Analysing Costa Rica’s chances at the World Cup – How far can Ruiz and co. progress?

Conjecture wise, Costa Rica’s chances of going far in the tournament isn’t that great. They punched above their weight in 2014 by reaching the quarter-finals but this time, repeating that feat would be some achievement, which is very unlikely. As a team, the Los Ticos are a defensively solid team, sitting back and hoping for … Read more

That Video, And What It Means To The Former West Ham And Manchester City Striker Paulo Wanchope

Paulo Wanchope

In case any of you haven’t seen it. Here is that video once again of Paulo Wanchope getting into a fight with a security guard. The reason for the scrap according to the independent is that after several bad calls by the referee, Wanchope wanted to discuss some of those decisions with him. In the … Read more

World Cup Quarter Final Tactical Trends: Set-pieces And Individual Brilliance

The World Cup slowly edges towards its last throes, and the four quarter-final matches brought together, for the first time ever, a semi-final lineup featuring the powerhouse trio of Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Three nations with 10 World Cups between them, and Netherlands being the fourth and last entrant. Brazil came through a spirited James Rodriguez-inspired … Read more

Netherlands vs Costa Rica – Preview, Prediction, Team News, Lineups and More

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Preview On paper, it might seem like the easiest prediction of all 4 quarter final matches you can make, but think again. With stunners happening at every point in this World Cup, you simply have to sit back and grasp whatever is happening on the pitch. We are all in for hell of … Read more

Projected England Lineup To Face Costa Rica: Youngsters Set To Start, Liverpool & Man United Stars To Be Benched

#451109024 / An out-foxed, out-thought and out-gunned England side take on Group D toppers Costa Rica as the Three lions are on the verge of finishing their disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil. There have been repercussions back home, citing that Roy Hodgson’s men just travelled to Sambaland just to make up the numbers. … Read more

Costa Rica vs England: Team News, Lineups, Facts, Preview & Prediction

Costa Rica vs England preview #451111462 / The clash with Costa Rica was expected to be a springboard for England to march into the knockout stages of the World Cup. Instead, the match has proven to be a farewell game for world football’s perennial underachievers and a parting occasion for Steven Gerrard and Frank … Read more

Italy vs Costa Rica – Team News, Possible Lineups, Facts, Preview & Prediction

Italy vs Costa Rica Preview June 18 RECIFE, Brazil Stadium: Pernambuco arena, Recife. Capacity: 42,610 Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile) #450706316 / Italy will face off against Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife today with everything at stake. With yesterday’s match, Uruguay are close behind as they defeated England in a stunning 2-1 game, which … Read more

Uruguay vs Costa Rica Review – Group Of Death Indeed

The infamous ‘Group of Death’ took a surprising twist as underdogs Costa Rica defeated Uruguay in a thrilling 3-1 match at the Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza. Perched at the top of the table, Costa Rica are in a good position to go through if they avoid consecutive defeats to England and Italy. Boasting a squad … Read more

10 Teams Who Can Surprise Us In The 2014 World Cup – Part One

Picking ten teams who can surprise in the World Cup 2014: Part One As of now, twenty teams have booked their tickets for the biggest stage in International Football, the FIFA World Cup due to held next summer in the Land of the Samba. While some big guns notably Portugal are yet to qualify there … Read more