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Lothar Matthaus

  • Chile will fancy their chances

    After a group stage that produced plenty of goals and drama, Saturday marks the beginning of the knockout stage of the World Cup. There will be an unmistakable South American flavour to the Round of 16.

    Friday, 27 June 2014 - 6:10am
  • Emotional reunion for Joachim Loew, Jurgen Klinsmann

    Thursday's Group 'G' match between Germany and the United States will mark an emotional reunion for the two head coaches, Joachim Loew and Jurgen Klinsmann.

    Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 6:15am
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina strikers must help defenders

    Prior to the World Cup, if you had to ask me to pick a favourite for the title, I would have said Argentina. But their performances against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran have left me rather disappointed. Yes, they are through to the next round, but that's largely due to the brilliance of captain...

    Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 6:10am
  • Portugal won't have it easy

    Still smarting from their crushing loss to Germany, Portugal are in a must-win situation as they take on the United States in Manaus on Sunday.

    Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 6:55am
  • Gerrard looked past his prime

    A few days before his team's clash against Uruguay, England coach Roy Hodgson opined that Luis Suarez had yet to prove his mettle at the World Cup. Much to Hodgson’s displeasure, the Liverpool striker produced an emphatic performance by scoring a sensational brace on his return from injury to send...

    Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 6:10am
  • Cesare Prandelli will keep Costa Rica guessing

    Costa Rica will surely have their tails up when they take on Italy. After all, they dealt a stunning blow to fancied Uruguay last Saturday. But I can't see them repeating their heroics against the Azzurri.

    Friday, 20 June 2014 - 6:15am
  • Expect new faces in Spanish line-up

    I remember predicting Germany and Portugal would end in a 1-1 draw. Obviously, I was way off the mark. Just like the Holland-Spain result, it goes to show how unpredictable this sport can be. But while it might have been the perfect start for Germany, it failed to live up to its tag as one of the...

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 6:30am
  • GERMAN PRECISION: German defence a cause for concern

    The writer captained Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 4:50pm