The World Cup Alphabet – I is for…

The list continues, today Dennis Gedling looks at two Asian Confederation members – one a modern powerhouse with five finals qualifications, the other an underperformer with a quirky tale of (almost) qualification

World Cup 2014: Hang on a second! Whose moment is this?

Players of Iran and Argentina take their turn on centre stage on this Greatest Show on Earth. Let Gregor Lewis take you where: “Like a child playing with its toys, lost to the wider implications, Messi’s champion nature allowed him to embrace the moment, exactly the way that child would…” Sometimes 90 minutes is not quite enough.