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Archives: World Cup 2014

Best of 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Games, Goals, Underdogs and More

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The people who don’t steadfastly admit that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been the best ever edition of the great tournament will at least grant this: It’s the best World Cup in “recent memory.” Or, in other words, … Continue reading

Crests For 32 World Cup Teams Ranked From Best to Worst

Posted on by Aram Gyan
2014 World Cup Nations Crest Ranking

Germany may have triumphed on the pitch, but today we’re concerned with crowning the champion of a more esoteric field. Which World Cup country wore the best crest? The criteria for ranking each nation’s badge of honor is the quality … Continue reading

Germany Has Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 In Its Sights

Posted on by Matthias Suuck
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It’s been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we’ve … Continue reading

10 Best GIFs of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was something special, not just in the amount of goals that were scored, but the quality of soccer from almost every one of the 32 teams. To make sure we don’t forget any of … Continue reading

Why Gary Neville Is Correct That England Should Not Copy Germany’s Model

Posted on by Grant Miller
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. A sad state of affairs for England, yes, but now that we’re officially in post-tournament mode there is still loads to talk about. Most of it will center around how one country got … Continue reading

Messi Will Most Likely Never Be The Best Ever And That’s Okay

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Following Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi’s legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game’s most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that’s … Continue reading

WATCH World Cup 2014 Closing Montages From ESPN, BBC, ITV, CBC and RTE [VIDEO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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After the final whistle was blown and Germany was declared World Cup Champions, the major sports networks started to wrap up their coverage of the 2014 World Cup, and many of them closed their broadcasts with a montage of some … Continue reading

Why Germany Won the World Cup And Why They May Not Be Perfect

Posted on by Søren Frank
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Ten years. That’s how long the German team, their head coach, and the entire backroom staff have worked – worked hard and determined, that is – to reach the ultimate goal: World Champions. We have seen it before. In the … Continue reading

Rebuilding Brazil Won’t Be Easy For Scolari’s Successor

Posted on by Derek Morriss
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The World Cup is over, and whilst the Germans are probably still celebrating their thoroughly deserved victory, as a Brazilian, I am more concerned about the mess that the national team is now in. Over the course of 180 minutes … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded. Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Didn’t Deserve to Win the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup

Posted on by Juan Arango
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The free-kick in the dying moments of extra time saw Lionel Messi in a position where he could etch himself into immortality. He was not going to win the match at that point, but if he had scored, Argentina could … Continue reading

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, … Continue reading

Luiz Scolari Resigns As Manager Of Brazilian National Team After World Cup Embarrassment

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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After losing two home games consecutively for the first time since 1940, Luiz Scolari resigned from his position of head coach of the Brazilian National Football Team. The 2014 World Cup host nation had a promising build up to the … Continue reading

Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Mesut Özil was heavily criticized during this World Cup from just about every corner of the soccer world. Arsenal’s record signing endured a stop-start campaign at the Emirates and his indifferent form spilled over into the German side. In the … Continue reading

An American In Germany: Watching Die Mannschaft Win Their Fourth World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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When Italy won the World Cup in 2006, my father took me, then aged ten, to the Little Italy section of Manhattan to witness the celebrations. I thought it was the most electrifying experience, as I had never been to … Continue reading

André Schürrle Was Germany’s Gamechanger In World Cup Triumph

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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André Schürrle proved to be the most critical player in this World Cup that virtually nobody is talking about. His pace and high-energy play helped change the trajectory of Germany’s matches against Algeria and Argentina. The Chelsea midfielder, who spent … Continue reading

Messi’s Lack of Respect to Alejandro Sabella Ends Sour Night For Argentina

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The inevitable question of Leo Messi’s greatness will surely start after Argentina’s 1-0 loss in extra time to Germany. Despite a few flashes of greatness during the final game in the 2014 World Cup, Messi was a shadow of himself … Continue reading

Dave O’Brien Says He’s Envious Of What FOX is Doing For Gus Johnson

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Dave O’Brien, ESPN’s lead soccer commentator for World Cup 2006, says that the USA games in the 2014 World Cup should have been announced by an American voice, and that he’s envious of what FOX Sports is doing with Gus … Continue reading