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The World Cup

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is over and now we can turn our attention to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. We will cover everything from the qualifying games to the World Cup Final.

USA Begins World Cup Qualifying With Rout

After the summer that the USA had had, Jurgen Klinsmann must have bee hoping for an easy victory with no surprises but the American fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis were stunned into silence when Oalex Anderson put the Caribbean minnows ahead in the fifth minute. Anderson seized upon a long ball over the [...]

Mexico Crowned CONCACAF Kings

Mexico beat the USA 3-2 after extra time on Sunday and will now represent CONCACAF at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. The win was El Tri's first victory over the Americans on U.S. soil since the 2011 Gold Cup Final. This was a scoreline that flattered the Americans. Mexico dominated the match and should [...]

MLS Move Puts Pirlo Italy Place In Jeopardy

Interesting dynamic in the Italian media over the weekend after a poor performance by New York City FC's Andrea Pirlo left many wondering whether his move to MLS has changed his status from one of Italy's 'untouchables' to a squad player at best, Pirlo has 116 caps and is widely regarded as one of the [...]

Rooney Breaks England Scoring Record

Wayne Rooney admitted he was overcome with emotion as he broke Sir Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England scoring record with his 50th international goal in the three lions 2-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday. The England captain slammed a penalty into the top-left corner in the 84th minute at Wembley Stadium to put Roy Hodgson's side [...]

The summer tours are over but that does not mean that there are not some great matches in the USA coming up. The Samba Boys of Brazil will be returning to the USA in September. First up is a games against Costa Rica on Sept. 5 at Red Bull Arena. The match-up comes just three [...]

The World Cup qualifying draw takes place in St Petersburg on July 25 and in the European draw, there will be two surprising number one seeds; Wales and Romania. The form of the two countries over the last year means that they will be seeded as one of the nine top-rated European nations in FIFA's [...]

Antonio Conte Named New Italy Manager

The stars aligned perfectly for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as they were able to name former Juventus boss Antonio Conte as the new head coach of the Italian national team. Conte replaces Cesare Prandelli who resigned at the end of the World Cup finals in Brazil after seeing his Azzurri side fail to progress [...]

It started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday's World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio. But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a [...]

Neymar Out Of World Cup

The World Cup took another twist and turn on Friday as Brazil and Barcelona stat Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil's team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra in the quarterfinal victory against Colombia. Neymar was involved in a late collision with Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 88th minute. [...]

Brazil and Colombia will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday but they both got their with two very different performances. Brazil looked uninspired against Chile and were lucky to be a their South American rivals 3-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time. Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, [...]