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

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski

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

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

Greece vs Ivory Coast: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani

With second place in the Group still up for grabs for both the teams, this might be a highly entertaining game. Where to watch – The match kicks off at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST, and this is viewers in … Continue reading

5 Observations From Italy 0-1 Uruguay World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir

This game was a must-win for Uruguay and a must-not lose for the Italians and the differing mindsets of the two sides leant itself to a tense and edgy contest. After losing their opening match, the Uruguayans deserve a lot … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay Knock Italy Out Of The World Cup In Controversial Circumstances; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Uruguay knocked out Italy from the World Cup in controversial circumstances after beating the Azzurri 1-0 when Diego Godin scored a header from a corner. Unfortunately, the game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the … Continue reading

Photo Reveals Luis Suarez Bite Marks On Italy Defender Giorgio Chiellini [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

A photo has been revealed that shows Luis Suarez’s bite marks on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. Unfortunately, the Uruguay-Italy game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the third such recent incident. Suarez bit Italy centre … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay’s Luis Suarez Bite Giorgio Chiellini [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez did it again. In the second half of the World Cup match against Italy, Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder and should have been red carded. However, the match officials missed the incident … Continue reading

WATCH Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera’s 6 Best Goal Celebrations [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera has been one of the stars of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, not only because of his achievements in turning the Mexico National Team into a serious and powerful threat at the World Cup, but … Continue reading

Why Spain Failed And Vicente Del Bosque Should Be Fired

Posted on by Tim Evans

Paralysis by analysis. This was ultimately the downfall of Vicente Del Bosque. Of late, Spain has had an embarrassment of riches in soccer talent. And instead of a blessing, this ultimately proved to be a curse in disguise. Two years … Continue reading

Italy vs Uruguay, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski

The headline on one of the most popular Italian newspapers, Gazetta Dello Sport, reads today “No going home; NO!” ahead of Italy’s do-or-die clash against Uruguay, which kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT today. First the TV news and starting … Continue reading

England and Costa Rica Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

For England, there’s not much left except pride and a chance to watch a young England team against an exciting, up-and-coming Costa Rica team. First the TV news and starting lineups: • English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN • Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision … Continue reading

Colombia vs Japan Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Gary O'Toole

Japan and Colombia face off today at 4pm ET/1pm PT with both teams in need of points for very different reasons. Los Cafeteros only need one point to be sure of top spot, while the Blue Samurai desperately need their … Continue reading

Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Matt Covell

Ivory Coast and Greece arrive in Fortaleza with both sides having an opportunity to advance into the knockout stages (4pm ET/1pm PT kickoff). Ivory Coast comes into the match after losing a close affair with Colombia 2-1 and defeating Japan … Continue reading

England v Costa Rica Battle for Unofficial World Championship

Posted on by Aram Gyan
steven gerrard england unoffical football world championship match versus costa rica

So you plan on watching Italy versus Uruguay today, eh? Fancy a match with some actual stakes? You won’t even take a peek at the dead rubber between England and Costa Rica? No interest at all in an underachieving England … Continue reading

World Cup Qualification Scenarios: Who Will Advance From Groups C-H

Posted on by Daniel Lofti

Day one of the final round of games in the World Cup Group Stages is complete, and we now know that Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico and Chile are through to the next round of games, which will be played this weekend. … Continue reading

Sensational Arjen Robben On Course For World Cup Redemption With Netherlands

Posted on by Matt Jones

One-on-one with Iker Casillas in the World Cup final, the scores level at 0-0, Arjen Robben had the chance to establish himself as an immortal figure in Dutch soccer history. It was the scenario all players dream of: a golden chance to … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Injury Stats and Why Fouls Need to be Tackled at World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller

The stats from the 2010 World Cup are a good predictor of what we can expect at this 2014 World Cup. At the 2010 World Cup, there were 229 injuries, of which 126 happened during matches instead of training. 71% … Continue reading

USA – The Odds Are In Their Favour

Posted on by Alex Muller

As soon as the final whistle blew in Manaus, confirming USA’s 2-2 draw versus Portugal, their chances of progressing to the Final Round out of Group G soared up to a staggering 86% in the latest simulations. Germany, the leader … Continue reading