Algeria: young and mobile

June 10, 2014
Algeria: young and mobile

Anyone who remembers Algeria’s performance at the last World Cup won’t be excited to see them this time around. Read more »

Ghana: still great on the break

June 10, 2014
Ghana: still great on the break

Four years ago, Ghana were penalties away from becoming the first African side to reach the World Cup semi-finals. Read more »

Nigeria: midfield questions…

June 10, 2014
Nigeria: midfield questions…

Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations last year, despite the fact they never found the perfect balance in midfield, and this is again their major issue. Read more »

Bosnia: more cautious than expected

June 10, 2014
Bosnia: more cautious than expected

Out of the 32 nations competing in Brazil, Bosnia are the only debutant, and therefore one of the more exciting teams. Read more »

Iran: frustrating to watch, frustrating to play against

June 10, 2014
Iran: frustrating to watch, frustrating to play against

In a World Cup featuring lots of very familiar sides, Iran are something of an exception. Read more »

Ecuador: the most basic side?

June 10, 2014
Ecuador: the most basic side?

The inescapable truth about Ecuador is that they’re primarily at this tournament because their home qualifiers are played at altitude. Read more »