Expect yet another Thriller tonight Messi vs Robbin

The two teams most famously contested the Final in 1978, when Argentina won 3-1 after extra time to record their only success in four FIFA World Cup™ meetings with the Oranje. Their hopes of posting a second could well depend on Lionel Messi, who has driven the team forward in Brazil and regularly made the […]

Van Gaal: It might come down to luck

I’m not thinking about individual players, I’m thinking always that we have to play against a team, but Messi is a very important player.” “But we also have very important players in our team: Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder. They have never won the [FIFA Ballon d’Or], but they are very good players who can […]

SA U20 on a four-nation tour of West Africa

Amajita will face Cameroon in the third and final round with the first leg scheduled for the weekend of 15-17 August in Cameroon. The second leg will take place two weeks later on the weekend of 29-31 August.  To ready themselves for this crucial clash, Shakes Mashaba’s boys will travel to Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal […]

Downs drawn agaisnt Swallows in Gauteng Sports Challenge Cup opener

The tournament is in its third year but The Brazilans will be gunning to lift the title on the first appearance. Club Spokesperson Kabelo Mosito urged the supporters to turn out in numbers to come and witness Mamelodi Sundowns showcase their new recruits. “We are excited to be part of this tournament for the very […]

Chiefs Unveil Spanking New 2014/15 Kit

However, the Naturena-based outfit took a break from their pre-season training programme earlier today to unveil their spanking new kit for the hotly-anticipated new season. Together with the team’s technical sponsors, Nike, Chiefs revealed their home and away strip in Johannesburg earlier on Wednesday (9 July).   Nike.Inc have described the kit as, “The rich and classic tradition […]

Standing tall in the adidas adizero f50

With the second spot for Sunday’s Final still to be decided, it’s a case of now or never for two of the top performing players of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.  Today, both Leo Messi of Argentina and Arjen Robben of Holland will take to the pitch having both had tournaments to remember, powered by […]

Scolari: The worst day of my life

“I think it was the worst day of my life, but life goes on,” said the 65-year-old. “I will be remembered as the coach to lose 7-1 but I knew that risk when I took the job and life goes on so that is what I am going to do.” Brazil were swept aside by […]

Scolari: The worst day of my life

“I think it was the worst day of my life, but life goes on,” said the 65-year-old. “I will be remembered as the coach to lose 7-1 but I knew that risk when I took the job and life goes on so that is what I am going to do.” Brazil were swept aside by […]

Germans Hummer the Samba boys 7-1 and reach finals

 It also yielded a dizzying array of statistics and, here, FIFA.com rounds up some of those standout numbers. 2000 goals was the milestone reached by Germany at the Estadio Mineirao, with Thomas Muller responsible for the landmark strike. It came 106 years after Fritz Becker opened the national team’s account in a 5-3 defeat to […]