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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 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

May 17, 2014

Winning FA Cup will silence those who doubted Wenger’s master plan

The 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. #Arsenal #Arsène Wenger #FA Cup #Hull City #KickingAround

May 9, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine’s unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #13 #1958 World Cup #2014 FIFA World Cup #Brazil #football #France #Just Fontaine #KickingAround #Sports #World Cup #World Cup History

May 4, 2014

Why Mertesacker or Koscielny should be in EPL Team of the Year

Although Kompany has dispossessed his opponents on total of 17 different occasions, far more than the Gunners’ centre backs who’ve done so only six times, they’ve been far more involved in other aspects of defending. #Arsenal #EPL #KickingAround #Laurent Koscielny #Per Mertesacker #Premier League