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Brazil will lock horns with Chile in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2014 this Saturday. The match is scheduled to be played at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Nobody had doubts over Brazil qualifying for the knockout stages, but, very few people would have expected Chile to come this far. For them to get through a group which consisted sides like Netherlands and the defending champions Spain is nothing less than an achievement.
Chile’s defence has been main reason why they have achieved success in this tournament so far. The win that they secured against Spain in their second match was only the result of their solid defending.
But, against Brazil, the Chile Back line will be in for a big test. The men in yellow don’t generally hold back. They like to attack from the word go and in all likelihood, they would be applying the same tactics against Chile too.
Neymar would be the main player for the hosts, but, as Luiz Felipe Scolari had said a few days back that to expect the Barcelona striker to be at his best in every game is not fair. So, it’s important for the other Brazilian stars including Oscar to start putting up impact performances.
Chile might like to take a leaf out of the book of Mexico which had unexpectedly stopped Brazil on a draw in the group round. The strategy of El Tri in that match was not to give Neymar any room at all and go for the attack only if a clear chance comes along.
Chile can also go with the same strategy. Everyone knows that currently Brazil is over dependent on Neymar. So, if you manage to control him, you can put the host side under a bit of pressure.
If we take crowd support, history and skills of the players into account, then, Brazil looks the favourite, but, you never know. Funny things can happen in football.
With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner fans, supporters, players and managers are getting ready for the worldwide event that kicks off at June 12 in Brazil.
This event takes place every 4 years and the world of sports betting focuses on this competition as it produces more wagers and bets than any other including the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
Spain are the current world champions as they won the 2010 World Cup edition but with new managers and players showcasing to the world what they are capable of accomplishing, the Spanish side will have to work hard in order to protect their title and silverware.
Brazil are the hosts this time around and its filled with immense talent from players in just about every position of the squad with the youngster Neymar leading the attacking department of the team while Thiago Silva will be the main man in the defensive section of the lineup.
Argentina has not lifted the World Cup in over 25 years but they are expected to reach at least the quarter-finals of this event with Lionel Messi being the superstar player who has to silence his critics as they are claiming that the only thing which is stopping the Barcelona player to be one of the best players in history is the World Cup trophy.
Germany is another nation that is stacked with talent in every single spot of the team with Neuer being considered as the best shot-stopper not only in Europe but the world while the attacking section of the squad includes the likes of: Ozil, Schurrle, Muller and Reus.
Netherlands and Italy are some of the other favorites as they have world class player such as: Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon, Van Persie and Arjen Robben as those are some of the main players behind their respective nations which are expected to be the driving force for their teams.
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As the Spanish League is nearing its end, clubs around the Europe are getting ready for the summer when the transfer window opens. Real Madrid is being linked with a number of rumors involving the departure of some of their players as well as some new arrivals right on the horizon.
The future of Iker Casillas remains unclear as he still isn’t quite comfortable as he has to watch Diego Lopez playing on just about all the League matches and Casillas has to settle making appearances on the European competitions. Continue reading →
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It seems that Chelsea is all set to be in serious news all over the summer courtesy its major actions pertaining to transfers. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is pretty assertive to toughen up him team, no matter how amazing their performance was this particular season, where the “little horse” metamorphosed into a ready for the battle stallion. Right now the champions have been linked with quite a number of names.
It is expected that both The Blues and Manchester United have a keen eye on how Edinson Cavani is progressing at PSG. The Uruguayan national forward, at the moment has been set to side in order to accomplish Laurent Blanc’s ambition of 4-3-3. This move has certainly raised a lot of doubt regarding whether ex Napoli superstar is happy at Parc des Princes. It was however reported that Laurent Blanc was quite annoyed with the idea that his ace footballer wants to move on from him team. He commented that rumors are being created about Cavani, at the moment the footballer is injured so responding on the pitch for him is tricky. Adding to the list are his personal problems which he is facing right now. Hence people are just taking advantage of the situation and creating unnecessary rumors, however the player seems quite happy in his current position.
Off the field, the twenty seven year old is struggling through a divorce with his wife. Mourinho seems like taking a wise step by offering his prospective target a somewhat newer platform to showcase his talent this summer, thus indicating a brand new era for this player who has bagged eighteen goals in twenty seven appearances in Champions League and Ligue 1. Mourinho seems to be a big fan of hard working forwards, who knows to put his team forward ahead of his own goal output.
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