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The penultimate World Cup 2014 group finale is upon us, and it promises to be the most fascinating yet with all four teams in the mix, all four teams playing good football and all the group’s matches so far having been memorable in some way. In Recife, the United States (2nd) play group leaders Germany….
Good evening, grapple fans. If you’re a fan of the United States of America national team, you could be forgiven a pang of deja vu about this evening’s match. The USA opened their 2002 World Cup campaign against Portugal, and their performance in a 3-2 win in that match reinvented many perceptions of America’s place…
Today, our lump-handed twit of an artist Dotmund has drawn on the deep well of depictions of the complex feelings of grief that have prevailed throughout the history of European art. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.
It’s all a matter of the position in which you put yourself. There was much discussion last night of the incident that led to the sending off of Pepe during yesterday’s match between Germany and Portugal, and as with all arguments that take place online, there was never going to be one decisive winner. On…
Tonight marks the beginning of the World Cup group stages for three-time champions Germany, or more specifically West Germany, who have also reached 4 other final appearances. Meanwhile their opponents in Salvador this evening, Portugal, haven’t managed to better their third place finish back in 1966. It’s widely expected that their star man Cristiano Ronaldo,…
And so to the next in our series of pre-tournament football arts from that lovable scamp Dotmund, who today has stories of misfortune and distemper from Nigeria, Portugal, Russia & South Korea. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.
So it was all about Cristiano Ronaldo doing nothing. And I pilloried BBC commentators for fawning over him even while he was doing nothing, when they’d actually spotted the defining moment of Portugal’s tournament. “Look at Ronaldo, just waiting for his opportunity” said Steve Wilson, midway through the stultifying second half against Spain. An hour…