Tagged: World Cup

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US 2018 World Cup Roster Prediction (2014 Edition)

I know some of you hate that I’m doing this article, but it’s happening. As I write this opening, I’ve picked 20 (well 17) of my players. It’s been a great tool for forcing me to think about the future of the team. I’ve already been thinking about the upcoming tournaments, and obviously those tournaments will tell us how early I need to change...

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ROUND OF 16 – Colombia v Uruguay

The big questions around this match were all focused on a player who wouldn’t be there, Luis Suarez. How would the Uruguayans cope with his suspension? Could they win without him? Which is a shame as Colombia for me has been one of the stand out teams in the tournament so far. At least the Uruguayans appeared to agree with me. They spent the...

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Doug’s Take on the Round of 16 Match-ups and Beyond

On the top of the bracket, Brazil and Colombia I had through to the quarterfinals, so being wrong on where Chile and Uruguay would end up won’t cost me that much, if I’m correct. I had Ecuador topping their group and making it to the quarterfinals. I just wasn’t sold on France or Switzerland. Plus, I didn’t realize how reliant Ecuador was on altitude....

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Uruguay ‘bites’ their ticket to the Round of 16

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side’s star forward Luis Suarez. Four-time champion Italy, meanwhile, is heading home after the group phase for the second time in four years. Godin rose above a...

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GROUP STAGE: Honduras v Switzerland (Post-game)

First Half 5 – Swiss had an early chance denied. 15 - I’m back after some technical difficulties, but the game never went out! Still 1-0, Switzerland up. 16 - Free kick for the Swiss into the wall and out for a corner. 17 - Corner comes to nothing, but the Swiss reset at midfield. 19 - Shaqiri still struggling with his arm. 20 - Tackles keep flying in....

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GROUP STAGE: Honduras v Swiss – Pregame (June 25)

Current Group E Standings Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  France 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 6  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3   Switzerland 2 1 0 1 4 6 −2 3  Honduras 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0 This table is provided by Wikipedia, so even if you don’t respect mine, you should...

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