Why Are David Beckham and Diego Maradona in Dubai?

Why Are David Beckham and Diego Maradona in Dubai?

By Reem Tolba

  Last weekend, David Beckham (AKA football legend and fine specimen of a human being) flew in for an event at City Walk in Dubai. Naturally, his existence got us curious as to why he is here.   Ever since 2005, Beckham has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF. After wearing our Detective Conan […]

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina

AKA The 2014 World Cup Final

Well, I can’t say I am surprised by the result of last night’s World Cup final, but I am surprised that it took so long for Germany to get ahead. Off the bat, both teams were defensive and a little rigid, La Albiceleste were crammed by the Germans and couldn’t maneuver their way towards Manuel […]

The Lowdown on Argentina vs. the Netherlands

The Lowdown on Argentina vs. the Netherlands

Within the first five minutes of the semifinal match in Sao Paolo, I knew that the game would end it penalties. Argentina took charge almost immediately, compensating for Angel Di Maria’s absence due a thigh injury. The Dutch were stifled and crammed into their side of the field, Robben and Van Persie both unable to […]

World Cup Quarter Finals Roundup

World Cup Quarter Finals Roundup

Germany vs. France     German coach Joachim Lowe did not take any chances with his quarter final line up against France, he put Klose, Schweinsteiger and Lahm on the pitch from the start. That, to me, sent a clear message. The Mannschaft came to win.     Les Bleus began the game aggressively, giving the […]

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Day Four

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Day Four

Argentina vs. Switzerland Argentina’s performance at the 2014 World Cup has been pretty sub par. They were in a bullshit group (which they easily qualified out of) and have been saved by very late goals in almost all their matches (courtesy of Messi, mostly).   Last night’s game against Switzerland was no different, both teams […]

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

Here we go again! The second round of the group stage began on Tuesday the 17th of June, with host nation Brazil facing off against Mexico. The Brazilians were able to keep the Mexican offense at bay, while the Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa (nominated Budweiser Man of the Match) repeatedly denied any chance of a Brazilian […]

World Cup Second Round Wrap Up and Predictions

Wow! What a second round. Now that’s a World Cup worth the late sleep every day. With even more surprises than the first round, which we didn’t expect at all, let’s review what happened in the second and look ahead to what we are now expecting from each group.   Group A Mexico earned a […]

World Cup First Round Surprises

World Cup First Round Surprises

Now that the first round of the World Cup is over and Brazil and Mexico opened the second round with a thrilling match – which ended in a goalless draw thanks to Mexico’s brilliant goalkeeper Ochoa – let’s revisit the highlights from the first round:   Neymar Celebrating Like a Brazilian Brazil won 3-1 with […]

Q&A: MESSI!

Q&A: MESSI!

Lionel Messi needs no introduction. In this interview sponsored by Adidas, the world’s best footballer reflects on his country’s competitors at the World Cup, the possibility of an Argentinian win in Brazil and the responsibilities of team captaincy.   Whenever the Argentina team plays, all eyes are on you. Is this the moment that you […]