France vs Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

France vs Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

France's impressive two opening group games ensured that they wouldn't find themselves facing Argentina in the last 16, instead they find themselves facing Stephen Kwasi's Nigeria side, with their all important win over Bosnia in their second game paving the way for a possible last 16 game against France or Switzerland. Pundits and journalists remarked that Argentina and Bosnia would glide through Group F, in fact, Argentina made a meal out of the group, winning their games by only one …
EPL PODCAST | World Cup 2014 Edition: 2nd Round Preview Part 1

EPL PODCAST | World Cup 2014 Edition: 2nd Round Preview Part 1

This week's EPL Round Table Podcast has supporters talking about their World Cup groups! Listen to the EPL Round Table on iTunes! Episode 46: World Cup Edition: 2nd Round Preview Part 1 Date: 28th June 2014 No biting puns intended in this episode of The EPL Round Table. We also preview the upcoming fixtures in the Round of 16, and Dan (@BaggiesFacts) derails the conversation to vent about Suarez. Host: @kevrov Guest: @BaggiesFacts You can listen to the podcast by using the embedded player …
Netherlands vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

Netherlands vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

The World Cup has been superb up to this point, with lots of shocks and talking points, which makes the tournament so entertaining to us. There is still no clear favourite to win the tournament, with the holders going out and the hosts looking far from spectacular. These two sides were not fancied to qualify among many football fans. They expected the Netherlands to be poor, given Louis Van Gaal may be focused on the rebuilding job at Old Trafford, …
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 …
Brazil vs Chile Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

Brazil vs Chile Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

It’s now crunch time with the World Cup reaching the last 16 stage after an enthralling round of group matches. The tournament has been as entertaining as anybody could’ve predicted and we’re only half way through. Hopefully it does continue and the knockout rounds begin with a South American clash between the hosts and Group A winners Brazil and dark horses Chile who finished runners-up in Group B. With the crowd behind Neymar and co and Chile playing some of …
Colombia v Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

Colombia v Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

With the group games now firmly behind us, the attention turns to the knockout rounds and winners of Group C, Colombia, face the runners-up of Group D, Uruguay. Over the course of the World Cup many fans have experienced new teams and players, and one of those is Colombia whose performances in all 3 group matches have seen them gain a legion of fans across the country. Winning their group with 9 points and 9 goals, the central piece to …
Algeria vs Russia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

Algeria vs Russia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

Algeria have come a long way in this World Cup and go into this match with a genuine chance of qualification to the next round. With a belting 4-2 win over South Korea, their first win in 32 years, the Desert Foxes find themselves at a stage where a draw could be enough to progress to the next stage of the World Cup. When it meets Russia on Thursday in Curitiba, Algeria knows that a 2nd straight win will mean a …
FIFA World Cup 2014 | Review So Far: Best & Worst

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Review So Far: Best & Worst

With the World Cup Group Stages now drawing to a close, we can now quietly reflect on what has been a stellar first half of the tournament. So many nations have done themselves proud with notable mentions to Costa Rica, Algeria and Greece. There’s also been the usual England letdown, but misery loves company and Spain and Italy have joined the English on the early flight home from Brazil to Europe. We’ve been treated to a real footballing gift as …
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