2014 World Cup

2014 World Cup Final: Five Thoughts


Low scoring but far from dull, Germany the new Spain, Messi and legacy, City's trio and concussions

World Cup Final: Game Thread


Halftime: 0-0

World Cup Day 28: Argentina v Holland Thread


Who will meet Germany in the final?

World Cup Day 27: Brazil v Germany Thread


Kick is 30 or so minutes away. Teams are in and Germany are unchanged with Brazil bringing in Bernard and Dante for the injured Neymar and suspended Thiago Silva. #Brazil v #Germany FIFA WC 2014...

World Cup Day 25: Five Thoughts On The Quarters


The semi-final line-up is now know. A brief recap on the last eight...

World Cup Day 24: Open Thread


Two more quarterfinals

World Cup Day 23: Open Thread


It's quarter-final time!

Belgium 2 - 1 USA: A Painful Recap



World Cup Day 20: Open Thread


The final games of the round of 16 are upon us.

World Cup Day 18: Open Thread


The Round of 16 rolls on

World Cup Day 17: Open Thread


The knock-out stages are here!

World Cup Day 14: Open Thread


Groups E and F wrap up today

World Cup Day 13: Five Thoughts


Suarez makes his mark Only one place to start of course with the footage from the Uruguay v Italy game that appeared to show Luis Suarez biting (yes, biting) Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. If...

World Cup Day 13: Open Thread


Apologies. A slightly delayed thread up today. The recap from day 12 is here. Plenty of action to decide who qualifies from Groups C and D, as well as deciding who tops the respective groups. F...

World Cup Day 12: Open Thread


And the simultaneous matches begin

Five Thoughts: USA 2 - 2 Portugal


So. Damn. Close.

World Cup Day 10: Open Thread


Plenty of City interest in today's slate of games with Group F in action, which means Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta looking to ensure qualification whilst Edin Dzeko and Bosnia will fancy their...

World Cup Day 9: Open Thread


Group D and Group E finish phase 2

World Cup Day 8: Open Thread


Appetizer, entree, and dessert

World Cup Day 7: Open Thread


The tournament continues apace with three more games today.

More USA Ramblings


More thoughts on yesterday's thriller, as well as a look to Portugal

World Cup Day 6: Open Thread


Today's schedule: Belgium v Algeria, 12pm EST (ESPN), Group H, Belo HorizonteBrazil v Mexico, 3pm EST (ESPN), Group A, FortalezaRussia v South Korea, 6pm EST (ESPN), Group H, Cuiaba City players...

World Cup 2014: Numbers & Fancy Stats


Small samples will be an issue for the entirety of the 2014 World Cup. Teams will play a minimum of three games and a potential maximum of seven games. So take these numbers with a spoon of salt...

World Cup Day 5: Open Thread


Three matches on the slate today: Germany v Portugal, 12pm EST (ESPN), Group G, SalvadorIran v Nigeria, 3pm EST (ESPN), Group H, CuritibaGhana v USA, 6pm EST (ESPN), Group G, Natal There are no...

World Cup Day 4: Open Thread


Three excellent days of football thus far and another three games today, assuming everyone isn't maxed out from the quadruple header on Saturday. Here's your schedule: Switzerland v Ecuador...

World Cup Day 3: Balotelli Downs England


With James Milner an unused substitute, Joe Hart was the only City representative in tonight's game that saw England beaten 2-1 by Italy. It was a former City player who would have the last word...

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