Cricket World Cup round-up

England look like they will go out of the Cricket World Cup in the group stages in Australia and New Zealand.

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Germany win World Cup 2014

Mario Götze scored a late goal to win the World Cup for Germany. The Bayern Munich midfielder poked home a cross from Andre Schurrle in the 113th minute to spark scenes of upmost joy. Continue reading “Germany win World Cup 2014”

World Cup round-up: What happened in the quarter-finals?

Brazil, Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands will compete in the semi-finals of the World Cup as we got another step closer to the final of the greatest competition in football. Continue reading “World Cup round-up: What happened in the quarter-finals?”

World Cup Draw (featuring my group stage predictions) : England face Italy in tough group at 2014 World Cup

England will face a very tough group at the World Cup.

England have been drawn into a ‘group of death’ at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Three Lions will face four-time winners Italy, last-time semi-finalists Uruguay and Costa Rica. Continue reading “World Cup Draw (featuring my group stage predictions) : England face Italy in tough group at 2014 World Cup”

Who will win the World Cup?

With almost all places in the World Cup taken, and after a 5-0 first leg win for Uruguay, many people are wondering which team will reign victorious over the rest of the world come 2014.

Spain will obviously be one of the favourites, after their win in 2010, but there is a definete possibility of a new team reigning supreme. Here are my top five for the title: Continue reading “Who will win the World Cup?”

World Cup round-up: Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Portugal progress

The brilliant Zlatan Ibrahivomic will not be at the 2014 World Cup as his Swedish side were beaten 3-2 by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

The match, billed as the clash of two of the biggest names in football, was exactly that. Imbrahivomic and Ronaldo scored every one of their team’s goals in the two-game play-off. The Real Madrid man, 28, scored a hat-trick. After the the first leg ended 1-0 to Portugal, they then quickly added to that in the second. However, Imbrahivomic replied with two quick goals.

But Ronaldo finally won one of the greatest ever man versus man test on a football pitch as two goals in two minutes sent Portugal flying into the World Cup finals.

Imbahivomic promptly sad that he would not be watching the World Cup next year as it was not worth watching without him playing. Both players are up for the Ballon D’Or.

France were able to claw their way back into the World Cup against Ukraine. After a dismal first leg in Kiev where they lost 2-0, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho scored two and Karim Benzema scored another to send the French through to the World Cup. They’ll be hoping to do better than in 2010, when, despite being runners-up in 2006, they went out at the group stage.

Iceland were unable to become the smallest country ever to reach the World Cup finals. The island, which has a population similar to Reading’s, fought well in the first leg where they drew 0-0, but ten-man Croatia were able to beat them 2-0 to reach the World Cup.

Greece secured their place in Brazil after a 1-1 draw with Romania following the first leg in Greece where they won 3-1. They join the other teams in the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil.

Cristiano Ronaldo eventually won the battle of two of the world’s best players as he scored all three of Portugal’s goal in the 3-2 victory over Sweden, in which Zlatan Imbrahivomic scored both his country’s goals as well.
Mamadou Sakho, who plays for Liverpool, scored two of France’s goals as they came back to win 3-2 on aggregate against Ukraine.