Tag: Bosnia-Herzegovina

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

Open wide for some more soccer, as Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria go into battle for one last time. The two group leaders, Argentina and Nigeria, meet in Porto Alegre with Argentina needing just a point to guarantee that they will finish top. While a  draw would also be a good result for the Super Eagles – it would see them through to the knockout stages – it would however give them a probable second round match with a resurgent France. A Nigeria win would see them top the table and leave a so far less-impressive-than-expected Argentina team to have to face...

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World Cup Breakfast, Day 10: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Talisman

We might reasonably suggest that no small part of the global appeal of association football stems from its combination of reliance on the very differing attributes of individual brilliance and the application of a solid team ethic. If the game itself is a blank sheet onto which we can project any of our values, this combination seems likely, whether concious or not, to be no small part of the reason behind why it is this particular aspect of the game that gives it a near-literal “everyman” appeal across so much of the globe. If the performances of the likes...

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The 200% World Cup: Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina – Live!

Game three of day ten, and the two sides expected to face off for second place behind Argentina. Bosnia and Herzegovina looked spirited against Argentina in their narrow defeat last weekend, while Nigeria looked slightly the better side against a tough Iran side. Today’s Iranian game has certainly put the Nigerian game in context, so this one should be close, rather than tight. Ideally at...

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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 of the, ahem, more forthright aspect of the Honduras game prior to kick-off, and they certainly didn’t disappoint on that level with Wilson Palacios sent off for two yellow cards before half-time when he might easily have been sent off for the foul that...

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The 200% World Cup: Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina – Live!

Well, it’s coming up to eleven o’clock on a Sunday night here in England, and this is, of course, the ideal time to schedule our first look at the Argentina side that many are tipping to go a long way in this tournament. On the flip side, their opponents this evening will be making their first World Cup appearance and will be looking to grab an upset here. A lot of the pressure will be heaped on Argentinian star man Lionel Messi and the Barcelona maestro will hope to steal the show on football’s biggest stage for the first time. His...

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