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The 200% World Cup: The Group B Final Round, Live!

The 200% World Cup: The Group B Final Round, Live!

Group B: land of contrasts. It wasn’t, might we date to venture, supposed to end up like this. Going into the first of the final round of group matches, it was supposed to be all about the tension and the excitement of two simultaneous matches being played, but the way in which this group has…

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June 23, 2014
Richard
The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression, number 6

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression, number 6

As the noted football pundit Sir Elton John so sagely pointed out, it’s the circle of life. It’s the wheel of fortune. He was probably drawing on the philosophy of Boethius, whom I believe was a classmate of Sir Tim Rice’s at Lancing College. It’s my belief that history is a wheel. “Inconstancy is my…

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June 19, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 7 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 7 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

There has seldom in the entire history of the World Cup been a week like this. Last night, holders Spain crashed out of the tournament at the very first hurdle following a chastening defeat at the hands of a Chile team that is starting to look capable of going all the way this summer. Meanwhile,…

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June 19, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Chile – Live!

The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Chile – Live!

And now, the end is near, and so I (they) face the final curtain (perhaps). It’s crunch time for Spain. Having already successfully proved that they’re not quite a match for a Netherlands side who Australia just gave a hell of a game, they face Chile knowing that a defeat will see the reigning champions…

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June 18, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 2: The Rain Falls On Spain

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 2: The Rain Falls On Spain

Last night in Salvador, the 2014 World Cup finals kicked into a gear in a manner that few would have predicted before a ball was kicked. It’s easy, when exposed to te calcified culture of club football, to forget that dynasties come and go over time, but nothing can demonstrate the relentless passing of time…

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June 14, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression Number 2

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression Number 2

Like all good, clean-living people, our artist Dotmund (who is nothing much like either of those things) got completely swept up in last night’s thrilling match between Spain and the Netherlands, so today’s artist’s impression is a bumper double-bill. Think of it as one of those summer editions of comics you used to get when you…

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June 14, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands – Live!

The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands – Live!

Defending champions Spain kick off their defence of the World Cup against the Netherlands at the Arena Fonte Nova in what is a sequel to the 2010 final. Spain haven’t had the most difficult friendlies to contend with on their way to the tournaments opener and had two successful victories over Bolivia and El Salvador….

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June 13, 2014
Richard
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