Posted by 10 Jul 2014
World Cup Sparks Office Debate
Millions of people watched in disbelief as Brazil's dreams of reaching the World Cup final were shattered as Germany inflicted on the hosts their worst ever defeat on Tuesday. Germany now go into Sundays Final to face Argentina and the world waits in anticipation to see who will win.
This year's World Cup has sparked many heated debates in the office, with many of the results causing upset to the office’s syndicate. With football fanatic student Mitchell Sharkey on a work placement with DDCA this week, he joined in on the debates and offered up his opinions on the games and the top five players to watch out for.
“This World Cup has seen Hector Moreno act as a brick wall at the back against teams such as Brazil where Mexico got a 0-0 draw which gained them promotion to the round of 16. They faced Holland in the round of 16 where he kept them out all game until the 88 min when Wesley Sneijder scored with an unstoppable volley in the bottom left corner. He then went on to convert a penalty awarded to Holland in the 90th minute. He has been one of the best defenders in this World Cup, up there with some of thebest in the world. He has now been linked to the likes of arsenal, Liverpool and Athletico Madrid.”
“Joel Campbell has played a huge part in Costa Rica's World Cup campaign in their first game against Uruguay. Costa Rica beat the two-time world champions 3-1, with the game showcasing a fantastic performance from Campbell who scored with a half volley to draw them level with Uruguay. Currently at Arsenal but on loan at Olympiacos, he has also been linked with Newcastle, Swansea, QPR and West Ham.”
“Keylor Navas has proved he is a great goalkeeper for Costa Rica as he saved all of Uruguay’s shots but went on to concede a penalty. He almost kept England out with a 0-0 draw. He got Costa Rica through to the quarterfinals against Greece in a penalty shoot out, making some unbelievable saves. He currently plays for Lavante but is likely to make a move to Athletico Madrid. He has definitely been one of my stand out players this World Cup.”
“Before this year’s World Cup, Enner Valencia was almost an unknown player yet has gone on to score three goals in three games for Ecuador. Despite being part of a side that doesn’t often hold possession of the ball, he manages to make the most of the opportunities he does get. This combined with his explosive speed and clinical finishing means he can get past any player and for me, this is a real joy to watch. He has been tracked by Newcastle, Swansea and many other clubs but currently plays for Pachuca in Mexico.”
“Ochoa has been one of the best goalkeepers in the World Cup in my opinion. His man of the match performance against Brazil was a reflection of how he has kept a clean sheet against many teams such as Cameroon. He played a huge part in getting Mexico to the round of 16 by keeping two clean sheets. Last season, he played at Ajaccio but is now free with many clubs looking for his signature.”