World Cup 2014: group stage, day 1

June 13, 2014
World Cup 2014: group stage, day 1

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Brazil: organised, structured, and the favourites

June 12, 2014
Brazil: organised, structured, and the favourites

There has never been more pressure on a side to win a World Cup: the hosts are always expected to exceed expectations, but the expectation in Brazil is always to win. Read more »

Netherlands: still undecided on best formation

June 12, 2014
Netherlands: still undecided on best formation

While any prediction about Louis van Gaal’s plans for Manchester United will include a reference to his love of 4-3-3, he’s currently trying something entirely different with Holland. Read more »

Germany: need the right combination upfront

June 12, 2014
Germany: need the right combination upfront

Germany have reached at least the semi-finals of the last four major international tournaments without winning any. Frankly, it’s about time that changed. Read more »