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 …
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 …
EPL PODCAST: World Cup 2014 Edition: Group Stage Round 2

EPL PODCAST: World Cup 2014 Edition: Group Stage Round 2

This week's EPL Round Table Podcast has supporters talking about their World Cup groups! Listen to the EPL Round Table on iTunes! Episode 45: World Cup Edition: Group Stage Round 2 Date: 24th June 2014 On this episode of the EPL Round Table we discuss the latest World Cup fixtures and we discuss our favourite moments of the group stage. Host: @kevrov Guests: @The_Jersey_Fitz, @TheSwanseaWay, @WestHamFootball & @TheEaglesBeak You can listen to the podcast by using the embedded player or you can use the …
England v Costa Rica Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

England v Costa Rica Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

England face Costa Rica in both teams final game in group D. England are already out of the World Cup after losing their previous games to Italy and Uruguay. Roy Hodgson’s men will be looking to salvage some pride by putting in a good performance and getting a favourable result. Costa Rica have already qualified for the knock-out stages to the surprise of many. They have beaten Uruguay and Italy in their previous two games, and a point against England …
Italy vs Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

Italy vs Uruguay Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group D

Italy battle Uruguay in a winner-takes-all final game in group D. Both teams have a won one, lost one record in group. Italy find themselves in a better position as a draw will see them through. Uruguay must win in order to ensure qualification due to their worse goal difference. With England already out of the group, another big name will follow on Tuesday evening. Italy come into the game on the back of a poor performance against Costa Rica. …
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, …
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 …
Croatia vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Entering the last round of fixtures in Group A, it seems to be a straight knock out between Croatia and Mexico when they meet on Monday in Recife. Although strange things can happen, the chances are that Brazil will at least gain the point needed against Cameroon to make it through to the last 16. With Mexico on four points from their two games, they only need a draw against Croatia to join the hosts, whereas their opponents need the …
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