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Archives: World Cup

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

Argentina’s Angel Di Maria Out For Remainder of World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentina’s Angel Di Maria will miss the remainder of the 2014 World Cup due to a muscle tear in his right thigh sustained during their quarterfinals game against Belgium. Although the injury is not severe he’s expected to miss at … Continue reading

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Brazil’s superstar Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after sustaining an injury late on in the 2-1 victory over Colombia. The FC Barcelona man who has been among the most influential players in this World Cup … Continue reading

Odds On Brazil, Germany, Argentina or Holland Winning the World Cup

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Which team has the best odds to win the 2014 World Cup, and which teams will win in the semi-finals? Find out below. First, an update regarding how the odds are determined. Using Elo ratings (ER), an elegant metric for … Continue reading

Which 2 Teams Will Reach the World Cup Final?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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From 32 teams at the beginning of the 2014 World Cup, the tournament has now been narrowed down to the four teams that have qualified for the semi-final. Who will it be that will reach the final? Will it be … Continue reading

WATCH Netherlands-Costa Rica Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Dutch Secure Semi-Final Place

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Netherlands qualified for the World Cup semi-final after defeating Costa Rica on penalty kicks. During the match, Wesley Sneijder hit the woodwork twice, but the Dutch were unable to score against a Costa Rica side who continued to play a … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Costa Rica Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In the final World Cup quarterfinal, it’s a David against Goliath match with Costa Rica battling against the mighty Netherlands. Don’t underestimate Costa Rica, who have already shown that they can overcome teams such as Italy, Uruguay and Greece. Where … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Belgium World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Belgium’s Golden Generation failed to shine as a professional and disciplined Argentina eked out a relatively comfortable 1-0 win. Something had to give as the Belgians had previously never lost with Thibaut Courtois in goal in 21 consecutive games whilst … Continue reading

Argentina 1-0 Belgium Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Supporting Cast Finally Shine, But Albiceleste Still Lack Balance

Posted on by Matt Jones
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You are crying since Italy (World Cup 1990) ‘till today! You are going to see Messi! The World Cup will be ours! And Maradona is greater than Pele! That’s a rough translation of the last few lines of a song … Continue reading

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