Sunday, 13 July 2014

Götze Guides Germans to Fourth World Cup as Golden Generation Finally Triumphs

World Cup ·

Germany's long World Cup winning wait is over after Mario Götze's stoppage time strike in Rio de Janeiro made Germany the first European team to win a World Cup on South American soil.
BY NISAR KHAN
GERMANY 1 - 0 ARGENTINA


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World Cup Final: LIVE from Rio

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We're keeping tabs on the biggest game in all of sport - the World Cup final. As an extraordinary tournament culminates in Rio de Janeiro, we'll have all the coverage from the game including play-by-play, Tweets and photos.
BY NISAR KHAN

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Selecao Suffer More Humiliation In Brasilia

World Cup ·

An early breakthrough from the Dutch attackers and a late dagger to the chest from Giorgino Wijnaldum proved to be enough to end the hosts' own World Cup in pain.
BY WAQAR HUSSAIN
BRAZIL 0 - 3 NETHERLANDS

World Cup 2014: An Incredible Story

World Cup ·

Brazil has been the host of an unforgettable few weeks of football. The World Cup indeed lived up to its billing of the greatest spectacle on the planet. Germany triumphed as the true Kings of World football after 64 unforgettable games.

BY NISAR KHAN


Lionel Messi Steps Away From Greatest of All Time?

World Cup ·

Lionel Messi is one of football's greats, there's no doubt about it. He will lead Argentina into the Maracanã for the World Cup final showdown on Sunday, with a chance to forever etch his name atop greats for both club and country.

BY NISAR KHAN

One big chance beckons in Rio. GETTY

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Argentina Through to Final In Dramatic Penalty Shootout

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After a goalless 0-0 draw, Argentina thwarted Netherlands on penalties to set up a World Cup final showdown with Germany.

BY @SUPPORTINGBROCK
NETHERLANDS 0 - 0 ARGENTINA


Why Germany Will Win The World Cup

World Cup ·

After a fantastic 2014 World Cup campaign, the Germans are still going and have already booked their ticket to the final in Maracana. Here is why I think they can go all the way and win it. 

Defining Moments From Brazil's World Cup Campaign

World Cup ·

While a somewhat meaningless third-place playoff remains to be played, the dream is over for Brazil. It's been a rollercoaster ride though, and here are the best (or worst) moments from the Brazilian journey.
BY NISAR KHAN

Brazil couldn't get the job done this time. Dreams are over. FOX NEWS

Germany Personify Footballing Perfection Over Brazil

World Cup ·

Germany ran riot in Belo Horizonte as they demolished Brazilian dreams with an extraordinary 5-1 win in the World Cup semi-final. Joachim Löw's side demonstrated true footballing perfection.
BY NISAR KHAN

A German wrecking machine thumped seven goals past Brazil in Belo Horizonte. GETTY

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Where Do Brazil Go From Here?

World Cup ·

A catastrophic 5-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-final will go down as the darkest day in Brazil's sporting history. Undoubtedly, it will take some time for the Brazilians to recover, but what steps must they take first to get there?

BY NISAR KHAN


David Luiz is consoled by Thiago Silva following a devastating loss to Germany in Belo Horizonte. SQUAWKA 

Germany Wreck Hosts and Crush Dreams in Brazil's Day of Devastation

World Cup ·

Germany shockingly dismantled Brazil to destructively crush the dreams of the country, thumping seven goals past a horrific Brazillian performance in the World Cup Semi-Finals.

BY NISAR KHAN
BRAZIL 1 - 7 GERMANY


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Netherlands Derail Dreams Of Costa Rica and Book Date With Argenitina

World Cup ·

The Dutch end Costa Rica's dream run, and book a second straight World Cup semifinal spot.
BY @ROCKBOTTOM88
NETHERLANDS 0 - 0 COSTA RICA
 (Penalties: 4 - 3)




Saturday, 5 July 2014

Higuain Strike Fires Argentina Through to Semi Finals

World Cup ·

A superb strike from Gonzalo Higuain inside 10 minutes was enough for Argentina to edge past Belgium in a hard-fought quarter final showdown in Brazília. 
BY @SUPPORTINGBROCK
ARGENTINA 1 - 0 BELGIUM

Silva and Luiz Stop Colombians as Brazil Samba to Semis

World Cup ·

Brazil toppled Colombia in another dramatic instalment to the World Cup, as David Luiz and Thiago Silva's goals were enough to see the Brazilians through in Fortaleza.
BY MATT LYNCH
BRAZIL 2 - 1 COLOMBIA

An elated David Luiz embraces the winning goal

Friday, 4 July 2014

Hummels Heads Germans Through to Semi-Finals

World Cup ·

A thirteenth minute header by Mats Hummels was enough to send Germany through to the last four of the World Cup 2014 and derail fellow European heavyweights France at the Maracana.
BY WAQAR HUSSAIN
FRANCE 0 - 1 GERMANY

Mats Hummels' header was the key difference as Germany topped France in Rio. SOCCER.COM

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Belgium Break Past USA, Howard in Extra-Time Thriller

World Cup ·

Romelu Lukaku scored the pivotal goal in extra-time that would grind Tim Howard's record-breaking goalkeeping performance to a halt and end the USA's World Cup dream.

BY NISAR KHAN
BELGIUM 2 - 1 USA 

An Evertonian embrace after an epic game in Salvador. SQUAWKA

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Argentina Scrape Past Swiss in Extra-Time

World Cup ·

Argentina were forced to extra-time in São Paulo as Di Maria's 118th minute goal was enough to keep Switzerland at bay, and book the South Americans a place in the Quarter-Finals.
BY NISAR KHAN
ARGENTINA 1 - 0 SWITZERLAND


An elated Di Maria celebrates his winning goal in extra-time GETTY IMAGES

Germany Escape Algeria in Extra-Time to Book Quarter-Final Spot

World Cup ·

Schurrle and Ozil put forth the goals as Joachim Low's side defeated Algeria, but it was certainly no walk in the park in Porto Alegre.

BY @ROCKBOTTOM88
GERMANY 2 - 1 ALGERIA

Monday, 30 June 2014

Pogba Pulverizes Nigeria to Guide France to Quarter-Finals

World Cup ·

Paul Pogba guided France past a resilient Nigerian effort, while an own goal delivered the final blow, to seal a Quarter-Final place in an open encounter in Brasilia.

BY NISAR KHAN
FRANCE 2 - 0 NIGERIA

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Los Ticos Brave the Penalty Shoot-Out and Make History

World Cup ·

Costa Rica reached the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time in their history as they beat Greece on penalties following a frantic finsh to matters in normal time.
BY NISAR KHAN / WAQAR HUSSAIN

COSTA RICA 1 - 1 GREECE
Costa Rica won on penalties (5-3)


Netherlands Great Escape Sees Them Through

World Cup ·

Giovani dos Santos' thunderous strike was not enough to help Mexico shock Netherlands and reach the last eight as a late escape from Holland capped off a captivating encounter.

BY WAQAR HUSSAIN
NETHERLANDS 2 - 1 MEXICO


Klaas Jan Huntelaar euphoric as Netherlands thwart Mexico GETTY IMAGES

Can Brazil Handle the Pressure?

World Cup ·

A whole nation expects as Brazil search for an extraordinary World Cup triumph on whole soil. But, with emotions running high and challenges getting harder, it ponders the question - can they handle the pressure and go all the way?

BY NISAR KHAN

The magnitude of their challenge increases by the day. GETTY IMAGES

Amazing Fan Footage of James Rodríguez's Insane Goal

World Cup ·

One fan in the Maracana on Saturday night did the world a great service by filming James Rodríguez’s stunning golazo for Colombia vs. Uruguay in great quality from the stands.

The footage recorded Rodriguez’s willingness to get on the ball throughout the move, and when the ball finally dropped on his chest, the star spun and laced a wonderful volley off the underside of the bar and in.
BY TSM EDITORIAL-STAFF


Recorded from inside a crowd of Colombian fans, the supporters 
went crazy after seeing the ball smash into the net.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Super Rodríguez Nets Double as Colombia Dump Uruguay Out

World Cup ·

A stunning double from James Rodriguez was enough to send a miserable Uruguay team home and for Colombia to go marching on to a crucial knockout match against Brazil.

 BY @SUPPORTINGBROCK
COLOMBIA 2 - 0 URUGUAY

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