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?