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Archives: World Cup

Biggest Winners and Losers of World Cup 2014

Posted on by Grant Miller
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We’re nearing the end of this glorious World Cup, which gives us time to look back and assess, to see who has benefitted the most from the tournament, and who have been the biggest losers. Winners 1. TV ratings The … Continue reading

Argentina vs Belgium Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The first of the final two World Cup quarterfinals kick off today with the first match between Argentina and Belgium, to be played in Brasilia, promising to be an intriguing affair between two attractive sides. Where to watch – The … Continue reading

WATCH Gonzalo Higuain’s Goal For Argentina vs Belgium in World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Gonzalo Higuain used his striker’s instinct on Saturday to score an excellent goal against Belgium, to put Argentina in a 1-0 lead against Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinal. Higuain received the ball from Angel di Maria, and then twisted … Continue reading

Play the World Cup Fantasy Draft For a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk has teamed up with DraftStreet to bring you an exciting new way to enjoy each and every day of the World Cup. DraftStreet hosts one-day fantasy contests where you can win cash on every match day during … Continue reading

Messi Can Stake His Claim As World’s Best With World Cup Victory For Argentina

Posted on by Adam Williams
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As the World Cup quarterfinals come to a finish today, we have already seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole Spanish side falter in the Group Stage. No Ronaldo and no Spain opens the door for Lionel Messi … Continue reading

Deaths in Belo Horizonte Overpass Accident Add to Brazil’s Poor Record of Work-Related Deaths

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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You may have heard the news reports that two people died on Thursday when an overpass, which was supposed to be ready for the World Cup in Belo Horizonte to connect the international airport to the stadium area, collapsed, flattening … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Predicted Lineups and Expert Analysis

Posted on by Matt Jones
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There were not many pundits that expected the Netherlands to go this far in the 2014 World Cup. Pitted alongside the holders Spain and a vibrant Chile team, there was a sense that Louis van Gaal’s progressive Dutch side would … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Preview: Oranje Clash With Fairy Tale Story

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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The Round of 16 is over, the optimism and joyous attacking play of the group stage have given way to the need for ruthless precision and unyielding determination. Though we saw teams depart the tournament in the group stage those … Continue reading

Projected Lineups for Argentina-Belgium Quarterfinal

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Saturday’s early match pits Argentina and Belgium, two teams that required extra time to overcome their round of 16 opponents. Both come into this quarterfinal matchup on very little rest, but I do not expect to see much alteration in either … Continue reading

Argentina vs Belgium Preview: Heavyweights Meet in Saturday Quarterfinal Clash

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Belgium and Argentina were both among the favorites to win the World Cup before the tournament started, and both have underwhelmed through their four games thus far despite both winning all their games. Argentina, with a serious case of Messi-dependencia, … Continue reading

Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Following another decisive display of theatrics in the Netherlands 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Round of 16, Arjen Robben has once again become a lightning rod. Robben whose diving and petulance was one of the leading topics of … Continue reading

Ranking the National Anthems of the World Cup Teams

Posted on by Adam Williams
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Throughout the World Cup viewers are able to witness the playing of every participant’s national anthem. This can be a moving experience for the participants. It also provides people around the globe the opportunity to observe national pride through the … Continue reading

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing … Continue reading

WATCH How Germany Was Able to Nullify France in World Cup Quarterfinal; Tactical Analysis [VIDEO]

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Watch the following tactical analysis video to better understand how Germany was able to nullify France and prevent them from getting back into the game after Germany scored the early goal in the World Cup quarterfinal. During the video below, … Continue reading

Travels in Brazil: Street Art Critiques of the World Cup [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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RIO DE JANEIRO — For those viewers watching World Cup coverage on television in the United States on ESPN and Univision, there has been hardly any coverage, if any at all, since the opening day regarding the protests against FIFA … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil 2-1 Colombia: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil persevered in a challenging match against Colombia to come out 2-1 winners, and to book a place in the semi-final of the World Cup against Germany. Thiago Silva opened the scoring in the 7th minute after some poor defending … Continue reading

Brazil vs Colombia, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Who will play Germany in the semi-final? Will it be Brazil or Colombia? This promises to be an entertaining game featuring might versus muscle. Take your pick. Where to watch – The 4 PM EST/12 PM PST kick-off can be … Continue reading

Colombia Star James Rodriguez Scores a Penalty Against Brazil [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Colombia’s star player James Rodriguez scored from a penalty kick to pull Colombia back into the game, to reduce the scoreline to 2-1 to Brazil. Rodriguez scored in the 78th minute after Colombia went on the attack but Brazil goalkeeper … Continue reading