Tag Archives: World Cup

World Cup: Australia v Chile – a Río beach tale

The scene for the match was not Cuiaba, in fact not even close. We had a screen, a beach and around 3000 Chilean fans surrounding us. To start the day a sit down at a beach kiosk on Copacabana with a caipirinha and a swim followed a breakfast at our hotel. A half hour walk […]

World Cup: Australia travel with 27-man squad

The Socceroos arrived in South America with a 27-man squad and will play their final pre-tournament match against Croatia in Salvador, Brazil before their opening encounter with Chile in Cuiaba on 13 June. With three on-field players and one goal keeper to be trimmed it is a competition for places for the 23-man official World Cup […]

World Cup: Socceroos still a work in progress but showed promise in the farewell game

The farewell match in Sydney was an entertaining affair in front of 50,459 fans but only a 1-1 draw the result. Record scorer in green and gold Tim Cahill led out the Australian team in Mile Jedinak’s absence in an overall positive and exciting performance after only one week in camp for the Aussie team. […]

World Cup sides nearly decided as the European Play-Off spots are drawn

The European Play-Off Draw has been conducted and some power house sides have been draw to one-another. It will be tricky and will mean an exit for a few good sides. Three of the seeded teams will be playing at home in the first leg. Portugal and Sweden will meet each other and due to […]

Brazilian World Cup sells Brazil short

The football eyes of the world will be on Brazil in 2014. It is a country that lives and breathes football – treats it as a religion – and finally will host the World Cup for its second time and first since 1950. Aside from the spectacle, Brazil and its people are getting a raw […]

Neymar’s Brazil – Confeds Final a preview of things to come

Brazil annihilated current world champions Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final and sent out a clear message to the world. The message; “the giant has been awoken!” After only 2 minutes of the game Spain’s game plan was out the window. Fred opened the scoring whilst still planted on the ground scooping the ball […]

Socceroos clinch World Cup berth; Going to Brazil 2014

Australia will be participating in the World Cup in June and July 2014 in Brazil after overcoming a resilient Iraq outfit that kept them out the best part of 83 minutes in rainy Sydney. This win sparks celebrations around the city and country as the Socceroos now go to their third consecutive World Cup finals […]

World Cup: Japan and Australia draw – Frantic finish

A fast paced first half was a prelude to a frantic finish. Tommy Oar took the man-of-the-match and did himself a favour as the eyes and scouts of the world watched on. The World Cup Qualifier contested by experienced coaches Alberto Zaccheroni and Holger Osiek saw the points shared. The point was better for Japan […]