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    World Cup swansong for Gerrard, Lampard?

    |By Sanjib Guha| Following Italy’s 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica, it can be said with certainty that England is out of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. And with that, the showpiece event loses another host of colourful stars in Wayne Rooney, Joe H...

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    Dawn of the new custodians: Bravo Ochoa!

    |By Sanjib Guha| Europe has a glorious history of producing great goalkeepers – be it Lev Yashin of the then Soviet Union or England’s Gordon Banks.The legacy continued through Peter Shilton (England), Dino Zoff (Italy), Oliver Khan and many ot...

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    FIFA 2014: A World Cup of upsets

    |By Sanjib Guha| This World Cup has indeed been one full of disappointments and surprises. One that started with The Netherlands drubbing defending champions Spain 5-1 on the very second day of the FIFA 2014 World Cup hasn’t stopped as yet. If Spain’...

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    World Cup fever? How different climates will affect performance

    |By Alan Ruddock, Sheffield Hallam University |The Conversation| No matter who’s playing, the first game of a World Cup is always special – full of excitement, anticipation and hope for tournament filled with skills, goals and drama. This time, hosts...

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    Italy’s World Cup Exit : A debacle that was to happen

    |By Sanjib Guha| Four-time world champions (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006), twice finalists (1970 and 1994), one third-place finish (1990) and came fourth once (1970). Yes, we are talking of Italy – the second most successful country in the history of FI...

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    What is the FIFA World Cup worth?

    Ever wondered what the World Cup is worth? For this year’s tournament in Brazil, various forecasters have identified the positive economic impact could range from US$3 billion to US$14 billion. It’s all about numbers from the word GO! |By Simon...

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    Eight years of glory comes to an end : Spain goes out

    The first National Football Team to be eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are the defending World Champions SPAIN which lost 0 – 2 to Chile. A devastating blow to the Spain football team. Sanjib Guha walks through their 8 years o...

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    Germany v Argentina: who will raise the 2014 World Cup?

    |By Keith Lyons, The Conversation| After four weeks, we’re finally at the pointy end of the 2014 World Cup. Germany and Argentina meet in the final in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Germany came into the tournament ranked second...

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    Raising a Dutch storm: Netherlands unstoppable

    |By Sanjib Guha| Lionel Messi’s slices of brilliance, Neymar’s reaction to Cameroon’s petty tactics to demolish them or Miroslav Klose’s record equaling goal-scoring feat may have been some delightful moments for football aficionados over the past 10...

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What is the FIFA World Cup worth?

Ever wondered what the World Cup is worth? For this year’s tournament in Brazil, various forecasters have identified the positive economic impact could range from US$3 billion to US$14 billion. It’s all about numbers from the word GO! |By Simon Chadwick|Coventry University |The Conversation| The World Cup is, however, worth much more than two human figures cast in 18 carat gold.

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