Showing posts with label World Cup 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Cup 2014. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sami Khedira and Adriana Lima

 Sami Khedira and Adriana Lima cartoon
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has been spotted on holiday with Brazilian model Adriana Lima - reports are unclear whether the Juventus star has raised the result of the 2014 World Cup semi-final as yet...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Suarez sees a psychiatrist

Just about everyone has given their opinion on Luis Suarez this summer following his ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini - even the president of Uruguay.

Jose Mujica believes the striker, now at Barcelona, needs medical help from a psychiatrist, not punishment as severe as handed out by Fifa, who have banned Suarez from so much as entering a stadium during his suspension.
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:00

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Messi in tears as Gotze wins World Cup for Germany

Messi in tears as Gotze wins World Cup
Germany is the new world champions after beating Argentina 1-0, after extra-time, in the World Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday.

Substitute Mario Gotze was the hero for Joachim Low’s side, scoring the winner after taking down a cross from Andre Schurrle and volleying it past Sergio Romero.

The win was a bitter blow for Argentina, and Lionel Messi, who failed to emulate Diego Maradona although the Barcelona star was awarded the Golden Ball for being the World Cup’s best player
Monday, July 14, 2014 11:48

Van Gaal heads for Manchester United after World Cup run

Louis van Gaal’s World Cup journey ended on Saturday evening as Netherlands brushed aside Brazil in their third-place play-off.

The 62-year-old will now take up his role as Manchester United boss, with the team set to travel to Los Angeles on Friday to start their pre-season tour.

But one player who will not be joining Van Gaal to Old Trafford is Arjen Robben.

"After the match he [Van Gaal] did ask me to come to Manchester," Robben said after the 3-0 win over Brazil. “But I will not make a transfer. I'm at the right place at Bayern so that has nothing to do with Van Gaal or United."
Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:30

Friday, July 11, 2014

Argentina hustle Netherlands out of World Cup

Argentina will face Germany at the Maracana in the World Cup final on Sunday after edging out Netherlands on penalties in the second semi-final.

The teams could not be separated after 120 minutes, with the scores still 0-0, in a game that was far removed from Brazil’s 7-1 thrashing against Joachim Low’s side in the other semi-final.

Lionel Messi and Co. will now face Germany in a repeat of the 1990 World Cup final in Rome which the Germans won 1-0.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:21

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Germany crush Brazil’s dreams

The hopes of a nation were left in tatters on Tuesday evening as Germany crushed Brazil to reach the World Cup final.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men were left stunned after Joachim Low’s side picked them apart in the first half, scoring five goals in the space of 18 minutes.

Andre Schurrle netted twice after the break to complete the demolition, and to add insult to injury, Miroslav Klose broke Ronaldo’s record to become the all-time record scorer in the World Cup.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014 12:00

Netherlands 2014 Tribute

Netherlands GoalToons episode:

Argentina 2014 Tribute

Argentina GoalToons episode:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brazil head to the barber without Neymar

The World Cup is hotting up with just four teams left in the competition as hosts Brazil prepare to face Germany in the first semi-final clash in Belo Horizonte.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side head into the clash without captain Thiago Silva, who is suspended, but more importantly without star man Neymar who suffered a fractured vertebrae against Colombia.

The Barcelona forward has been Brazil's talisman in this competition scoring four goals for the hosts and will be a big miss against Joachim Low's side.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:32

Monday, July 7, 2014

Uruguay 2014 Tribute

Germany 2014 Tribute

Germany GoalToons episode:

Italy 2014 Tribute

They left early but here is a tribute to their fans.
Watch Italy GoolToons episode: 

Ozil slammed for 'walking' through World Cup

Germany legend Paul Breitner has urged Joachim Low to drop Mesut Ozil from his starting side for the semi-final against Brazil.

"If [Low] is bold, he'll say: 'I will not play with only 10 people' and drop Mesut Ozil," he told TZ.

"That would be the next step for world titles and above all a big step for the good of the team. Nine men are torturing themselves for 90 minutes and he's going for a walk.

"That's not what you do at a World Cup."
Monday, July 7, 2014 12:00

Van Gaal calls in Krul support

The Netherlands progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup on Sunday, but not before Louis van Gaal had time to pull a masterstroke substitution that helped his side triumph against Costa Rica.

After an entertaining 120 minute battle in which neither side managed to find a breakthrough, the match was sent to penalties. But with just seconds left of extra-time, Van Gaal made the extraordinary decision to take off No.1 Jasper Cillessen and replace him with Tim Krul.

The Newcastle shot-stopper duly rewarded his manager's gutsy change, diving the right way on all five penalties, unnerving the Costa Rican penalty takers and making two powerful saves to win the contest. Despite his heroics, though, he will return to the bench against Argentina!
Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:30

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brazil rocked by Neymar injury

Brazil are into the semi-finals after edging past Colombia but they face the remainder of the World Cup without Neymar.

The Barcelona forward has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a broken vertebra following a challenge by Juan Zuniga.
Saturday, 5 July 2014 12:00

Brazil gripped by Neymar fever

Brazil wait with anticipation ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with Colombia.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men edged past Chile via penalties in their tricky round-of-16 tie and the Brazil coach believes the host nation already has one hand on the trophy.

Can Neymar step up once again and deliver?
Friday, 4 July 2014 12:00

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Howard’s heroics not enough to save USA

Another sublime goalkeeping display was on show at the World Cup as Tim Howard’s heroics on Tuesday evening nearly helped the USA book a place in the quarter-finals.

The 35-year-old made 15 saves against Belgium - more than any other goalkeeper has made since World Cup records began in 1966.

But despite Howard’s performance, Belgium edged through to the last eight with a 2-1 win in extra time.

The Daily Mail posted about this cartoon: America's goalie wizard! Internet tributes pour in for Tim Howard after his heroic performance in USA's World Cup loss to Belgium

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 12:00

Germany escape from Algeria

Algeria gave the world a historical performance in front of the three times world cup winner Germany, but Germany with their big experience grabbed the win in the extra halves and won 2-1.