Chile crashed Spain out of Brazil 2014

After a humbling 5-1 defeat against Netherlands in the first game for the Spanish, Xavi and Gerard Pique were sacrificed, but their rocky start continued as Chile had two great opportunities go ahead before even two minutes had been played. The quick feet of Alexis Sanchez got their defence in a muddle, but Eduardo Vargas […]

Netherlands came from behind to beat Australia 3-2

The Socceroos, for their part, now stand on the brink of elimination despite an excellent performance, and the fate of both teams will be confirmed should Chile win or draw against Spain in today’s second Group B encounter.  Louis van Gaal went into this game with an unchanged line-up for the first time since taking […]

Capello backs Russian keeper Akinfeev

Capello watched on as Akinfeev let Lee Keun-Ho’s 30 metre shot slip into the net to give South Korea the lead in the Group H clash in Cuiaba. Akinfeev’s blushes were spared when Alexander Kerzhakov levelled three minutes after coming on to earn a 1-1 draw against the 2002 semi-finalists. “Just like some players can […]

Socceroo Davidson grateful for Dutch education

Now, he will find himself up against the crème de la crème of Dutch talent as Australia attempt to salvage their Brazil 2014 campaign following an opening-match loss to Chile. And he believes that he is better equipped than ever to rise to the challenge because of the education the Eredivisie has provided. “I think […]