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Author Archives: Christopher Harris

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.

Download the 2014 World Cup Guidebook: Schedule, Previews, Squads, Managers and More

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World Soccer Talk has published a free eBook for soccer fans entitled the 2014 World Cup Guidebook. Written by Abe Asher, designed by Aram Gyan and copyedited by Matt Covell, the 2014 World Cup Guidebook features previews of each of the 32 teams, rosters, schedule … Continue reading

WATCH: São Paulo Neighborhood Erupt in Deafening Cheers After Brazil Scores [VIDEO]

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When soccer aficionados talk about how cities literally shut down during games in a World Cup, we all nod and imagine what that must be like. But own savvy Brazilian decided to put a camera on his window and record … Continue reading

Chile vs Australia, World Cup Group Stage: Open Thread

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For readers in the United States, what a treat this is to watch a World Cup match during primetime instead of early morning hours. After a brilliant day of soccer, here we go. Chile against Australia. Everyone is convinced the … Continue reading

A Record 5.1 Million People Watched Brazil vs Croatia On Univision

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Both Univision and ESPN delivered huge numbers for its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday. An average of 5.1 million people watched the game on Univision, while 4.4 million watched it … Continue reading

In South Florida, Nothing Goes Better Than A World Cup With Food Trucks and Craft Beer

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In South Florida this summer, three worlds collide as World Cup soccer combines with food trucks and craft beers for a unique viewing experience. The World Cup is an incredible experience. But seeing the games at a bar or pub … Continue reading

World Cup Opening Game Scores Big Numbers On Univision and ESPN

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Overnight viewing figures for the World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia scored impressive numbers last night. In New York City, the country’s biggest TV market, the World Cup (on ESPN and Univision) posted the same 18 share as … Continue reading

Where to Find the World Cup On US Television

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Every game of the FIFA World Cup, the world’s biggest sports tournament, will be shown live on US television from June 12 to July 13, 2014. There are so many options to choose from including free over-the-air television as well … Continue reading

Chelsea Sign Cesc Fabregas From Barcelona For £26.6million

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Chelsea have signed former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas for a transfer fee reported to be £26.6million. Fabregas has joined on a four-year contract and will wear the number 4 shirt for Jose Mourinho’s team. Chelsea began negotiations to … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Team Previews, Rosters and Groups For All 32 Teams

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For World Cup soccer fans, here are the previews, rosters and groups for all 32 teams playing in the world’s biggest sports competition:   Team Previews and Rosters (in alphabetical order): Algeria: World Cup 2014 Team Preview and Roster Argentina: World … Continue reading

Belgium Cancels Closed-Door Friendly Against USA Due to Logistical Reasons

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has canceled the closed-door friendly with the United States due to logistical reasons, according to Goal.com. The US Men’s National Team were scheduled to play Belgium on Thursday in Brazil as preparation for the game against … Continue reading

ESPN Adds Landon Donovan as World Cup TV Analyst

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Landon Donovan, the greatest American soccer player in the history of the sport, has joined ESPN as an analyst for its World Cup TV coverage. Donovan will make his debut on ESPN today at 3pm ET for ESPN’s World Cup … Continue reading

Extreme Weather Conditions In Manaus Blamed for Horrible Pitch Condition: Concern for USA-Portugal and England-Italy Games

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The pitch where high profile World Cup games including USA vs Portugal and Italy vs England will be played is currently in poor condition due to extreme weather conditions in Manaus. The state of the pitch (pictured above) is a … Continue reading

WATCH Ex-England International Joe Cole’s First Interview As an Aston Villa Footballer [VIDEO]

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Former England international soccer player Joe Cole, who scored one of the goals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer after being released by West Ham United. Cole officially was unveiled as an … Continue reading

beIN SPORTS to Provide Daily Coverage of World Cup With Nightly News and Analysis Show

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beIN SPORTS has built the largest set that is being used for the World Cup. In total, one thousand people will have been involved in the construction and running of beIN SPORTS’ operation in the Copacabana studio in its coverage … Continue reading

World Cup Soccer Bracket: Free Printable Version Available With TV Schedule

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Download the World Cup soccer bracket for you and your coworkers. World Soccer Talk has created a printer-friendly version of the World Cup bracket that features all 64 games through each round of the tournament from June 12 to July … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Offer Manager Job to Tim Sherwood, According to Source

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West Bromwich Albion has offered Tim Sherwood the job as manager, according to a World Soccer Talk source. While Sherwood is interested in the opportunity after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, a stumbling block that may prevent a deal is … Continue reading

Schedule of ESPN TV Commentators For FIFA World Cup 2014: June 12-19

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ESPN has announced its schedule of commentators for the live World Cup matches that will be shown on US television from June 12-19. Commentator assignments will be made at a later date for the other matches. Lead play-by-play commentator Ian … Continue reading

Brad Friedel Signs One Year Extension to His Deal at Tottenham Hotspur

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Brad Friedel, one of the greatest US goalkeepers ever to play for the red, white and blue, has signed a new one-year extension to his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, which will see the goalkeeper stay at White Hart Lane until … Continue reading