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The 200% World Cup: France vs Germany – Live!

The 200% World Cup: France vs Germany – Live!

Good afternoon, sports fans! It seems like an age since we were last on the case over the 2014 World Cup finals, but we’re at, what I have come to understand is known as, the “business end” of the tournament. So, what will happen? Will sangfroid and caution win out over flair and imagination? Can…

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July 4, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup – France vs Nigeria, Live

The 200% World Cup – France vs Nigeria, Live

Good afternoon, sports obsessives. Today sees the continuation of the second round of the 2014 World Cup, with France, who were perhaps the most impressive team of the group stages of the competition, taking on Nigeria for a place in the quarter finals of the competition. You can catch up with what is going on…

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June 30, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: The Group E Final Round – Live!

The 200% World Cup: The Group E Final Round – Live!

Not long to go now in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup now, and this evening sees Group E reach its conclusion. France have been one of the most impressive teams in this competition over the two matches that they have played so far and they are already more or less through to…

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June 25, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 9 – Switzerland: The 6th Best Team In The World

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 9 – Switzerland: The 6th Best Team In The World

In the first place, there was a common acceptance in England that defeat at the hands of Uruguay on Thursday night equalled a de facto elimination from the World Cup finals for England, but over the following twelve hours, a new narrative started to be written. Ignoring the evidence of their own eyes from last…

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June 21, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Switzerland vs France Live!

The 200% World Cup: Switzerland vs France Live!

Nothing that happens this evening could dislodge Costa Rica from deservedly hogging tomorrow’s headlines for beating Italy a little earlier, but this evening’s match between Switzerland and France promises to be an entertaining one, as well. Both of these two teams won their opening match, so a just about guaranteed place in the next round…

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June 20, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup – Artist’s Impression number 3

The 200% World Cup – Artist’s Impression number 3

As Arthur Bloch writes in Murphy’s Law,” to err is human, but to really foul up requires a computer”. If last night’s match between France and Honduras taught us anything, it’s that BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce may yet occupy a space beyond even that. In the heart of Brazilian cowboy country last night in Porto Alegre, he…

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June 16, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 4 – We Need To Talk About Jonathan

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 4 – We Need To Talk About Jonathan

You kind of got the feeling that last night’s match between France and Honduras might have a chaotic air to it when, for the first time that I can remember, they failed to play the national anthems before the match. That, however, was just the start of it. Reservations had been expressed on the subject…

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June 16, 2014
Ian
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