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Archives: World Cup

WATCH Arjen Robben’s Dive to Win Netherlands A Late Penalty Win Against Mexico [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Netherlands striker Arjen Robben did it again. The Dutch footballer, who is undoubtedly one of the best footballers in the world, accentuated a trip by Rafa Marquez in the penalty area late in the game against Mexico to win a … Continue reading

WATCH Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Dutch Break Mexico’s Hearts

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored in the 88th minute to break the hearts of Mexico supporters, and to send the game to a thrilling finish before Rafa Marquez tripped Arjen Robben in the box, resulting in a penalty for the Dutch. … Continue reading

WATCH Guillermo Ochoa’s Sensational Save Against Holland [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Guillermo Ochoa made another sensational reflex save Sunday in the World Cup Round of 16 match against Holland. Memo Ochoa, who has been one of the stars of Mexico’s World Cup team, came up big with a save from a … Continue reading

WATCH Giovani Dos Santos’s Golazo Against Holland In World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos scored a fantastic goal against Holland on Sunday to put El Tri 1-0 in the lead in the World Cup Round of 16 game. Dos Santos’s goal in the 62nd minute was a long range effort … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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In what many expect to be one of the matches of the weekend, Mexico takes on Netherlands in Fortaleza today. It’s a Noon ET/9am PT kick-off. Where to watch – Viewers from USA can tune in to these following for … Continue reading

Travels In Brazil: How I Became Brazil’s Good Luck Charm Against Chile in the World Cup

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians have a reputation of loving soccer with a crazy passion that is unrivaled.  Based on my own experience here (at least after one day), that reputation is fully justified. We had just arrived into Rio … Continue reading

Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal Understands The Fine Lines That Decide Fate

Posted on by Mark Burke
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In the 2010 World Cup, Netherlands went with the intention of playing winning football. Tired of the “beautiful defeat,” the squad set out on a mission to do what was necessary to win and ended up within an inch of … Continue reading

Where Now For England? It Doesn’t Matter What Your Philosophy Is. Just Have One!

Posted on by Mark Burke
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Root and Branch? Greg Dykes Commission? St George’s Park? Anything or anybody else you can think of to help the national team? I feel like I fell asleep 30 years ago and have just woken up. Inquests, rage, disappointment and … Continue reading

Costa Rica vs Greece Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Greece and Costa Rica have a combined total of just seven victories in the history of the World Cup, with the Central American side qualifying for the first time in 1990 and the Europeans in 1994. Not many expected either … Continue reading

World Cup Fever Spreads Across US And Around the World

Posted on by Edgar Mendoza
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The word patriotism should elicit names like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Paul Revere; it should conjure images of tea swimming in the Boston Harbor or of the 50-something men that signed a declaration in response to British aggression. What … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Mexico Preview: El Tri Aims to Cause Upset

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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The round of 16 has begun and brought plenty of drama along with it. This tournament continues to spoil us, a shootout and a flamboyant display of individual brilliance on Saturday followed by another heavyweight clash on Sunday. The early … Continue reading

How Should the United States Line Up Against Belgium?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The United States will need to play its best game of this World Cup in order to overcome Belgium on Tuesday. While the Belgians have struggled at times in Group H play, they have the types of players that can … Continue reading

Netherlands and Mexico Line-Up Prediction for Round of 16 Match

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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World Cup Match #51, Round of 16, Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up: Netherlands vs Mexico Date and Time: Sunday, June 29th, 12EST/9PST, ESPN, Univision, and WatchESPN Location: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza Two soccer-obssessed nations with disparate pasts meet in … Continue reading

USA’s Jozy Altidore and Belgium Captain Vincent Kompany Uncertain for Tuesday’s Match

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Both the United States and Belgium will likely face-off on Tuesday in a humid Salvador without some of they key players in the line-up. Jozy Altidore’s return date has not been revealed but coach Jurgen Klinsmann remains hopeful that he … Continue reading

Mexico And Andres Guardado: The Ups And Downs of El Tri And Its Forgotten Star

Posted on by Richard Farley
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Not so long ago, Andrés Guardado was the most notable Mexican in the club game. Given what’s happened over the last four years, the memory’s been relegated to a footnote, but the span is still there: A small window in … Continue reading

How Soccer Fans Should Deal With Non-Fans During the World Cup

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Now is the high-water mark for being a soccer fan in the United States. The US national team escaped the Group of Death, the ratings for the World Cup are breaking records, bars are overflowing during national team games, and … Continue reading

Why England Supporters Should Cheer For the USA

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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It’s been a bloodbath for English sport lately. In March, its rugby team lost out to Ireland in the Six Nations on mere point differential. Just recently the team went down to New Zealand for an Antipodean Winter tour and … Continue reading

WATCH Colombia 2-0 Uruguay Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Jacob Dorman
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After the thrilling finish between Chile and Brazil earlier in the day, it felt as if our collective hearts had just returned to their normal rates when it was time for the second game of the day to begin. Yesterday, … Continue reading