Netherlands

FIFA World Cup 2014 Results: Krul the Saviour as Netherlands Edge Costa Rica in Nerve-Jangling Penalty Shootout

Louis Van Gaal is a manager who likes to take chances, throw in a surprise from nowhere to upset the opposition without worrying about the consequences if it goes wrong. The Netherlands coach, seeing the quarterfinal against Costa Rica going into penalties, replaced his No.1 goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, the man who had played every single minute of Holland's World Cup until then, with Tim Krul right at the end of extra time, and what a masterstroke it proved to be. Jul 6, 2014
Hulk Brazil

FIFA World Cup 2014 Quarterfinals: Neymar Alone Cannot Do It, Time for Hulk to Step Up

The primary reason for Brazil's underwhelming performances has been it has pretty much been a one-man show going forward in this 2014 FIFA World Cup. Neymar, Neymar and then some more Neymar – the burden needs to be reduced, and time is ripe for one of the other much-vaunted forwards to raise their hands up and say "hey, I am in this team too, and I can dazzle as well." Enter, Hulk. Jul 4, 2014