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Has Brazil benefited from hosting the 2014 World Cup?
08:30 Monday 11th June 2018

Grieving is a long, arduous journey. It has been four years since the death of Brazil’s dream: World Cup glory on home soil. Yet the Brazilians appear to have entered into the final chapter of the grieving process, namely acceptance.…

Lionel Messi should thank Javier Mascherano for always being there
08:00 Friday 26th January 2018

Tombstone is an excellent movie largely due to Val Kilmer’s performance as Doc Holliday. The scene in which he mimics Michael Biehn’s Johnny Ringo is classic. The outlaw twirls his revolver from side to side, up and down, hand to…

Brooks not Beckham could be the key to ignite the MLS
15:52 Wednesday 18th June 2014

FIFA's desire to impose the beautiful game upon our cousins across the pond has been high on their agenda for some considerable time now. From Pele playing in New York to adapting rules to suite an American audience (no games finishing as a…

World Cup host nation Brazil look set to continue their unbeaten run on home soil when they face Mexico
11:25 Tuesday 17th June 2014

Brazil are back in action on Tuesday when they take on Group A rivals Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza (BBC, 8pm BST). Jack Kiston takes a look at what we can expect from the encounter. Both teams enjoyed winning starts to their…

Spain v Netherlands: Costa to Put Inexperienced Dutch Defence to the Sword in Salvador
09:56 Friday 13th June 2014

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is finally here and the first big game of the tournament comes on Friday night as Spain play the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 Final. Traditionally two of the powerhouses of the world game, Spain and the Netherlands…

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The Winner of the 2014 World Cup will be…Germany
11:51 Thursday 12th June 2014

Our man, Jack Kitson, has been pulling out all the stops ahead of the World Cup and in the latest of his World Cup articles, the Southampton nut nails his (black, red and yellow) colours to the mast as he forecasts Germany to emerge victorious…

Top Premier League Goalscorer at the 2014 World Cup
11:34 Thursday 12th June 2014

With World Cup fever firmly upon us, Jack Kitson takes a look at five players in contention to be the Premier League's leading scorer in Brazil. There are a multitude of tempting betting markets available for the 2014 World Cup, ranging from…

Julio Cesar favourite for Golden Glove Award in Brazil
16:57 Monday 9th June 2014

The majority of attention during the World Cup will centre around the goalscorers and playmakers who fire their team to glory during the tournament but one group of players often overlooked are goalkeepers. One look at the squad of any past…

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England Fans Can Take Advantage of Plethora of World Cup Specials
15:52 Monday 9th June 2014

With the World Cup kicking off this week, Sean Raymond looks at the chances of England and what the bookmakers odds are saying about the chances of Roy Hodgson's men in Brazil. The World Cup kicks off on Thursday and as always, patriotic England…

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Four Reasons Why Spain Can Make It Four From four In Brazil
13:01 Thursday 10th April 2014

Spain's 2014 World Cup credentials were ruthlessly written off by many critics following their comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup final, however, it would be ridiculous to rule out the chances of a team not only…

Clarets, R's And Daggers Tipped To Have Winning Weekend
10:00 Friday 18th October 2013

As English fans across the nation celebrate Roy Hodgson's men qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, football fans will head into Saturday's games in high spirits and with the return of the Premier League and Championship likely to keep…

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As World Cup Qualifying Reaches Crunch Stage, There's A European Flavour To Our Weekly Flutter
09:00 Friday 11th October 2013

Due to the international break, this week's picks are taken from Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifiers, which promise to be exciting affairs with place in Brazil up for grabs for many teams. We take a look at two matches in Group A, where Croatia…

World Cup Qualification Far From Guaranteed For European Big Guns
12:01 Wednesday 5th June 2013

Now that Japan have booked their place to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Jack Kitson takes a look at which teams from Europe could be joining them .We are now just over 12 months away from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the qualification process…