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Mario Gotze, Sergio Ramos And Others Gave Us The Best Moments Of 2014

2014 was a memorable year for football fans. Real Madrid winning the highly awaited La Decima, Germany winning the World Cup in Brazil and Robin Van Persie flying headed goal were few of the highlights of 2014. The year gone by gave football fans moments that will be difficult to forget. Here are some of the best moments of 2014 which made the year as special as it was. Robin Van Persie goal vs Spain Spain and Netherlands kick-started their World Cup campaign with a bang. Defending champions Spain were toppled off their perch and written off in the first game itself when they suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Netherlands. No one saw the defeat coming and it showed how good Netherlands are. Robin Van Persie netted a magnificent goal which no one expected. The Dutch captain literally flew on the ball which was crossed in from the left and headed it into the back of […] Read more »

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Copa America 2015: Brazil Face Colombia, Argentina Meet Defending Champions Uruguay

Brazil will face World Cup quarter-final opponents Colombia at the 2015 Copa America after the pair were drawn together in the group stage while Argentina and defending champions Uruguay are in Group B. The draw for 2015 Copa America was held in Vina Del Mar, Chile on Monday night determining the nine teams set to battle out the seeded teams in this year’s competition. Hosts Chile led by Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal, Juventus’ Arturo Vidal and Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo were put in Group A as hosts while Argentina who are the early favorites for this tournament boasting the likes of Lionel Messi, Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero have been placed in Group B. Brazil who are looking to claim their ninth Copa America to restore their pride after a disappointing World Cup are in Group C. Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will miss the tournament after being suspended for nine competitive Uruguay matches. Uruguyan football […] Read more »

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Germany See Off Spain, Rooney Edges Closer To Record while Ronaldo and Messi Fail To Shine

World Champions Germany beat Spain, England secure impressive win while Argentina-Portugal failed to live up to the hype. A busy night of international fixtures saw England record an impressive 3-1 win at Celtic Park thanks to a brace from Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney. In the battle of the last two World Cup Winners, a late pile-driver from Real Madrid man Toni Kroos was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Germany in Vigo. The much anticipated clash between the Argentina and Portugal in Manchester failed to live up to the expectations as neither Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo nor Barcelona’s Lionel Messi were able to break the deadlock and were both subbed at the interval. Debutant left back Raphael Guerriero settled the contest with a late goal in the second half. In other games Antonio Conte continued his unbeaten start with a 1-0 win over Albania, Brazil had to come from behind to claim victory against Austria while Real Madrid […] Read more »

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La Roja back on the right track

After the disastrous performance in the 2014 World Cup, it seems like Spain have left the bitter past behind and are back to winning ways. The Spanish team that played the World Cup gave a performance that was well below expectations. Stalwarts like Xavi, Iniesta, Casillas and Alonso received a lot of flak for failing to produce the magic they usually did wearing the red colours of their national team. Manager Vicente Del Bosque also was not spared as many called for the former Real Madrid manager to hang up his boots despite Spain having won 3 consecutive major international competitions under Del Bosque. The ghosts of the 2014 World Cup have been buried deep in the past now and there seems to be a new spurt of energy in the Spain dressing room. Despite people calling for his retirement, Del Bosque decided to honour his contract which runs until the end of Euro 2016. Xavi and Alonso, who are […] Read more »