Japan Front Office

World Cup Snapshot: Japan 2, Colombia 1
Yuya Osako and Japan collected three big points against Group favorites Colombia.
Three Words Most Often Used To Describe All 32 World Cup Teams
The team at Cambridge scoured over 15,000 football-specific online sources to produce the following chart.
Messi, Robben, James, Neymar, Howard Headline World Cup Best XI
Lionel Messi headlines the WhoScored Best XI leading up to the World Cup Final with a rating of 8.77.
Adios Group C: Colombia, Greece Advance
James Rodríguez was RealGM's selection for #ManOfTheGroup.
Spain, Germany, Brazil Ranked 1-3 In Final FIFA Rankings Before WC
Group B features top overall Spain, followed by 14th ranked Chile, 15th ranked Holland and 62nd ranked Australia.
Four World Cup Teams Have German Manager
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Analysis

A World Cup Abstract: Belgium 3, Japan 2

by Yu Miyagawa

On Belgium's comeback from 2-0 against Japan to win in extra time.

Tchau To All That

by Christopher Reina

The individual brilliance of the early matches was eventually neutralized by countries with better all-around squads and this was a World Cup that became reasonably predictable once we escaped the group stage. But every single minute was thrilling and worth it.

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