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What’s Different About The 2014 World Cup?

thumbnailThe 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on the 12th June 2014 seeing the host team Brazil matched with Group-A rivals Croatia. Not only does this match commemorate the official start of the World Cup, but it also marks a moment in World Cup history with the introduction of many new FIFA approved technologies and enhancements

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Music, Instruments and The World Cup: Brazils Answer to The Vuvuzela

thumbnailIf there’s one thing that people will remember from the 2010 FIFA World Cup (besides the crushing disappointment that was England Vs. Germany), it’ll be the Vuvuzela. Despite having annoyed millions of football fans around the world with their constant hum, the vuvuzela has lived on as a symbol of the South African World Cup and will probably be associated with football for a long time to come.

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World Cup Wildcards - 5 English Players Making A Late Dash For The Plane


thumbnailFollowing a turbulent Premier League campaign, Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad is looking different by the week. Some pundits are suggesting that he will play it safe and select the ‘old favourites’, while others are hinting that he could take the plunge and include some of the younger players who have taken the top flight by storm. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of the younger options that are being touted as potential wildcards.


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Top 5 SS14 Jackets

thumbnailAs we head into Spring/Summer 2014, sportsdirect.com take a look at the hottest trends in coats and jackets for this season. It’s time to store our winter coats away, until next year and invest in a lightweight, versatile coat to suit the changeable weather we’re likely to see this summer!

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How Safe is your Hand Luggage?

thumbnailTravelling on  holiday can be very hectic and many passengers prefer to make life a little easier so they can begin enjoying their trip as soon as possible. This is one reason many travellers now opt to take carry on luggage rather than checking in baggage to be collected when they land later that day.

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World Cup Party Essentials 2014

thumbnailFootball + Summer = Party! And what better way to enjoy the World Cup than inviting around your friends and family for lots of drinks, food, music and a great atmosphere - Check out our list of party essentials today!

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What Type Of Boxer Are You?

thumbnailAny seasoned boxer will have undoubtedly heard the phrase that “style makes fights”. Whether you watch the sport professionally, or if you just head down to your amateur boxing club once in a while, you’ll soon realise that most players have completely contrasting styles – and this makes the sport. Bearing this in mind, how would you class your boxing style?

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10 Facts About FA Cup Semi Final Weekend

thumbnailThis weekend sees the FA Cup return to our screens and even though the Premier League’s elite still value this competition very highly, it would be fair to say that the final four are surprising to say the least. While Arsenal are always tipped for some sort of domestic cup surge following the ten FA Cup trophies they have accumulated over the years, the likes of Wigan, Hull and Sheffield United will not have been expecting themselves to be in this position at the start of the season. Bearing the above in mind, there are certainly a few interesting statistics flying around ahead of the big semi-final weekend. Here’s our favourite ten…


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Three Teams: One Colour...

thumbnailWe take a look at three key teams who have changed their kit colour scheme in time for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Will changing up the colour change their luck?

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England Shirts Through the Ages...

thumbnailThere's a lot been said about the new England Football Team shirt for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, so we decided to dive into the archives and take a closer look at England shirts through the years along with the performance of the team. Do you predict victory with an all white ensemble? 

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