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Soccerlens: World Cup 2014


As Soccerlens' World Cup correspondent, I created and maintained the site's tournament home page, leading a team of five writers to preview and report on all 64 matches in Brazil that summer.

My works included:

World Cup Roundups + 'Rivaldo's Gamble Prediction Game'

Every day of the 2014 World Cup, I produced a roundup article detailing the good, the bad, and (sadly due to injury) not the Ribery. 

In later editions, I included the 'Rivaldo's Gamble Predictions', a game with SuperBru (with a Brazilian diving twist)!

Roundup 1: Brazil 2014 under attack? England’s best striker revealed!

Roundup 2France 8-0 Jamaica highlights; Arjen Robben lashes out at Dutch teammate

Roundup 3Watch Nike’s ‘The Last Game’; Germans ‘bank’ on England in Brazil; Suarez not 100%

Roundup 4Rep of Ireland 1-5 Portugal highlights + SuperBru Predicts

Roundup 5: ‘New Rooney’ should be unleashed; Argentina suffer training pitch invasion

Roundup 6Furious Croatians round on ref; Penguin predicts England stalemate

Roundup 7: Uruguay camp attacked by Brazilian ants + Rivaldo's Gamble 3

Roundup 8Arjen Robben the new fastest footballer in Europe!

Roundup 9Chinese football fan dies from lack of sleep + WC Camel plumps for Portugal

Roundup 10: Mourinho claims Pepe may NOT have deserved red card

Roundup 11Gerrard and Sturridge lead England birthday prank!

Roundup 12: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss

Roundup 13Luis Suarez basks in the glory of last night’s England killing

Roundup 14: Under-fire Rooney gets flying Dutchman's backing

Roundup 15: Chelsea's Fabregas in Spain bust-up

Roundup 16USA 2-2 Portugal and the 5 best matches so far

Roundup 17: Will Neymar get his hands on the Golden Boot in Brazil?

Roundup 18: Luis Suarez loses the plot after THIRD biting controversy

Roundup 19Ghana suspend Boateng and Muntari after staff attacks

Roundup 20: Fascinating South American Subplot as Last 16 Prepares for Lift-Off

Roundup 21: James Rodriguez vs Tim Cahill for Goal of the Tournament?

Roundup 22Dutch hero Arjen Robben yet another flawed genius

Roundup 23Cameroon plunged into stunning match-fixing scandal

Roundup 24: Five quarter-final stars to set the transfer widow alight!

Roundup 25German squad hit with the flu ahead of France quarter-final

Roundup 26: World Cup Roundup: Angel Di Maria ruled out of semi-final

Roundup 27Brazil captain to miss semi-final after appeal snub

Roundup 28Beaten Van Gaal claims he ‘taught’ Argentina keeper penalty moves

Roundup 29: Tearful Neymar reveals paralysis fears