Ivory Coast: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (20 Days Out)

The Ivory Coast national team is referred to as “The Elephants” and they punched their ticket to the World Cup Brazil largely unscathed, boasting an undefeated overall record of 5-0-3 during qualifiers. Although World Cup qualifying in Africa is never easy, the Ivory Coast once again proved that they are African heavyweights.

READ ARTICLE

Greece: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (21 Days Out)

Greece is the national team that is seldom given credit in international tournaments, and yet one that’s bucked the odds in the past and they are back once again. Greece have qualified for their second consecutive World Cup, and will be looking to qualify for the knockout stage for the first time in their history.

READ ARTICLE

Colombia: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (22 Days Out)

After a 15-year hiatus that surely seemed a lot longer, Colombia are back in international soccer’s most prestigious competition. The “Cafeteros” are making their way back to a World Cup for the first time since 1998 and do so with a squad that is rich with dynamic attacking talent and could serve as a tournament […]

READ ARTICLE

Spain: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (23 Days Out)

The reigning world champion, Spain will attempt to be the first country to win consecutive World Cups since Brazil in 1962, and with no European team ever winning in South America, that quest does not look easy. Still, as the current European champions as well, Spain have shown they can go on a major international […]

READ ARTICLE

Netherlands: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (24 Days Out)

The national team from the Netherlands is international soccer’s oldest and most beautiful enigma of brilliant orange – and, now that Spain have overcome their own decades-long mental block, surely the world’s most talented underachievers. Small but studiously efficient at producing smart, technical players and seductive tactical concepts, the Netherlands are the last remaining member of […]

READ ARTICLE

Chile: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (25 Days Out)

The Chilean national team is also called “La Roja” which in English means “The Red One” and they are heading to their second straight World Cup after a qualifying campaign that had its fare shares of ups and downs.

READ ARTICLE

Australia: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (26 Days Out)

The Australian national team is also referred to as the “Socceroos” and their team didn’t make qualifying for the 2014 World Cup easy on themselves. Beginning the final round of qualifying matches, the Aussies drew against Oman and Japan before losing to Jordan. Things looked bleak, but Australia won three matches and drew two more […]

READ ARTICLE

Portugal: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (27 Days Out)

With the best player Portugal has ever produced — Cristiano Ronaldo — at the very top of his game, the stars may finally align for their national team to do well at the World Cup. And Ronaldo will be plenty motivated — a World Cup title would lift him above Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the […]

READ ARTICLE

Ghana: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (28 Days Out)

Ghana head to the World Cup finals with confidence, if not expectations, high. The national team is referred to as “The Black Stars” and they topped their qualifying group, which included 2012 African Cup of Nations champions Zambia, with five wins out of six games. They eventually booked their flight to Brazil by dismantling much-fancied […]

READ ARTICLE

Germany: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (29 Days Out)

Germany hasn’t won the World Cup since 1990 and their national team is feeling big-time pressure to take home a trophy. The expectations are especially high in 2014, and for good reason. A fully loaded roster and success at the club level, with the Bundesliga sending two teams to the most recent UEFA Champions League final, have […]

READ ARTICLE