In the first part you read about Igor Akinfeev‘s forgettable tournament, a Benzema beauty and Clint Dempsey scoring the tournament’s fastest goal.
Here, we continue the countdown towards the most memorable moment from the tournament and this section we look at England‘s near miss against Italy, the continent of Africa making history and Costa Rica defying the 75-1 odds against them.
14. The Genius of van Gaal
Manchester United supporters have got Louis van Gaal to look forward to this season and here he demostrated tactical astuteness to save the Netherlands against Mexico. A goal down, he switched to a 4-3-3 by bringing on Memphis Depay and Klaas Jan Huntelaar in the second half and eventually it paid off. The world thought Mexico were going to beat their quarter-final hoodoo, but Wesley Sneijder struck a late equaliser. Then minutes later, Huntelaar scored a penalty which was won by Arjen Robben. Luck played a part, but the win put the Dutch into the last eight once again.
Manchester City Football Club fans were excited like crazy last year when their club snuck up on Liverpool FC and claimed the top prize in the EPL. This year – we expect a repeat of least season and the championship race could go down to the wire, again. MUFC, LFC, CFC and MUFC are all possible champs for 2014-2015. EPL fantasy fanatics are across the globe are getting ready for the new season which will soon be upon us. The friendlies being played in North America against MLS teams are not nearly enough to satisfy the true EPL fan. We are looking for EPL fantasy bloggers who want to show the world that they know their stuff. Please email us @ [email protected] is you want to join our blogging team. For all things EPL you can follow us @Getrealpremierc and @EPLFantasyPlus.
The World Cup is now firmly behind us but the fond memories of great plays from many sides – still remain. I personally was a big fan of the performances by the Colombian and Costa Rican national teams. Now that the boys are out of the way – let’s take a look at the ladies with this countdown of the top five wags from the World Cup. Some World Cup mega stars are lucky enough to call these women their own so enjoy this clip from YouTube – guys. It kicks off at number five with Melissa Satta (Kevin Price Boateng’s main squeeze) and end’s off with Ann-Kathrin Brommel (the lady-love of World Cup hero – Mario Gotze). For all things EPL and- please remember to join us on Twitter @ Getrealpremierc and @EPLFantasyPlus.