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Archives: World Cup

Ecuador vs France Preview: South American Team Faces Uphill Battle

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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Of all the teams arriving in Brazil with question marks over them, France began the journey with one of the heaviest loads. The long shadows cast by the events in South Africa meant that Les Bleus couldn’t just arrive at … Continue reading

Win A Trip to One of the Countries Playing in the Final Cup

Posted on by Alex Muller
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This post brought to you by BACARDÍ. All opinions are 100% mine. With the BACARDÍ Untameable Fan Contest, you and your guest have a chance to win a trip to one of the countries whose team is playing in the World … Continue reading

It’s All About Adopting a Second World Cup Team

Posted on by Alex Muller
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As you may have heard, there’s a World Cup on. And while for most of us that means rallying behind our home nation, there’s no hiding the fact we all love to adopt a second team during the tournament. There … Continue reading

Historic Win Propels Greece Into Knockout Stages For First Time

Posted on by Morgan Green
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The final whistle blew and you could hear the collective groan the world over, Greece had qualified for the knock out rounds of the World Cup. It was not pretty (it never is when Greece is involved) but it was … Continue reading

Australia 0-3 Spain: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The reigning World Champions Spain ended their meek title defense on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday.

7.1 Million People Watched Mexico Vs Croatia On Univision Deportes

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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An average of 7.1 million people watched Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup game between Mexico and Croatia on Monday, which is the most-viewed World Cup Group Stage match in the history of Univision Deportes. Several key numbers stand out: … Continue reading

England 0-0 Costa Rica Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Central Americans Win Group D After Lifeless Draw

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Costa Rica clinched the top spot in Group A following a 0-0 draw with previously eliminated England. This match which was played simultaneously with the Italy-Uruguay match ultimately was overshadowed by the multiple controversies in that game including the biting … Continue reading

New Camera Angle Shows Luis Suarez Biting Giorgio Chiellini In More Detail [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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A new, better camera angle of the disgusting incident of Luis Suarez biting fellow professional Giorgio Chiellini has been uncovered, which shows more graphic detail regarding how intentional the bite was. According to several different newspapers, Suarez may face a … Continue reading

83% Of South American Teams Have Advanced To Next Round of World Cup So Far

Posted on by Michael James
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If you were to ask pundits with some semblance of knowledge about the beautiful game beforehand to predict a winner of the World Cup, it would be unthinkable if they would have tipped anything else but a European or a … Continue reading

Why USA Midfielder Michael Bradley Must Step Up Against Germany

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Last month, if you would have come to me and said that during the World Cup Jermaine Jones was the US MVP after two matches while Michael Bradley was the goat of both games, AND the U.S. stood a good … Continue reading

Gap In Talent Between Germany And USA Soccer Teams Is Not As Wide As Many Argue

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The United States faces possible elimination from the World Cup if they don’t get at least a draw against Germany on Thursday. The USA’s failure to close out Portugal in stoppage time has left the national team with everything to … Continue reading

Colombia 4-1 Japan: Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Los Cafeteros Crush Japan

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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A spirited Japanese effort to save their World Cup tournament was duly bunted by a high flying Colombian team led by James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez, as the playmaker’s latest brilliance with the Porto man led his side to a … Continue reading

Samaras Scores Last Minute Penalty to Send Greece to Round Of 16

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Georgios Samaras scored a late penalty in stoppage time to send Greece through to the Round of 16, while Ivory Coast will feel demoralized after being so close to advancing. Controversy surrounded this nerve-wrecking game in Group C as Greece … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Claims ‘These Things Happen In The Box’ After Biting Incident Mars Win Against Italy

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In a post-match interview, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez brushed off the biting incident that became the main talking point of the Italy-Uruguay World Cup game. In an interview with Uruguay media, Suarez said: “These things happen in the box. We … Continue reading

WATCH Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Greeks Advance to Round of 16

Posted on by Alex Muller
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What an ending to the match between Greece and Ivory Coast! Greece defeated Ivory Coast in the last few minutes of the match to advance to the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The winning goal came … Continue reading

Cesare Prandelli’s Tactics, Not Luis Suarez Or The Referee, Hurt Italy

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Cesare Prandelli’s decision to resign in the wake of the Azzurri’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay was a noble one, premised on the idea that he was responsible for Italy’s poor showing in the World Cup. Setting aside his tenure as … Continue reading

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns After Rant Against Fans And Italian FA

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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After a controversial 1-0 loss to Uruguay Tuesday in the Group stages of the World Cup, Italian manager Cesare Prandelli has resigned from his position. His Italian squad came in third in the group after two consecutive losses against Costa Rica … Continue reading

Japan vs Colombia: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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With Colombia already qualified to the next round, they face a Japan outfit who will be desperate to win to keep their own hopes of qualification alive. Where to watch – For viewers in USA, this is where they can … Continue reading