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Why The Real World Cup Dark Horses Are More Like The Spanish Inquisition

Written by on June 8, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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So let’s consider what constitutes a dark horse and which countries have played that role at previous World Cups.The definition is a team that emerges to prominence. In that context we regularly have a dark horse at World Cups but it can be argued that we have never had a dark horse winner.

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There will four or five more articles posted by me on Forbes and this week. The best idea if you would like to read them is to click the following that will take you a central depository of all the articles for each publication.

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For Canadian viewers there will be appearances on Soccer Central on Monday and Wednesday this week then the show will be on hiatus during the World Cup and from then until the start of the European seasons.


How The 2022 World Cup Could Reach A Doomsday Scenario

Written by on June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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The Sunday Times story of “Mohamed bin Hamman’s secret campaign to bring the World Cup to the Gulf,” is another episode in a narrative that that will not die.

The series of articles published earlier today details the lengths that Bin Hamman, a former FIFA vice-president, to read more please click on the link.


and there is more over at

Iconic moments and personal memories from a dozen World Cups.

1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990 and more to follow in the next few days.



The First Edition Of World Cup 2014 Journal

Written by on March 12, 2014 | No Comments »
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There are now less than 100 days until the start of the 2014 World Cup Finals. Each week until the start of the tournament I will be including a selection of stories relating to the world’s most important sporting event. To kick it off this one is a bumper stand alone edition.

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