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Sami Faizullah

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Analysis: Key Tactical takeaways the smaller teams taught us at the World Cup

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Once the dust has settled on Germany's World Cup triumph, and we have a chance to look back at one of the best spectacles...

Analysis: Louis Van Gaal’s defensive tinkering at the World Cup

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As the World Cup moves into it's penultimate stages, four of the biggest traditional football powers clash in two mouth-watering semi-final fixtures. While these...

Lahm in midfield vs France is double-trouble for Germany

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A month back, just before the World Cup started, if you were told France & Germany would be playing one of the four 2014...

Analysis: Why Olivier Giroud should be dropped for the France vs Germany game

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Of all the four quarter-final clashes, the one steeped in tradition, history, rivalry and star players, is the one taking place at the historical Maracana....

What will Brazil look to do with James Rodriguez? How will Colombia respond?

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Once in four years new World champions are crowned, new heroes are made, cult figures emerge and young talents rise. Some of these players...

Analysis: Debuchy combines with Valbuena & Varane on both ends of the pitch

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As has been the case for much of the World Cup, everything isn't as it seems. The tournament script never had Costa Rica in...

Analysis: How was Van Persie kept quiet and what did Van Gaal do in...

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When the Mexican national team do overcome the grief of having not made it into the last eight for what would have been the third...

Analysis: How De Jong’s injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup

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Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be...

Who has been Greece’s stand-out player at the World Cup?

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The World Cup is a global event, with the event being televised across nearly 200 nations, 6 continents and reaching billions of people. Those...

Netherlands v Mexico: The key battle that can decide the World Cup Last 16...

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After impressing viewers with their level of football, and certainly surprising many experts who were of the belief that the Dutch would disappoint and...

The worrying problem for Brazil and their remaining World Cup campaign

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As expected, Brazil finished top of their group. As expected, they won their Round of 16 game. As expected, they are in the quarter-finals....

Analysis: Chile rely on their pressing but who are the two individuals key to...

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Some will tell you Chile are the surprise package of the tournament, others will tell you they were expected to progress past a group...