Tag: Soccer

FIFA World Cup 2014: Fun Facts

So the World Cup is on our doorstep, literally! With less than 24 hours to kick-off, I’m sure footy fans the world over are giddy with excitement. Here are some quick facts, I bet you never knew about the FIFA World Cup 2014:

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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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The Issue of Cesc Fabregas…

Growing up, I supported Liverpool from the age of 5 years old. I came to support Barcelona when I was slightly older (the local South African cable only got a license for La Liga a little later). I laugh with these teams and cry with these teams. When Michael Owen transferred to Real Madrid, I …

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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 Brazil: A Guide to the Most Fabulous WAGs

If you remember the 2006 installment of the World Cup, the Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) of the England team rose to prominence with their socializing and shopping, they created more buzz than their husbands and boyfriends did on the pitch. Led by the original WAG herself, Victoria Beckham, the WAGs partied up a storm in …

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World Cup 2014: Team Focus – Spain

Best: Winners 2010 Group: B (vs.Netherlands, Chile, Australia) Coach: Vincente del Bosque The Spanish National Team is currently ranked numero uno in the FIFA World Rankings. They are overwhelming favourites to win. While Brazil and Argentina have the continental advantage, Spain along with Germany are the two strongest European teams. Although we should remember that no non-South …

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David Villa To Miss EURO 2012

Yes, its true. David Villa will miss this years European Championship. The announcement came yesterday from the player himself via twitter saying: “I’ve tried, but I can’t be 100% to play the Eurocup. I called Vicente del Bosque to say him. It’s the honest thing I could do.” (Aw, Bless him) He continued:  “Thanks to all …

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