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19 June 2014

Test your world cup penalty shootout knowledge

The World Cup 2014 is finally here and fans and players of the World Cup look forward to the football-orientated summer. Often in the World Cup a match will end with equal score at the end of the assigned 90 minutes of gameplay. This often means that in order to determine the winner, the match ends in an intense penalty shootout.

The prospect of their being penalty shootout drama in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil seems likely as the tournament is steeped in iconic spot kick moments.

The Ladbrokes “Big Penalty Quiz” tests fans knowledge on the best penalty shootouts of all time. For fans of the World Cup, it may be quite easy for them to get the answer right and roar to glory, or to miss the target and fall short of victory.

The “Big Penalty Quiz” is the perfect medium for football fanatics who want to test their World Cup knowledge. To play the ‘Big Penalty Quiz’, players need to click on one of the three options which include SAVED, MISSED and SCORED. The quiz itself is produced in 8 bit style which means that players can enjoy the classic video game styling which is once-again becoming extremely popular. Testing your football knowledge has never been more entertaining that with this Ladbrokes quiz and football fanatics are sure to enjoy the quiz as it will get them into the spirit of the 2014 World Cup. There are five questions loaded at a time in the game and there is a total of 15 questions. Points are earned with every correct answer so make sure your dig around in that mind of yours and kick start your footy wisdom.

It appears that each World Cup tournament in the past contained some form of penalty shootout drama and this year is thought to be no different. Sometimes penalty shootouts, particularly those that take place in the World Cup final, send surges of heart-break to fans of the losing team, just ask Roberto Baggio!.

#brazil #italy #penalty-kick #roberto-baggio #taffarel

13 July 2014

Mario Götze World Cup Winner

After one month of intensive football, tonight we finally met new World Champion: Germany! The final against Argentina took place in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and, just like the last World Cup finals, 90 minutes were not sufficient to determine the winner. It was on the second half of extra time when Mario Götze who came to the pitch replacing Miroslav Klose, scored the goal that gave the fourth World Cup trophy to the Germans.

Germany came to the final as favorites. Following a crushing victory by 7-1 against the host country Brazil, the team managed by Joachim Löw was ready to end the 24 years drought of world trophies. Argentina, on its turn, seemed the most prepared team to stop the German plans. All the necessary elements were there, including a solid Messi throughout the whole tournament and a massive crowd of Argentinian supporters taking over the streets of Rio.

It was a very balanced match, with clear chances for both sides. Argentina was closer to take the lead when Higuain missed a face-to-face opportunity against Neuer in the first half. On the other side of the pitch, the Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero had a busy time, trying to stop the most effective attack of the competition. Eventually, the match went to extra-time and the drama continued. When it seemed that both teams were ready for a penalty shootout decision, the goal came. On the 113th minute, after a cross from the left by Schurrle, Götze controlled the ball with his chest and struck a left-footed shot to the back of the net. No chances for Romero.

This goal also closes the series of illustrations for the World Cup 2014. We specially want to thank all who followed every 8bit moment published through the blog and social networks. The exposure of 8bit Football on world media was far larger than anything we have seen before. That only brings more inspiration to keep on going, so thank you very much. And yes, next step: Euro 2015.

#germany #mario-gotze #world-cup-2014

17 February 2021

Bayern Munich wins FIFA Club World Cup

Congratulations to Bayern Munich for winning the FIFA Club World Cup.

Bayern Munich 1 x 0 Tigres | 11 February 2021 | FIFA Club World Cup

#bayern-munich #manuel-neuer #fifa-club-world-cup #robert-lewandowski #hans-dieter-flick 

26 June 2018

First 0-0 of the World Cup

Denmark vs France was not the most exciting match we have seen. We had our first 0-0 of this World Cup.

Denmark 0 x 0 France | 26 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#denmark #france #world-cup-2018

02 July 2018

Neymar on the ground

A very common scene in this World Cup when Brazil plays: Neymar on the ground. If he is hurting or acting, I leave to you to decide.

Brazil 2 x 0 Mexico | 2 July 2018 | World Cup 2018

#brazil #neymar #world-cup-2018

The end for Messi

With this said image, the World Cup is over for Lionel Messi.

France 4 x 3 Argentina | 30 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#argentina #lionel-messi #world-cup-2018

28 June 2018

Khazri celebration

Khazri celebraters his goal for Tunisia, who beats Panama in the last day of the group phase of the World Cup.

Panama 1 x 2 Tunisia | 28 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#tunisia #world-cup-2018

26 June 2018

World Cup ends for Iceland

It was nice seeing Iceland in the tournament, but the dream is now over. Here is Bjarnason literally giving his blood against Croatia.

Iceland 1 x 2 Croatia | 26 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#birkir-bjarnason #iceland #world-cup-2018

Guerrero scores

After a ban by FIFA, Peru striker Paolo Guerrero managed to go the World Cup and score his goal!

Australia 0 x 2 Peru | 26 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#paolo-guerrero #peru #world-cup-2018

23 June 2018


Javier Chicharito Hernandez celebrates his goal against South Korea!

South Korea 1 x 2 Mexico | 23 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#chicharito #mexico #world-cup-2014 #world-cup-2018

22 June 2018

Musa scores twice

Nigeria wins their first match in the World Cup. Two goals by Musa. Here, his celebration!

Nigeria 2 x 0 Iceland | 22 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#ahmed-musa #nigeria #world-cup-2018

16 June 2018

Meanwhile in the stands

Maradona do not seem to care about the World Cup rules.

Argentina 1 x 1 Iceland | 16 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#argentina #diego-maradona #world-cup-2018


And here it is, the VAR bringing more controversy to the World Cup!

France 2 x 1 Australia | 16 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#australia #france #var #world-cup-2018

15 June 2018

Ronaldo hat-trick against Spain

The World Cup barely started and Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored a hat-trick. This is how he celebrated.

Portugal 3 x 3 Spain | 15 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#cristiano-ronaldo #portugal #world-cup-2018

20 August 2014

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Last year’s Premier League champions will be facing the Red Devils on Monday, and it looks set to be one of the most exciting games of the Premier League season 2014/15.

As it stands, Manchester City are second favourites to win this year’s Premier League title, with Liverpool trailing behind in fifth place, with odds of 10/1. The team narrowly lost out to Manchester City to win the title last year, going home with 84 points to City’s 86. After an amazing winning streak of 10 games, Liverpool looked set to take the title home for the first time, but an ill-fated pairing with Chelsea saw their dreams crushed.

This time round however, Liverpool will be keener than ever to bounce back and claim the title, and they’ve been making a few key transfers in order to do so. The signing of Southampton’s talents Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren could all be promising for the team, though it was World Cup stars Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge who managed to secure Liverpool’s victory against Southampton in the opening game of the Premier League.

One key player who they will miss however is Luis Suárez, who, despite receiving a ban from FIFA following the World Cup biting scandal, would have been a vital asset to Liverpool. City fans can be sure that Suárez’s move to Barcelona hasn’t eluded the attentions of Manuel Pellegrini. Despite a few new signings this year, City’s reign of terror began with reliable David Silva and Sergio Agüero’s goals helping to beat Newcastle 2-0.

One player who Pellegrini would be wise to keep on the bench on Monday is Willy Caballero, who did the team no favours in the Community Shield, when Arsenal returned home with a happy 3-0 victory. Arguably, this was down to the long range talents of Olivier Giroud rather than Caballero’s shortcomings, but World Cup star Joe Hart could be a more reliable choice if Manchester City are to beat the fifth favourites.

The bookmakers certainly have their faith in Manchester City however, and have given the team odds of 5/6 to win on their home soil. The result may already be in the bag, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be a tense match.

#liverpool #manchester-city

13 July 2014

World Cup 2014 Final

The day has come. World Cup 2014 Final match: Germany vs Argentina

#argentina #germany #world-cup-2014

04 July 2014

Schumacher vs Battiston

France and Germany are playing today for the World Cup, so why not remember this controversial moment ofr World Cup 1982 between the German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher and the French player Patrick Battiston.

#france #germany #harald-schumacher #patrick-battiston #world-cup-82

07 November 2013

Iniesta winning goal against Netherlands

World Cup 2010 final match, Spain vs Netherlands. In the second half of extra time, Andrés Iniesta scores this nice goal that gave the World Cup title to Spain for the first time. Neither Rafael van der Vaart or Maarten Stekelenburg could avoid it.

Check what were the odds for that match and other sports betting tips.

#andreas-iniesta #andres-iniesta #maarten-stekelenburg #netherlands #rafael-van-der-vaart #spain #world-cup

11 December 2015

Can anyone stop Arsenal winning the FA Cup again?

The FA Cup is undoubtedly one of the most famous and prestigious domestic cup competitions in world football, with its ability to produce endless drama and headline-making giant-killings being the pinnacle of everything that is great about it. Lower and non-league teams get the opportunity to pit their wits against the Premier League big boys, with Reading and Bradford City last year proving that reaching the latter stages is by no means impossible for teams outside out of the top flight. It promises to be yet another fascinating tournament, and with the 3rd Round Draw producing eye-catching fixtures such as Exeter v Liverpool, Oxford v Swansea and Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk, there is real potential for a big upset.

Arsenal are the team that the other sixty-three clubs remaining in the 2015/2016 FA Cup will be looking to knock off their perch, with Arsene Wenger’s men on the cusp of history by becoming only the third team after Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers to win the trophy three years in a row. However, a spate of injuries to key players such as Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla may explain why the Gunners are only second favourites at 13/2 with Betway to achieve the historic feat. The upcoming January transfer window may be a great opportunity for Wenger to add the strength in numbers that Arsenal have been crying out for, but they have enough quality at their disposal to fancy their chances once again, particularly with a home tie against struggling Sunderland to start their FA Cup campaign off with.

Manchester City have been installed as early favourites at 6/1 to end Arsenal’s stranglehold on the FA Cup and bring the trophy back to the Etihad Stadium. This may come as a surprise to those who have seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side struggle to impose themselves in recent week, especially without influential captain Vincent Kompany as they have looked anything but secure in defence. It will inevitably come down to Sergio Aguero to lead from the front yet again, with the Argentine striker capable of winning games on his own. His quality may be enough for those consider placing a bet on who’ll make the FA Cup final with Coral to pick Manchester City, but they will have to get past a potentially tough test at Norwich if they are to progress past the 3rd Round and have any hopes of achieving glory.

Although Manchester United and Chelsea are both 7/1 shots, both are enduring their own struggles at the present moment. The former have recently suffered the ignominy of dropping into the Europa League after crashing out of the Champions League, with Louis Van Gaal under increasing pressure following the lack of entertaining football that his team are playing, while the latter have endured a major fall from grace by going from Premier League champions to being just two points away from the relegation zone this season. It could, therefore, see Liverpool stand the best chance of emerging as real FA Cup contenders, with Jurgen Klopp making an instant impact at Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the way that Liverpool play, and with the January transfer window coming up, they could put themselves in serious contention to challenge for silverware this season.

The FA Cup always has the potential of throwing up shocks and surprises along the way, and although teams from the Championship and below should not discount themselves from having a chance, there are potential dark horses that could go all the way. Current Premier League leaders Leicester are enjoying a wonderful season under Claudio Ranieri and continue to go from strength to strength, while West Ham have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool away from home already. Both are 33/1 shots to lift the FA Cup, while Everton could also have a chance with the quality of football they are currently playing under Roberto Martinez. With Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu in superb form for the Toffees, their odds of 16/1 represents good value for a team that look extremely strong at present and could fancy a good cup run.


15 July 2018

France wins

Congratulations to France, world champions!!

France 4 x 2 Croatia | 15 July 2018 | World Cup 2018

#france #world-cup-2018