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Archives: World Cup

WATCH Parody of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 TV Coverage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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ESPN World Cup talent Alexi Lalas, Michael Ballack, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Lynsey Hipgrave star in an animated video that parodies the work of the soccer quartet. Sean Rohani wrote, directed, animated and provided voiceovers for the film. Rohani, the … Continue reading

Germany Will Expose Brazil’s Defensive Vulnerabilities With Thiago Silva Out

Posted on by Susie Schaaf
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The four strongest teams took their separate ways to get to this point, but all have made it. You may argue that FIFA wanted a Brazil-Argentina final, but there’s a few hundred million watchers around the globe that would love … Continue reading

Oscar Must Shine If Brazil Want to Win Record Sixth World Cup

Posted on by Matt Jones
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There are few soccer nations that immortalize their icons of the game quite like Brazil. Ahead of this World Cup, we were treated to imagery of Brazilian greats gone, reminded of their stature in the in the history of the … Continue reading

One Major Reason Why Germany Has Been More Successful Than England in World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the summer of 2009, England and Germany faced off in the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The two sides had met earlier in the competition and had drawn 1-1. The Germans ended up routing the Stuart Pearce-led … Continue reading

Chicago Led the Nation in its Support of the USA World Cup Team

Posted on by Lou Bruno
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In the summer of 2014, it seemed that most of mainstream America caught the soccer bug at the same time. Overnight the entire country became a soccer nation. Work schedules were altered and tasks postponed (both business and personal) to … Continue reading

Young USA Players Looking to Move Beyond MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Going into the World Cup, a major storyline around the U.S. national team was the number of key players who had left overseas clubs to return to MLS.  Facing a logjam in the AS Roma midfield, Michael Bradley accepted a … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinal Odds and Backstories On Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Netherlands

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Three-time World Cup loser Netherlands is the only outsider in a final four that features three of the most successful sides in history. Still, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, despite having won more than half of all the World Cups played, … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinals TV Schedule and Commentator Assignments

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Find out where you can watch the World Cup semi-finals between Brazil-Germany and Argentina-Holland on US TV and Internet. The excitement is building for the World Cup, to find out which two teams will advance to the World Cup final. … Continue reading

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