World Cup Blog: Germany vs. Algeria

by Eliud Mwangi, @EliudMwangi3  Picture this a game starting at one hour to midnight on a Monday and you are from taking your young child shopping the whole day because you promised, then your younger brother comes in and tells you how he flunked an exam, then your parents come home around thirty minutes to eight pm expecting dinner, [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:55+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|Comments Off on World Cup Blog: Germany vs. Algeria

World Cup Blog: An Individual Sport?

by Matt Lines, @inmanicputer  One of the most intriguing questions to come out of this World Cup has been regarding the significance of individuals over or within the team, and whether certain individuals supersede the team as a unit. What has been highlighted is the fact that many of the leading favourites to win the tournament [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:55+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|Comments Off on World Cup Blog: An Individual Sport?

World Cup Blog: Watching the Cup From Germany

by Julia Paterson, @julialpaterson German culture meets Brazilian culture. Photo copyright dpa   Living in Germany, I've been observing how German football fans here in Tübingen are collectively responding to the World Cup. Here follow some fieldnotes: 1) Football inspires a passion in Germans that you would never foresee, if you have etched [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:55+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|1 Comment

World Cup Blog: Germany vs Algeria, Too Close for Comfort

by Joshua Burns A fan reacts to last night's game. Photo copyright dpa The German National team beat a feisty Algerian squad yesterday to advance into the quarterfinals for an unprecedented 16th time. The match stayed pretty uneventful for most of regular time. With both teams pressing attack at times and both teams [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:55+00:00 July 1st, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|1 Comment