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Tag Archives: Brazil

WATCH Protests In Brazil Turn Violent As Police Shoot Tear Gas [VIDEO]

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Police in Sao Paulo fired off tear gas to break up a small group of protesters walking to Corinthians Stadium where the opening ceremony will occur in a few hours. While the most of the globe is concerned about the World … Continue reading

England’s Central Midfield Dilemma

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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For years England’s central midfield zone was consumed with one conundrum summed up by two names: Steven Gerrard and  Frank Lampard. Both were great players for their clubs. Powerful, charismatic,adept in front of goal, and decent passers. Both had won … Continue reading

Musings From My Trip to the Greatest Sporting Event on Earth

Posted on by Michael Costa

Through some fortuitous timing on my part, and the benevolence of my wonderful wife, I was able to spend a large part of our recent honeymoon in South Africa…for the 2010 World Cup!  Since arriving back Stateside, I’ve attempted to … Continue reading

Who Will Win The World Cup Now That Brazil Is Out?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Now that Brazil is out of the 2010 World Cup after a underwhelming performance against a very strong Dutch team, the favorites no longer have a chance to win the tournament. But who do you think will now win the … Continue reading

What Will the World Cup Look Like In 2014?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Four years ago, which seems like a lifetime in Internet years, the 2006 World Cup experience was very different than it is today. There were only a handful of soccer podcasts worldwide. Soccer blogs were a relatively new thing. And … Continue reading

Mission Accomplished!

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

Today the US progressed, and not just to the next round of 16 in this World Cup. They progressed in the ranks of world football. Their status, their pedigree was elevated. How so? They did something that they as a … Continue reading

South Africa 2010 Analysis: Reasons behind Italy’s Struggles

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy managed to draw 1-1 against both Paraguay and New Zealand while failing to impress despite having seen a lot in terms of ball possession, in particular against the Kiwis when the Italians had just over 70% in terms of … Continue reading

The World Cup Summary Week One- How Is Your Team Doing?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

So the World Cup is now a week old, every team has played at least once. It is now becoming clear whether your team was a sound bet or as dodgy as a Northern Rock balance sheet. There have already been … Continue reading

Will the Real England Please Stand Up?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Going into this World Cup many people are expecting big things from the England squad, and why not?  All play in what’s considered the best league in the world, they have one of the top three strikers in the … Continue reading

Roma Gamble with Adriano Signing

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally the Emperor has returned. Adriano has gone to AS Roma on a free transfer from Flamengo, the Empreror has arrived in the capital, but will it be a smart move by Roma? Adriano’s contract is said to be worth … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why Brazil Won't Win the World Cup and Five Reasons Why England Could

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Predictions, right or wrong go hand in hand with the World Cup like some beautifully ironic couple you see walking down the street. At first glance, the awkwardly short man who’s pulled a 5’8 blond model strikes a questionable chord … Continue reading

Starting In May On EPL Talk: World Cup Legends

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Last year, I was lucky enough to do a fabulous series on English football legends, which saw me delve back through history to cover 11 players that perhaps never get the credit they deserve. Football is such a fickle sport … Continue reading

How Can Manchester City Solve A Problem Like Robinho?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It was the marquee signing that announced that Manchester City had money to burn and were determined to usurp the comfy old pals act at the top of the Premiership. Fans flocked to Eastlands in tea-towels to show their new … Continue reading

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a … Continue reading

Italy Named World Cup Top Seed

Posted on by Robert

In an announcement Wednesday that will not come as much of a surprise to followers of soccer, Italy was named one of the top seeds for the 2010 World Cup, joining host nation South Africa, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Dempsey, Howard And USA Put Up A Great Fight In 3-2 Loss To Brazil

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Q: Why did he mention Dempsey and Howard in the title? A: It’s a sneaky writer’s trick. He name-dropped Americans who play in the Premier League to justify writing about USA v Brazil for EPLTalk.com. Q: Is that why he … Continue reading