FIFA World Cup

It’s time for football to do the talking as lovers of...

BY JOHN GUBBA Despite unprecedented problems for both the host nation and the governing body, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil promises to be a...

France and Germany complete Euro double but Africans earn huge respect

bravery of Nigeria and Algeria So - it's France and Germany who go through to the quarter finals at the expense of Nigeria and Algeria...

2014 World Cup | BRAZIL GO NUTS | MEXICO HELD UP

Hello and welcome to our second WORLD CUP report from Brazil 2014. Entertainment wise the opening match was a real humdinger. A thrilling 3-1 win for...

Sergio Romero is spot kick hero as Argentina end Dutch dream...

outstanding Mascherano shines with midfield masterclass In the end even master tactician Louis Van Gaal could not stop pre-tournament favourites Argentina reaching the final. It...

Road to Brazil begins with kind draw for England – but...

BY JOHN GUBBA England often fare better in qualification than they do when they reach major tournaments, and whoever succeds Fabio Capello was given a...

Third place Dutch confirm gulf between Brazil and top teams at...

The Netherlands are officially the third best team at World Cup 2014. And Brazil finish fourth. But there's a huge gulf between these proud footballing...

2014 World Cup | Louis Van Gaal’s Dutch courage serves up...

BY JOHN GUBBA When Tim Krul saved twice in a sensational penalty shoot out win that eliminated brave Costa Rica and earned Holland a semi-final...

FIFA World Cup | humiliation for England in Brazil – why...

BY JOHN GUBBA England's World Cup embarrassment in Brazil has already hit rock bottom   . . . but Roy Hodgson's men have a golden...

Last laugh is on Premier League boss Sir Dave Richards after...

BY JOHN GUBBA It is hard to take Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards seriously, not just because he is shockingly naive for a man...

Van Gaal’s late change does trick in stunning Holland fightback to...

Just when it looked like Mexico were heading into the quarter-finals, a remarkable late fightback snatched victory for Holland with two goals in the...

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