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 …
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 …
South Korea v Belgium Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

South Korea v Belgium Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

South Korea will face group leaders Belgium at the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo in what is a must-win encounter for them. A draw is enough for Marc Wilmots' Belgium to ensure top spot and avoid the Germans in the next round of knockout football. South Korea came away with a disappointing 4-2 defeat at the hands of Algeria with Heung-Min Son and Ja-Cheol Koo finding the net in a game where they were completely outplayed and outfoxed. With just one point …
Spain vs Australia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group B

Spain vs Australia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group B

Although both teams are already out of the World Cup, they will be keen to avoid losing all three of their group matches. Australia will be the ones who will take more positives from the tournament as they have shown they are a decent side, who can compete with the world's best. The squad is young and will certainly make an impact over the next few years both in the Asia Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Meanwhile, …
Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group C

Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group C

The final round of group games are upon us and the knockout stages are just around the corner, but before that Ivory Coast face Greece in a match that will decide the second qualification place in Group C. After winning their first match of the tournament, Ivory Coast’s defeat against Colombia on Thursday means a win over Greece (or a point depending on the outcome of the Japan-Colombia match) will see the African side through to the knockout stages. A …
Holland vs Chile Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group B

Holland vs Chile Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group B

Group B was always going to be an interesting group, but it is all over with two matches to play as Chile and Holland won both of their games so far, which has led to world champions Spain getting knocked out. These two sides both played effective football against Spain, playing mainly on the counter with both sides having lots of pace in their team. Although they struggled against Australia, which may suggest that they are similar sides. This match …
South Korea v Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

South Korea v Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

South Korea, best remembered for its historic journey to the semi-finals of this tournament back in 2002 will face Algeria in Porto Allegre for what could be an important game for both the so-called underdogs of group H. Both the sides should be well aware of the fact that a victory would leave them well-placed to qualify from a World Cup group that still remains wide open. The group standings will become clearer once Russia and Belgium play earlier in the day, …
Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia and Cameroon meet in the second round of Group A fixtures with both teams needing a result to keep their World Cup hopes alive after losing their first games to Brazil and Mexico respectively. A win for either team will give them a great chance to make it to the last 16, with the losing team knocked out of the tournament, making it a huge game in its importance. Croatia Croatia will count themselves very unlucky to come away …
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