Brazil vs Germany Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Semi-Finals

Brazil vs Germany Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Semi-Finals

As the semi-finals beckon, only four teams remain. The European duo of Germany and Holland will be joined by the South American pair of Brazil and Argentina, with all four teams knowing that they have an opportunity of a lifetime to lift football’s most coveted prize. The knock-out matches have been filled with drama and controversy throughout, keeping everyone on the edge of their seat. Just as you think you’ve seen it all, this World Cup keeps throwing spanners into …
Germany vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

Germany vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

On June 30th, Germany and Algeria meet at the Estádio Beira-Rio to face off in the round of 16.  Germany made it out of their group as most expected them to, despite it being quite a tough group.  Algeria shocked people by getting out of a group many thought they would finish last in. Algeria was put into a relatively easy group, but many thought that either Russia or South Korea would finish second behind the talented Belgium team.  After …
USA vs Germany Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group G

USA vs Germany Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group G

On June 26th, the United States and Germany will meet at the Arena Pernambuco to cap off their World Cup group stage campaigns.  Both are favorites to advance from their group to the knockout rounds, but that could change quickly.  The strength of this group and inability for anyone to pull away from the pack sets up for a very interesting game. The United States were trying to build on their opening day win vs Ghana, but after allowing Portugal to …
Germany Vs Portugal Preview | World Cup 2014: Group G

Germany Vs Portugal Preview | World Cup 2014: Group G

On June 16th, Germany and Portugal will both travel to the Arena Fonte Nova to kick off their respective World Cup campaigns.  Group G has been marked by some as the 'group of death'.  It is without doubt a very strong group with all four teams inside the top 40 in the FIFA rankings.  Germany are the favourites to win the group with Portugal tipped to finish second. Germany The Germans will go into the World Cup as one of …
Ozil warned over World Cup place

Ozil warned over World Cup place

Arsenal star attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has been warned that his place in Germany's 2014 World Cup squad is under threat. Speaking ahead of Germany's next friendly game, manager Joachim Loew has put the £42.5 million pound man on a warning by saying "We need the best players currently available at the World Cup, and not theoretically the best "I've told the players: The clock is ticking. And only ones who hear it will have a fighting chance. "This is an …
The Italy v Spain or Xavi Vs Pirlo Euro 2012 Final Preview

The Italy v Spain or Xavi Vs Pirlo Euro 2012 Final Preview

We'll begin with a quick review of the Euro 2012 Semi Final Result:
Italy 2 Germany 1...and ‘It could have been four, or five’. 
  This was the night that Balotelli finally came of age; where Pirlo was involved with 34% of the Azzurri’s play (received or played a pass) and boasted a 92% pass rate. Cesare Prandelli set his team up in his favoured 4-3-1-2 formation for the third game in succession after beginning the tournament with the controversial …
One Dimensional Netherlands Lose Again | Euro 2012 stats

One Dimensional Netherlands Lose Again | Euro 2012 stats

The Netherlands now need a miracle to qualify from Group B after losing 2-1 to fierce rivals Germany. Bert van Marwijk made one change from the 1-0 defeat to Denmark, with Joris Mathijsen coming in to replace Ron Vlaar in central defence. Bert van Marwijk also kept faith with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, which meant Klass-Jan Huntelaar had to again settle for a place on the bench. The Dutch team started well and had their first real chance on 6 …
Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Leading up to the game, many thought Ukraine vs. Sweden would be Monday's undercard with England and France doing battle earlier on in the day. To still say this would be disrespectful to either team, as a scintillating second half saw 3 goals inside 10 minutes. Ukraine were somewhat of an unknown entity coming into this tournament, and many doubted them against Sweden . They hadn't played a competitive fixture in over 2 years, many thought their brightest sparks were …