July 3, 2014
July 3, 2014

Brazil not going home next!

From 32 countries, the World Cup comes down to eight. It's a D-Day for four teams-- Brazil, Colombia, Germany and France. And two of the four will head home when the daylight breaks in Bangladesh Saturday.

July 2, 2014
July 2, 2014

Try Bilardo tricks

It was too much to take for Argentine fans. No match is easy and no opponents are weak in a World Cup. Yet, it may seem unfair for Argentine fans to go through a nerve-wracking, nail-biting win once more against a not-so-fancied opponent.

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July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014

Love this Algeria!

Whew! What a surprise Algeria had saved for the match against Germany. It was supposed to be a contest between underdogs and hot favourites. But in reality, it were Algerians who played like hot favourites and almost knocked fancied Germans out of the World Cup.  

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June 30, 2014
June 30, 2014

Germany, France to win; not without sweats

Germany and France, the two strong World Cup aspirants from Europe, will appear in two different matches to book their quarterfinals berths.

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June 30, 2014
June 30, 2014

Dying-minute drama bids Mexico adios

It’s incredibly unbelievable the way fortune fluctuated in the last eight minutes of the match between the Netherlands and Mexico. Sure winners turned losers. Happy faces suddenly became horrified with heart-breaks. What a turn of events! The World Cup certainly unfolded one of its best dramas in Brazil.

June 29, 2014
June 29, 2014

Brazil survive Chile, referee

As expected, it turned out to be a spill-thrill contest. Brazil barely prevailed in an epic match against Chile, who fought neck and neck till the end of 120 minutes at 1-1 before going down in the shootout 3-2.

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June 28, 2014
June 28, 2014

Brazil to prevail in the spill-thrill match

Stage is all set for teams to knock others out or get knocked out. Like the group phase, Brazil again feature in the opening match of the round of instant elimination Saturday against the team they prefer to avoid.

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June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014

Portugal missed an Eusebio

Christiano Ronaldo's World Cup is over as well Portugal's. His hands were on his hips, eyes a bit watery and lips quivering. His expressions said it all: the quest of the world's best footballer ended in a whimper. At 29, Ronaldo knew well that his best chance to win a World Cup for him and his country as well just slipped away.

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June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014

Messi relaxed, ominous for opponents

Lionel Messi is now relaxed. He is scoring and smiling, just the way he does those for his club Barcelona. This time at the World Cup, Argentina's jersey of white and light blue in vertical stripes agrees well with him. His nightmare with the national team seems to be over.

June 26, 2014
June 26, 2014

Will The Cannibal bite or score?

Luis Suarez does not bark; he bites. The Uruguay striker seems to have a clear hunger for goals and opponents. Banned or fined, Suarez keeps biting.