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Archives: World Cup 2014

Back Germany to win World Cup

Posted on by Michael Cage
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Sunday sees Germany and Argentina square off in the 2014 World Cup final. The arch-enemy of hosts Brazil could do the unthinkable and lift the World Cup trophy in what is widely considered the home of football. Germany stand in … Continue reading

USMNT’s Matt Besler A Target For Bundesliga Side SC Freiburg

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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United State’s Men’s National Team’s Matt Besler is said to be receiving multiple offers from both European and English clubs after a solid performance for the United States in the 2014 World Cup. Reports in Kicker Magazine indicate SC Freiburg … Continue reading

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia Likely Heading to West Ham United

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Pachuca F.C. president, Jesus Martinez, announced that an English club are close to completing the signing Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia. The destination is thought most likely to be West Ham United. After an impressive performance at the 2014 World Cup … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Agree €10million Fee For Costa Rica Goalkeeper Keylor Navas

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is heading to Bayern Munich for a reported €10million fee as confirmed by Levante Vice-President Thomas Perez. Navas became much sought-after following an impressive performance for Costa Rica during the 2014 World Cup. Los Ticos … Continue reading

How Brazil’s Failure Could Help MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay
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There are myriad reasons for Brazil’s abrupt departure from the World Cup and honestly there is a sliver of truth in every theory or reason given for their poor play.  One reason, however, for the change in the Brazilian soccer … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal Did Not Properly Plan For A Deep World Cup Run

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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Start with a bang, end with a sigh. In the penalty shootout defeat to Argentina in the semi-final the Netherlands can be proud they managed to contain the opposition defensively without so many fouls this time but were again found … Continue reading

WATCH Clint Dempsey’s Appearance on the David Letterman Show [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USA World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey was a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night. Dempsey made an appearance on the show with the veteran late show host. The Seattle Sounders and USMNT attacking midfielder/striker discussed … Continue reading

WATCH BBC World Cup 2014 Title Sequence [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Earlier during the World Cup 2014 tournament, we shared with you the World Cup 2014 title sequence from ITV. So, we wanted to be sure to share with you the one from BBC to make the World Cup 2014 complete. … Continue reading

After Great Gains During World Cup, Hard Part Begins Again For American Soccer Fans

Posted on by Earl Reed
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It’s been such a great ride, this World Cup. We still have two matches left to consume, but the TV ratings have been through the roof, and the buzz for soccer has never been stronger around the United States. Now … Continue reading

Reason For England Fans To Be Optimistic

Posted on by Derek Morriss
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Being an England fan at the latter stages of World Cup finals is akin to staring in through the window of a party you weren’t invited to. You can see all the fun being had by everybody there, and you … Continue reading

Critics Of Arsenal and German Midfielder Mesut Özil Are Dead Wrong

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Arsenal and Germany international Mesut Özil has received plenty of criticism since his arrival to London from Madrid last September. Costing the Gunners around $66 million (absolutely demolishing the team’s previous transfer record), Özil was seen as somewhat of a … Continue reading

Neymar: How Does He Compare?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Although his tournament may be over in his homeland this summer after suffering a sickening tackle from Colombian Juan Camilo Zuniga that saw the 22 year old Barcelona and Brazil front man fracture one of the vertebra in his spine, … Continue reading

After Javier Mascherano Collision, FIFA Must Take Head Injuries More Seriously

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Argentina defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano suffered a significant concussion in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final against Netherlands after clashing heads with Georginio Wijnaldum. Seconds after the collision, Mascherano stumbled in a daze, and looked like he was going to fall head … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 Penalties): Match Highlights; Argentina Advance to World Cup Final

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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The second semifinal of the 2014 World Cup was an opposite of the first. Where the first match had precision, space, and inventiveness the second was tight, tentative, and largely predictable. The first forty five minutes of the first semi … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Argentina: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Following last night’s catastrophic display by Brazil, Argentina are the only South American representative remaining in the tournament. They will want to maintain that status after today’s game against the Netherlands. Where to watch – The game kicks off at … Continue reading

12.4 Million Watched Brazil vs Germany World Cup Semifinal On US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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More than 12 million people watched the World Cup semifinal between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday, proving that Americans are continuing to watch the tournament in record numbers. An average of 6.6 million people watched Brazil-Germany on ESPN, while 5.8 … Continue reading

WATCH Germany 7-1 Brazil World Cup Animation [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Germany’s shock 7-1 victory over Brazil in the 2014 Workd Cup will be one of the everlasting memories of this summer. And now expert animator Richard Swarbrick has created another sensational animation, this time highlighting a few of the goals … Continue reading

Front Covers of Newspapers From Argentina and Netherlands Ahead of World Cup Semifinal [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Yesterday Germany got their revenge for 2002 World Cup Final loss to Brazil in spades. Today we get a rematch of the 1978 Final between Holland and Argentina. Their newspapers today reveal two nations focused on different emotions; the Dutch … Continue reading