World Cup 2014: A Delayed Reckoning with An Exploding Star

Gregor Lewis fears that with the start of the knockout phase of the World Cup the ‘beautiful game’ has become the ‘gritty game’. Brazil and Chile disappointed, but Colombia are still taking life at the full.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 47-Brazil Go Back-to-Back (1962)

Pluga the Pig needed a Darren Holmes tackle, but it was England’s Jimmy Greaves on all fours who captured a stray dog in the 1962 World Cup. Held in earthquake ridden Chile, that country bravely banded together to put on the biggest show on earth.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 88 -The Great Cheating Condor of Chile (1989)

The Condor Rojas and his less than surgically precise attempt to promote his country, Chile.