Category Archives: World Cup

And then there were none – Paulinho and Brazil bow out in humiliating fashion

Paulinho After Germany World Cup defeat

 

Brazil’s catastrophic defeat at the hands of Germany has reverberated around the football World, not just because they were hosts and the pre-tournament favourites but because they are the nation that has come to define football excellence. A little of that mystique has gone forever.

The side story, that Continue reading

BBC World Cup Catchup – a rant

BBC World Cup Catchup

 

Most of the time this World Cup, I’ve been glued to the live coverage. However, every now and again I feel like watching some highlights. Luckily, the BBC have a handy “World Cup Catch-Up” program. Well it would be lucky, if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s completely unwatchable. Continue reading

A look at Spurs players’ World Cup fortunes

Spurs World Cup Stars

 

Despite not sending a single England player to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Tottenham contributed seven representatives to other nations at the tournament. Now the second round is over and there’s a two day gap before the quarter finals, it’s worth taking a quick look at how they’ve got on – it’s certainly a mixed bag. Continue reading

Suarez bites again, while England go out with a whimper

Luis Suarez bites Chiellini

 

Last week I was complaining about the behaviour of Spurs and Cameroon left back, Benoit Assou-Ekotto. His head-butt seems rather tame now, after Louis Suarez raised the stakes, biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during his country’s win over Italy.

Just days after claiming that his goals against England had somehow proved us all wrong, he goes and proves us all right. I’m not quite sure how Continue reading

Assou-Ekotto is a disgrace and should be shown the door by Spurs

Assou-Ekotto Headbutt
 

Spurs left back, Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s World Cup descended into farce this week as Cameroon were humiliated 4-0 by Croatia, sending them crashing out of Brazil 2014. As time expired, Assou-Ekotto was involved in a heated argument with Benjamin Moukandjo which ended up with the fullback Continue reading

England out of World Cup, as Suarez inspires Uruguay

Suarez Scores against England

It’s not the despair that hurts, it’s the hope.

For 75 minutes against Uruguay, England reverted to type. The Italy game, where expectations were low and qualification did not directly depend on the result, freed England to play a positive, more fluid game. Once they were favourites and their future in the tournament was in danger, the nerves returned.

It would be unfair Continue reading