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World Cup Player Preview: Abdul Majeed Waris

World Cup Player Preview: Abdul Majeed Waris

Heading to their third World Cup, and looking to build on their previous achievements reaching the last 16 on their debut in Germany, and that quarter-final against Uruguay in South Africa in 2010, Ghana have been handed a place in a very tricky group along with Germany, Portugal and the […]

World Cup 2014: France v Switzerland – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Switzerland – Preview

After beating Honduras 3-0 the French national side are raring to go again as they prepare to face Switzerland in their second group match. Didier Deschamps’ men know that a victory over the Swiss will mean that they will only need a draw against Ecuador in their final group game to […]

Episode 116: Benzema Blasts Away Those Damn Monkeys

Episode 116: Benzema Blasts Away Those Damn Monkeys

France get their 2014 World Cup campaign off with a 3-0 win over Honduras. Andrew and Jeremy are joined by Igor Mladenovic to discuss the game, the key moments and the decisions made by Didier Deschamps. They look forward to the game against Switzerland and discuss their thoughts and predictions. […]

Aissa Mandi: Algeria’s defender is the Right Mandi for the Job

Aissa Mandi: Algeria’s defender is the Right Mandi for the Job

“I ask you to comply with the norms of civility” came the patient but tired voice of the announcer at the Stade de Geneve. He was pleading with the hordes of Algerian supporters who had spilled onto the pitch following a 2-1 victory against Romania in Algeria’s final pre-World Cup friendly. A […]

Alejandro Bedoya: Bringing Belief to the USA

Alejandro Bedoya: Bringing Belief to the USA

Four years ago, Alejandro Bedoya’s World Cup dreams were dashed when US coach Bob Bradley made the then 23-year-old one of the last players cut from his squad for South Africa. At the time, Bedoya was plying his trade in Sweden, establishing himself as a central figure at Örebro SK. […]

Yohan Cabaye the architect in France’s 3-0 win over Honduras

Yohan Cabaye the architect in France’s 3-0 win over Honduras

It can be said now: the big question about France’s opening game in the 2014 World Cup was never really about winning or losing, but rather how convincingly Les Bleus could play and triumph against Group E’s clear underdogs, Honduras. And it is fair to say that although the difference […]

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

It seems strange to say it about a 31-year old, but 2013-2014 has been something of a breakout season for Vincent Enyeama – at least in terms of the big European leagues. The Nigerian goalkeeper will take the field against Iran for his country’s World Cup opener this Monday full […]

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

After having to sit and watch the first three days of World Cup action, finally France get their tournament under way on Sunday evening. Honduras are the opponents as they do battle for Group E superiority. Having watched Brazil kick off with a win and Spain dismantled by Netherlands, Les […]