FIFA World Cup 2014

  • It's great that the national team has defeated Armenia with a colossal goal difference but still we MUST remember that the national team has conceded 1 goal as well. Conceding goals must be stopped, otherwise equalizing goal against tougher teams would be very difficult.

    Hence, we must focus on the defense and maintain the consistency of it till the end of each game.


  • I strongly believe Germany will win the World Cup.They deserve it the most because they are the most consistant team I have ever seen in any sport!They are almost always in top 4 in recent years.
    Anyways its a shame Reus will not be able to play..he will be missed greatly..talented player who had an amazing form this season in Dortmund.
    As dustu04 said Germany needs to work on their defense pronto!Otherwise teams like Brazil(great defense) could be a big threat to Germany because it will be hard to equalize...


  • Very good job done Robben ! ! !

    Trapping the cross field shot and scoring the 5th goal was simply heavenly. Both the goals were magnificent anyways. Wishing all the best for the rest of the tournament :D:D:D:D:D


  • The only nation capable of stoping Germany right now is Costa Rica!
    You may think of me as a fool but Uruguay and Italy disagree! :D:D:D
    Amazing team hahaha
    What are your predictions for the Ghana match?I think Germany should own them since they beaten Portugal so badly.


  • Same old story for Germany. Ghana has stopped Germany gaining point. Was there a reflection of a self content after the big win against Portugal? Why defense was again challenged?


  • Though Germany did a draw finally but there could have been a different result.

    After equalizing the first goal, Ghana took the lead with the brilliant goal scored by Gyan on 1:1 German defense. Now this is the same old story about German defense. Take a look back in 2012 Euro against Italy or in 2006 WC against Italy or in 2008 Euro final against Spain or in 2002 WC final against Brazil.

    After taking the lead with Götze's goal, our boys should have concentrated more on defense rather than offence. It would be very very difficult to equalize score against teams like Italy, France etc.

    Our boys should be way much faster while attacking. Game making seems good so far for the German squad but it should be faster. They doesn't seem so fast as the Ghana on the ball. If playing more attacking football, then defense line should be faster to chase the pace of forwards like Robben, Benzema, Neymar, Balotelli etc.

    Well skilled Özil should be much more aggressive - it didn't reflect on yesterday's performance.

    In 2002 WC final, German squad played fantastically but just because of the carelessness in defense, they lost to Brazil. Same story is repeated in almost all major tournaments for over last 12 years.

    Löw should focus on these aspects immediately.


  • German squad must focus on the defense against US team. Klinsman is pretty well acquainted with the German attacking as well as it's traditional defense.

    Anyways, all the best boys!


  • Good job done Robben ! It was a brilliant decision to pass the ball over to Memphis and the ball was dribbled excellently to the box. :)


  • Germany has its deepest squad in decades.
    Germany-USA can be the only match for Klinsi to have a more defensive team .
    USA may park the bus for an hour, tire Germans out , and they might take a tie :D But I still think Germany will win .!


  • In this 2014 WC most of the European countries are eliminated already. All the American countries are and will be highly motivated and will try to give it a best shot as host continent.

    Loew should concentrate on the defense especially after leading score. As mentioned before, our squad should be faster in forward and in defense as well to chase up the pace of the attacking midfield of the other teams.

    Anyways, lets keep our fingers crossed.


  • Latin American countries are performing good so far.

    Colombian team is already giving their best shot. Apart from skills, they possess a good pace in attacking forward.

    African countries already showed the same attribute in their group leagues.

    German squad MUST increase their pace in both offence and defense. Passing accuracy should be more than 90%. Possession should be up to the maximum.

    No opposition player should be unmarked throughout the entire game especially inside the penalty box. There should always be at least 4 defenders on the German half pitch not crossing the half way line. After taking a lead, we can switch our formation into defensive one to prevent any equalizer from the opponent.


    Anyways, lets keep our fingers crossed.


  • I don't understand why the German half on the pitch gets vacant frequently during the game and Neuer has to run forward out of the penalty box to defend the attack. Any experienced opponent can take full advantage of this sort of situations if it continues.

    France has many talented and well skilled men in its attacking midfield. As mentioned before, defense should always be focused on and consistent - every moment of the entire game to be specific.

    Keeping fingers crossed..


  • Brazilian side possesses a good pace in attacking. Aside from the Brazilian forwards, no single opponent should be given a space and should be unmarked for even a moment throughout the game. Players like Marcelo, Luiz, Maicon etc should not be given space inside the German half on the pitch.

    German squad should increase the speed on both defense and offence as stated before. Target for the ball possession should be above 80% and passing accuracy should be above 95%.

    To mention again, fastness in the attack and defense should be brought and remained throughout the entire game.

    Anyways, lets keep the fingers crossed..


  • Nice going so far for the Netherlands squad.

    For Netherlands, defense should be stronger to fail the attacking midfield of Argentina. Counter attacking should be there in the entire game.

    No wonder Robben and Van Persie would be marked constantly. It would be better if Tim Krul plays from the beginning instead of Cillessen.


  • Just to mention again, the German half on the pitch should not be vacant and Neuer should not be left alone in the defense so that he has to come out of the penalty box to tackle the Brazilian counter attack.


  • Argentine squad is very much accurate in both short and long distance shooting especially in all types of chip shots. They should not be given any space to attempt any kind of tricky shot or passing.

    Argentinians will be highly motivated belonging the host continent as well as having majority of supporting audience in the stadium. All the high profile footballers like Messi, Di Maria, Higuain etc as well as the others should not be given a chance on the ball inside the German half on the pitch.

    German defense should be much much stronger. Man to man marking should constantly be there throughout the entire game with a 100% focus and excellent synchronization.

    If the game gets extended to penalty shootouts, all the shots taken should be tricky and punchy and the focus should be maintained till the last whistle is blown off.

    Anyways, lets hold on to it and lets keep our fingers crossed.