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Why Ireland Will Outscore The Germans

Ireland can be quietly confident heading into tomorrow night’s crunch clash with Germany, writes Conor Heffernan. Germany is struggling and Joachim Loew knows it. The defeat to Poland confirmed a German weakness that Loew had hoped desperately was in the past. It haunted Germany during the initial stages of the World Cup and is rearing its ugly head once more. …

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Five Lessons To Take Home From Brazil

After one of the most incredible World Cups of all time, Jack Cairns takes a look at the five things we can learn from the tournament.  1. James Rodriquez is good. Really good. When the Colombian signed for Monaco for around €40 million many people thought the French club were mad but over the last month in Brazil he’s proven …

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World Cup Semi Finals Best XI

There was a point on Tuesday evening when Germany’s performance in humiliating Brazil was so complete that the temptation was to simply nominate Jogi Low’s starting XI as the semi-finals best XI even before the Argentina-Netherlands game was played. However, despite the latter match being a huge let-down in terms of both quality and excitement, a handful of players impressed enough …

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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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Traum und Trauma – The Belo Horizonte Massacre

Our man in Berlin, Daire O’Driscoll, discusses the aftermath of what was a historic German performance in Belo Horizonte. The final scene from the 2007 film La Vie En Rose is something special. Edith Piaf, the subject of the film stands centre stage singing perhaps her most famous song “Je ne regrette rien” ( I regret nothing), as a montage …

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Seven Reasons Germany Annihilated Brazil

Germany inflicted the heaviest defeat on a Brazilian team in 94 years, scoring seven great goals against a team that were truly shambolic. Here are seven reasons as to why the Germans won. 1.Skill This German side had plenty of skill throughout the whole team. Kroos, Lahm, Mueller and Neuer to name only a few. Brazil were missing their main …

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World Cup Full Of Goals But Where Are The Strikers?

There have been 156 goals so far in this World Cup but it’s the men who usually provide that have profited.  We take a look at who has struggled and why this may be the case, with a little pointer from Thierry Henry. It’s not been a great World Cup for the No. 9. The relief on Gonzalo Higuain’s face …

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World Cup Heroes: Miroslav Klose

Last weekend we witnessed German talisman Miroslav Klose equal Brazilian Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals overall in the World Cup as he scored the equaliser in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana. The 36-year-old has featured in four consecutive World Cup competitions including the competitions in Japan/South Korea (2002), Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and now Brazil (2014). Let’s take a …

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Ghana Shine In Fortaleza

This World Cup so far has proven itself to be about as predictable as an Irish Summer. Hopeful as many were that the evening kick off between Ghana and Germany would be a contest, none could really have said they expected what they got following Germany’s utter destruction of Portugal and Ghana’s lethargic performance against the USA. German head coach …

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What If: Roy Keane Remained In Ireland’s 2002 World Cup Squad?

In the first of a new series that looks at the ‘what ifs’ of sporting history, Craig Farrell ponders just how far the Irish World Cup team of 2002 would have gone if Roy Keane had remained with the squad. History as it stands Ireland lost its most influential figure and captain when Roy Keane and, then Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy fell …

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Do Germany Even Need A Striker To Win The World Cup?

After the stunning demolition of Portugal, the question remains; do the Germans even need an out and out striker? Think back to the European Championships of 2012. Spain managed to do brilliantly with no ‘recognized’ striker for much of the tournament, eventually going on to win. How things have changed. The Spanish have Diego Costa, after his decision to switch allegiances from …

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Germany’s Lack Of Firepower Is Worrying

Pundit Arena’s Dáire O’Driscoll discusses the mood in Berlin ahead of Germany’s World Cup opener with Portugal in Salvador on June 16th. Reliability, endurance, pace and goals are generally what one expects from a German World Cup team. Germany has made it to the semi finals in the last three World Cups, losing to the eventual winners on all three …

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