The 6 Best Goalkeepers at the World Cup

The 6 Best Goalkeepers at the World Cup

(Where they play and other fun facts)

Now that the FIFA 2014 World Cup is over, I felt obliged to write a little “hat’s off” to the men whose job it is to leap and sprawl acrobatically across 7.3 meters of open space, preventing a football from getting into their net. It’s common for most to talk about incumbent football stars during […]

10 Cry Me a River Moments from the World Cup

10 Cry Me a River Moments from the World Cup

We’ve seen a lot of celebrations and surprises this World Cup, but we’ve also seen a lot of tears, heartbreak and love. Here are some of the most memorable “cry me a river” moments from this year’s tournament:   Some things never change We know that Suarez left Liverpool, but he showed great sportsmanship here… […]

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 Day Football Failed – Part 2

The Day Football Failed – Part 2

AKA Brazil vs. the Netherlands

  Last night, much like everyone else, I was hoping that Brazil would pull off some sort of miracle comeback to redeem themselves after the 7-1 massacre against Germany. Thiago Silva was back on board so that was a step in the right direction. Two minutes into the game, Silva did the unthinkable, tackling Arjen […]

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 […]

Did Brazil Lose on Purpose?

Did Brazil Lose on Purpose?

The Germans played very well. Exceptionally well. Nobody can deny the amount of determination the Germans have invested in winning this game, but on the other side, some of us cannot deny the amount of laziness Brazil demonstrated during the game. It’s almost as if they wanted to lose, as if they didn’t want the […]

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 […]

12 Thoughts Every Egyptian Has While Watching the World Cup

12 Thoughts Every Egyptian Has While Watching the World Cup

By Nesma Nafea

Over the past few weeks, cafes have raised flags, big screens have been installed and Egyptians have consumed more drinks, shisha and snacks than the Mexicans have consumed Tequila during this World Cup. And we’ve been watching you, Egyptian football fans. Observing your facial expressions, hand gestures, comments and tone of voice while watching 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 […]

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Day Three

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Day Three

THEY DIDN’T DESERVE TO LOSE (AKA Nigeria vs. France)   A statue of Vincent Enyeama (the Nigerian goalkeeper, FYI) should be put up in the center of Abuja (the Nigerian capital, FYI) for his epic performance yesterday. I am not entirely sure why Paul Pogba was nominated Man of the Match, as his goal was […]