Posts Tagged "World Cup"

If the semi-finals between England–South Africa and between India–Australia are indications, the final between England and India at Lord’s today will be a thriller.

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During last week’s World Cup qualifiers, while Europe’s sporting media were focused on the giant, and not-so-giant, nations of European football taking each other on for the right to go to Russia in 2018, something rather notable, but so far underreported, happened in Andorra’s Estadi Nacional.

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Argentina have lost 2-0 to Bolivia in their World Cup qualifier in La Paz, hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four competitive internationals.

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FIFA should refund the $45 million Australia spent on a farcical bidding process to host soccer’s 2022 World Cup, a federal politician says.

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Michael Garcia’s report into FIFA corruption during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has revealed just how rotten the whole organisation is. But this really isn’t news.

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The 2022 Football World Cup is taking place in Qatar if you ask FIFA. They remain steadfast in their stance that it will happen there.

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Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football’s governing body FIFA.

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Germany secured their fourth World Cup earlier this month, capping off a fine summer and cementing their place as one world football’s historic powerhouses.

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A 22-year old attacking midfielder from Memmingen has provided the goal that has secured the fourth World Cup trophy for Germany.

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Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final that earned his country’s fourth world title.

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Germany‘s Mario Gotze scored in the 113th minute of the World Cup final against Argentina to give the Germans their first victory in the showpiece tournament since 1990.

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Argentina are into the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 4-2 penalties in the semi-final in Sao Paulo.

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The odds told everyone that Germany and Brazil were neck-and-neck coming into the World Cup semi final in Belo Horizonte.

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Brazilians have cried, cursed their president and covered their faces in shame after their beloved football team’s humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

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Germany have produced an absolute clinic in the World Cup semi final to romp over Brazil 7-1 at Belo Horizonte.

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In a sensational move that has sent shock-waves around the world, the nation of Brazil has this morning (AEST) announced its immediate retirement from all levels of football – including international competition.

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The FIFA World Cup has truly hit the business stage of the competition, as four superpower nations battle it out for a spot in the final.

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Germany are disappointed Brazil’s star Neymar is ruled out of Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final and believes his injury could yet galvanise the Selecao, star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said.

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FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says he has been impressed by the soaring popularity of the World Cup in the United States, which has discussed a possible bid for the tournament in 2026.

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Extra time goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals for first time in 28 years with a 2-1 win over the United States.

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