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Lingering Memories and Defining Moments from The Brazil World Cup

 July 20, 2014   R K Gupta

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After keeping global interest alive for over one month, the FIFA World Cup came to an end last week. Millions of people immediately suffered from a bit of vacuum in their lives after a daily dose of intriguing football action. They now have to wait four years until the 21st edition could unfold in Russia […]

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Brazil capitulation arguably the most memorable World Cup moment

 July 15, 2014   John Welsh

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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 […]

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Curtain Comes Down On the Biggest Global Sporting Extravaganza With Fourth World Cup Victory For Germany

 July 14, 2014   R K Gupta

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Beginning as tournament favorites months ago, Germany proved their mettle in the World Cup final against Argentina at the iconic and truly magnificent Maracana stadium at Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night. Playing in front of pack stands, Germany did not exactly dish out their best but it was enough to score the decisive victory […]

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Colorless and Unconvincing Brazil Yield the Third Spot to The Netherlands

 July 13, 2014   R K Gupta

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Brazil picked up from where they left in their semifinal match against Germany. But Netherlands allowed them to get away with just a 3-0 loss. The return of captain Thiago Silva proved a disadvantage in the 3rd minute as the defender yielded a penalty by wrongly obstructing Arjen Robben. In the 17th minute, Brazil conceded […]

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

 July 10, 2014   R K Gupta

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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 […]

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

 July 9, 2014   R K Gupta

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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; […]

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

 July 6, 2014   R K Gupta

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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 […]

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FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal Line-up Decided after Matches Played on Monday & Tuesday

 July 2, 2014   R K Gupta


At the end of four matches, over the last two days, it is now clear as to who will play whom for semifinal berths in the Brazil World Cup. In Monday’s two matches, France beat Nigeria 2-0 to set up a showdown with Germany, who were less than convincing in their 2-1 victory against Algeria […]

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Cesar, James Steal Show on Saturday; Holland Get Lucky and Costa Rica win on Sunday.

 June 30, 2014   R K Gupta

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First two days of knock-out phase saw enthralling football in Brazil’s World Cup cities of Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Recife. In Saturday’s first match, Brazil were seriously challenged by Chile and the score remained 1-1 even after extra time. Later, Julio Cesar excelled in penalty shoot-out to lend a lucky victory to […]

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

 June 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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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 […]

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