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
With eight World Cup titles and 14 appearances in the final between them it is remarkable to think that tonight’s match will only be the second time that Brazil and Germany have faced one another at the World Cup. That … Continue reading How close have Brazil and Germany come to facing each other in past World Cups?
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
Alfredo di Stéfano has died today at the age of 88. After suffering a heart attack last Saturday, the Argentinian-born legend has sadly passed away. Di Stéfano had been suffering from ill health for the past few years and had … Continue reading Alfredo di Stéfano dies at 88
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
Football is a revolutionary process. The way a team played five decades ago may not be the way that same national side plays today in the 21st century. After last night’s game between Brazil and Colombia, which the host nation … Continue reading Those hoping to see Brazil “play like Brazil” should just watch documentary footage