Spotlight on Brazil as World Cup No.20 begins

Record five-time winners and host nation Brazil will ensure a sprinkling of prestige and history as they kick off the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup™ against an ambitious Croatia side with nothing to lose. All the pressure will be on Neymar and Co in Sao Paulo, with an entire nation desperate for a […]

Hernandez – Play the best to be the best!

Mexico will have a tough challenge to get out of a tricky group, which also features Cameroon and Croatia in addition to host and tournament favorite, Brazil. They will play their opening match against African giants Cameroon, who will not be a walk on the park. But will be there as a force to be […]

Van Hooijdonk: We need to avoid Brazil

The stakes may not be as high as the last time the sides met at the tournament. However, for former Oranje striker Pierre van Hooijdonk, the occasion still offers his compatriots more than just a chance for revenge. “If you look at the match schedule and look ahead to the next round than it’s clear […]

Neymar: "We have a great chance to become world champions"

Seated next to him was Neymar, who echoed his coach’s words and said that though he had been feeling a little nervous initially, he could not wait for tomorrow to come and the dream to start. Talkative and relaxed before the press, A Seleção’s star act is ready for the party to get into full […]

Boateng hails discipline as the best key to Ghana’s success in Brazil

It is apparent that the former Portsmouth FC midfielder is prone to criticism and controversy as he recently asked to be featured in the Ghana team to appear in World cup in Brazil after he initially announced turning his back in national team shortly after the 2010World Cup. This was slammed and immensely criticized by […]

Daniel Alves: Fans' belief inspires

The team wants nothing more than to get started on this challenge, and that desire and enthusiasm is greater than any problems we might have. That’s the attitude we’re taking into the World Cup.” That kind of talk is music to the ears of the men that run A Seleção: “The big difference is that […]

England squad excites Rooney

An inspired display from Andrea Pirlo helped Gli Azzurri win their UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final clash, with the fact the match even got to penalties more than a little fortuitous for Roy Hodgson’s side. Rooney is among the six starters from that game in Kiev to have made it into this World Cup squad – […]