Football Scholarly of the World

Football Scholarly of the World

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.

World Cup Semi-Final Previews

World Cup Semi-Final Previews

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 […]

Holland 2-1 Brazil: Mistakes and indiscipline costs Brazil

Holland 2-1 Brazil: Mistakes and indiscipline costs Brazil

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 […]

Quarter-Final Preview: Holland v Brazil & Uruguay v Ghana

Quarter-Final Preview: Holland v Brazil & Uruguay v Ghana

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 […]