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Russia came close. They held Belgium tight until four minutes left. That puts Belgium at the top, guaranteed to go to the next tier. Now, Korea and its geographic neighbor, Algeria. ( just ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Wow o wow o wow. Before this whirled cup began mixing things up, I thought Spain and England were shoo ins for the next level. Boy, was I wrong. Spain looked like they had mofo hangovers, with ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 04:09 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Your Bloguero, futbol fanatico that he is, hesitates to write too frequently about the World Cup/Copa Mundial. Why/por que? He is prone to excess. He’s written about World Cup twice: here and here .
by El Bloguero
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:30 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
HOLA! Spain is on the verge of illumination. Either they win the spot light, or they will viewing the return flight schedules. Considering that Spain were the previous champs, this is huge. ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Your Bloguero is one of the billion (yes, really, that many) people in the World who are utterly transfixed by the World Cup. It doesn’t matter to him what you call it: football, soccer, calico, ...
by El Bloguero
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 06:11 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The game is underway, but better late than never. Can Neymar continue the brilliance he showed in game one? Can Mexico shock the home team and the world? They've won 7 of the last 15 against ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The one arena left where naked nationalism is still acceptable, indeed encouraged: international sporting competitions. The USA played its first World Cup game tonight; they beat Ghana 2-1. They ...
by shaso
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 06:28 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
So the US soccer team survived the so-called "Group of Death" and will advance to the next round, even though they lost the last game against Germany. According to my coworkers and assorted ...
by MaikeH
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Honduras (ranked 33 in the world) is playing France, (17). One yellow card already, some hard tackling and incredible footwork, or do they call it feet work? A fun-TASTIC save by Honduras. ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It’s been one of those weeks where so many things have come to light that I simply do not know where to begin writing first. I sit there and think, which of the various things that I have been ...
by NY brit expat
Comment Count 72 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Just like Italy needed to win in 2006, Brazil needs to win this year, and FIFA will make sure it happens. The system works through undeserved penalty kicks.
by agoldnyc
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Your Bloguero loves futbol utterly and completely. In that he’s a lot like millions of people around the world. And like them, he knows that beginning on Thursday he will put everything on hold (...
by El Bloguero
Comment Count 101 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 04:39 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . [ Note for TomDispatch Readers: There is a tiny universe of editors of ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 07:35 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In the movie War Games, there is a scene where a general tells staff at 3 US bases that they are tracking inbound nuclear missiles to their locations, but that they cannot confirm it. He asks them ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
In a short time, FIFA will hold a draw in Bahia, Brazil to determine which groups the 32 nations that qualified for next summer's World Cup will be placed in. Once again, the manner in which the ...
by Dirk McQuigley
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 08:28 AM PST with 10 Recommends
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 over ...
by Duckmg
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:02 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Recently I have been following protest movements in two different parts of the world. Brazil was recently rocked by massive protests following a fare hike on public transportation to finance brand ...
by billyleeblack16
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:09 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
As you may know, the nation of Brazil loves its soccer teams. That's why losing the Under-23 gold medal Olympics final to Mexico may yet cost head coach [Mano Menezes http://soccernet.espn.go.com/...
by Ed Tracey
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 07:00 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
There is one day in the calendar year when NONE of the four major sports leagues in this country - MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL - have any action whatsoever scheduled. That day is the day after the Major ...
by TheWurx
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 05:43 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Today, FIFA, the governing body of world football (soccer) awarded the ...
by Loge
Comment Count 86 comments on Thu Dec 02, 2010 at 09:29 AM PST with 4 Recommends