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Archives: World Cup

Cable TV No Longer The Future For The Soccer Viewing Fan

Posted on by Chris Moore
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With cable and satellite prices continuing to increase, many people are joining the cord cutter movement and ditching their television provider services. In fact, 7.6 million Americans have ended their cable/satellite subscriptions according to USA Today. In the report, the … Continue reading

Franck Ribery Announces His Retirement From International Soccer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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France forward Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international soccer. The 31-year-old missed this summer’s World Cup in Brazil due to a nagging back injury. The French forward followed an individual training program in the weeks leading up to … Continue reading

Research Shows That Soccer Fans Are More Likely to Be Liberals

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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During the frenzy of the World Cup, it was difficult to stay on top of all of the headlines, so one of the reports that you and I may have missed was in The Wall Street Journal newspaper where research shows that … Continue reading

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Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast … Continue reading

Tony Meola Discusses USMNT, World Cup and MLS All-Star Game

Posted on by Grant Miller
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In April, World Soccer Talk interviewed U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola about his career and some of his thoughts on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s chances heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This week we spoke with … Continue reading

FIFA Generated $2 Billion Profit From 2014 World Cup In Brazil, Says Report

Posted on by Jord Willis
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From the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA generated $4.4 billion in revenue and $2 billion profit, which are record numbers for the world soccer’s governing body, according to a report by German business newspaper Handelsblatt. The revenue figure of $4.4 … Continue reading

Why Germany Should Only Have 3 World Cup Stars On Their Jersey, Not Four

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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No one can deny Germany’s deserved success at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. While teams like Brazil, Argentina, and Portugal centered their game around one special player, the Germans went for an all-inclusive style of play, a black and … Continue reading

FIFA Investigation Into Bidding Process For World Cup 2018 and 2022 Delayed

Posted on by Jord Willis
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FIFA’s official investigation into the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar has been delayed until September of this year. Initially due to be submitted during this month, FIFA’s ethics committee now say … Continue reading

The Worst Brazil Squad Ever: Assessing the 2014 World Cup Squad And Looking To The Future

Posted on by Derek Morriss
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In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to represent Brazil at their own World Cup was the worst Brazil squad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed … Continue reading

Colombia’s James Rodriguez Volley Against Uruguay Voted Goal Of World Cup 2014

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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James Rodriguez strike against Uruguay has been voted Goal of the Tournament by over four million FIFA.com users, beating out Robin van Persie’s header and Tim Cahill’s volley for the top honor in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Twenty-eight minutes … Continue reading

An Argument For Watching MLS Now That The World Cup Has Ended

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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The World Cup is over and yes, it’s depressing. While no league in the world can truly match the amazing month-long festival of soccer that is the World Cup, America has an immediate outlet where fans can get their soccer … Continue reading

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
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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

How New Soccer Fans Can Continue Their Passion For the Sport

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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After a month of World Cup action, facing this week’s matchless void was like stumbling out of a bar and into the blinding sunlight. And if the USMNT’s addictive run was your first taste of the sport then you may … 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

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … 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