Brazilian 22-year-old to move on

Two 22-year-olds are all set to fight it out. But which one of the two is going to be the king tonight? Will Neymar outshine Rodriguez? Or is it Rodriguez who will have the last laugh? The fate of two South American rivals -- Brazil and Columbia -- will depend on how these young but hugely gifted footballers play their games.


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.

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.


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.  


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.


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.

Beware! Suarez to stay

Luis Suarez was an instant impact. Back from a surgery table four weeks ago and having trained  with the team only for a day, Suarez appeared as lethal as before. He sat out the first match that Uruguay played against Costa Rica for not being fully fit.

Spain succumb to success fatigue!

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.

Mexico still Brazil's bogey team

It was because of the outstanding goalkeeping exploit of Guillermo Ochoa the match between the two South American countries ended in a goalless draw. Ochoa could get himself in the right time and at the right position on the goal line to deny Brazil poster-boy Neymar twice and skipper Thiago Silva once.

It was Individual Argentina

It's a huge sigh of global relief. Argentina scarped through in their opening match with a 2-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina, a team who were playing for the first time in a World Cup.