I’ve done Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands so logic would dictate that today I compile an all-time XI for the fourth and final semi-finalist, Argentina. One of the football’s biggest nations, Argentina have lifted the World Cup twice and finished … Continue reading Argentina’s all-time World Cup XI
We’ve had Brazil and the Netherlands, now it’s the turn of the most consistent nation in World Cup history and perennial semi-finalists, Germany. Germany have won the World Cup three times, whilst appearing as losing finalists four times. They have … Continue reading Germany’s all-time World Cup XI
After covering Brazil’s all-time World Cup XI yesterday I thought I would create a similar dream team for the Oranje. Now bear in mind that this is an all-time XI based on performances at the World Cup, which means that … Continue reading Netherlands’ all-time World Cup XI
In my earlier post I mentioned that Thiago Silva would be the only player in this current Brazilian side to grace an all-time XI. This sparked the idea in my head of drawing up a Brazilian starting XI of those … Continue reading Brazil’s all-time World Cup XI
Today’s list is simple; the ten greatest goals that have been scored at the World Cup. I will be embedding YouTube links today for the first time so apologies if there are any issues. What makes a great goal? It’s … Continue reading 10 greatest goals scored at the World Cup
World Cup kits always generate a great degree of debate and discussion. Take some of the kits that will be on display in Brazil. Honduras’s giant H effort is just plain bland, while Cameroon’s epilepsy-inducing number could be a big … Continue reading Top 10 coolest World Cup jerseys
So today I thought I would rank the top five greatest World Cup games. Some are included for the sheer entertainment they provided (1-3), while one is included for its historical significance as a turning point in a war-torn country’s … Continue reading The 5 greatest games in World Cup history
What do Pelé and Diego Maradona have in common, apart from the obvious fact that both are cited by many as the greatest footballers of all time? The answer is that both played exceptionally well at the World Cup, but … Continue reading Can Messi be considered an all-time great like Pelé or Maradona without a World Cup win?
At the end of every World Cup there are a number of awards handed out. Some are well known, such as the Golden Boot for top goalscorer or the Golden Ball for best player but there are also a few … Continue reading Complete list of World Cup 2014 award winners
Well folks, it’s all over. The 2014 World Cup has ended and Germany are champions yet again, for the fourth time, the first time since reunification in October 1990. I can honestly say that since I began watching the tournament … Continue reading My best XI of World Cup 2014
As it currently stands James Rodríguez of Colombia leads the list of top goalscorers at this year’s World Cup. That said only one goal behind him is the 2010 Golden Boot winner Thomas Müller, who will win the award should … Continue reading Previous World Cup Golden Boot winners
Four German players who will feature in tonight’s final have been shortlisted for the Golden Ball award for best player of the tournament. Mats Hummels, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller are all in the running for the award. … Continue reading Previous World Cup Golden Ball winners
16. West Germany 1 Argentina 0 Stadio Olimpico, Rome (8 July 1990) A repeat of the wonderful final of four years previously, sadly that’s all those two finals have in common. It is quite simply the worst post-war World Cup … Continue reading Every post-war World Cup final ranked
Tomorrow Brazil and the Netherlands face each other in Brasília to determine who finishes in third place but in reality it’s the seventh game neither team wants to be involved in. For Brazil the consolation of a bronze medal won’t … Continue reading Does the World Cup third/fourth-place play-off even matter?