Jun 28, 3 years ago

USA! The Stunner at FIFA World Cup 2014

USA! The Stunner at FIFA World Cup 2014

Will Michael Bradley is competent enough to battle against the rest of prodigals ? Many of the football fans still find it difficult to believe some of the events that took place in the FIFA World Cup 2014 . Elimination of the teams like England and World Cup holders and favourite contenders Spain was events turned the entire competition in to a different direction . As the competition progressed it was evident that skilled stars and the prospects that were in the watch list performance did impact .

English players failed to impress and fans across the world have now started pointing fingers at the team coach Roy Hodgson . Roy Hodgson may have come up with the worst tactics for the England team and so did the Spain defence . They were poor in their form and the selection of Diego Costa over the most successful striking partnership between Fernando Torres & David Villa did not help them either . Miroslav Klose earned a place amongst the scorers equalising the record previously held by the Brazilian forward Ronaldo . German forwards Thomas Muller leads the tournament with four goals .

Although Cristiano Ronaldo is known to create opportunity to score and to score goals Portugal did not have a chance of qualifying with tough competition receiving from Germany and USA . Final 16 of the competition are now selected and will battle starting tonight for the glory .

We are ready with our own predictions and with that we have obtained some interesting statistics of the competition from fifa.com .

Current Stats of the competition

• 2.8 Goals per match (Average) [2010 World Cup had an average of 2.3 Goal per match]

Best Attack – France

o 07 Goals
o 13 Blocks
o 19 Legend Shots Saved
o 23 Attempts off target
o Tournament Average 38.5

• Top Goals – Netherlands (10 Open play goals)

• Best Defending – Iran (Even though they were not qualified statistically the best defence so far)

o 72 Tackles
o 12 Saves
o 8 Blocks
o 67.4 Tournament Average

• Best Passers – Germany

o 425 Short Passes Complete
o 1214 Medium Passes Complete
o 153 Long Passes Complete
o Completion Rate 85%
o 1153 Tournament Average

• Top Scorer – Thomas Muller, Germany (4 Goals – 7 Shots)

• Best Passer – Javier Mascherano, Argentina

o 89.4% Pass Completion (Short 14% / Medium 69.1% / Long 16.9%)
o 278 Total passes
• Top Runner – Michael Bradley (38019 m)

Top 10 Players of the Competition (details obtained from fifa.com/Castrol index)

1. James Rodriguez (Midfielder, Colombia) 9.79
2. Ivan Perisic (Midfielder, Croatia) 9.74
3. David Luiz (Defender, Brazil) 9.69
4. Karim Benzima (Forward, France) 9.65
5. Arjen Robben (Forward, Netherlands) 9.62
6. Daniel Van Buyten (Defender, Belgium) 9.58
7. Xherdan Shaqiri (Midfielder, Switzerland) 9.55
8. Neymar Jr (Forward, Brazil) 9.52
9. Thiago Silva (Defender, Brazil) 9.5
10. Mamadou Sakho (Defender, France) 9.47

Dream Team as per current stats

GK – Vincent Enyeama
LB – David Luiz
LCB – Daniel Van Buyten
RCB – Thiago Silva
RB – Mamadou Sakho
RM – James Rodriguez
RCM – Ivan Perisic
LCM – Xherdan Shaqiri
LM – Philip Lahm
RS – Karim Benzema
LS – Arjen Robben

Predictions for Quarter Finals by Sportsinfo.lk

Chile Vs Colombia
Nigeria Vs Germany
Argentina Vs USA
Netherlands Vs Costa Rica

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