Tag: World Cup 2014

World Cup: Break-away nations’ success

by Michael Y.P. Ang In the past quarter-century alone, the world has witnessed the creation of over 30 sovereign states. Political developments have prompted nations (or provinces with secessionist tendencies) within a nation to rise up and seek national sovereignty Independence movements around the world and...

World Cup: Free to air in 2018, please

By Pang Xue Qiang It has been one week into the most popular sporting event in the world. With the group stages in full swing, it is hard to avoid the World Cup fever. Yet, the truth may still be hard to swallow: Most of the world...

World Cup: Why some succeed and some fail

by Michael Y.P. Ang Countries around the world have jostled for global football supremacy 19 times since 1930, but only eight countries have achieved the ultimate success - winning the World Cup. Of the elite eight, a super-elite trio (Brazil, Italy, and Germany) have reached...

Be Brazilian or Dutch or English – just for the World Cup

By Pang Xue Qiang You may not get the Kallang Roar but make no mistake, the cheers will be even more resounding. Join the Dutch, British, Brazilians, Argentinians, Germans and other football-crazy fans at the following pubs from the towns of Kevin Strootman or Ivan...