ALL POSTS TAGGED "world-cup-2022"

US soccer writer Grant Wahl has died

US soccer writer Grant Wahl has died while covering the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Age 48, Wahl is best known for his soccer writing while at Sports Illustrated, and for his popular book he wrote entitled The Beckham Experiment. His death comes as a complete shock to journalists, soccer fans and the media industry. […]

Brazil

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Tite resigns from Brazil after shock World Cup exit

Tite, who coached Brazil for six years dating back to 2016, resigned from the position after the Seleção lost to Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals. Brazil only lost on penalties to the 2018 runner-up on penalties. In fact, Tite's squad had the lead with just five minutes to play in extra time. However, this marks […]

Brazil

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Croatia beat Brazil on penalties as goalkeeper stars

The World Cup favorites are now out of the tournament after Brazil lost to Croatia on Friday via penalties. Despite mustering just one shot on target in 120 minutes, the Europeans advanced to the semifinals. Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was undoubtedly the star of the show. The Dinamo Zagreb shot-stopper made 10 saves throughout the […]

Why you can love a 0-0 draw

The most dubious scoreline in soccer, at least when it comes to pleasing traditional American sports fans, is the 0-0 draw. No goals must mean no action, right? It must be a boring game, yes? It's no wonder Americans haven't fully adopted a sport where it's possible for nobody to score, and nobody to win. […]

Telemundo

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Telemundo's Sammy Sadovnik reveals his secret to gol calls

World Soccer Talk had the opportunity to interview Telemundo World Cup commentator Sammy Sadovnik. Currently, Sadovnik is stationed in Doha with the rest of Telemundo's on-air talent. Like most play-by-play voices out in Qatar, the World Cup is the busiest possible schedule. For example, Sadovnik called games virtually every day. The two-day break between the […]

TV Ratings

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Most-watched World Cup 2022 games on US TV and streaming

The World Cup is always one of the top TV draws in the US, and 2022 is no different. Group stage matchups featuring the big teams and stars are among the most-watched World Cup 2022 games thru the round of 16. Most-watched World Cup games so far Four of the top six most-watched games in […]

Germany

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Germans blame WAGs for World Cup failure

Reports suggest that players and team officials were not happy with the "holiday feeling" surrounding Germany at the World Cup. The Germans ended their tournament run prematurely. Four points after three games sent the 2014 World Cup winners packing before the knockout round. Bild is claiming that DFB president Bernd Neuendorf and vice president Hans-Joachim […]

Louis van Gaal

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Dutch coach belittles USA as not a real opponent

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal made some interesting comments during a press conference on Thursday. The 71-year-old Dutch coach made claims that his team's tournament finally begins now, despite playing the USA in the previous round. In fact, his squad already played four games at the 2022 World Cup, but the United States contest […]

Borussia Dortmund

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PSG president can't contain interest in Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham entered the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as one of the biggest teenage prospects in Europe. After all, he has been starring for German side Borussia Dortmund ever since he arrived as a 17-year-old prodigy. Now 19, Bellingham is garnering interest from the best teams on the planet. Playing well for Dortmund is […]

World Cup

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Memories from World Cup shaped me into the man I am today

Pelé’s first World Cup memory is of his father crying. This was 1950. Brazil hosted, and rolled teams 4-0, 7-1 and 6-1. Before the final game, against Uruguay, the Brazilian players received gold watches with “For the World Champions” engraved on them. O Mundo’s showed a picture of the Brazilian players under the headline, “These […]

World Cup

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Who will win the World Cup?

With eight teams remaining in the 2022 World Cup, options are dwindling as to who can win the tournament. There are the usual favorites. France and England have a tasty quarterfinal fixture. Lionel Messi and Argentina play the Netherlands in a 2014 semifinal rematch. Then, Brazil and Portugal lit up their respective opposition in the […]