Tag: football

A Look back at the World Cup Mascots

The tradition of a World Cup mascot has become almost as popular as the games themselves. Mascots these days draw attention from the youth and are always part of the marketing campaigns for each tournament. Here I take a look at the best and the most ridiculous: England 1966 World Cup Willie Hosted in England, …

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Whose getting ready to hear a lot of “Xavi Alonso”?

World Cup 2014: Team Focus – Brazil

Best: Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) Group: A Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil enter every single World Cup as favourites. I guess thats expected when you’re the most successful country in the history of the World Cup. Now that they’re also playing on home soil, well that only adds to the expectations. Not that …

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World Cup 2014 Brazil: Team Focus – USA

Best: Semi Finals 1930 Group: G (vs Portugal, Ghana & Germany) Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann Jurgen Klinsmann has revamped this national team since taking over and I must say he has put together arguably one of the best USA sides that will grace the World Cup. Its unfortunate that they have been drawn into group G …

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World Cup 2014: Stadium Guide

Its getting closer! Today I have a quick guide of the stadiums that will be hosting the games in 2 weeks time. Here are the 12 stadiums and host cities: Maracanã – Rio de Janeiro Mineirão – Belo Horizonte Arena Castelão – Fortaleza Arena da Amazônia – Manaus Arena da Baixada – Curitiba Estádio Nacional …

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FIFA: The Qatar 2022 Saga

I write this post with a very heavy heart. The recent allegations of corruption and bribery surrounding Qatar 2022 has left a very bitter taste, especially with the 2014 installment so close. When Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup  back in 2010, I was excited. I even blogged about it . What …

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World Cup 2014: Crazy Team Demands

We all know Hollywood celebs to be divas and we’ve all heard stories of stars like Mariah Carey and J.Lo making ridiculous demands on tour. Well, footballers these days seem to be none the better. With national teams all focused on preps for the upcoming tournament in Brazil, some of the demands they’ve made to …

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World Cup 2014 fever!

  World Cup fever is upon us! And I have come out of another self imposed hibernation to blog about the tournament. Just to update you, since my last post I have gotten married, moved provinces (in South Africa, we call states “provinces”), taken up a new job and moved into a new house. So …

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