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Off The Ball

21.17 25 May 2014


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Team Profiles and Squads

All 32 nations are profiled and Team 33 have teamed up with the experts based in those countries to bring you detailed analyses of the teams taking part via the podcasts.

From Algeria to Uruguay, Click Here to find the team you are looking for.

 

Podcasts and previews

Team 33, Newstalk's Official podcast series will be looking into this World Cup in-depth and you can keep up by clicking here or by subscribing for free via iTunes.

From Graham Hunter to Raphael Honigstein, Off The Ball will be getting into World Cup mode on the Football Show.

Young Players to Watch

Coming soon! Off The Ball and Team 33's Raf Diallo profiles some of the best young players under the age of 23 with the help of the experts.

  1. Team 33 host and Roma fan Richard Chambers profiles the Giallorossi players to watch
  2. Colin Udoh on the Nigerian players who may get on the world's radar
  3. Alan Pulido (Mexico)
  4. Abdul Majeed Waris (Ghana)
  5. Antoine Griezmann (France)
  6. William Carvalho (Portugal)
  7. Jordy Clasie (Netherlands)
  8. Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast)
  9. James Rodriguez (Colombia)
  10. Mateo Kovacic (Croatia)
  11. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)

 

Features and Nostaglia

Who should have won Player of the Tournament?

PIC: Gotze gracing the playing fields of Kerry in 2008

The best at being bad: What makes a true World Cup villain?

VIDEO: Relive the entire World Cup in just two minutes

POLL: The best World Cup of the modern era?

Brazil’s 12th man has a heart of gold

Who's the greatest minnow of them all?

How goalkeepers stole the show at the World Cup

What happens on Twitter during penalty shootouts?

Packie Bonner on saving penalties and his favourite World Cup keepers

World Cup Cocktails!

Joe Coffey and Pat Kenny on World Cup superstition

Why do Latin American commentators scream goal?

The USA 94 Nostalgia Trip

VIDEO: The World Cup goalkeeper blunder reel

Arsene Wenger on the "cheat" Busquets, the inadequate Palacios and Griezmann the Gooner-to-be?

POLL: Who are you tipping to win the World Cup?

How time changes the perception of iconic World Cup games

The Art of taking World Cup penalties

VIDEO: The most memorable World Cup goal celebrations

POLL: Who will you support at the World Cup?

Team 33's World Cup Video Game nostalgia

VIDEO: The World Cup's grooviest solo goals

Was Italy v South Korea 2002 as farcical as people think?

Who are the most memorable World Cup guest pundits?

The Team 33 nerdy World Cup Magazine and Panini sticker special

AUDIO: World Cup commentary gold

The World Cup's biggest villains

The World Cup advertising Wars

Who makes it into your World Cup Absentee XI?

The most memorable World Cup songs

Maradona's doping shame in 1994


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