Germany looking favorites, hoping Michael Ballack won’t be missed, Ghana hoping to shock everyone and that their Michael, Essien, won’t be missed, Serbia wanting to forget about 2006 and build on their strong qualifying campaign and Australia, aging but strong, hoping for a ’06 repeat. More