171 Goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Mario Goetze‘s goal in the 113th minute of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final was the 171st and last goal of the tournament. I have tracked these 171 goals in fifteen minute blocks during the 64 Matches played (I thought this would make the inclusion of two periods of extra time in the knockout stage … Continue reading 171 Goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

Today is Final day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A month ago, I wrote a post for The Conversation here in Australia. It was titled World Cup 2014 Predictions: who will take the title? I indicated that many of the predictions pre-World Cup pointed to a Brazil v Argentina World Cup Final. Germany’s success … Continue reading The day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

A Third Penalty Shoot Out at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Introduction Last week I wrote about two penalty shoot outs in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. There has been a third, eventful shoot out in the Round of 8 (Game 59, Netherlands v Costa Rica). The Shoot Out In the last minute of extra time, the Netherlands’ coach Louis van … Continue reading A Third Penalty Shoot Out at the 2014 FIFA World Cup