World Cup moment Luiz Felipe Scolari's

Brazil capitulation arguably the most memorable World Cup moment

 July 15, 2014   John Welsh

, , , ,

The 2014 World Cup will be remembered for a range of contrasting incidents and matches with the emergence of James Rodriguez as a genuine World Class striker, the 5-1 defeat of Spain by Netherlands and the Luis Suarez bite among the most prominent. However, those four goals in less than seven minutes during the 7-1 […]

Read more
World Cup 2014

German work ethic and versatility earns deserved World Cup triumph

 July 14, 2014   John Welsh

, , ,

The 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina followed the pattern of so many of the matches in the knockout phase of the tournament with strong defensive units assuming superiority over their attacking counterparts, but the action was still enthralling for most of the match. Mario Gotze’s expert finish deep into extra-time to seal […]

Read more
 
Romero

Netherlands Throttled Messi but Lost in the End to Romero’s Two Fantastic Penalty Saves

 July 10, 2014   R K Gupta

, , , ,

Argentina will meet old rivals Germany at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Sunday in the third of their World Cup final encounter after 1986 and 1990. This will be record for the same two teams playing each other in a FIFA World Cup final. Coming to the semifinal after beating Costa Rica, in the […]

Read more
Germany vs brazil football fans

Media Downplaying Germany’s Thundering Performance as Brazil’s Grief Hit the Headlines

 July 9, 2014   R K Gupta

, , ,

Despite their amazing semifinal performance, it is ironical that everyone is only talking about Brazil’s unprecedented defeat and not about how Germany did it. It was the fourth World Cup for the German veteran Miroslav Klose but there is only a passing reference for the legend, who also recorded the highest total number of goals; […]

Read more
 

Brazil’s Merciless Massacre by Dominant Germany in World Cup’s Most One-Sided Semifinal

 July 9, 2014   R K Gupta

, , ,

On Tuesday, a vast congregation of Brazilian supporters in full capacity stands at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte had only their tears to deal with as the great mystique of Brazilian soccer lay shattered. The hosts never had it this bad in the past. Their wayward show was akin to the kind of football played […]

Read more
Argentina

Argentina beats Belgium as Krul Blocks Two Costa Rica Penalties For the Dutch Victory.

 July 7, 2014   R K Gupta

, , , ,

28 years ago, Argentina won the World Cup beating Germany in the final with Diego Maradona playing a lead role by his inspirational performance all through the tournament hosted by Mexico. 4 years later, the two finalists from 1986 were back facing each other in another final in the 1990 Italy World Cup. Germany took […]

Read more
 
Brazil

Valiant France Lose to Germany but Brazil’s Win over Colombia Comes with Painful News

 July 6, 2014   R K Gupta

, ,

In two quarterfinals games on Friday, a depleted Germany scraped though with a solitary goal against an impressive French side, while Brazil defeated Colombia 2-1 in a bitter fight with painful consequences. It was the fourth straight semifinal entry for four-time World Cup winner Germany, who went into the match with as many as seven […]

Read more

Psychologist Helps Brazilian Footballers to Overcome Emotional Upheavals

 July 4, 2014   R K Gupta

, ,

There is no doubt that the Brazil team is carrying a huge burden of expectations from their countrymen. In that respect, hosting of the FIFA World Cup on home soil has been a bit of a handicap since they carry the hopes of millions of Brazilians with them. It has affected Brazilian players more emotionally […]

Read more
 
World Cup

With World Cup League Phase Concluded; It Is Do-Or-Die For The Teams From Now Onwards

 June 28, 2014   R K Gupta

, ,

It has been a wonderful two weeks in Brazil thus far. After 48 games in league phase until June 26, time has now come for the play-off games in the FIFA World Cup. On the last day, Portugal went out of the competition despite beating Ghana. In Group G, they tied with USA on 4 […]

Read more
Argentina world cup

Die-Hard Argentinian Fans Spend Day and Night on Streets of Porto Alegre and Other Side-Stories

 June 27, 2014   R K Gupta

, , ,

Football frenzy knows no bounds in Latin America. Like the two super powers of football, Brazil and Argentina hold sway and not just amongst their southern American member-nations but all over the world. For four decades now, the great Pele has been a revered figure in Brazil and the Brazilian government and World Cup Organizing […]

Read more
 

# Payer Point
1 Kento MOMOTA 109,118 / 14
2 CHOU Tien Chen 80,548 / 20
3 Anthony Sinisuka GINTING 78,332 / 20
4 Anders ANTONSEN 78,012 / 16
5 CHEN Long 76,880 / 17