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Tag Archives: World Cup

Who is USA Bid’s Most Effective Spokesperson?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Less than 48 hours from now, we will know whether the U.S. bid for the 2022 World Cup was a success or a failure.  In Zurich the U.S. delegation is counting votes, firming up yeses and feeling out no votes.  … Continue reading

What if the U.S. Loses 2022 World Cup bid?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The United States has been the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup bid since it dropped its 2018 bid to clear the way for a European nation.  Going up against a Middle Eastern country, two Asian nations that previously … Continue reading

Make Or Break Time For Capello

Posted on by James Beckett

After a hectic start to the Premier League season attentions now turn to England who face two crucial games in five days that will set a trend for Fabio Capello’s next two years in charge of England. Before the World … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Signs to Coach USMNT Through 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Reports have come out this evening confirming that Bob Bradley will stay as coach of the US Mens National Team for another four years.  Just as speculation was growing that Bradley would be out, Jurgen Klinsmann would be in, and … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

Italy’s future vanishing with Under-19s

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

After the disappointing results in South Africa from the senior Italian team, the Italy Under 19s were looking to give the future a winning start at the European championships in France. The U-19 competition is slightly different from the senior … Continue reading

The FA Fiddles as the Three Lions Burn

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With a few weeks perspective after another predictable and disappointing quad-annual collapse by the latest version of England’s best-team-in-a-generation, the FA is starting to weigh in.  In article published yesterday in the Mirror, the FA revealed its new strategy – … Continue reading

An American Soccer Culture Emerges in South Africa

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  Soccer has an almost magical ability to reflect a national character.  Brazil is a sensuous, musical nation, and for its national soccer team, it is not enough to simply win – they need to win with grace, style and … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 – The Good and The Bad

Posted on by Marshall Norbal

World Cup 2010 South Africa has now been and gone, a feast of football for a month in the rainbow nation. Here are a few memories of the good and bad for the first World Cup of the decade. The … Continue reading

How Fabio Capello Rated His England Team According to Capello Index

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s a bizarre story. First, in May, before the World Cup kicked off, Fabio Capello along with a man named Chicco Merighi launched the Capello Index, an objective system that measures and evaluates the performances of players. But after the … Continue reading

Can Bob Bradley Learn?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Sitting here almost a week after the 2010 World Cup, I like many other US fans have been going over the many pros and cons of retaining Bob Bradley as the US manager.  US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and … Continue reading

7 England Footballers Who Should Join Heskey in Retirement

Posted on by Christopher Harris

English footballer Emile Heskey did the noble thing this week by announcing his retirement from international football. Despite lots of criticism, Heskey was a stalwart for England, making 62 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2010 and contributing a … Continue reading

What Did You Love About World Cup 2010?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

How do I love thee, World Cup 2010? Let me count the ways (in no particular order): Overhearing strangers in public talking about the World Cup, Collecting World Cup Panini stickers, Listening to the national anthems of the 32 countries … Continue reading

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EPL Talk Reports Record World Cup Web Traffic

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During the 2010 World Cup, EPL Talk registered its best month ever in terms of web traffic. On behalf of EPL Talk, I’d like to thank you, the readers, for your continued patronage, as well as the continued excellence shown … Continue reading

Top 10 Goals and Saves of World Cup 2010: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup will be remembered for some terrible open goal misses (Nigeria’s Yakubu as the most blatant example) as well as some horrific goalkeeper mishaps especially during the group stage of the tournament (Robert Green, cough cough). But … Continue reading

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How the World Cup Uses Us and Wears Us Out

Posted on by John Nicholson

This may well be the first time that you hear Bobby Goldsboro talked about in the football column and it will almost certainly the last. Bobby, you may or may not recall is a singer who had a few hits … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 Video Montages from ABC, BBC and ITV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On the final episode of the World Cup Buzz Podcast this week, analyst Laurence McKenna mentioned how he was looking forward to the World Cup video montages that are often created and distributed on YouTube. While more will be certainly … Continue reading

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