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Fifa World Cup: Winners And Losers

Well, that’s all she wrote for the 2014 World Cup. It has been a crazy one, hasn’t it? I don’t think it played out one bit like ANYONE predicted. Did you predict an Argentina vs Germany final? Did you predict Brazil’s humiliating crash and burn? Did you predict Luis Suarez taking a bite out of someone? Well…maybe we should have …

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FIFA World Cup Final: Argentina vs. Germany

After watching their national team crash out of the World Cup following a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany, it seems the worst might be yet to come. Rivals Argentina have just defeated the Netherlands in a thrilling penalty shootout (4-2). This means that it will be Argentina and Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. The Argentina vs. Netherlands match …

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Luis Suárez Gives Non-Apology For Biting Incident

Luis Suárez has apologized (sort of) for biting Giorgio Chiellini during last week’s World Cup match-up between Uruguay and Italy. It’s as if the Liverpool FC forward has finally realized that both denying outright what he did and making lame excuses for himself isn’t going to encourage FIFA to go easy on him. Suárez had made no statements to the …

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FIFA World Cup: Craziest Moments Of The Groups Stage

With the groups stage of competition over, there have already been enough upsets, controversies, and scandals to make up an entire World Cup competition. And there are still a couple weeks of the World Cup left! Let’s take a look back at some of the craziest moments and controversial decisions from the World Cup thus far. Brazil (And A Terrible …

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Luis Suárez: Will Liverpool FC Dump Their Star Player?

Liverpool FC is a club that is no stranger to controversy. The Liverpool club has fought for decades to have the truth of the painful Hillsborough disaster brought to light. Meanwhile the Heysel Stadium disaster, which saw 39 people killed thanks in large part to Liverpool hooligans, is a shameful mark on the club’s history that is rarely discussed. In …

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Luis Suarez Faces FIFA Charge for Biting Chiellini

Luis Suárez faces FIFA sanctions for allegedly biting opponent Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday’s World Cup game between Italy and Uruguay. Suárez, who is known both as Uruguay’s superstar player and soccer’s bad boy, appeared to have bitten Italian defender Chiellini at around the 80th minute of a tense and critical game. The referee didn’t see the bite and no foul …

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Mick Jagger: Brazilians Claim He Is A World Cup Jinx

According to Brazilian soccer fans, Mick Jagger is a “pe-frio.” In the United States pe-frios are known as jinxed or cursed. Some would just call them bearers of bad luck. Brazilians may like the music of The Rolling Stones, but they don’t want Jagger to root for their team, because they don’t want his apparent horrid luck to ruin their …

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FIFA World Cup: Is Nigeria The Last Hope For Africa?

The African continent has yet to produce a World Cup-winning team. Many nations have tried, but all have failed. Even worse, most that qualify for the event are eliminated within the groups stage of competition. It was a sad fact that even when the games came to South Africa in 2010, the only African nation that made it to the …

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Nicolette van Dam’s Dumb World Cup Tweet Goes Viral

The World Cup brings forth strong feelings of national pride and competitiveness. It also brings out the idiots. You know, the sort of people who think an international event of this kind is a perfect stage for their bigotry and general tackiness. Enter Nicolette van Dam. The Dutch actress tweeted a photomanip where a referee’s white spray paint is re-imagined …

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Luis Suarez Ends England’s World Cup Dreams

They should have known better. Roughly half of the men on England’s squad play with Luis Suarez in the Barclay Premier League team Liverpool FC. The rest of them have played against him at some point. In fact, it’s fair to say that English players have more experience watching the Uruguayan magician at work than any other national team in …

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World Cup Standings: Week One’s Winners And Losers

Well, the first week of the much anticipated World Cup is over. After a thrilling series of games, some teams rose to the occasion while others…flopped. The winners and losers emerging from Week 1 are in some cases expected and in other cases quite shocking. Winner: The United States The big winner of week one (for entirely unbiased reasons, I …

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U.S. vs Ghana: Third Time The Charm?

I confess that I watched with a certain amount of glee when Ghana saw their World Cup hopes dashed to pieces by Uruguay in 2010. It was the bitterness of an American football fan who saw the United States advance from the group stage in South Africa, only to lose to Ghana. Again. Ghana has knocked out the United States …

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