World Cup 2014

Messi is still a Great

Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany in the FIFA World Cup Final brought an end to Argentina's and Messi's hopes of winning the elusive title since Diego Maradona's side in 1986. The theme for Argentina was whether or not they can match that achievement, guided by the 4 Ballon D'Or winner…

Brittle Brazil: Madness at the Miniero

No doubt the most damaging defeat in Brazilian history, Germany's 7-1 victory over the hosts was at least on the same level as the Maracanazo, where Uruguay triumphed over the then host nation Brazil 2-1 in the final. For the second time running, the five time world champions were denied…

Belgium vs. U.S.: Round of 16

Both the Belgians and the Americans are coming off with reasonably satisfying results coming out of their respective groups. Belgium topped a modest group (with nine points) - with the likes of Algeria, South Korea, and Russia; while the U.S. came out second in the "Group of Death," (with four…

After the World Cup, What Now for Spain?

The World Champions faced the music following 2-0 loss against Chile in the 2nd round of the group stage; they were eliminated. However, this isn't a time to pity one of then tournament heavy weights, but rather to celebrate their past, and to look forward to their future. Having won three…

The Curious Case of Spain

In what promised to be a closely contested rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final, it was a tale of two drastically different halves. For the first half, it was like watching the continuation of the Final four years ago, with Spain having the majority of the possession while the Dutch continuously…