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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 very essence,” says the wheel. “Rise up on my spokes if you like but don’t complain when you’re cast back down into the depths. Good time pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it’s also our hope. The worst...

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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, at the other end of the spectrum, Australia are also eliminated from the competition after a thrilling match against the Netherlands in which they took the first team to put Spain to the sword all the way in a match that will be long...

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The 200% World Cup: Croatia vs Cameroon Live!

Good evening, night owls, obsessives, shift workers and insomniacs! Well, what a day it has been, with Australia and the Netherlands playing the most thrilling match of the tournament so far and Spain and Chile following that up with a fair amount of drama of their own. Our last match today is between Croatia and Cameroon, and one of these teams may well be eliminated from the competition within a couple of hours from now. Croatia put in a solid ninety minutes from their opening match against Brazil and were a little unfortunate to come away from it empty-handed,...

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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 depart in the first round. This is a move that France pioneered in 2002 and one which La Roja will be very keen not to repeat. Accentuating the positives, though, Spain have already scored more goals than France did on that occasion. Their opponents, Chile, are enjoying...

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

So here we are again folks, another day, another game. The Dutch are unbeaten in their last eleven World Cup group games, Robin van Persie has scored ten in the last nine games he’s played in BUT they’ve never beaten the lowest ranked team in the competition. You’ve got Jenni and Rob to keep you company during the game. *technically they’ve only played friendlies.   You can follow Jenni Silver on Twitter here. You can follow Rob on Twitter here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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