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 …
Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Brazil squeezed past a resolute Croatia side in the first game of the 2014 World Cup with a 3-1 victory. After much anticipation for the match, Brazil were caught off guard by a Croatia side who were determined to show their attacking side rather than sit back and defend which many predicted. After Kovac’s men took a shock lead, Neymar made his mark by scoring twice but the real star of the show was Oscar who shone after an under …
Chile vs Australia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Chile vs Australia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Group B has provided some really tasty matches, but these two sides will have been disappointed with the draw. Although many still see Chile as a good bet to qualify for the second round, the South Americans would have wanted an easier group, while Australia have already been written off by the majority. This match is crucial for both sides as an early win for Chile will put a lot of pressure on the loser of the other match in …
Colombia v Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group C

Colombia v Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group C

The opening match of Group C sees Colombia take Euro 2004 champions Greece in a clash of styles and culture that makes the World Cup so special. One of the biggest absentees from the World Cup due to injury is Radamel Falcao and with his link-up not matching his impressive finishing, Colombia will hope for a similar to Atletico Madrid this season. Colombia do have other attacking options in their ranks, most notably is James Rodriguez - others include Porto’s …
Wayne Rooney | Why He Shouldn't Start For England

Wayne Rooney | Why He Shouldn't Start For England

Spain vs Holland Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Spain vs Holland Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Group B is a hotly anticipated group and it's easy to see why with the opening match being a repeat of the 2010 final. Of course Spain won on that occasion and they've gone from strength to strength since, winning their last three major tournaments, while Holland have struggled recently as they try and bring through a new generation of Dutch footballers. Both will be worrying about their group as they also have to face the much fancied Chile side, …
Brazil vs Croatia Match Preview | Group A | World Cup 2014

Brazil vs Croatia Match Preview | Group A | World Cup 2014

Group A seems as though it could feature some of the more entertaining matches in the World Cup. All eyes will be on the hosts Brazil as they attempt to make an early impression for their vibrant following. Croatia are the European team in the group and have players who are capable of making an impact on any stage. Mexico and Cameroon are two more exciting teams which make up the rest of the group so there should be some …
Liverpool Players In Brazil | Stats

Liverpool Players In Brazil | Stats

There were 10 Liverpool players who featured in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the count increasing by two this year. With 12 Liverpool players across 6 nations, the Liverpool fans will hope for every Liverpool player to do well for their countries! Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has his Liverpool teammates Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan (on stand by) with him in Roy Hodgson's England squad. One of Liverpool's two summer purchases …