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Khedira and Mascherano produce midfield masterclasses


The build-up to the World Cup semi-finals may have been dominated by the likes of Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and the injured Neymar, but it was two understated midfielders who dominated both matches with sensational performances. Sami Khedira and Javier Mascherano, of Germany and Argentina respectively, were both absolutely outstanding from start to finish in their last-four showdowns, as their ... Read More »

France Looking to Avenge 1982 Injustice


West Germany beat France in the semi-finals of the 1982 World Cup in Spain in an epic contest, but an infamous moment involving Les Bleus striker Patrick Battiston still leaves a bitter taste 32 years on.  The 1982 World Cup semi-final between France and West Germany in Seville is still regarded as one of the all-time great international football matches. ... Read More »