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World Cup 2010: This Is Where It All Begins

The first round of a World Cup tournament is a mere dress rehearsal for what we are about to experience. Starting today, this is where the World Cup begins. Where every game matters. Where teams will either live or die by the sword. During the first round, teams are often […]

England 1-0 Slovenia: Played Out In Lego Football

In what is becoming one of my most favorite series of viral videos this World Cup, here’s the next installment of Lego Football which features the highlights of England against Slovenia in beautiful stop-motion Lego graphics. And how good is it to see John Terry’s salmon-like dive across the box […]

ESPN World Cup Commentators: Progress Report Card

ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup has been spectacular. But if I must be honest, some of the commentators are beginning to get on my nerves. It’s normal, I guess – especially after you consider how many hours we’ve spent listening to these commentators since the tournament began on […]

New Updated ESPN "Power of 10" TV Spot for World Cup

A couple months before the World Cup, ESPN released a series of 4 TV ads in their “One Game Changes Everything” campaign. If you don’t remember the ads, there was “Robben Island”, “United”, “Power of 10″ and “Passion”, and they came out in that order separated by about two weeks. The ads […]

Why USA’s Algeria Win Was a Victory Against England

It’s incredible how one goal can make such a difference. With the game between Algeria and the United States still at nil-nil in the 90th minute Wednesday, the USA men’s national team was on the precipice of getting knocked out of the tournament. But the last-gasp winner by Landon Donovan […]

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Barcelona Drool For Lyon

In the United States collegiate sports system, the biggest tool to recruit some of the best possible talent in the land they use recruiting trips as a primary tool.  Kids from all over the country come to a particular university to see how school life will be. In some way, […]

Mediawars Continued

Yesterday I was getting ready for the Real Madrid v Betis game on laSexta here in Barcelona, visiting family but futbol takes precedence at certain times, and I was watching the one hour pregame, with interviews and analysis and player profiles, all of the things that I wish I had […]

Watch World Soccer Radio Tonight, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topic: AVB Aftermath at Spurs [VIDEO]

Tonight, Nick Geber and Danny Page chat about the sacking of Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, and where Spurs go from here. Plus, the duo tackle the situation at West Bromwich Albion, and whether the board of directors made the correct decision to give Steve Clarke the heave-ho. The special […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]

Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]