2014 WC Blogs

10 July 2014
 Louis van Gaal reined in Netherland's natural attacking instinct for a shot at World Cup glory, but robbed himself of his best assets in the process, Matthew Galea reckons...
9 July 2014
Football will never be the same again, as Dominic Neo tries to recover from the shock of Brazil's huge loss in Belo Horizonte.
9 July 2014
Argentina have superstar Lionel Messi, but the Netherlands' trump card might just be manager Louis van Gaal, writes Matthew Galea.
6 July 2014
Fascinated by the ferocity on show as Colombia were eliminated with their heads held high, Dominic Neo thinks that madcap David Luiz and co. have definitely done their part in making this World Cup an entertaining spectacle.
6 July 2014
Paul the Octopus has been laid to rest but a new “sorcery” has been out in full force during the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Jan Lin examines the politics and economics of the “Big Four” football leagues at this World Cup, of which Germany is the last still in play.
6 July 2014
Jason Chua on what he learnt from Germany's narrow one-goal win over France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
4 July 2014
 Blessed with natural skill, nurtured by European efficiency, fuelled by raw Arabian passion, Gary Koh believes Algeria are undoubtedly Africa’s team of the tournament at this World Cup.
2 July 2014
Dominic Neo takes a step back to examine the moral implications surrounding that Luis Suarez bite and the world's reaction to a now infamous episiode.
2 July 2014
Les Bleus are winning games now despite not showing their earlier good form, but that might not necessarily be a bad thing, Jason Chua reckons.
1 July 2014
The 27­-year-­old looks to be proving his World Cup credentials at last, after firing his country to the round of 16. Jeremy Lim explores the former Albiceleste enigma’s transformation in the last couple of years. 

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