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Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
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Two-way containment; Kroos control

Containing Messi and Robben was the approach of Netherlands and Argentina respectively.

ARGENTINA 0-0 NETHERLANDS

Louis van Gaal succeeded in stopping Lionel Messi. Alejandro Sabella managed to disturb the Dutch tactics. While much of the focus has been on the Netherlands manager's ever-changing approach, his Argentina counterpart altered the game with a switch of his own. He began wi...

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Brazil and Germany's role reversal

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger said the Germans must be aware of the Brazilians' magical touch, but also warned the referee to be aware of their hard tackling. Brazil are awaiting an appeal to overturn Thiago Silva's yellow card.

Germany and Brazil have met only once before in a World Cup, which is strange enough, but even more peculiar is the incredible role reversal since their World Cup final meeting 12 years ago.

Back then, the situation was simple: both sides lived up to the stereotype. Brazil had become more physical...

 Posted by Michael Cox
3 days ago

Key matchups of the semifinals

ESPN FC's Robbie Earle explains why the World Cup quarterfinals lacked the wide-open play seen in the group stage.

After a goal fest in the group stages, things have quieted down in the knockout rounds with tighter games and fewer goals in open play. One moment can change everything, and one individual battle can decide a game. Before this week's semifinals, here are four key individual battles that could det...

 Posted by Michael Cox
6 days ago

Key matchups of the quarterfinals

Robbie Earle thinks the World Cup winner could emerge from the France-Germany match-up.

The World Cup quarterfinal stage boasts four European sides and four Latin American sides, and there's a bit of everything in the quartet of matches: two intercontinental fights, one all-European game, and one all-South American contest.

Of more interest are the individual matchups that will shape ...

 Posted by Michael Cox
7 days ago

How the U.S. can improve

ESPN FC's Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman discuss the positive aspects from the United States' loss to Belgium and what the future holds for the team.

This World Cup has not been so much about the United States falling in love with soccer, but about soccer falling in love with the United States.

A key reason was the fight and spirit the team showed toward the end of its round of 16 clash vs. Belgium. The second half of extra time was truly thrilli...

 Posted by Michael Cox
7 days ago

Fatigue played a role in round of 16

Relive all of the best moments from the World Cup round of 16.

If the group stage was about shocks, the round of 16 was what we expected.

For the first time since the switch to a 32-team tournament in 1998, the World Cup's round of 16 games were won by the eight group winners, with the eight runners-up eliminated.

How predictable, you might think. We might as w...