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Andi Thomas

Soccer Editor

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

MOST RECENT POSTS

England's most important meaningless game

England, already eliminated, face Costa Rica on Tuesday in what is, paradoxically, a vitally important dead rubber.

Spain gambled on their own brilliance ... and lost

Two resounding defeats have sent the defending champions crashing out of the 2014 World Cup, and have surely brought the curtain down on one of the finest international sides the world has ever seen.

The best team of the first round of the World Cup

Who has impressed in the opening week of the World Cup?

The World Cup needs more violent soccer

KICK THE GERMANS, PORTUGAL. NO, HARDER.

The anatomy of Spain's shocking meltdown

Spain didn't just lose to the Netherlands. Spain were annihilated by the Netherlands, an annihilation of such magnitude that it's almost impossible to comprehend.

Brazil's performance was dodgy yet encouraging

While they struggled at times against a spirited and unfortunate Croatia, Brazil's 3-1 victory demonstrated a few significant positives for Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

Your new favorite team: Japan

With the World Cup getting ever closer, it's time to come to terms with an inevitable truth. You're going to end up supporting Japan.

A brief history of the World Cup opening ceremony

Flags! Balloons! Schoolchildren! Welcome to the World Cup!

How not to take a throw in

Cannot. Stop. Watching.

Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinosis. Er, what's that?

Cristiano Ronaldo, star Portuguese forward and current FIFA World Player of the Year, is struggling with an unusual injury that may affect his World Cup.

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