Costa Rica vs Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

Costa Rica vs Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

On Sunday, Costa Rica face Greece in the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The fact that both of these teams have made it this far has surprised many, but that has been the nature of this World Cup. Costa Rica finished top of a group including England, Italy and Uruguay. They have performed extremely well in this tournament and have deserved their place in the last 16. Greece reached the last 16 in dramatic fashion. Georgios …
England v Costa Rica Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

England v Costa Rica Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

England face Costa Rica in both teams final game in group D. England are already out of the World Cup after losing their previous games to Italy and Uruguay. Roy Hodgson’s men will be looking to salvage some pride by putting in a good performance and getting a favourable result. Costa Rica have already qualified for the knock-out stages to the surprise of many. They have beaten Uruguay and Italy in their previous two games, and a point against England …
Italy vs Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

Italy vs Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

Italy battle Uruguay in a winner-takes-all final game in group D. Both teams have a won one, lost one record in group. Italy find themselves in a better position as a draw will see them through. Uruguay must win in order to ensure qualification due to their worse goal difference. With England already out of the group, another big name will follow on Tuesday evening. Italy come into the game on the back of a poor performance against Costa Rica. …
Uruguay vs England Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

Uruguay vs England Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

On Thursday, England face Uruguay in a must win game for both teams. After suffering a defeat in their opening group stage game against Italy, England will need to win to give them any chance of qualifying from Group D. Despite the loss, Roy Hodgson’s men gave a good performance in Manaus, but it was the Italian team that was more experienced on the world scene. After going 1-0 up in their game against Costa Rica, the Uruguayan’s suffered a …
Italy vs Costa Rica Preview | World Cup 2014: Group D

Italy vs Costa Rica Preview | World Cup 2014: Group D

On Thursday, Italy take on Costa Rica, a match between the two teams that won their opening games in Group D. Before the tournament, some would have believed that Italy would go into the game with three points under their belt, but few would have believed that the Costa Ricans would go into the game top of the group. Italy showed their experience and quality to beat England in their opening game. A win in this fixture will almost certainly …
England vs Italy Preview | World Cup Group 2014 | Group D

England vs Italy Preview | World Cup Group 2014 | Group D

Group D is seen as one of the tougher groups in this year’s World Cup, and it is hard to know for certain who will progress. England take on Italy in Manaus on Saturday as both teams kick off their World Cup campaigns. The two teams will be looking to get off to the best start possible as they find themselves in a tough group. England won only one of their three warm up games for the tournament, but friendly …
Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck has recently commented that he contemplated leaving the club after becoming frustrated at being played out of position under David Moyes. The England striker has often been praised for his versatility, but Welbeck has made it clear that he would prefer to play centrally. Welbeck managed 9 league goals last season and all of these came in games where he played in a central role. He was particularly prolific during December and January where he managed …
Manchester City Season Review | A look at their 13/14 team stats

Manchester City Season Review | A look at their 13/14 team stats

It has been a very good year for Manchester City. After finishing second in the league and losing the FA Cup final in the 2012/13 season, City have bounced back by regaining the Premier League crown and winning the Capital One Cup. Manuel Pellegrini has brought real calm to a City dressing room that often had many problems. He has also brought a more fluid attacking style of football, which has brought them success this season. For Pellegrini himself, he …
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