Fans from around the globe will be bringing you the latest from FIFA World Cup 2014™ and sharing their experiences in Brazil. See what your Fan Ambassador has to say before and during this summer's tournament.

Dietmar Hamann

Dietmar Hamann

Guest Blog: Hamann – Costa Rica can do even better at World Cup

Tags: Argentina, Costa Rica, Germany, Sony Handycam ®

Since the Group Stages I’ve been asked a few time if this Costa Rica team, with their style of play, has the firepower to make to the semifinals or maybe the final of this World Cup.

Costa Rica v England: Group D - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

They have a good chance to go far because they have a pretty favorable draw. A team that beats Italy and Uruguay, you have got to take seriously.

In their qualifying group, they finished seven points ahead of Mexico, don’t forget. They have a chance to get to the semifinals, but I don’t think they are potential winners of the tournament.

Argentina has a chance of winning the World Cup for the first time since 1986, but I can say their chances are now lower due to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero possibly being ruled out.

Aguero may have been quite pedestrian and average in the first three games. He also had a quiet second half of the season for my old team City. I am not sure if his absence does decrease their chances that much, as Lionel Messi is clearly more important for Argentina, but he is still a useful option if available.

Not so much now is being made about the conditions but the climate doesn’t matter too much.

South American teams have been doing well but I can still see a European team winning it. In 2002, the conditions were very humid but Germany still reached the final. The climate should not be an excuse for a European team not winning this World Cup.

FIFA-Banner_Camera_950x100 FIFA-Banner_Camera_300x50_v2

Local Promotions

Z1-Amami

Ready for life's surprises

Introducing the new Xperia Z1S Smartphone on T-Mobile. The world's best camera in a waterproof smartphone.

View Details
 

Meet the ambassadors

Fan's Favourite Products

7r-lens

7R+Lens(ILCE7K)

World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera
Connect to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses
28-70mm (SEL2870) full-frame lens included

Product Guide
DSC-W830

DSC-W830

The newest Cyber-shot camera with 20.1 megapixels and 8x optical zoom

Product Guide
AS100VR

HDR-AS100V

SAME FEATS. BETTER MOVIES.
The HDR-AS100V Action Cam’s image quality, advanced blur reduction + simultaneous multi-angle shooting ensures great footage + its rugged splashproof design delivers great versatility.

Product Guide
sony-phone

XPERIA Z1S

Introducing the new Xperia Z1S Smartphone on T-Mobile. The world’s best camera in a waterproof smartphone.

Product Guide