Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter featuring news, TV schedules and more »

MON, 3:45PM ET
DUND1
ABER1
WED, 3PM ET
USA2
DEN3
WED, 3:30PM ET
GER2
AUS2
WED, 3:45PM ET
SCO1
NOR0
THURS, 4PM ET
FRA1
BRA3
THURS, 6:30PM ET
COR5
PEN3

Archives: World Cup

Roy Hodgson Should Be Embracing Ross Barkley’s Raw Talent, Not Stifling It

Posted on by Matt Jones
ross-barkley

Ten years ago, a young lad from Liverpool made a name for himself at a major international tournament. Nonplussed by the reputation of supposedly more illustrious opponents and unfazed by the pressure of the European Championships, Wayne Rooney dazzled at … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 7 – Ronaldo Gets His Redemption [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
7 - Ronaldo

No.7: Ronaldo Gets His Redemption (Japan & South Korea, 2002) The World Cup has peculiar patent for impinging both delight and despair on a host of the games most iconic figures. Men that like Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane … Continue reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Injury Rules Him Out For 10 Days to 3 Weeks

Posted on by Christopher Harris
alex-oxlade-chamberlain

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of action for between 10 days and three weeks. If he can recover in time for 10 days, he may be ready for England’s second game of the 2014 World Cup. If he’ll … Continue reading

England’s Experimental Squad and Tactics Against Ecuador Give Hodgson Plenty to Ponder

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
england-team

England’s friendly with Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium in Florida on Wednesday saw Roy Hodgson experiment with squad selection and tactics. James Milner got a surprising start at right back, while Wayne Rooney played on the left side of midfield in … Continue reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance After Injury

Posted on by Christopher Harris
oxlade-chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, England’s most dangerous, speedy and unpredictable footballer who can cut through defenses, suffered a knee ligament injury on Wednesday during a friendly against Ecuador in Miami, and may be out of the World Cup depending on the severity … Continue reading

England vs Ecuador, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
england-ecuador

England plays Ecuador in a friendly at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium today, in a vital warm-up match for The Three Lions. Wayne Rooney starts, while Luke Shaw and James Milner will play as full backs. World Soccer Talk are at … Continue reading

Who Will Win the World Cup In Brazil?

Posted on by Alex Muller
brazil-world-cup-poster-main-espn

Every four years, the soccer powers and underdogs around the world converge to battle it out to determine who the best soccer nation in the world is. Mix together pride, patriotism, hope, passion and excitement, and you have billions of … Continue reading

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

Posted on by Thariq Amir
fifa-logo

The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 8 – Jorge Burruchaga, Argentina’s Unlikely Hero [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
Burruchaga

No.8: Jorge Burruchaga, Argentina’s Unlikely Hero (Mexico, 1986) It’s difficult to quantify a moment. So far in this series we’ve had instances that last a few seconds, classic games played over 90 minutes at least and even staggering runs that … Continue reading

Australia Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Luke Wilkshire Dropped From Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
australia-home-shirt-world-cup

Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou has made several controversial decisions in his selection of the 23 men who will be on the roster for the Socceroos heading to Brazil. Luke Wilkshire, who has 80 caps for Australia, has been eliminated from … Continue reading

World Cup TV and Internet Schedule: Comprehensive Guide For All Games on ESPN, Univision and ESPN Deportes

Posted on by Christopher Harris
world-cup-draw-fifa

For soccer fans in the United States, trying to stay on top of where you can watch the World Cup on television and the Internet is like a part-time job. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you so all … Continue reading

Howler Magazine and the New Wave of Soccer Journalism

Posted on by Spenser Davis
howler-magazine-world-cup-issue

It’s pretty much become a cultural joke that soccer is the unofficial sport for American hipsters. The New York Times ran a semi-snarky piece on the sport’s popularity in Brooklyn, America’s hipster headquarters, attributing soccer’s success amongst the “creative class” … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 9 – Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas holds up the World Cup trophy.

No.9: Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain (South Africa, 2010) Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland. There were stratospherically high hopes for Vincent Del Bosque’s side after their win in the European Championships had … Continue reading

Can The World Cup Create New American Soccer Fans?

Posted on by Jordan Pope
USA FANS

In a little over a week, a tournament will commence that millions around the world wait for during an excruciatingly long four-year period.  It’s a contest that players, coaches, and fans take immense interest in, and even elicits mild curiosity … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Reveals Extensive World Cup 2014 Coverage Plans

Posted on by Christopher Harris
world-cup-2014

The excitement is building for FIFA World Cup 2014, and we’re excited to share with you our coverage plans for what we expect will be the most watched tournament in the history of the sport. World Soccer Talk will be … Continue reading

WATCH Armchair Champions: Sony PS4′s Video For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
armchair-champions

This is for the armchair champions, for those that become their heroes. This is for the thumb sore nation, for those that give with X and go with L1. This is for the Three Lions, and for all the celebrations. … Continue reading

Nigeria Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller
nigeria

Nigeria has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will be leading the current African champions, which include several footballers who play in many of the top leagues around the world. Familiar names include John … Continue reading

Ecuador Names Its 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Segundo Castillo Makes Roster Despite Injury

Posted on by Alex Muller
ecuador-team

Ecuador National Team Head Coach Reinaldo Rueda has named his 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The biggest headline is that Segundo Castillo has been included in the squad despite picking up an injury over the weekend in a … Continue reading