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  1. England v Italy preview stats

    England v Italy stats

    The only previous World Cup meeting was the 1990 3rd place play-off: Italy won 2-1
    England won the last encounter 2-1 in August 2012
    England have lost only 1 of 15 matches played abroad under Hodgson (W6, D8)
    England have scored all eight World Cup penalties they have been awarded (excl penalty shoot-outs)
    England have only lost 2 of their last 16 World Cup games (W7, D7), excluding penalty shoot-outs
    Wayne Rooney has failed to score in 594 minutes of World Cup football for England
    Luke Shaw is the youngest player at the World Cup apart from Cameroon's Fabrice Olinga
    Since 3 July 1998 against France, Italy have scored in every one of their last 14 games at the World Cup (the best current run)
    7 of Italy's last ...

    Updated 14th June 2014 at 12:55 PM by 11v11

    world cup , England , National Teams
  2. Spain's worst ever performance?

    Spain's performance against the Netherlands will probably go down in history as their most humiliating ever.

    Spain have however conceded 5 goals or more on a number of occasions:

    England 7 v 1 Spain 09 December 1931 (International)
    Spain 4 v 5 Austria 19 January 1936 (International)
    Brazil 6 v 1 Spain 13 July 1950 (FIFA World Cup)
    Spain 2 v 6 Scotland 13 June 1963 (International)
    Spain 1 v 5 Netherlands 13 June 2014 (FIFA World Cup)
  3. Chile v Australia

    Preview Stats

    Head to Head

    22/06/74 Australia v Chile 0-0 (FIFA World Cup)

    24/04/96 Chile v Australia 3-0 (International)

    07/02/98 Australia v Chile 0-1 (Optus World Series)

    09/02/2000 Chile v Australia 2-1 (Copa Valparais)

    Fifa Ranking (June 5nd 2014)

    Chile: Rank: 14 Points: 1026
    Australia: Rank: 62 Points: 526

    World Cup 2014 Qualifying

    Third in CONMEBOL Group with 28 points (P16 W9 D1 L6 GF29 GA25)

    Second in AFC Group B with 13 points (P8 W3 D4 L1 GF12 GA7)

    Last 10 Matches


    07/09/13 Chile 3 - 0 Venezuela (World ...

    Updated 13th June 2014 at 03:43 PM by 11v11

    National Teams
  4. Spain v Netherlands

    Spain v Netherlands
    This is a rematch of the 2010 final & the 1st time finalists from the previous tournament have met in their 1st game

    16 of Spain's 23 players were in the 2010 squad - only 7 of the Dutch.


    • Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup to Switzerland becoming the first team to lift the trophy after losing their 1st game
    • Vicente Del Bosque has only lost 1 of his 25 World Cup games as Spain head-coach, including qualifiers (W22 D2).
    • Spain have won their last 6 World Cup games - their last 4 were all 1-0 wins.
    • In 2010, Spain were the lowest-scoring winners of a World Cup finals, scoring just 8 goals in 7 matches.


    • Netherlands

    Updated 13th June 2014 at 06:50 PM by 11v11

    world cup , National Teams
  5. Mexico v Cameroon

    Head to Head games

    22/09/93 Mexico 1 - 0 Cameroon (Friendly)

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    Fifa Ranking (June 5th 2014)
    Mexico: Rank: 20. Points: 882
    Cameroon: Rank: 56. Points: 558

    World Cup 2014 Qualifying


    Fourth in CONCACAF Group with 11 points (P10 W2 D5 L3 GF7 GA9)
    Play-off v New Zealand (OFC Group): Mexico 5 - 1 New Zealand, New Zealand 2 - 4 Mexico


    First in CAF Group I with 13 points (P6 W4 D1 L1 GF8 GA3)
    Play-off v Tunisia (First in CAF Group B): Tunisia 0 - 0 Cameroon, Cameroon 4 - 1 Tunisia

    Last 10 Matches

    Mexico: LWWWDDWWLL

    16/10/13 Costa Rica 2 - 1 Mexico (World Cup Qualification ...

    Updated 13th June 2014 at 01:13 PM by 11v11

    world cup , National Teams
  6. Brazil v Croatia preview stats

    Head to Head games:

    13/06/06 Brazil 1 - 0 Croatia (World Cup)
    17/08/05 Croatia 1 - 1 Brazil (Friendly)

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    FIFA Ranking (June 2nd 2014)

    Brazil: Rank: 3 Points: 1242
    Croatia: Rank: 18 Points: 903

    World Cup 2014 Qualifying

    Brazil: Qualified as hosts

    Second in UEFA Group A with 17 points (P10 W5 D2 L3 GF12 GA9)
    Play-off v Iceland: Iceland 0-0 Croatia, Croatia 2-0 Iceland

    Last 10 Matches

    Brazil: LWWWWWWWWW

    14/08/13 Switzerland 1 - 0 Brazil Friendly
    07/09/13 Brazil 6 - 0 Australia Friendly
    11/09/13 Brazil 3 - 1 Portugal Friendly
    12/10/13 Korea Republic 0 - 2 Brazil Friendly
    15/10/13 Brazil ...

    Updated 12th June 2014 at 03:25 PM by 11v11

    World Cup , National Teams
  7. FIFA Rankings and the 2014 World Cup

    The last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil allows us to make some interesting observations about the World Cup.

    Of course, football is unpredictable, but if all goes according to the FIFA ranking, then the World Cup semi-finals will see Brazil v Germany and Spain v Portugal with Spain winning the final against Germany.

    Unfortunately, teams making an exit in the group stage will, according to the ranking, include England, the USMNT and the Netherlands.

    Both England’s Group D and the USA’s Group G are "Groups of Death", whilst Argentina appear to have the easiest passage into the Group of 16 from Group F - the "Group of Life."

    To identify the crucial clashes in the Group stages we have chosen ...

    Updated 9th June 2014 at 04:55 PM by 11v11

    World Cup , world cup
  8. Is there any hope for the USMNT squad at the 2014 World Cup?

    USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann named his provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup finals on 22nd May.

    Four of the players play their domestic football in England, four in Germany but almost half the squad play in the MLS.

    The main shock of Klinsmann’s selection was the dropping of Landon Donovan, the highest scorer for the USMNT and in MLS history.

    Klinsmann’s decision was undoubtedly ruthless, but will it bring any benefit?

    The honest answer to that question has got to be “highly unlikely.”

    Though the US journeymen should defeat Ghana, and have managed to achieve a respectable ranking of 14th in the world, according to the latest FIFA ranking, they are in a "Group of Death" with the teams ranked 2nd and 3rd in that same ranking ...

    Updated 12th June 2014 at 09:54 AM by 11v11

    Tags: 2014, usa, usmnt, world cup
    World Cup , USMNT , National Teams
  9. Uruguay announce their squad for the 2014 World Cup

    Uruguay today announced their 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on their official Facebook page.

    The majority of the Uruguay players ply their trade in Europe, with one notable exception being veteran Diego Forlan who is currently in the J-League with Cerezo Osaka.

    Uruguay have a glorious World Cup history, and any team with Luis Suarez in it is going to give opposition defenders the jitters.

    Uruguay World Cup squad:

    Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Silva (Vasco da Gama) and Rodrigo Muñoz (Libertad).

    Defenders: Diego Lugano (WBA), Diego Godín (Atletico Madrid), José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid), Martín Cáceres (Juventus), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Jorge Fucile (Porto) and Sebastián Coates (Nacional). ...

    Updated 31st May 2014 at 10:01 PM by Statisticus

    World Cup , National Teams
  10. Croatia announce their 23-man World Cup squad

    Croatia have the unenviable task of taking on Brazil in the opening match of the tournament on June 12th.

    The Croatian players play their domestic football in 9 different countries (and that’s not counting the Donetsk Peoples’ Republic).

    Croatia’s World Cup squad

    Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Danijel Subasic (Monaco) and Oliver Zelenika (Lokomotiva).

    Defenders: Daio Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv), Gordon Schildenfeld (Panathinaikos), Danijel Pranjic (Panathinaikos), Domagoj Vida (Dinamo Kiev) and Sime Vrsaljko (Genoa).

    Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Oanjen Vukojevic (Dinamo Kiev), Mateo Kovacic (Inter), Marcelo Brozovic (Dinamo Zagreb), ...
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