#WorldCup Final First Round Games, All Groups. Second Round Predictions

Cumberbatch wants to know. Shall we begin?

Folks, it’s about to get crazy up in here. This week is the final first round matches. Eleven teams have nothing to play for because they’ve already locked their passage to the next round (Netherlands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Belgium) or they have already booked a flight home (Spain, Australia, Cameroon, England, Bosnia). For the … Continued

#WorldCup June 22, Recaps, Highlights, and Previews

Argentina vs. Iran, 2014 World Cup: Lionel Messi rescues Albiceleste

Recaps & Highlights Argentina vs. Iran Iran gave Argentina all they can handle, and held Nigeria to a 0-0 draw. I put them in the category with Australia as teams who lost but can go home with their heads held high. Argentina was saved by a late Messi goal and was fortunate that Iran didn’t score on one … Continued

#WorldCup June 21, Recaps, Highlights, and Previews

Recaps & Highlights Italy vs. Costa Rica Yesterday I wondered which Costa Rica would show up. The team that played the 1st half against Uruguay or the team that played the 2nd half against Uruguay. Well, the 2nd half team showed up and played a full game against the Italians. They defended well, countered well, and … Continued

#WorldCup June 20, Recaps, Highlights, and Previews

Suarez makes a triumphant return with two goals

Recaps & Highlights Colombia vs. Ivory Coast HOLY COW!!!!! Colombia eked out a victory 2-1 over the Ivory Coast, with all 3 goals worthy of a highlight reel. Both teams were trading stretches of possession with swift and lethal counter attacks. I knew that the pace of the game was going to lead to goals, in … Continued

#WorldCup June 19, Recaps, Highlights, and Previews

Colombian national soccer team fans kiss a mock World Cup trophy during their team's training session at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 13 June 2014

Recaps Sorry to miss yesterday’s post… life sometimes gets in the way :) Netherlands vs Australia Australia has lost both its games, but has put up a hell of a fight so far in this World Cup. Full credit and much respect to them. They played hard, showed some skill, never gave up, and their fans … Continued