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The 200% World Cup: England in Brazil, 1950

Roy Hodgson’s white and the wrong-sort-of-blue army kick off tonight to begin England’s 2014 World Cup campaign. But, of course, it’s not the first time that our brave, plucky, Three Lions on a shirt, lads have done so. England’s first ever World Cup took place in Brazil back in the days that ITV were just a twinkling in a madman’s eye. Our very own brave, plucky, lad Dotmund got all excited about this little piece of historical synchronicity and has produced this handy guide to whet your appetites. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter here. Dotmund also has a...

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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 like the end of an era for a great international football team and the manner in which Spain were put to the sword by the Netherlands yesterday evening invited precisely that thought. Perhaps it will come to be understood that this was the beginning...

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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 were a child. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter here. Dotmund also has a Twitter, which is...

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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. The number one ranker side on the planet made easy work of the qualification campaign with an unbeaten run through all eight fixtures delivering six wins and a goal difference of positive eleven. While they seem to be pushing forward, their 3-0 defeat in...

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The 200% World Cup: Mexico vs Cameroon – Live!

The pressure has lifted on Mexico after last nights result. Expected by many to be the second team to push through the groups, they managed to overcome the hosts in the 2012 Olympic final and will be out to upset the odds once again. They have however stuttered lately with two losses, against Bosnia and Portugal, during the build up to these finals. In fact, their whole qualifying campaign was much closer than it should have been. Mexico made hard work out of their groups and needed to overcome New Zealand in their play-off round. Probably the most worrying statistic...

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