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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.