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Battle of the confederations

Thursday, 26th June 2014 8:44pm
With the group stages now finished, now its time to have a look and see how the teams from the different FIFA confederations fared.

The 11 member Oceania Football Confederation(OFC) was not represented at this tournament after New Zealand lost to Mexico in the play-offs otherwise all the five confederations are represented.

Here is a table showing the performance of each confederation:


UEFA CONMEBOL CONCACAF CAF AFC
Teams 13 6 4 5 4
Won 18 13 5 3 0
Win % 46.2 72.2 41.7 20.0 0.0
Drawn 7 2 3 3 3
Draw % 18.0 11.1 25.0 20.0 25.0
Lost 14 3 4 9 10
Loss % 35.9 16.8 33.3 60.0 83.3
2nd Rnd 6 5 3 2 0
% 2nd Rnd 46.1 83.3 75.0 40.0 0.0
Won Grp 4 3 1 0 0
% Won Grp 30.8 50% 25.0 0.00 0.00


So far the best performing Confederation is the host one with five out of its six teams getting into the second round and half its teams winning their groups.

The worst performing Confederations is the Asian Confederation whose teams failed to get a single win and the best they could do is have two teams getting two draws for its haul of two points.


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Netherlands finish group stage in style

Thursday, 26th June 2014 8:35pm
The Netherlands finished the group stage in style beating runners up in the group Chile 2-nil.

The win means that the Netherlands will meet Mexico in the second round after Mexico also triumphed over Croatia to take second place.

Elsewhere they were debut second round for Algeria and Greece who will meet Germany and Costa respectively.

Here is a table showing all the teams in one big table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Netherlands 3 3 00 103 79
Colombia 3 3 00 92 79
Argentina 3 3 00 63 39
Belgium 3 3 00 41 39
France 3 2 10 82 67
Brazil 3 2 10 72 57
Germany 3 2 10 72 57
Costa Rica 3 2 10 41 37
Mexico 3 2 10 41 37
Chile 3 2 01 53 26
Switzerland 3 2 01 76 16
Uruguay 3 2 01 44 06
Algeria 3 1 11 65 14
USA 3 1 11 44 04
Ecuador 3 1 11 33 04
Nigeria 3 1 11 33 04
Greece 3 1 11 24 -24
Portugal 3 1 11 47 -34
Croatia 3 1 02 66 03
Bosnia 3 1 02 44 03
Ivory Coast 3 1 02 45 -13
Italy 3 1 02 23 -13
Spain 3 1 02 47 -33
Russia 3 0 21 23 -12
Ghana 3 0 12 46 -21
England 3 0 12 24 -21
Korea 3 0 12 36 -31
Iran 3 0 12 14 -31
Japan 3 0 12 26 -41
Australia 3 0 03 39 -60
Honduras 3 0 03 18 -70
Cameroon 3 0 03 19 -80


So Cameroon prop the table having lost all its matches.

The other teams to fail to get a point are Australia and Honduras.

All teams managed to score at least one goal.


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2014 World Cup round 3 goals review

Thursday, 26th June 2014 3:59pm
The 2014 FIFA World Cup round 3 produced 42 goals making the total goals scored tally 136.

15 goals were scored in the first half whilst 27 were scored after half-time.

Here is the 2014 FIFA World Cup group stage summary:

Number%
Matches played48
Home wins2041.7
Away wins1939.6
Drawn918.8
Goalless draws510.4
Goals136
Goals/game2.8
First half goals5238.2
Second half goals8461.8
Home team goals 6447.1
Away team goals7252.9

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France top after two matches

Monday, 23rd June 2014 2:35pm
France has the best results from the two matches each team has played.

After creating a table which puts all the teams together in one big group, France has six points and also a group difference of six.

Other teams on six points are Belgium, Chile, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Argentina and Colombia.

Lying at the bottom of that table with no points and a goal difference of -6.

Below is the table in full:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
France 2 2 00 82 66
Netherlands 2 2 00 83 56
Chile 2 2 00 51 46
Colombia 2 2 00 51 46
Costa Rica 2 2 00 41 36
Argentina 2 2 00 31 26
Belgium 2 2 00 31 26
Germany 2 1 10 62 44
Brazil 2 1 10 31 24
USA 2 1 10 43 14
Mexico 2 1 10 10 14
Nigeria 2 1 10 10 14
Croatia 2 1 01 53 23
Algeria 2 1 01 54 13
Ecuador 2 1 01 33 03
Ivory Coast 2 1 01 33 03
Italy 2 1 01 22 03
Uruguay 2 1 01 34 -13
Switzerland 2 1 01 46 -23
Ghana 2 0 11 34 -11
Japan 2 0 11 12 -11
Russia 2 0 11 12 -11
Iran 2 0 11 01 -11
Korea 2 0 11 35 -21
Greece 2 0 11 03 -31
Portugal 2 0 11 26 -41
England 2 0 02 24 -20
Bosnia 2 0 02 13 -20
Australia 2 0 02 36 -30
Honduras 2 0 02 15 -40
Cameroon 2 0 02 05 -50
Spain 2 0 02 17 -60

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2014 World Cup round 2 goals review

Sunday, 22nd June 2014 5:55pm
The 2014 FIFA World Cup round 2 produced 45 goals making it a total 94 goals.

17 goals were scored in the first half whilst 28 were scored after half-time.

The France/Switzerland match saw seven goals scored whilst the Algeria/South Korea match added a further six goals to the total.

The highest scoring draw has been 2-all. So every team that has scored three goals has gone on to win the match.

Here is the summary so far for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1546.9
Away wins1134.4
Drawn618.8
Goalless draws39.4
Goals94
Goals/game2.9
First half goals3739.4
Second half goals5760.6
Home team goals 4851.1
Away team goals4648.9

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Costa Rica win knocks out England

Friday, 20th June 2014 3:59pm
England are out of the World Cup after surprise package Costa Rica beat Italy 1-nil.

The result means that England can only amass a maximum three points with one match left now whilst Italy or Uruguay will have one of them at six points or both at four points.

England will now join Australia, Cameroon and Spain in playing their last match with nothing to play for but pride and ranking points.

Italy will progress to the knockout stages with a draw whilst Uruguay needs to win to stay in Brazil.


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Spain, Socceroos exit World Cup

Thursday, 19th June 2014 3:11pm
The defending champions Spain and the Socceroos are now out of contention for the second round at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Spain become only the fifth defending champion to exit the tournament at the Group stage level.

The last team to do so was France in the 2002 edition of the tournament hosted by Japan and South Korea.

The Socceroos can only finish on three points if they beat Spain but that will not be enough and they also head home.

The last match between the defending champions and the Socceroos will just be to avoid the wooden spoon. A draw will be enough to consign Spain to fourth place.


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2014/15 Premier League fixtures released

Thursday, 19th June 2014 3:09pm
The English Premier League has released the 2014/15 fixtures with the season set to kick off on August 16.

Machester City will start their title defence at Newcastle.

All three promoted sides will kick off the season at home.

Newly promoted Leicester will host Everton whilst Queens Park Rangers will host Hull and Burnley will be hosting Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Manchester City's first match at home will be against last season's runners up Liverpool.

Tipping on the Premier League will once again be available on TipsChallenge for what promises to another exciting season.

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Goals galore in World Cup group matches

Tuesday, 17th June 2014 5:54pm
The 2014 FIFA World Cup round 1 produced 49 goals with home teams scoring 30 and the away teams scoring 19.

20 goals were scored in the first half whilst 29 were scored after half-time.

There were only two draws in round 1 from a total of 16 matches.

Nigeria and Iran played out the first goalless draw of the tournament whilst Russia and Korea finished off the round with a one-all draw.

Here is the summary so far:

Number%
Matches played17
Home wins1058.8
Away wins423.5
Drawn317.6
Goalless draws211.8
Goals49
Goals/game2.9
First half goals2040.8
Second half goals2959.2
Home team goals 3061.2
Away team goals1938.8

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2014/15 A-League fixtures released

Thursday, 12th June 2014 8:42pm
The 2014/15 A-League season fixtures have been released and Melbourne Victory will kick off the season with a match against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The new season will feature a break in January to allow for the 2015 Asian Cup which Australia will be hosting.

The Melbourne derby will now feature in round 3 instead of round 1 and this will be first time it will be Victory against City.

This time the season will end in May with the grand final set for May 10th.

The fixtures will be up on TipsChallenge soon with registration opening up as soon as that is done.


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