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AFC

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Concacaf was weakest confederation in World Cup Group Stage

The group stage said many things about each confederation under the FIFA umbrella. Some saw embarrassment as only one team from the area advanced. Others set records for the quantity of teams to reach the round of 16. The 2022 World Cup group stage was wild. Within minutes a pair of teams was safe to […]

Australia

/ 149 days ago

Salary cap and lack of pro/rel holding back Australian soccer

Australia punched its ticket to World Cup 2022 in dramatic fashion in June. It was a prideful performance from the Aussies to get to a fifth-straight World Cup. It was gritty to get there against Peru. Australia played the role of a plucky underdog with its back against the wall. Peru appeared all but set […]

Uncategorized

/ 214 days ago

What is the best international competition outside the World Cup?

Indisputably, the FIFA World Cup is the best international competition in soccer. Frankly, it is the best competition regardless of sport on the planet. However, the beauty of soccer is that it does not just revolve around the World Cup. International teams go head-to-head with their neighbors from their continent every four years, more or […]

World Cup

/ 255 days ago

Why European nations don't deserve more World Cup places

In November of this year, 13 teams hailing from UEFA begin their quest for a World Cup trophy. That means of the 32 nations represented at the World Cup, just under half come from Europe. Europe, for its sake, is the hub of soccer in the world. It may not be the most vibrant or […]

AFC

/ 319 days ago

AFC Women's Asian Cup on Paramount+ starts Thursday, Jan. 20

Here in the United States, AFC Women's Asian Cup games on Paramount+ begin Thursday, January 20. China PR takes on Chinese Taipei in the opening fixture from India. CBS acquired the rights to broadcast Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tournaments up until 2024. This, of course, gives CBS exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament in the […]
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Discovery

/ 414 days ago

The Men Who Sold the World Cup film chronicles FIFA scandal

For those interested in in-depth soccer reporting, the new Discovery+ soccer documentary may be the new mini-series for you. 'The Men Who Sold The World Cup' features exclusive interviews with Sunil Gulati, Jurgen Klinsmann, Landon Donovan, and Sepp Blatter, among many others. Discovery networks owns a reputation for airing outstanding documentaries. Now, Discovery’s streaming platform, […]