Jul 5, 2014

Getting cuffed by the ref!

The World Cup is never kind to referees, simply for the level of scrutiny that exists, but this edition has seen a slew of errors just a week ...

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Getting cuffed by the ref!

The World Cup is never kind to referees, simply for the level of scrutiny that exists, but this edition has seen a slew of errors just a week ...

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Passive goalkeepers creating problems

As the last line of defence, the men guarding the citadels are human after all, but are hardly forgiven for the mistakes they commit.

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Fearless, fearsome!

The quadrennial football spectacle, over the years, has had the knack of throwing up an intriguing minnow or two. But very rarely have these ...

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness

During the games, the Japanese fans waved blue trash bags as balloons to show their love for the national side. Later, these bags were used to ...

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World Cup highs and lows

The idea that Barcelona had found with its devoted coaching from the junior level the key to unchallenged success was ripped to bits by the ...

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Evoking poor response

The absence of star players from India only made a mockery of the game and Stuart Binny alone had reasons to remember the otherwise most ...

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A race for perfection

As India ended its World Cup campaign with a ninth-place finish, followers of the game were rooting for a special bravery award for goalkeeper ...

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It’s about perfection and professionalism

Australia’s all-win record in the tournament with a tally of 30 goals and an impressive average of 4-plus goals per match was simply ...

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