Robinho and Kaka miss out of World Cup

Despite still playing at a high level – AC Milan in Seria A and Champions League- both Kaka and Robinho will watch the World Cup from the stands. Although not completely unexpected it will come as a severe disappointment for the Brazilians. Ronaldinho shall also miss out despite experiencing an Indian summer in the Brazilian […]

World Cup Mascot : Fuleco

Remember when you passionately cared about the World Cup mascot? Me neither. But I suppose its some sort of tradition from way back, give the kids something to cheer about. To be fair I like the Mexican one, the Italian one was rotten and i think the Spanish was an orange?? Now we have Fuleco […]

All the pressure is on Neymar

Whereas his country man, Ronaldo famously buckled under the pressure pre-final versus France 1998 I think Neymar faces a lot more responsibility and it is beginning to take its toll. The Brazilian superstar has impressed in spells for Barcelona, mainly in the absence of Lionel Messi but having to carry the hopes of a nation, […]

World Cup Countdown : 3 months to Recife

I’ve managed to get 5 tickets for the World Cup but all the tickets are in Recife in the North Eastern state of Permubaco. Matches Group C – Ivory Coast v Japan Group D – Italy v Costa Rica Group A – Croatia v Mexico Group G – USA v Germany Round of 16 – […]

World Cup Classic goals: David Narey 1982

Famously described as a toe poke by big chinned gobshite Jimmy Hill, Narey leathered home this opener versus Brazil in 1982. It sparked a brief belief that we might actually beat Brazil in football’s grandest tournament. As per usual the hubris was cruelly dashed as Brazil got upset and ripped 4 past Alan Rough without […]