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Archives: World Cup

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Preview: Oranje Clash With Fairy Tale Story

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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The Round of 16 is over, the optimism and joyous attacking play of the group stage have given way to the need for ruthless precision and unyielding determination. Though we saw teams depart the tournament in the group stage those … Continue reading

Projected Lineups for Argentina-Belgium Quarterfinal

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Saturday’s early match pits Argentina and Belgium, two teams that required extra time to overcome their round of 16 opponents. Both come into this quarterfinal matchup on very little rest, but I do not expect to see much alteration in either … Continue reading

Argentina vs Belgium Preview: Heavyweights Meet in Saturday Quarterfinal Clash

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Belgium and Argentina were both among the favorites to win the World Cup before the tournament started, and both have underwhelmed through their four games thus far despite both winning all their games. Argentina, with a serious case of Messi-dependencia, … Continue reading

Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Following another decisive display of theatrics in the Netherlands 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Round of 16, Arjen Robben has once again become a lightning rod. Robben whose diving and petulance was one of the leading topics of … Continue reading

Ranking the National Anthems of the World Cup Teams

Posted on by Adam Williams
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Throughout the World Cup viewers are able to witness the playing of every participant’s national anthem. This can be a moving experience for the participants. It also provides people around the globe the opportunity to observe national pride through the … Continue reading

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing … Continue reading

WATCH How Germany Was Able to Nullify France in World Cup Quarterfinal; Tactical Analysis [VIDEO]

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Watch the following tactical analysis video to better understand how Germany was able to nullify France and prevent them from getting back into the game after Germany scored the early goal in the World Cup quarterfinal. During the video below, … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Street Art Critiques of the World Cup [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — For those viewers watching World Cup coverage on television in the United States on ESPN and Univision, there has been hardly any coverage, if any at all, since the opening day regarding the protests against FIFA … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil 2-1 Colombia: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil persevered in a challenging match against Colombia to come out 2-1 winners, and to book a place in the semi-final of the World Cup against Germany. Thiago Silva opened the scoring in the 7th minute after some poor defending … Continue reading

Brazil vs Colombia, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Who will play Germany in the semi-final? Will it be Brazil or Colombia? This promises to be an entertaining game featuring might versus muscle. Take your pick. Where to watch – The 4 PM EST/12 PM PST kick-off can be … Continue reading

Colombia Star James Rodriguez Scores a Penalty Against Brazil [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Colombia’s star player James Rodriguez scored from a penalty kick to pull Colombia back into the game, to reduce the scoreline to 2-1 to Brazil. Rodriguez scored in the 78th minute after Colombia went on the attack but Brazil goalkeeper … Continue reading

David Luiz Scores Sensational Goal Against Colombia [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil defender David Luiz scored the best free kick goal of the World Cup after his sensational shot swerved into the back of the net against Colombia on Friday night. With the goal, Luiz may have sealed victory for Brazil … Continue reading

WATCH Thiago Silva Score For Brazil Against Colombia [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil defender Thiago Silva scored in the seventh minute for Brazil against Colombia, for a perfect start to the host country’s World Cup qualifier in Fortaleza. The early goal by the central defender featured Silva kneeing the ball into the … Continue reading

5 Observations From France-Germany World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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July 4th is a special day in German football history.  On that day in 1954 the West Germans came from two goals down to beat Ferenc Puskás’ Mighty Magyars and lift their very first World Cup in what is known … Continue reading

Germany 1-0 France Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Germans Advance to Semi-Final

Posted on by Aaron Mateer
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In a change of pace to what we’ve seen so far, Germany constricted France into reluctant submission to edge Les Bleus for the first available spot in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As the tournament progresses, … Continue reading

France vs Germany: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Things start to get serious now as we enter the World Cup quarterfinals, which kick off with the meeting of two old rivals, France and Germany. Where to watch – The 12 PM EST/9 AM PST kick-off can be watched … Continue reading

WATCH Germany Score Against France With Perfect Header by Hummels [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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German defender Mats Hummels scored his second goal of the World Cup 2014 today with a beautifully hit header that put Germany 1-0 in the lead against France. After beating Raphael Varane to the ball, Hummels glanced his header with … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for Brazil vs Colombia: World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Charlie Bennett
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Brazil has been given a massive boost ahead of their quarter-final with Colombia with the news that star player Neymar has been declared fit. The poster boy of the tournament was a doubt after he picked up knee and thigh … Continue reading