Articles by Gautam Viswanathan
Jul 09, 2014
Against Germany, it was Silva, not Neymar, whom Brazil missed the mostBrazil 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.
Jul 08, 2014
For some, the World Cup is a unifying force like no otherWorld Cups bring to nations a unifying effect that few other events can match. And it is the same with Brazil 2014.
Jul 05, 2014
For France, World Cup 2014 should be considered a victoryEvery goal was celebrated collectively, often in front of the cameras to drive home the point that this was a changed France,
Jul 01, 2014
The surprises won't end yet: Why Brazil 2014 is the underdog's World CupFootball’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.
Jun 24, 2014
World Cup: Costa Rica have turned their opponents’ pressure against themLittle 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.
Jun 19, 2014
England, Uruguay, Italy and the manic Group of DeathThe 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.
Jun 18, 2014
After Spain rout, Dutch should show same hunger against SocceroosAustralia 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.
May 31, 2014
FIFA World Cup: The 10 best players not picked by their countriesHere are ten key players who will not be representing their countries at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
May 24, 2014
CL final: Real Madrid sacrificed the Primera Liga for a greater prizeCarlo 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.
May 17, 2014
Winning FA Cup will silence those who doubted Wenger’s master planThe team that are now at Arsenal have learned from the defeats of finals past, and for this reason, they will not underestimate Hull City on Saturday evening.