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SUPER MARIO WINS IT FOR GERMANY


It took about 113 minutes to determine the champion of 2014 World Cup in Brazil. German's substitute, Mario Götze rush to the Argentinian penalty box to chest a pass from Andre Schurrle before lashes a stinging shot pass goalkeeper Romero to win the World Cup for the Germans. Prior to that, Germany and Argentina lethargically played to a 0-0 during the 90 minutes and the game was less entertaining not as expected. 

With this win, Germany becomes the only European country managed to win a World Cup in South American soil. Germany also become the European country with the most World Cup win with four times being champion.

WORLD CUP 2014 SEMI-FINALS: WE CHOOSE GERMANY AND ARGENTINA


The semifinalists of the 2014 World Cup have already been determined. The hosts Brazil will face the runners-up in 2002, Germany while the 2006 finalist, Netherlands will face Argentina in the other semifinal. It involves clashes of teams from two continents, Europe and South America. Which continent will remains? And which continents will bowed out? And most importantly, which teams will meet in the final? We choose Germany vs Argentina to be in the final.

WORLD CUP 2014: TOP OF THE FLOPS


The 2014 World Cup in Brasil is now at the quarter-final stage. However, there were some surprises at this edition of World Cup after some footballing giants such as England, Spain and Italy failed to advance to the second round despite having star-studded player in their teams. One of the reasons is that these star players performed very bad and eventually caused their team failing to advance to the next stage.

Although the World Cup is currently at the quarter-finals stage, we can already see some so-called "star" players who have not performing well for their team. We provide you the top ten list of star-studded players who flopped big time in the 2014 World Cup.

1. IKER CASILLAS

Cassillas and his teammates are World Cup champion in 2010 and twice won the European Championship back to back in 2012 and 2008. Casillas is also among top goalkeepers in the world in which he is the No. 1 custodian for his club, Real Madrid. However, prior to the World Cup, Casillas were out for several months due to injuries and did not play regularly towards the end of La Liga season this year. 

Casillas made a number of mistakes especially in the Spanish demolition by the Netherlands in their first group match, when they lost 1-5. Three mistakes by Casillas gave the Netherlands easy task to score and Spain slumped to their biggest defeat in recent years.

2. STEVEN GERARD

Steven Gerard failed to captained England to achieve better achievement than they did in the 2010 World Cup after they failed to qualify even to the second round. England could not even won any match, despite having star-studded players from their Premier League. Steven Gerard even made it worst after accidentally assisted his Liverpool team mate, Luis Suarez to score Uruguay's winning goal in their second group D match, with Uruguay won by 2-1.

3. ANDREAS PIRLO

Andreas Pirlo, the genius playmaker of Italy has also failed to shine in this World Cup. Although he played a very influential role for Italy when they defeated England 2-1 in their first match, Pirlo failed to deliver in his next two games. Their other group D opponents such as Costa Rica and Uruguay knew Pirlo's capability and they have guarded well Pirlo by giving special attention over him on the field.

4. SHINJI KAGAWA

Shinji Kagawa failed miserably to pushed Japan to qualify to the next round. Japan could not even match the performance of their group C opponents such as Colombia, Greece and Ivory Coast. Kagawa had a very quite performance during this World Cup, and was overshadowed by the high work rate of his team mate Daisuke Honda. 

5. LUKA MODRIC

Boasted as the engine room of Real Madrid, Luka Modric seems failed to deliver for Croatia in this World Cup. He could not guide Croatia to qualify to the next round after being defeated by Brazil and Mexico in their group D matches. Although Modric bounced back in their second game by thrashing Cameroon 4-0, Modric failed to give another good performance in their last match against Mexico and they lost 1-3.

6. YAYA TOURE

Came to the 2014 World Cup as the 2013 African Footballer of The Year and as English Premier League 2013/2014 champion with Manchester City, Toure failed to lift Ivory Coast pass group C. Showing different performance unlike what he did in the Premier League, it did not help Ivory Coast either in their group matches. Although they managed to secure a win in their first match against Japan, Toure performed badly in the following games in which Ivory Coast are defeated in their last two games agains Colombia and Greece.

7. CRISTIANO RONALDO
 
Came as World Footballer of the Year 2013, Ronaldo failed to shine with his team Portugal. The problem with Ronaldo was not just himself, but also his team. Portugal's failure to reach the second round should also be blamed to his coach Beto of mishandling the team in terms of tactics and failed to motivate the players. Ronaldo could only manage to score one goal in this tournament.

8. MARIO BALOTELLI

Balotelli have failed to live up to many expectations as he performed badly in this World Cup campaign. Managed to score only one goal against England in Italy's first match, Balotelli failed to repeat his scoring feat in the other two matches. Even Italy only managed to score two goals throughout their campaign which brought them to the third placing in their group D.

9. KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG

After helping his team Schalke 04 for the third place in Bundesliga, Kevin-Prince Boateng came to Brazil with high expectations by Ghanaian fans with almost a star-studded Ghana team. However, he had not just failed to perform well for Ghana, Kevin-Prince Boateng was even sent home before their World Cup campaign ends after having a dispute with their manager, James Kwasi Appiah. With the controversies surrounding the Black Star squad, Ghana failed to qualify for the next round.

10. DIEGO COSTA

Having played for Brazil national squad, Diego Costa then represented Spain after receiving his Spanish passport in March this year that allowed him to play for La Roja. He got his first Spanish cap during the warm up game prior to the World Cup against El Salvador. After giving such a good performance for Athletico Madrid with 36 goals this season, many had put high hopes for Costa to deliver for Spain in the 2014 World Cup. However, Costa and his team failed miserably and bowed out early with Costa failed to register yet his first goal for Spain.

NUDE REALITY SHOW WAS SHOT IN MALAYSIA?


Malaysian netizens have been shocked by the news about Malaysia chosen as the location for U.S reality television show - with naked peoples.

The series entitled as, Naked and Afraid, produced by the Discovery Channel, in which it is a Survivor-like reality program with one man and two women contestants - completely naked.

The show consists of different locations in different episode, Malaysia has been used in the episode entitled, "The Pain Forest". It is said that the location used in this episode was in the Royal Belum Forest in Perak.

Malaysia is well-known as a Islamic practising country and this incident shouldn't be happening if the responsible authorities are aware of the situation. Although the TV-series is just for the American viewers, but these kind of obscenity should not be shot here in Malaysia. Open naked people is such a taboo here in Malaysia, and this has been an insult to the Malaysian country by the westerners. They should have respect the rules and regulation and also the culture of Malaysian people.

Will this be happening again in the future? I hope not...Malaysia is not the place to promote nudity..

WORLD CUP 2014: COSTA RICA STUNS URUGUAY

Joel Campbell of Olympiakos opens the goal fest for Costa Rica

Costa Rica created the first surprise in this World Cup as winners aside 4th place 2010 World Cup by scoring 3-1. Costa Rica is a team that is ranked 34th, while Uruguay is ranked 7th world. Uruguay started well when Edinson Cavani scored the opening goal through a penalty kick in the 24th minute. But after that it appears not to be well for Uruguay, and Costa Rica managed to streamline the offensive line and scored three goals in the second half. Goals were scored by Costa Rican Joel Campbell (54th minute), Oscar Duarte (57) and Marco Ureña (84).

WORLD CUP 2014: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH BEGINS TODAY!


Eyes of football fans from all over the world will be focusing on Brazil starting from today. Brazil is the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and as usual, they are always full of surprises as the home country struggles to the very last minute to prepare the infrastructures, managing the protest by many parties, and also the pressure of their Selecao team to win the cup for sixth time.

Brazil will be the host for the second time after hosting it 64 years ago in 1950. Brazil last won the cup in 2002 with the sterling performance by Ronaldo who also got the golden boot as the highest goalscorer in that edition of World Cup. 

Brazil is now with such a young side comprises of big stars in their respective clubs such as Neymar Jr. who is playing for Spanish giant, Barcelona, Hulk (Zenith), Dani Alves (Barca), Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Oscar (Chelsea). 

Other favorite teams to win the world cup this time around includes Spain (holders), Germany, Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands. Who will win it?

We choose Brazil as always... :)

THE ROCK'S HERCULES MOVIE TRAILER IS OUT!


Epic, action-packed, Dwayne Johnson a.k.a "The Rock" and errr.. sexy Irina Shayk...

Irina who? Yeappp..that Irina...the Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend...she has turned into an actress...

Read the synopsis here:

"Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules."

Who else are in the movie?

Apart from The Rock, we also have quite a number of heavyweights in this movie including John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes and Ian McShane. The movie is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour 1, 2 and 3, X-Men: The Last Stand).

Hercules is slated to be on the cinema this July...Enjoy the trailer..


BAYERN MUNICH CROWNED BUNDESLIGA CHAMPION

Bayern celebrates... (photo: bbc.com)

Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champions for the 23rd time this season after beating VfB Stuttgart 1-0 thanks to goals from veteran striker Claudio Pizzaro in the 92nd minute match last Saturday. What is interesting with this success is, Bayern still have four games and topped 19 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second place. Pep Guardiola's squad leaders will also win the title if they win the German Cup double in the championship final next Saturday against Borussia Dortmund.

HODGSON NAMES ENGLAND'S WORLD CUP SQUAD

Roy Hodgson name a very young England side (photo source: The Sun)


Young, energetic, and pace...

That should be the three words that can be used to describe England squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Roy Hodgson name his squad this afternoon without usual names such as Ashley Cole, Gareth Barry and Aaron Lennon.

Luke Shaw is the youngest team member, aged 180 years old, with seven others with age under 25 including Ross Barkley (20 years old), Phil Jones (22), Luke Shaw, Jack Wilshere (22), Raheem Sterling (19), Oxlade Chamberlain (20) and Welbeck (23)

Goalkeeper
Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Fraser Forster (Celtic)
Ben Foster (West Brom),

Defender
Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Leighton Baines (Everton)
Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Midfielder
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
James Milner (Manchester City)
Ross Barkley (Everton)
Adam Lallana (Southampton)
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

Striker
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)
Rickie Lambert (Southampton)

Standby-list
John Ruddy (Norwich City)
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
Andy Carroll (West Ham)
John Stones (Everton)
Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspurs)
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)

PAULO RANGEL FOR MALAYSIA?


According to Selangor foreign player from Brazil, Paulo Rangel , he seems to agree with the idea of him to represent Malaysian national squad, based on his FB status. 


Footballers naturalization is not new at least in Southeast Asia... Singapore has few players from their naturalization policy which include Agu Cashmir ( Nigeria ) , Qiu Li ( China ) , Mustafic Fahrudin ( Bosnia ) , Aleksander Duric (Yugoslavia ) , Daniel Bennett ( England ) and Precious Emuejeraye ( Nigeria ) . 

This method appeared to have a lot of success to Singapore , especially in the AFF championship when they won it four times (1998 , 2004, 2007 , and 2012). Following the success of the naturalization policy by Singapore, Indonesia then followed suit. They recruit some foreign players who have played in their local league which include Cristian Gonzalez ( Uruguay ) , Victor Igbonefo ( Nigeria ) , Raphael Maitimo ( Netherlands ) , Tony Cussell ( Netherlands ) , and Jhonny van Beukering ( Netherlands ) . 

Malaysia has only taking one toward player naturalization, when a player who was born in Australia but has a Malaysian father, Brendan Gan has just got Malaysian citizenship . Through the efforts of the Football Association of Bihar Adviser , Tan Sri Annuar Musa , Brendan Gan, who is currently playing as a local player squad for FIFA Bihar now awaiting approval to be able to represent the Tigers. 

However, based on the The Star reports, Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin rejects the idea for naturalizing players as it would kill the development of local players.

WHO WILL REPLACE DAVID MOYES?



David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United and the media in the UK is focusing about the successor of David Moyes. Here are the names of that have been given the spotlight to replace Moyes:

Juergen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund)


Louis Van Gaal (skuad kebangsaan Belanda)

Diego Simeone (Athletico Madrid)

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)

Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain)


Yang mana satu jadi pilihan?

THE RED WARRIORS TO SIGN EMILE HESKEY?

Photo source: Utusan

It is learnt that Kelantan team will solicit former England striker Emile Heskey for the remainder of the Super League competition in 2014 . According to the Adviser of Kelantan Football Association , Tan Sri Annuar Musa, he confirmed the interest by the club and the proposal is still at the discussion stage . Emile Heskey, 36 who has been capped 62 times for the England national squad. He has also represented quite a number clubs in the Premier League such as Leicester City , Liverpool , Birmingham City , Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa .

Heskey has scored 151 goals while playing in the Premier League, in which 60 of them was from when he was playing for Liverpool . Heskey has also scored 7 goals with the England squad .

Heskey 's top achievements was when he won the a unique treble with Liverpool when he won the FA Cup , League Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001 . Heskey also have competed in two editions of the World Cup with England in 2002 and 2010. After Aston Villa , Heskey traveled to Australia to play in the A- League rivals Newcastle Jets from 2012 until now .

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