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World Cup: Quarterfinals
We have now reached the Quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup Brazil.  The Round of 16 provided many moments of excitement and some near upsets.  Five of the eight matches went to extra time, two went all the way to penalty kick shootouts, and two had all the goals scored in extra time...
World Cup Knockout Stage: Re-Thinking Round of 16 Picks
Well two weeks have passed and we now have the round of 16 set.  We have also seen all the teams play three games apiece; that's enough time to know if teams advanced on just overall talent or because of cohesive, hard teamwork.  Factor in what teams may be missing key players due to either injury o…
FIFA Investigating Mexican Soccer Fans' Puto Chant
Like so many countries in the sports world, Mexican fans have a ritual that is heard in every soccer stadium in Mexico. When an opposing goalkeeper is preparing to kick a soccer ball, fans yell "puto" in unison. The chant was on display during the Mexico vs...
Americans With Huge Win, Unlikely Hero in First Match
The day began with Germany demolishing Portugal 4-0.  It continued with the tournament's first tie game-- and only scoreless match.  It ended with Team USA exorcising their demons of the last two World Cups, in Ghana.
The match began with the fastest World Cup goal in United State…
What We’ve Learned from World Cup… So Far
After four days of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we have witnessed and learned quite a few things.  We have learned that while full of talent, Brazil has yet to begin playing like a team.  They were lucky to have scored the victory over Croatia...
World Cup Preview: Championship and Third Place
We now find ourselves in the final two days of the 2014 World Cup.  On July 12, we have the Third Place match between the hosts Brazil and the surprising Belgium.  On July 13, we close out the tournament with the Championship match pitting Germany and Uruguay...
World Cup Preview: Semifinals
As the World Cup begins to unwind, we are now in July and entering the final phase of the tournament.  The semifinals will find itself with a five-time champion (Brazil), a three-time champion (Germany), a two-time champion (Uruguay), and Belgium...
World Cup Preview: Quarterfinals
As we head into the quarterfinal round of the 2014 World Cup, we find ourselves with seven nations that have won it all and tiny Belgium looking to win their first.  Each selection comes loaded with plenty of weapons, so the difference in each match-up might be the defenses and who might be missing …
World Cup Preview: Round of 16
Now that we broken down and picked how each of the eight groups will turnout to fill out the round of 16, we begin by breaking down each match-up and selecting what eight teams will move on to the quarterfinals of Brazil 2014.
Brazil (A1) vs Netherlands (B2)-  While the Netherlands has plenty of…

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