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Archives: World Cup

7 Most Revealing Facts About World Cup TV Viewing Numbers

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States — both on television and online. The summer of 2014 will be remembered as the summer of soccer. Here are 7 of the most revealing … Continue reading

Holland’s Versatility and Tactical Flexibility a Key to Success

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The modern game demands many things of its footballers: Physicality, touch, technique and dynamism to name but a few. But often overlooked are the attributes of versatility and tactical flexibility. The immersive statistical analysis that’s now available at the touch … Continue reading

Best Starting XI From World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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Four tightly contested quarterfinals have passed us by with diligent displays and standout sensations rewarded in this Best XI of the second knockout round. Here is the team: Goalkeeper GK- Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) In case most thought that Tim … Continue reading

The Contenders to Win the Golden Ball Trophy At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With only four matches left in another glorious edition of the World Cup, a new champion of the tournament will be crowned soon. Another competition is heating up in Brazil as the Golden Ball is still up for the taking. … Continue reading

Why It’s Too Soon to Count Brazil Out of the World Cup

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In the past 48 hours, I’ve lost count the number of conversations I’ve had with people or have overheard others talking about how Brazil won’t be able to defeat Germany due to the loss of Neymar and Thiago Silva. In … Continue reading

Real Madrid Legend Alfredo Di Stefano Dies, Age 88

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alfredo Di Stefano has died at the age of 88. Widely regarding as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Alfredo Di Stefano suffered a heart attack late last week, but seemed to be in stable condition, recovering at … Continue reading

With Neymar Out of the World Cup, Who Will Be Brazil’s New Talisman?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Brazilian nation should be bristling with positivity and excitement. The Selecao have overcome the enormous pressure heaped upon them by a fervent soccer nation. They’ve conquered some fearsome opponents and subsequently, they find themselves in the semi-final of a … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: World Cup Matchday Experience in Salvador, Brazil

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL – The day had finally arrived.  This was the whole point of booking a plane ticket less than a month ago and deciding to come down to Brazil at the last minute (besides, of course, the experience of … Continue reading

German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Germany Manager Joachim Löw expressed concerns about the “brutal and crude” challenges that were witnessed in Brazil’s 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Saturday. Germany faces Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez has been selected … Continue reading

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher … Continue reading

Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Nigeria’s Football Federation was voted out of office on Saturday in an apparent Coup d’état that is unlikely to be recognized by FIFA. A hastily arranged Assembly took the action of voting in a new board. At issue is the … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil vs Germany, 2002 World Cup Final; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Despite having secured a grand total of seven World Cup trophies between them prior to the 2002 tournament, meetings between Brazil and Germany have been scarce in the biggest soccer tournament of them all. In fact, prior to the competition … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina vs Netherlands, 1978 World Cup Final; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The 1978 World Cup was a memorable one. The teams played in a vibrant style, the Argentinean fans were wonderful and the pitches were littered with that iconic ticker tape. There are plenty of comparisons you can draw with the … Continue reading

Portugal Striking Woes Underline Bebé’s Exclusion

Posted on by Jun Bonjunyi
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Only one Portuguese player from a major European league has managed more goals than Bebé in the past season: his name is Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Bento’s reluctance to include the Manchester United loanee in his World Cup squad has been … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Attending the FIFA Interactive World Cup at The Budweiser Hotel

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Budweiser has taken over the five-star Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel on the Copacabana beach and transformed it into the Budweiser Hotel by Pestana.  Throughout the World Cup, the Budweiser Hotel has partnered with numerous brands to … Continue reading

USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin Set to Sign With AS Roma, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is close to finalizing a transfer to Serie A club AS Roma, according to Greg Seltzer of No Short Corners. Yedlin, who was one of the bright stars for the United States in the … Continue reading

WATCH Neymar’s Touching Message to Fans After World Cup-Ending Injury [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Neymar’s injury that he sustained in the game with Colombia was painful to watch. The knee in the back from Juan Zúñiga broke a bone in Neymar’s vertebrae. And when Neymar was stretchered off the pitch, you could tell he … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal’s Genius Tactical Decisions Paying Off For Netherlands

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Netherlands entered this World Cup with the lowest expectations the nation has had for a major tournament since the 1960s. Golden generations have come and gone in Dutch football, yet the nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy. … Continue reading