The World Cup 2014 Blog
What an amazing 2014 World Cup we saw, with a full
repeat of the final in 1990, which had also been a year
of the Horse, similar to 2002, when Brazil had won against
So once again a close 1:0 victory for Germany over
Argentina, who had only taken 3 goals during the entire
tournament scored by the 2 Monkeys Mario Goetze from
Germany and Ahmed Musa from Nigeria.
And once again the Rat symbol has emerged as the by
far most successful coaches in the world with 3 recent
champions. Felipe Scolari in 2002, Marcello Lippi in
2006 and now Juergen Loew in 2014, while 4 of the 12
symbols have never won a title.
The World Cup Final
World Cup history tells us, that Germany has won and
lost 2 World Cup finals in years of the Horse and that
Argentina has been a wonderful oponent for the Germans
since several years.
Now the Germans have set up 3 more records with playing
their 4rth consecutive semi-final and by having reached
a total of 8 finals. Further more German striker Miro
Klose, took over the all time WC scoring record with
16 goals from Ronaldo.
In South Africa Rooster and Rat where the by far best
striker symbol while this year Rooster is down with
only 5 goals while Snakes rule with already 22 goals.
And in fact, the 3 German Snake players Mueller, Kroos
and Khedira players have scored 8 of them to shift the
team safely into the final.
On the contrary, the Argentinian game is built on the
second best scoring symbol, the Rabbit, as their Messi
and Higuain have scored 5 from the 7 Argentinian goals
and from the total of all the 18 goals shot by the Rabbits.
Back in 2010 the 2 finalists Spain and Netherlands were
both driven by the Rat symbol, featuring Snijder, Iniesta,
Torres and a few more on both sides in alongside various
Rooster like David Villa etc.
So far not a single European team has ever been able
to win a title on the American continents and usually
defense wins championships, offense only some games.
On Sunday both of theses rules need to be broken by
the Germans to win their 4rth title against a strong
Argentinian side, which had only allowed 3 goals during
the entire tournament, while the Germans have shot the
by far most goals with 17.
Tip: 1:0 for Germany.
The small final
July 12, 2014
The Netherlands scored 3rd place
with an easy 3:0 win against Brazil after they had made
second place in South Africa back in 2010.
July 8, 2014
The first semi-final had been
a repeat of the 2002 final between Brazil and Germany
which brought a stunning 7:1 victory for the Germans.
The tip was: a close win for Germany with 2:1
July 9, 2014
The second semi-final saw Argentina
with Messi & Higuain moving on over the Netherland
with the predicted close 4:2 win after penalty shoot
The tip was: a close win for Argentina with 1:0
July 4, 2014
The first quarter-finals saw
a 2:1 victory for Brazil over Columbia during which
Neymar got kicked brutaly out of the tournament. Earlier
it was another shoot out between France and Germany
which ended 0:1 through the second goal of Mats Hummels.
July 5, 2014
The second quarter-finals saw
a close win for the mighty Netherlands vs. the super
underdogs from Costa Rica after a penalty shoot out
while Argentina managed to defeat Belgium with 1:0.
June 28, 2014
The first finals brought a lucky
3:2 win for Brazil against Chile by a penalty shoot
out after a 1:1 while Uruguay went out against Columbia
with a 0:2 without sanctioned striker Luis Suarez.
June 29, 2014
The second finals saw an unlucky
loss for Mexico losing the mighty Netherlands by 1:2
after they were leading until the 86th minute with 1:0.
The second match between the brave Costa Ricans and
the minimalists from Greece brought a 1:1 after 123
minutes and after the penalty shoot out it was a 5:4
for Costa Rica.
June 30, 2014
The third finals began with
a 2:0 by France vs. Nigeria before Germany scored a
lucky 2:1 win against Algeria.
July 1, 2014
The fourth finals led Argentina
to a 1:0 in overtime against Switzerland while also
Belgium had opted for overtime to defeat the USA with
The group shoot out
June 23, 2014
The first shoot outs on Game day 12
began with a 2:0 victory for the Netherlands against
Chile while Spain won with 3:0 against the Aussies.
After that Brazil won against Cameroon with 3:1 while
Croatia lost against Mexico with 1:3.
June 24, 2014
The second shoot outs on Game day 13
saw a rough clash between Uruguay and Italy which ended
1:0 after the Mexican referee went one sided with a
ridiculous red card for Marchisio and by allowing notorious
Vampire Suarez some dirty head kick and a bite. At the
same time Costa Rica and England delivered a dismal
After that Colombia defeated Japan with 4:1 while the
Ivory coast went out after a 1:2 against the Greeks.
June 25, 2014
The third shoot outs on Game day 14
saw a great 3:2 win for Argentina against Nigeria and
a 3:1 for Bosnia against the Iran. After that Ecuador
scoreds a 0:0 against France while Switzerland moved
through with a 3:0 against Honduras.
June 26, 2014
The fourth shoot outs on Game day 15
brought a 0:1 loss for the USA vs. Germany and
Portugal defeated Ghana with 2:1. Later Russia scored
a 1:1 against Algeria dfeated Southkorea with 1:0.
Those were the group matches
June 22, 2014
Game day 11 did start with a
1:0 for Belgium against Russia before Southkorea went
out with a 2:4 loss against Algeria. In the 3rd team
USA had almost clinched the next round with a 2:2 draw
against Portugal with legendary Ronaldo.
June 21, 2014
Game day 10 opened up with a
dismal 1:0 for Argentina against Iran by a Messi goal
in extra time, while Germany had scored a lucky 2:2
against Ghana and Bosnia left the competition with a
0:1 loss against the Super Eagles from Nigeria.
June 20, 2014
Game day 9 saw another sensational
1:0 win for underdog Costa Rica against Italy giving
us the very first shoot out at group stage between the
Italians and Uruguay. After that Switzerland got thrashed
2:5 by France and Ecuador won with 2:1 against Honduras.
June 19, 2014
Game day 8 brought a 2:1 victory
for Colombia against Ivory Coast before England lost
1:2 against Uruguay through 2 tremendous goals by Luis
Suárez while Wayne Rooney had only managed to
convert 1 out of 3 prime opportunities. In the third
game Japan and Greece showed a dismal 0:0.
June 18, 2014
Game day 7 had started with a
close 3:2 win for the Netherlands against the brave
Australians. After that Spain was sent home with a 0:2
loss against Chile before Croatia kicked out Cameroon
June 17, 2014
Game day 6 began with a 2:1 victory
for Belgium against Algeria and a 0:0 between Brazil
and Mexico with their superb goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
After that Korea Republic and Russia did achieve a 1:1
aiming to challenge Germany in the next round.
June 16, 2014
Game day 5 brought a 0:4 loss
for Portugal vs. Germany with Ronaldo on the field against
a sensational Thomas Mueller, who had scored 3 goals.
After that Nigeria and Iran came up with the most boring
0:0 of the tournament while the USA managed to score
a close 2:1 win against Ghana.
June 15, 2014
Game day 4 saw close 2:1 victories
for Argentina against Bosnia and for Switzerland against
Ecuador while France defeated Honduras with 3:0 featuring
2 goals by Karim Benzema.
June 14, 2014
Game day 3 began with a 3:0 win
for Colombia against a weak Greece before Uruguay got
demolished with 3:1 by an amazing underdog team from
Costa Rica, what was followed by an exciting match between
England and Italy, which went 2:1 for the Squadra Azurri
with top striker Mario Balotelli, who had scored the
match breaking goal.
Japan lost 1:2 against Didier Drogba and Ivory Coast.
June 13, 2014
Game day 2 brought an epic 1:5
loss for Spain against the Netherlands with Robben and
van Persie in top shape, and another dubious referee
performance by Colombian Wilmar Roldan when Mexico was
refused 2 clear goals at their 1:0 win against Camaroon.
June 12, 2014
Game day 1 saw a lucky 3:1 win
for Brazil in São Paulo against Croatia with
a disgraceful referee call from Japanese Yuichi Nishimura
and 2 goals from Neymar.
The World Cup Champion Coaches
So far 5 Championships were won by Dogs some long time
ago whilst in recent years Rats, Goats, Rats and Rabbits
have conquered 3 titles each.
All FIFA World Cup Titles
2010 Tiger Del Bosque Spain
2006 Rat Marcello Lippi Italy
2002 Rat Felipe Scolari Brazil
1998 Snake Aimé Étienne Jacquet France
1994 Goat Carlos Alberto Pereira Brazil
1990 Rooster Franz Beckenbauer Germany
1986 Rabbit Carlos Bilardo Argentina
1982 Rabbit Enzo Bearzot Italy
1978 Tiger César Luis Menotti Argentina
1974 Rabbit Helmut Schoen Germany
1970 Goat Mário Zagallo Brazil
1966 Goat Alf Ramsey England
1962 Rat Aymoré Moreira Brazil
1958 Dog Vicente Feola Brazil
1954 Dog Sepp Herberger Germany
1950 Monkey Juan López Fontana Uruguay
1938 Dog Vittorio Pozzo Italy
1934 Dog Vittorio Pozzo Italy
1930 Dog Alberto Suppici Uruguay
Not a single title for Dragons, Pigs, Buffaloes and
One attraction of the FIFA World Cup
are the Brazilian girls who will scream, shout
and dance for their Seleção around
Neymar and all the other super players.
Pre game World Cup Stories
Confederation Cup 2013
An exciting team from Brazil had dominated the tournament
against Spain and Italy during the absence of Germany
and probably one out of these 4 teams will have the
best chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Besides them it might be the Netherlands and Uruguay
who might always be good for an upset.
Look back here
at a very special FIFA World Cup 2010 Blog from Dr.
World Cup History
FIFA World Cup 2006
Fox Sports' Nick Halling had
defined the British hopes for the World Cup with Wayne
Rooney, Michael Owen and David Beckham, but Portugal
had been too strong for them. Real
Here's more from the German
Football World Cup in 2006
FIFA World Cup 2002
Already back in 2002 web62.com had been a place to
watch fan videos.
These were comments from fans from all over the world
during the Football World Cup 2002.
Video 1 | Real
Video 2 | Real
More from the Asian Football
World Cup in 2002