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 …
Is Current England Side Over-Rated? A Comparison With Italy

Is Current England Side Over-Rated? A Comparison With Italy

Over-rated, over-valued or magnified, no matter how you rate this English team they have gone into this tournament with no expectations at all from inside, or from outside their country. Before his opening match with England, Pirlo exclaimed that the English are over-rated as always. In a view that has also been expressed by the current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, English players have always been under scrutiny in big tournaments. As the current English side draws no comparison with …
Spain vs Chile Preview | World Cup 2014: Group B

Spain vs Chile Preview | World Cup 2014: Group B

Group B is shaping up to be very interesting for the neutrals after world champions Spain were shocked in their opening match. They were on the wrong end of a 5-1 thrashing from the Netherlands, who made up for their defeat in the 2010 final. Spain will have to win their last two matches to stand a chance of getting into the next round, but they will face another tough game on Wednesday against Chile. The South Americans showed they …
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 …
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

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