Category: World Cup Archive

The four stages of an international football cycle

Whereas club sides are constantly evolving through the transfer market international teams usually run in a cycle, typically a cycle lasts 6-8 years and there are 4 phases before teams perish and fall in the way we saw Argentina collapse this year if they don’t keep rotating between these phases. Strangely the this years 4

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (5)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful- we’ve already seen England stinking out South Africa, Spain & France hanging on too long to their world beaters and Argentina talking their way out of

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (4)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful- here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (2)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (1)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed  but some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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The 5 Greatest Teams Not to Win The World Cup

As the World Cup ticks ever close here’s a look back at the greatest teams never to win football’s biggest prize. 5. France (1986) Who were they? France entered Mexico ’86 as the most fancied of the European sides having made the semi-finals in Spain 4 years earlier and then won Euro ’84 at home.

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 5)

We conclude our look at the odd moments of the World Cup with our top 10. Moments of brilliance, moments of shame and images that have defined the World Cup. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 4) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 50

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 4)

Part 4 of our look back at the strange and magical moments of World Cup’s gone by. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3) 20. One Man & His Dog (2002) Roy Keane was never known as a shy

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3)

Continuing our countdown of the weird and wonderful of the World Cup… 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 30. Sour Grapes (2002) It’s strange how different nations respond to World Cup elimination, in England the intellectually challenged trash their local high street, in France Parisians scream

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