Archives: World Cup

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

World Cup 2014 Magazine Now Available From USA Today

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USA Today Sports today launched a special World Cup 2014 magazine to commemorate this summer’s soccer tournament. The 100-page special issue hits newsstands in the United States on April 7, and features previews of each of the 32 teams as … Continue reading

Top 10 Referee Blunders in Soccer

Posted on by RedBrothersUnited
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In recent years, referees have been in the limelight far too often, mostly for the wrong reasons. Some of these blunders have swung tournament outcomes and league title races in a matter of seconds. This is in no way a … Continue reading

Why Not Take Luca Toni To The World Cup in Brazil?

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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In Italy, there is a saying that there are as many Italian national team managers as there are people. Everyone wants to have their say on who should be wearing Azzurri at a major competition.  Every two years everyone becomes … Continue reading

Who Will Be Michael Bradley’s Partner In Brazil?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr
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If one thing was apparent after the 2-2 draw to Mexico, it was that Michael Bradley is the most important player going into this year’s World Cup.  This is something that fans of the United States (USMNT) have known for … Continue reading

Interview With Tony Meola, Legendary USMNT Goalkeeper

Posted on by Grant Miller
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World Soccer Talk got the chance to have an exclusive interview with U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola. The goalkeeper, who was a two-sport college athlete, made his name as the USMNT’s No. 1 during the 1990 and 1994 … Continue reading

ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have added four analysts to its coverage of World Cup 2014 with the inclusion of Stewart Robson, Efan Ekoku, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller. The analysts will join the five World Cup analysts ESPN named in December, who are … Continue reading

Kyle Beckerman Deserves to be Named in USMNT World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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It’s been a long time coming for Kyle Beckerman. A player I personally watched closely as a youngster, when he was a “Nike Project-40” prospect that had just graduated from the Bradenton Academy and assigned to the Miami Fusion, is … Continue reading

11 Stars That Could Miss World Cup 2014 Due to Injury

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes recently joined the long list of high-profile players who risk sitting out this summer’s World Cup tournament in Brazil. Valdes’ anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was torn in an innocuous incident during Barcelona’s recent 3-0 win over … Continue reading

USMNT 2-2 Mexico: US Let 2-0 Lead Slip In Julian Green Debut

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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After a strong first half that led to two goals, the United States Men’s National Team looked lost in the second half as they let a 2-0 lead slip into a 2-2 final result against rivals Mexico in Glendale, Arizona. … Continue reading