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World Cup Final Featured On Newspaper Front Covers Around the World [PHOTOS]

World Cup Final day finds the two nations’ newspapers in different moods. German newspapers express a brazen confidence while underdog Argentina harps on hope, prayer, and dreams.  Frankfurter Allgemeine (above) has the most distinctive front page of the day.  No words are necessary, just a closeup of the national teams shirt bearing […]

Univision’s 12 Hours of Live World Cup Coverage Including Closing Ceremony Begins at 11am ET

Univision is planning 12 hours of live World Cup Final coverage today beginning at 11am ET/8am PT. The coverage includes the Closing Ceremony, which will feature performances by musical stars Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Alexandre Pires, Carlinhos Brown, and Ivete Sangalo, among others. Later, the World Cup final match […]

Can Argentina be the Spain of World Cup 2010?

The scorelines 2-1, 1-0, 3-2, 1-0, 1-0, 0-0 — these are hardly the results of world beaters especially when the opposition includes Iran (ranked 43rd in the FIFA ranking), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria and Switzerland.  However, “world beaters” is exactly what Argentina will be if they get past a Germany team […]

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Weekend Preview Show: EPL Talk Podcast

Chelsea is a win away from unseating Manchester United as Premier League champions, but on this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, the panel spends most of their time looking at the past. Myself, Laurence McKenna, and Kartik Krishnaiyer start this edition of the Weekend Preview Show by talking about […]

The West Brom Win Changes Little for Arsenal

Arsenal broke their four match scoreless streak on Tuesday, beating West Brom 3-1.  Arsene Wenger commented afterward that he never lost faith in his squad. Wenger said: “You are quickly questioned, when you don’t score. “There was no open discussion about the problem, but subconsciously it certainly has an influence […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the FIFA crisis. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]

Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]