Posts Tagged ‘brazil’

  1. Can Iceland make the World Cup?


    October 12, 2013 by David Bolt

    By Tuesday night, something incredible may have happened in European and World football.

    One European nation may well have taken a giant step towards becoming the smallest ever country to qualify for the World Cup by securing a place in the playoffs, meaning they would be just one two-legged tie away from making the World Cup.

    This team has scored more goals in qualifying than much stronger teams like Spain, France, Portugal, Serbia and Croatia and has managed to defy the odds in order to give themselves a real shot at making history.

  2. Closing Thoughts on the Confederations Cup


    July 3, 2013 by Zac MacPhee


    Brazil can (and will) challenge for World Cup 2014

  3. Neymar versus Gargano


    June 27, 2013 by Sean Charles


  4. The Resurgence of the 3-5-2


    February 10, 2013 by Sean Charles


    At the end of the 90s and the turn of the millennium, the 3-5-2 (and its variants) was at the center of some of the biggest successes in the game. However, the formation began to fade into obscurity from about 2003 onward, until it was brought back from the dead around 2008 and is now thriving again.

  5. Copa Libertadores 2012: Memorable Moments of the Knock-Out Rounds


    July 3, 2012 by Sean Charles

    Tonight we saw the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and Corinthians. As ever, the competition this season has been another drama filled spectacle, swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Here are some of the most memorable moments of the knock-out rounds so far.

    Universidad de Chile and Santos Mesmerize us in the last 16:
    Chilean giants Universidad de Chile and last season’s Copa Libertadores winners Santos both struggled badly in the first leg away ties of the last 16. Both teams were playing away at clubs in the highest capital cities of the world: Bolivar in La Paz (Bolivia) and Deportivo Quito in Quito (Ecuador). Altitude is often a major factor in these Copa Libertadores ties.

  6. Neymar: The Future of Football?


    March 12, 2012 by Grayson Turner

    Despite being the world’s most popular sport, as an American I’ve noticed that some people perceive quality football to be monotonous. However, regardless of one’s level of passion for the sport I’ve found that a particular aspect of football fails to raise eyebrows. This aspect is flair. Even if one of my friends isn’t a football fan, if I show them a video of skillful football trickery, it’s something they realize is special and it impresses. Everyone loves seeing something done that defies expectations and as football fans, I’m sure we can all agree that nothing satisfies our appetite for flair like a good rainbow flick or a cryuff turn.

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