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Fifa World Cup: Winners And Losers

Fifa World Cup: Winners And Losers

By Toni Matthews-El July 13, 2014

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 …

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 …

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). …

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 …

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 …

Luis Suárez: Will Liverpool FC Dump Their Star?

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lionel Messi Is An International Flop

No one in their right mind lowers the bar for elite athletes, and yet this is exactly what is done for Argentinian international Lionel Messi. Quite frankly it’s both disappointing and disturbing. Three World Cups and only two goals. This …

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is Starting Him A Big Risk?

People can say whatever negative things they want to about Cristiano Ronaldo, but one thing no one should doubt at this stage of his career is his dedication to football. Ronaldo has grown into a professional and immensely talented football …

Iker Casillas: Not The Goalkeeper He Once Was?

5-1. It’s a scoreline that stunned World Cup watchers across the globe. But then, who wouldn’t be stunned? Spain has become practically synonymous with outstanding football over the past decade. This view was largely aided by their ability to collect …

FIFA World Cup Set To Begin As Controversy Looms

Well, we’re on the threshold of a fresh FIFA World Cup. What should simply be a tournament about the best of the best from each country competing for the 2014 title is often overshadowed by a series of controversies and …

World Cup 2014: Who Are The Dark Horses?

With the FIFA World Cup a little over a week away, excitement over the event is building to a fever pitch. Everyone is prepping for the drama, thrills, and surprises that are typically found in World Cup game fixtures. As …

Landon Donovan’s Removal Makes Little Difference

As a football fan (soccer to those who don’t watch it internationally), I admit there is a huge part of me that would like nothing more than for my United States men’s team to swoop down on the competition at …

World Cup 2014: Does Team USA Stand A Chance?

The American national team will have its work cut out for it going into the 2014 World Cup. Team USA managed to land in a really tough group. The United States is in Group G with Portugal, Germany, and Ghana. …

Brazil No-Fly Zones for World Cup: With a Catch

Brazil’s Air Force has established no-fly zones around the stadiums hosting the 64 soccer games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place July 12-13. A four mile perimeter has been set around each stadium, and the suspensions will begin …