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Gautam Viswanathan

Gautam Viswanathan has a very simple dream: he wants to commentate at the finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A die hard football fan, Gautam's love for the game borders on the fanatical. Give him a choice between an all-expenses paid trip to Europe and Champions League final tickets and he will choose the latter without the slightest flicker of hesitation.

Jul 13, 2014

Why the Germany vs Argentina World Cup final promises to be epic

Like so many other FIFA World Cup winners, Germany and Argentina made history when they lifted the trophy. But at the Maracana on Sunday night, they will write a chapter in World Cup history that no other team has written before. #2014 #Argentina #FIFA #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Germany #Germany vs Argentina #Sports #WC 2014 Features #World Cup

Jul 9, 2014

Against Germany, it was Silva, not Neymar, whom Brazil missed the most

Brazil should’ve been praying for Thiago Silva's suspension to magically rescind itself so the team would have a leader to turn to in times of adversity. #Brazil #David Luiz #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Germany #Neymar #Sports #Thiago Silva #WC 2014 Features

Jul 5, 2014

For France, World Cup 2014 should be considered a victory

Every goal was celebrated collectively, often in front of the cameras to drive home the point that this was a changed France, #Brazil #Didier Deschamps #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #France #Germany #Sports #WC 2014 Features

Jul 1, 2014

The surprises won’t end yet: Why Brazil 2014 is the underdog’s World Cup

Football’s always accompanied by ticker-tape information which tells its viewers to expect the unexpected, and there has been plenty of that in South America. Brazil 2014 has been witness to many surprises, and will be for many more. #Algeria #Argentina #Costa Rica #FIFA World Cup 2014 #Football Sports #Germany #Lionel Messi #Manuel Neuer #Mexico #Netherlands #Nigeria #Spain #WC 2014 Features

Jun 24, 2014

World Cup: Costa Rica have turned their opponents’ pressure against them

Little nations like Costa Rica are seldom expected to qualify for showpiece tournaments such as this one – let alone stun the footballing world – and that meant that there was no pressure on the team to perform. #Brazil #Bryan Ruiz #Costa Rica #England #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Italy #Jorge Luis Pinto #Sports #Uruguay #WC 2014 Features

Jun 19, 2014

England, Uruguay, Italy and the manic Group of Death

The 2014 FIFA World Cup’s Group of Death contains Italy, Uruguay, England and Costa Rica. Because of the history that these teams bring to Brazil, Group D will most definitely be the one that offers maximum entertainment. #2014 #Costa Rica #England #FIFA World Cup 2014 #Group D #Italy #Uruguay #WC 2014 Features #World Cup

Jun 18, 2014

After Spain rout, Dutch should show same hunger against Socceroos

Australia come in to this game alert right from the start, with a topping off of even more heightened awareness, now that they know just what the Dutch are capable of. The Dutch will therefore have to treat them the same way they treated the Spanish. #Arjen Roben #Australia #Dutch #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Netherlands #Preview #Robin van Persie #Socceroos #Spain #Sports #Tim Cahill

May 24, 2014

CL final: Real Madrid sacrificed the Primera Liga for a greater prize

Carlo Ancelotti has adopted a scorched-earth policy of purposely resting his big-name players for the last few games of the league so that they will be fresh for the Champions League final at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon today. #Atlético Madrid #Champions League final #football #KickingAround #Real Madrid #Spain #Sports #UEFA Champions League