• Germany Beat Argentina to pick up fourth World Cup title

    Germany World Cup Winner 2014

    Germany lifted their fourth World Cup title on Sunday evening after beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time at the iconic Maracana. A finish worthy of scooping up a title provided to be the difference as super-substitute Mario Gotze, chested and volleyed a cross from Andre Schurrle with only seven minutes left till the dreaded penalty shoot-out.

    And the winner is …. GERMANY

    Going into this cagey match, Germany intended to go into the match unchanged but Joachim Low was forced into a change as Sami Khedira pulled up with an injury in the warm-up. Young Christoph Kramer was given the task of filling in the Real Madrid man’s boots. Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero started off the bench as they fought to be fit for the final. (more…)

  • World Cup 2014 Final: Argentina make first final in 20 years

    World Cup 2014 Final: Argentina make first final in 20 years

    Argentina will play Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final after the South American side defeated Netherlands in a tight, tense affair.  The match was all even at the end of 90 minutes and extra time too, with the dreaded penalty shoot-out being employed to decide a victor.

    Over 20 years of waiting

    Victory placed Argentina into the final of a World Cup final for the first time since 1990. The final will also provide Argentina an opportunity to win a senior level trophy, which they intern have not achieved since 1993. This special feat of making the World Cup final is the first time Argentina have done so without playing at home or having the great Diego Maradona in their squad. (more…)

  • Germany advance at the peril of Brazil

    Brazil vs. Germany: 2014 World Cup SemifinalGermany advanced into the 2014 FIFA World Cup final after dismantling the host nation Brazil, in a record breaking 7-1 victory on Tuesday at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    Germany, appearing in a record fourth straight world cup semi-final, netted five goals in the opening 29 minutes. The whirlwind of goals silenced the overwhelmingly pro-Brazil crowd. After a brief and somewhat futile resurgence by Brazil early in the second half, Germany went on to net two more goals before Brazil scored a late consolation goal. The goal was described by one commentator as “the most useless goal in World Cup history.” (more…)

  • Brazil vs. Germany: Preview for 2014 World Cup Semifinal

    Brazil vs. Germany: Preview for 2014 World Cup SemifinalThe 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals are only just hours from starting. The first encounter has been hotly anticipated since the match was confirmed when Brazil booked their place with a 2-1 victory over Columbia. Although the hosts hold an edge over their fierce adversaries, they are going to have to put in their most impressive shift yet if they are to progress to the final.

    Missing Stars

    With the ineffable Brazilian captain Thiago Silva, suspended for the semi-final after picking up a yellow card for a silly challenge on the keeper, the nation was rocked with the news that boy-wonder Neymar would play no further part in the tournament after fracturing a vertebra. Beating a superb all round footballing machine will not be made any easier with your star attacker and defender both missing. (more…)

  • Germany Beat France to book Semi-Final Place

    GermanyGermany booked its position into the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over neighbouring rivals France, in Rio de Janeiro. Defender Matt Hummels scored the only goal of the game early on in the match as he out-muscled Real Madrid’s young centre-back Raphael Varane to head home a Toni Kroos free kick into the upper reaches of the net.

    Having gained a 12th minute lead Germany, played a high defensive line and gave their opposition no time on the ball. The hustling and harrowing proved too difficult for the French to deal with as they struggled to break down the German defence, let alone the midfield. (more…)

  • Round of 16: Germany vs. Algeria

    Germany booked their place into the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, after an end-to-end game they won 2-1, in extra time against Algeria. Andre Schurrle who came on for Mario Gotze back-heeled a low Thomas Mueller cross before Mesut Ozil blasted in a second. The Desert Foxes of Algeria netted a consolation goal with just seconds remaining on the clock as Abdelmoumene Djabou jabbed the ball in at the far post. (more…)