Ross Perkins

Sport, World Cup 2014

“Un Belo Horizonte?” Why England v Costa Rica is cause for optimism

After the huge disappointment of defeat to a Suarez-inspired Uruguay on Thursday night, England will face Costa Rica, whose victory against Italy confirmed the former’s exit from this year’s World Cup. Before the tournament kicked off, Costa Rica were – on paper at least – the group’s arguable underdogs. Now, however, the team with a…

Sport, World Cup 2014

England’s World Cup prospects

‘Norwich! It’s just like watching Norwich…’ …was the chant going through my head as I watched England’s recent games against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras. After spending the domestic season enduring slow build-up football and very few chances at Carrow Road, I was hoping for a refreshing injection of exciting football over the summer. With Liverpool’s…

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