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World Cup Review: Every Team’s Standout Player

The World Cup has (sadly) come to an end for another four years, but what a tournament it was! Craig Farrell discusses the best performers from each team’s respective campaign, as one of the greatest World Cups of all time winds down.   Group A Brazil – Neymar Neymar carried the weight of his country on his shoulders going into …

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Transfer News: Five Huge Deals Gathering Pace

With the World Cup over many of Europe’s big clubs have already spent big and will continue to do so. Luis Suarez’ £75 million pound move to Barcelona is likely to be the most expensive signing of this year’s transfer window but expect many of Europe’s top clubs to invest in more high quality players. Barcelona’s Spanish rivals Real Madrid …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament

After 64 games, a record-equalling 171 goals and a month that will live long in the memory of anyone who experienced it, Germany have been crowned world champions and there are few who could dispute they deserved to emerge victorious. More importantly however, the world awaits the Pundit Arena team of the tournament and after much deliberation, here it is…. Goalkeeper …

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Five Things We Learned From The World Cup

After four eventful, exciting and entertaining weeks, only two remain in the battle to conquer Brazil 2014. Germany and Argentina have deservedly earned the right to contest Sunday’s final in the Maracana, which promises to be a fascinating encounter. Can the brilliance of Messi come out on top or will the well drilled German unit power to glory? Ahead of …

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Manchester United Linked With Portuguese Duo

Manchester United have been active in the summer transfer window this far and are now being linked with a pair of young Portuguese starlets. Manchester United are reportedly trying to land a highly promising Portuguese duo from Benfica.  Joao Filipe, dubbed the new Ronaldo, and Joao Virginia, his goalkeeper friend, have both been offered long term contracts with the Portuguese club but are said to be looking for …

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World Cup: Football’s Homecoming A Drab Affair

Michael Ramsay argues that despite Germany’s destruction of Brazil, the World Cup has been devoid of enthusiasm, rhythm and ultimately, a soul. Blessed with a rich footballing history, with past World Cup winners revered as sacred icons throughout the nation, the world has forever been unanimous about where the sport’s soul resides – Brazil. No country have claimed the coveted …

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Top Four Dynamic Duos That Didn’t Make The World Cup Semi-Finals

A lot has been said about how well the likes of Higuain, Hummels, Robben and Neymar played in helping their sides to win their respective quarter-finals. However, just because Belgium, Costa Rica, Columbia and France all lost doesn’t mean there were no stand-out performers in their teams. Below are four dynamic duos from the losing sides. 1. Marouane Fellaini and …

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The Rise of James Rodriguez

Colombian star James Rodriguez has set this summer’s World Cup competition alight with his outstanding goals, assists and skill. This rise to stardom has come as a surprise to many football fans but the Colombian has been building up to this moment for a long time. Let’s look back on the career of Rodriguez to try and understand how he …

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World Cup: Euro Blockbuster & South American Thriller In Store

A wonderful evening of quarter-final action awaits us on Friday with bitter European rivals France and Germany going head-to-head in Rio and Colombia and Brazil doing battle in Fortaleza. Tadhg Creedon previews the two massive encounters. Game 1:  France v Germany, Rio de Janeiro (5pm).  The quarter-finals begin with a European grudge match between two sides capable of playing wonderful football …

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World Cup Round of 16 Best XI

After the unadulterated goalfest that was the group stages, the round of 16 games saw a little order restored with defences tightening up, three scoreless draws in the 90 minutes and no team managing to score more than twice. With this in mind, our team of the round’s formation has changed from the kamikaze 3-2-3-2 we earlier adopted to a more …

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The World Cup – Bleak Viewing from an Irish Perspective

With the knockout stages now well underway it is fair to say that, without wanting to jinx things, this World Cup is on course to be one of the most exciting and action-filled tournaments in living memory. However, it has been bleak viewing from an Irish perspective. Every game has had viewers captivated, with the odd exception (we’re looking at …

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Five Players Making A Name For Themselves At The World Cup

As football’s biggest stage, the World Cup offers players young and old the opportunity to launch or reignite their careers. Jack Cahill looks at five players doing  just that in Brazil.  During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, many names, which had previously been unknown shot to the forefront of footballing minds around the world. Such is the televisual reach of the …

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Who Needs Suarez? We Now Have James Rodriguez

Were you watching Mr. Suarez? Uruguay, with their ridiculously embittered ‘no-one likes us , we don’t care’ stance on the Luis Suarez biting scandal, were on the receiving end of bad karma in Rio as the Grim Reaper came calling in the form of young Colombian sensation James Rodriguez.  Almost every neutral wanted Uruguay to be eliminated on Saturday night …

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World Cup Best XI Of The Group Stages

 The group stages are finished and as we await the start of the knockout stages on Saturday it’s time to reflect on what was the most entertaining group stage of the World Cup in memory. Undoubtedly it’s been the tournament of the Americas so far with five South American and three Central/North American nations progressing from their group and of …

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Can Colombia Cope Without Their Talisman?

While the prolific Radamel Falcao has been included in Colombia’s 30-man provisional squad, there is great doubt as to whether or not he will be fit enough to take part in the tournament, or at least the group stage. Realistically, even at 50% fitness Colombian talisman Falcao will be making the trip to Brazil. How much he will physically be …

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Top Five Young Players To Watch At The World Cup

Paul Pogba

The football eyes of the world will shift to Brazil in under three weeks time as the 2014 World Cup gets under way in earnest. We are all well aware of the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar et al. However, it is often the case that the public’s attention is drawn to the performances of a young starlet who perhaps …

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