Soccer World Cup News

The Matilda’s Focused On Olympics Following World Cup Elimination

The Matilda’s Focused On Olympics Following World Cup Elimination

Australian coach Alen Stajcic has turned his attention to the 2016 Olympic Women’s Football Tournament following the Matilda’s historic run at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. Expectations were not particularly high for the Matilda’s heading into the World Cup after they were drawn in the ‘Group Of Death’ alongside the United States, Sweden…

2015 Copa America Review – Chile Claim Biggest Win In History

2015 Copa America Review – Chile Claim Biggest Win In History

Chile stamped themselves as genuine players on the global scene with their exciting 2014 World Cup campaign and they built on that momentum by taking out the 2015 Copa America in front of their home fans. Chile were drawn alongside Bolivia, Ecuador and Mexico in Group A of the Copa America and they started their…

Australia to Face Japan in 2015 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal

Australia to Face Japan in 2015 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal

The Australian Women’s National Football Team have found blistering form through the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada so far and have become the country’s first ever entrant into the quarterfinals after posting a gritty 1-0 win over Brazil in the Round of 16 earlier this week. The Matildas were unlucky to be drawn in…

2015 Copa America Tournament Preview

2015 Copa America Tournament Preview

The 2015 Copa America tournament gets underway in Chile on Thursday and will see 12 nations from two football confederations fight it out for South America’s top continental prize. With mainstay CONMEBOL super powers Brazil, Argentina and Chile all confirmed and considered the tournament’s leading chances, two CONCACAF teams in Mexico and Jamaica have been…

Australia Confident Despite Tough Draw for 2015 Women’s World Cup

Australia Confident Despite Tough Draw for 2015 Women’s World Cup

Similarly to the men’s team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Australian Women’s National Football Team has been drawn in the ‘Pool of Death’ for this year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada; pegged alongside current World champs the USA, in-form European giants Sweden and Nigeria in Group D. Despite the difficult draw, the Matildas…

Australia Draws Well in 2018 Football World Cup Qualifying

Australia Draws Well in 2018 Football World Cup Qualifying

Australia secured undoubtedly their best result to date when taking out the Asian Cup on home soil in January, and are offered a great chance of progressing past the second stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying after being drawn alongside four relatively unheralded nations. Known for fighting well above their weight in the footballing…

Germany Wins 2014 World Cup Final

Germany Wins 2014 World Cup Final

An extra-time goal from substitute Mario Gotze was enough for Germany to win the 2014 World Cup over Argentina at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro this morning. Germany went into the 2014 World Cup Final as clear favourites after their 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the semi-final, but they had to wait until 113…

The Netherlands Wrap up Third Place at 2014 World Cup

The Netherlands Wrap up Third Place at 2014 World Cup

While arguably bittersweet in nature, The Netherlands have ended their 2014 FIFA World Cup tenure in style, beating host nation Brazil 3-0 in their third-place playoff match on Sunday morning at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia. Unlucky not to progress to the World Cup final after losing to Argentina in a penalty shoot-out early last…

Brazil vs The Netherlands 2014 World Cup Preview

Brazil vs The Netherlands 2014 World Cup Preview

Bowing out of contention for the 2014 FIFA World Cup final with heartbreaking losses to Germany and Argentina respectively earlier this week, Brazil and The Netherlands will face-off for third place honours at the Estadio de Brasilia at 6am AEST on Sunday. Clear favourites to win the 2014 World Cup on home soil prior to…

Germany vs Argentina 2014 World Cup Final Preview

Germany vs Argentina 2014 World Cup Final Preview

A World Cup filled with plenty of goals, massive upsets, tense moments and outstanding individual performances will conclude on Monday morning when Germany take on Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana. Both sides took very different routes to the 2014 World Cup final; with Germany humiliating Brazil in front of their…