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The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day One

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day One

When is a fix not a fix? It’s a riddle, for sure, and it’s a question that many people will be asking in all seriousness after the host nation Brazil eventually overcame an impressive performance by Croatia to win by three goals to one in Sao Paulo last night. The host nation are up and…

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June 13, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Brazil vs Croatia – Live!

The 200% World Cup: Brazil vs Croatia – Live!

No pressure, Brazil, no pressure. Thoughts inevitably turn to 1950, when FIFA’s peculiar decision to have a group stage for the final round of the competition left Brazil – hosts then, as now – needing a draw from their final match against Uruguay to win the competition. So it was that over 199,000 turned out…

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June 12, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 5 To 8

The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 5 To 8

The second instalment of Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy, our series about the history of sendings off at the World Cup finals, continues today with the host nation, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile and Croatia. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.

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May 31, 2014
Ted

Fireworks Both Inside & Out: The 2013 Confederations Cup In Review

Farewell to the 2013 Confederations Cup, that dose of methadone for the football junkie which has broken up a summer that might otherwise have been notable for Sky Sports News switching to live coverage of the tumbleweed blowing around the Premier League’s London headquarters.

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July 1, 2013
Ian

Video Of The Week: Pele And Garrincha

The careers of possibly the two most famous and talented Brazilian players of all time diverged, yet couldn’t have been more different. This documentary traces the story of football’s first global superstar and a man that overcame everything to make the world gasp, before losing it all.

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July 6, 2011
Ian

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Never meet your heroes, they say. It is possible that a lot of people met theirs yesterday in the form of the 2010 version of the Brazilian national football team. A team that was widely-tipped to win the competition is out at the quarter-final stage for the second time in a row, and it seems…

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July 3, 2010
Ian

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

Into the quarter-finals then, and now it starts getting serious.This was the first clash between two teams with serious winning credentials – or at least, Brazil’s pedigree was beyond dispute. Maybe there were still some doubts about the Netherlands, coming into this game, for all their long unbeaten run and their hundred percent records both in qualifying and in the group phases. It still remained to be seen how they’d fare against top class opposititon. And to be honest, for all that they won this extraodinary match, I’m still not entirely sure. The game was turned on its head by a series of critical Brazilian errors in the second half, in a game they looked to have well in control, and they’ll go home wondering quite how it happened.

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July 2, 2010
Ian
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