Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer/FIFA World Cup 2014’ Category

FIFA World Cup 2014 closing ceremony

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Closing ceremony

The Brazil 2014 closing ceremony will conclude with a spectacular combination of music, so watch the celebrations unfold (live now).

North Korea not in World Cup, but don’t tell them that

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Kim Jong Un

What appears to be a North Korean news service reported Friday that its soccer team has advanced to the knockout phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and will play Portugal in the Round of 16. There are three things wrong with that statement.

Changes aplenty since 1990 Germany-Argentina final

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Germany, Argentina, World Cup, 1990

Much has changed in the world since Germany and Argentina last played each other in a World Cup final.

World Cup final: Little separates Argentina, Germany

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Lionel Messi

Germany is unbeatable right? It has power, efficiency, discipline and momentum. It’s probably not worth Argentina showing up at the Maracana only to be given a footballing lesson by a team superior in almost every department.

Lionel Messi, Neymar headline World Cup Golden Ball finalists

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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FIFA has included Lionel Messi and Neymar on a 10-player list of candidates to be named the World Cup's best player. Seven of the 10 nominees for the Golden Ball come from finalists Argentina and Germany.

World Cup 3rd-place game a meaningless exercise

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
David Luiz-Thiago Silva

Everyone remembers the World Cup Final – who won, the heroes and villains, and where they watched it. But FIFA’s longstanding third-place playoff is of little, if any, consequence to players and fans alike, writes Nigel Reed.

Neymar couldn’t stand Brazil match, played poker

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Neymar, World Cup

Injured Brazil star Neymar couldn’t be at Tuesday’s match against Germany as he recovered from a fractured vertebra in his back, so he watched the match in abject horror in the comfort of his own home.

World Cup: Germany made halftime pact to not humiliate Brazil

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Germany, World Cup

Though 200 million people may disagree with this notion, German players say that when they went into the dressing room at halftime of their 7-1 total destruction of Brazil on Tuesday, they made a pact to not “humiliate” the World Cup hosts.

FIFA rejects Luis Suarez’s appeal of bite ban

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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FIFA says it has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his four-month ban from all football activities for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.

Netherlands manager: Get rid of 3rd place match at World Cup

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal unleashes some zingers in his press conference following his team's semifinal loss at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Wednesday.