Archives: World Cup 2014

Will the 2014 World Cup Be a Hit and Should We Care?

Posted on by JD Pappagallo
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We’re officially in striking distance of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A decent enough hamstring strain has the potential to linger into the opening group stage games at this point. One of the traditions around World Cup years in … Continue reading

Adnan Januzaj Selects Belgium As His National Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to select Belgium as the national team he would like to play for. Januzaj was eligible to select from a number of different countries to play his national team football including England, Belgium, … Continue reading

Watch ‘Maradona ’86′ and ‘The Opposition’ On ESPN At 7pm ET Tonight; Review of New 30 For 30 Films

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last week’s Hillsborough documentary was the first of eight films that ESPN will show over the next few months as part of its ESPN’s 30 For 30 Soccer Series. Films two and three will air tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN … Continue reading

Panini Stickers for 2014 FIFA World Cup Now Available In Stores Nationwide

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The quadrennial soccer ritual of collecting World Cup stickers is back. And Panini’s collection of FIFA World Cup 2014 stickers are now available in stores throughout the United States and around the world. The passion for collecting and trading soccer … Continue reading

Limited Edition ‘World Cup Marauders’ T-Shirts Now Available

Posted on by Bo McMillan
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Getting your favorite player’s face tattooed on your chest is a big commitment. As much as you love Andrea Pirlo, you can be forgiven for not wanting to permanently ink his mug on your body. Plus, the ink required for … Continue reading

Predicting The Roster For USMNT’s Pre-World Cup Friendlies

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The only games that separate the US from their World Cup opener with Ghana in Brazil are three international friendlies. Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 30 players into camp before the game against Azerbaijan, and there are many questions as to … Continue reading

Football’s Coming To Its Second Home: An England Fan’s Guide

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It’ll seem a little odd the dulcet tones of Vindaloo being belted out amidst the carnival atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran chanted to an orchestra of drums, violas, and the … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Finding His Form At Just the Right Time For Seattle and USMNT

Posted on by Kristan Heneage
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There was no celebration, no puff of the chest and no over exuberance from Clint Dempsey. The American forward had scored a goal and, much like Mario Balotelli, seemed to view it as no more impressive than a USPS employee … Continue reading

WATCH Behind-the-Scenes Footage of World Cup Shirt Designers At Work [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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adidas recently shared rare behind-the-scenes footage of their soccer shirt designers hard at work. If you ever wondered what some of the designers look like, the environment they work within and some of the aspects of shirt design that go … Continue reading

Why Serie A Needs The Azzurri To Be Successful

Posted on by Robert Hay
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At first glance, all seems right in Serie A this season.  Traditional power Juventus is atop the league table with the scudetto seemingly in hand, a resurgent traditional power in A.S. Roma sits behind them, and in third is big-spender … Continue reading

USMNT World Cup 2014: So Many Questions, Doubts and Concerns About Klinsmann’s Team

Posted on by Abe Asher
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If you follow the United States Men’s National Team closely, ask yourself this question: Are you more or less confident than you were when the World Cup draw was made on December 6, 2013 that the USA will advance from … Continue reading

ESPN Announce Hosts For Its World Cup 2014 Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has announced its hosts for the network’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mike Tirico and Bob Ley return as hosts, and will be joined by newcomer Lynsey Hipgrave of BT Sport. The trio will anchor ESPN studio … Continue reading

Review Of ‘EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’ Video Game Demo: A First Look

Posted on by Harry Cee
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The demo for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game is now available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now is a good time to get into the World Cup mood, and to get a feel for the game … Continue reading

Univision Deportes President Discusses Network’s World Cup Coverage Plans

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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The World Cup is a dream. In June, some 600 players from around the world will assemble at stadiums and training grounds throughout Brazil to contest that dream. For viewers in the United States, soccer fans will be able to … Continue reading

England Tickets Now On Sale For Miami Friendlies Against Ecuador and Honduras

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s been 9 long years since the England national team played a game in the United States, but soccer fans in the States will get a chance to see two England games this summer when the Three Lions play Ecuador … Continue reading

ESPN Launches New World Cup TV Commercial Starring USMNT and American Outlaws [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Finally! ESPN has released a video for its coverage of World Cup 2014 that better captures the passion of the World Cup — and, in this case, the US Men’s National Team and the American Outlaws supporter groups from around the … Continue reading

Pelé vs Ronaldo at 30,000 Feet

Posted on by Alex Muller
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We all love to argue who is the best player ever to have played the game, with the likes of Diego Maradona, Leo Messi, and Eusebio hot on everyone's lips. But luxury airline Emirates have taken things a step further, … Continue reading