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Despite all the superheroes, Brazil is still the team to beat

In a World Cup of surprise results, underlined by some eye-catching performances from lower-ranked teams, Brazil have stood firm. While favourites, like Germany and...

Who will walk away with title still anyone’s guess

An incredible triumph for the hosts; another star on the shirt for Brazil, France, Uruguay or England; or a first-ever World Cup success for...

It’s Europe vs South America

Europe and South America will do battle again for soccer supremacy in the World Cup quarter-finals but with many of the usual combatants having...

THE SIGNIFICANT SIX

Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Luka Modric have all made their mark so far. Eden Hazard, Neymar and Edinson Cavani have also laid claim.As...

When the beautiful game got ugly

The following words of Sir Isaac Newton, the esteemed thinker and astronomer, has, throughout the ages, had a profound influence: “For every action there...

Japanese did themselves proud

Tragedy is not only confined to a harrowing Shakespeare play, it is just as overt, in all its pain and suffering, in this passionate...

Soccer Oracle octopus is no more

An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media...

Swedes edge Swiss

A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match yesterday, sending the Swedes...

Too much firepower

Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the...

Can Mexico roll Samba Boys over?

There are not many teams in world football who boast an even moderately successful record against five-time World Cup winners Brazil but in recent...

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