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Supermario Bros on top of the World!

Mario Gotze’s spectacular goal in last night’s World Cup final was the stroke of genius Germany needed to defeat Argentina, and claim the title for themselves. Gotze, who is the youngest player to score in a World Cup final since 1966, only came on as a sub in extra time, replacing veteran Klose, but showed…

Blind spots and blind luck

Last night’s World Cup consolation match saw Brazil limp out of the competition in fourth place after losing 3:0 to the Netherlands. It was not a great night for the referee, Djamel Haimoudi, who seemed to blunder from one controversial decision to another. Only ninety seconds into the game, he awarded a penalty to the…

Orange Crush

As last night’s semi-final drew to the end of a goalless 120 minutes, all eyes were trained on Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal, to see what he would do to ensure the night ended as a triumphant orange Wednesday. Bringing on Tim Krul to face Costa Rica’s penalty shoot out has been heralded by many…

Boulevard of broken dreams

Brazil’s World Cup dreams were annihilated last night in a 7-1 defeat by Germany. The Brazilian team were without their talisman Neymar, after his controversial back injury incurred during the match against Costa Rica, and sorely missed their captain Thiago Silva. After going unbeaten at home for twelve years, last night saw their biggest competitive…

Van Gaal’s Krul twist saves Dutch hopes

Van Gaal’s peculiar decision to change goalkeepers after extra time for last night’s penalty shootout between Holland and Costa Rica is being heralded as a stroke of genius. Tim Krul, the Newcastle United goalkeeper faced his first action of this World Cup with the daunting task of stopping Costa Rica’s penalty shots, which would make…

A win for Brazil, but at what cost?

Last night’s quarter final between Colombia and the host nation in Fortaleza, was an end to end affair of exciting, if chaotic, free-flowing football – a far cry from the clinical play which saw Germany defeat France earlier in the day. However, the match was littered with fouls and often dangerous tackles, in front of…

‘Tell me about your childhood…’

Brazilian coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari has arranged for his team to see a psychologist after they narrowly escaped elimination against Chile in a penalty shoot-out. The players have been bitterly criticised by the media for their emotional display during and after the match. Scolari hopes that the expert counselling will help to bolster the side…

Tim ‘Gandalf the Grey’ Howard: ‘You shall not pass!’

  Last night, the USA played against Belgium in an end to end thriller which saw USA goal-keeper Tim Howard save 15 shots on goal – the most saves in a World Cup match since records started being taken in 1966. However, despite Howard’s brilliant performance, the USA were knocked out with a 2-1 defeat…

The Battle of Algeria

Germany were sorely tested last night by an Algerian side determined for revenge. In 1982, Algeria were controversially eliminated from the World Cup by a match that was clearly staged between West Germany and Austria. West Germany’s 1-0 win ensured both teams went through on goal difference, despite Algeria’s previous defeat over the Germans and…

Penalty masterclass ends in Greek tragedy

Costa Rica made history last night when their punishing win against Greece took them through to the World Cup quarter finals for the first time ever. It was a remarkable victory because they were reduced to ten men after Oscar Duarte was sent off after 65 minutes. Greece, who had trailed by a goal from…

You’ve been Tangoed!

Mexico suffered a crushing blow earlier when Holland snatched victory from their grasp in the last 2 minutes of the match. Mexico looked certain to go through to the quarter finals after a goal from dos Santos put them ahead, combined with their strong defensive record. However, Wesley Sneijder smashed in an equaliser, and moments…