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The last time a team managed to retain their title as World Champions was 52 years ago and it was the mighty Brazil. Spain come into this edition of the World Cup as both World and European champions but holding on to their thrown will be far from easy beginning with their difficult group matches against Holland, Chile and Australia. 

With less than 48 hours to go before kick-off of the greatest competition on the planet we preview Group A of the World Cup. Despite what most think, hosts and favorites Brazil have been handed a tricky group including Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. 

By Amr H. Dabbous: This is by no means a selection of the best eleven in the world, but rather a choice of my favorite squad. In other words, this is my vote for the players who amazed me most throughout this season 2013-2014. I do not claim to be a follower of all the football on TV, actually there are leagues, which I rarely watch such as the French   Read More ...

Given my 24 year wait for another Liverpool title I would understand if many find my views subjective. However, I genuinely believe that if Steven Gerrard and Co. go on and pull off the unthinkable by winning it this year, it would not only be a celebration to Liverpudlians, but also a huge victory for football and fans of the beautiful game in England and elsewhere around the World. Unless   Read More ...

By Tammam El Barbir: We are almost half way through the season in Italy and once again we find Juventus cruising comfortably at the top, 8 points clear of their nearest rivals. Unfortunately it was not supposed to look or be that easy. Before the season kicked-off, everyone was expecting the likes of Napoli and Fiorentina to challenge for the top spot having brought in high profile players. Things did   Read More ...

By Marwan Abdo: When I fell in love with Spurs in 1981 as Ricky Villa ran down the line after scoring the winner in the FA Cup final, little did I know that I was being sentenced to 32 years of heart ache which does not look like it will stop any time soon. I can write a whole new different article about the disappointments I have had over the years,   Read More ...

By Amr H. Dabbous: “To answer this question one needs to wait for the tournament’s draw, in order to find out who’s going to face whom and at which stage of the competition”. “This puzzle is unfolding slowly but surely, so if history repeats itself, and it surely does, then Lionel Messi will be the captain lifting the upcoming world cup 2014 in Brazil after a breathtaking performance, which will   Read More ...

The debate for the world’s best player has been an ongoing heated affair for several years now. Messi or Ronaldo? For those of us born during the era of top loaded VCR players and rotary phones and who know who Michael Jackson and ABBA are, the football we know is about one thing and one thing only, skill. Back in the day a player’s physique did not matter much as   Read More ...

With 244 days remaining to kick-off 1o teams including hosts Brazil have booked their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with 22 spots up for grabs. The two next rounds of qualifying matches scheduled to be played this coming week will determine 11 more spots. Here is a preview of what to look forward to: Europe- Italy & Holland in, 7 spots to be decided Group A Belgium lead   Read More ...

Internazionale recovered from a goal down to beat stubborn Fiorentina 2 – 1. Napoli recovered from their previous week’s shocking draw against Sassuolo by beating Genoa away 0 – 2. Milan recorded only their second win this season by beating Sampdoria 1 – 0. And Juventus, as usual, won the Turin derby 0 – 1. But the biggest winners this week are Roma who crushed Bologna 5 – 0 and   Read More ...

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