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Archives: World Cup 2014

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

Nation In Shock: Front Covers Of Brazil Newspapers After Defeat Against Germany [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil is in a state of shock today after yesterday’s 7-1 defeat against Germany. Newspapers across the country tried to capture the mood on the front pages. Here are the best covers from today’s Brazilian newspapers.

Argentina vs. Netherlands Predicted Lineups and Team News

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Netherlands and Argentina are two nations that will feel as though they’ve never quite fulfilled their potential on the international stage. They’re teams that have boasted  some of the greatest players to have ever played the game and yet … Continue reading

Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal

Posted on by Rory OBeirne
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If last night was the most shockingly one-sided result in this World Cup, then tonight’s semi-final should prove to be a much more tight and evenly matched affair. It would be astonishing to see such a one-sided game as we … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal’s Football Philosophy Embraced By Dutch Players Ahead of Argentina Semifinal

Posted on by Mark Burke
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Idealism laced with a liberal dose of reality seems to be what Louis van Gaal has injected into the veins of his Dutch players in this World Cup. There are still the traces of ‘Dutchness’ in the crisp movement of … Continue reading