Monthly Archives: May 2014

Netherlands announce 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014

Louis van Gaal has announced the final 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, with Rafael van der Vaart being the most notable exclusion from the 30-man provision squad that was announced three weeks ago. The … Continue reading

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Costa Rica hopes defense can hold up in World Cup

Despite qualifying for the World Cup with the best defensive record in CONCACAF, Costa Rica is still a heavy underdog to get out of a group containing England, Italy and Uruguay. Costa Rica will be appearing in its fourth World … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup: Nigeria Force Draw in Controversial Friendly vs Scotland

World Cup finals bound Nigeria had to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Scotland in London in a match which is subject to a match fixing investigation. The build-up to the game between the Africa Cup of Nations … Continue reading

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2014 FIFA World Cup Preview: Costa Rica

Playing in their fourth World Cup finals. How will three-time Gold Cup winners Costa Rica fare at the World Cup? Costa Rica qualified for their fourth World Cup finals by finishing second in the CONCACAF Hexagonal section of qualifying FIFA … Continue reading

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Wilshere fit for FIFA World Cup 2014

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who missed the last two months of the season after fracturing his foot, says he will be fit to play for England at the World Cup. The 22-year-old, who has won 15 caps, told Sky Sports … Continue reading

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Rating the top teams in the FIFA World Cup

3:06PM Football returns to its spiritual home on June 12. There is a great romance between the beautiful game and Brazil, not unlike the feelings of wild love India as a nation feels for cricket. Eight years ago, when Brazil … Continue reading

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FIFA takes final look at Brazilian host cities for World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) FIFA is beginning its final tour of World Cup host cities ahead of football’s showcase event. With kickoff less than 20 days away, the governing body is having one last look at the cities’ often troubled preparations … Continue reading

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Dumping Donovan is a mistake U.S. soccer may regret at World Cup

If you remember Michael Owen in 1998 or Philipp Lahm in 2006 or Gerard Pique in 2010 or, sorry to say it, Landon Donovan in 2002, well, you have seen the World Cup can be very much a young man’s … Continue reading

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2014 FIFA World Cup Travel Advisory to Fans Going to Brazil

watch?v=XpuYttdxFF8 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is calling all fans travelling to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to heed The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade travel advisory. “With less than a month until the FIFA World Cup kicks … Continue reading

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FIFA president says Qatar World Cup a mistake

Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, has said that it was a mistake to award Qatar the football World Cup in 2022 because of the searing summer climate. Blatter made the remarks in an interview with the Swiss television station RTS, … Continue reading

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