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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Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia and Greece Are Through to Round of 16, Luckless Italy Exits

 June 25, 2014   R K Gupta

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Day 13 at FIFA World Cup saw lady luck smiling on Uruguay and Greece while Colombia and Costa Rica consolidated their status as early entrants to the knock-out phase. The worst fate beckoned on Italy, who just needed a draw from their match against Uruguay but ended up losing narrowly. Greece was another lucky team […]

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World Cup 2014 becoming an unpredictable tournament much to the benefit of football

 June 23, 2014   John Welsh

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After a first round of group matches during which the majority of the well-fancied teams earned three precious points with varying degrees of comfort, the second group games in World Cup 2014 have been far from predictable. Some squads may have relaxed, become fatigued or in the case of Latin American and African teams, simply […]

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Hidden Gems of Women’s U-17 World Cup at Costa Rica as Tournament Nears Knock-out Phase

 March 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has had a festive first week at Costa Rica, where young women are playing some serious football. Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela, Italy and Ghana were the six teams that had sailed through to the quarterfinals by Saturday. In the remaining league matches on Saturday night, Canada was the next […]

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