The 2014 World Cup Stadium fiasco

The 2014 World Cup Stadium fiasco

When Brazil chose 12 cities to host the 2014 World Cup, the one stadium everyone thought would be finished on time was the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Falcao joins growing list of World Cup absentees

Falcao joins growing list of World Cup absentees

Radamel Falcao has become the latest leading player whose World Cup is either finished, or in jeopardy, following confirmation he will need surgery after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Cool hand Halilhodzic

Cool hand Halilhodzic
Widely known for his stern demeanour, Vahid Halilhodzic is not a man who tends to let his emotions get the upper hand. The tears nonetheless flowed for the Algeria coach last year when his side clinched a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil via the play-offs.

Appiah says Ghana can surprise the World

Appiah says Ghana can surprise the World
Ghana captured the hearts of Africa and beyond as they swaggered into the 2010 FIFA World Cup  quarters with flashy football and funky goal celebrations.

Airmiles for some, air smiles for others

United States, Italy and Mexico will total 14,000km-plus in air miles in the World Cup first round while Belgium are the team that will spend the least time on a plane, according to Brazilian newspaper Estado de SP.

Finke needs to make Eto'o decision


Despite rumours of squad unrest because of Samuel Eto'o, and his indifferent form at Chelsea, Cameroon manager Volker Finke will still have to choose whether to take the striker or put faith in younger players.

Susic has Bosnian ambition

Susic has Bosnian ambition
Success as a coach hasn’t always come easy for Safet Susic. After cutting his teeth at a number of club sides during a 15-year period, the 58-year-old took charge of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2009 and went on to see his team narrowly miss out on qualification for both the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and UEFA EURO 2012.

How Africa fared in the draw

How Africa fared in the draw
Ghana have been given the most horrible of draw of the African sides at the 2014 World Cup after being paired with Germany, USA and Portugal in Group G.

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