Andi Thomas

Soccer Editor

Andrew Thomas is a football writer. He is based in London.


James Rodríguez fan wants a hug, gets taken out

If you want an embrace from Real Madrid's James Rodríguez, you're going to have to earn it.

Barca and Real choose shine over substance

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have to improve on last season, and as is traditional, they're going about this by buying the most expensive and high-profile players they can find.

The greatest moments of the 2014 World Cup

The World Cup's over! But don't panic. Come and relive 11 of the most notable moments with us.

Why the 3rd-place playoff is a must-watch game

The third-fourth place playoff is, in the eyes of many, a useless exercise that should be swiftly abandoned. But if history tells us anything, it's that they can also be really quite fun.

Neymar's agent: Scolari is 'repulsive,' 'ridiculous'

In a quite remarkable tirade, Neymar Jr's agent has laid into Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, attacking both his professional record and his personality.

Klose's record doesn't take away from Ronaldo

Ronaldo is no longer the king of World Cup scoring, but that's not a bad thing.

Messi is the World Cup's most dangerous player

Even when Lionel Messi's having a relatively quiet game, he's out there, waiting to pounce.

Why do Brazil and Germany never play one another?

Today's semi-final between Brazil and Germany is only the second time that these two great footballing nations have ever met at the World Cup.

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