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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.

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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.

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Germany’s unorthodox World Cup team selection pays dividends

Muller scores for Germany

Germany entered the World Cup today in dramatic fashion, dispatching a competent Portugal side 4-0. It was a very impressive performance, despite the Portuguese having to play with ten men from the 37th minute – at that stage the Germans already Continue reading