As England continue to struggle on the international stage, their rivals reap the rewards of putting their faith in youth, and Eliot Prince looks at the lessons that can be learnt from the success of Germany, Holland and Spain amongst others.
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In his excellent BackPageFootball.com debut, Stefan Bienkowski looks at the state of Dutch football and the fall of a giant.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter today announced that Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments following two days of presentations in Zurich.
With another World Cup down, Kevin Coleman reviews the competition with some select award categories.
Uruguay v Holland Cape Town, Tonight at 7:30 Both sides made this semi-final tie in contrasting circumstances. Holland shocked Brazil by coming from behind to win 2-1, in a game that didn’t personify the Total Football and Samba stylings both nations are known for. Uruguay, via a controversial last minute handball off the line from […]
A shock victory from the Netherlands knocks the in-tournament favourites Brazil out of the World Cup in rather freakish circumstances. After Brazil cruised through the first half clearly the better team, Holland struck back out of nowhere, helped by some poor goalkeeping from Julio Cesar. From there, Dunga’s men lost any structure and discipline. A […]
Netherlands v Brazil Port Elizabeth, Friday at 3PM Brazil breezed past Chile somewhat unsurprisingly in the second round. So far, Dunga’s men are looking fantastic and are well on course to deliver yet another world title. The tactics and the structure of their side is unbreakable, and with the right mix of quality and skill […]
Having had my last accumulator rudely scuppered by a rather dull 0-0 draw between the Ivory Coast and Portugal, the World Cup duly decided to rub it in by allowing the Swiss to beat the favourites Spain and simultaneously splash a further helping of egg on my face. Despite this, I have come back for […]
1. Time for Plan….A? I wasn’t overly impressed with Holland today. Granted, they were missing their star man in Arjen Robben, but their lack of a contingency plan in his absence puzzled me more than anything. Rafael Van Der Vaart was brought in initially as a direct replacement, but it’s been nearly 10 years since […]
After a hugely impressive group stage performance at the European Championship two years ago (dispatching of France, Italy and Romania), the Netherlands will be desperate to replicate the same form beyond the first round this time around. Despite only playing in one qualifying match during Holland’s road to South Africa, Eljero Elia could be Bert […]