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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘FIFA World Cup’

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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World Cup 2014: Who Is James Rodriguez?

Move over Messi! There’s a new football star rising courtesy of an outstanding World Cup performance. Meet James Rodriguez. The 22-year-old Colombian talent is gaining global recognition thanks in large part to his brilliant goals, well timed assists, and (of course) his adorable goal celebrations. The most wonderful thing about Rodriguez is that he seemingly came from nowhere. All anyone …

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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 Suarez Football Ban: Why It Will Solve Nothing

We all knew that a lengthy ban was coming for Uruguayan football player Luis Suarez. One doesn’t take a chunk out of three different players and walk away without a serious punishment. Already there is a great deal of controversy over FIFA’s decision. Firstly, this is a ban from all football activities over a period of four months. Suarez will …

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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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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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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 is not a statistic that sets the world on fire. It’s instead something that, had it been any other athlete …

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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 player at Real Madrid. His love of football and competitive spirit has a problematic downside: Ronaldo has a tendency to …

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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 international trophies back-to-back. Two Spanish teams hailing from capital city Madrid fought it out for the 2014 Champions League title. …

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