World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2009

USA WC Qualifier Not On TV, Again!

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As the USA stumbled upon a second place finish in the Confederations Cup, ESPN surely reaped the benefits. Although the team were lucky to be in the final, every "soccer" fan in the United States of America was jumping up in down as the US took a two goal lead, only to suffer a heartbreak in the second half.

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Dunga Names Squad For Sept. WC Qualifiers

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Brazil is close to sealing qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, if they can beat Argentina on the road on the 5th and Chile at home on the 9th then Brazil will be on their way to South Africa.

The big news was the call up of Adriano of Flamengo to the national team.

Maradona Names Squad For Sept. WC Qualifiers

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This round of World Cup qualifiers are a must 6 points for Diego Maradona's Argentine squad. Los Albicelestes face Brazil at home in Rosario on the Sept. 5th and then travel to Asuncion to take on Paraguay on the 9th.

19 players were called up with 3 domestic players to be named before the team gets together for practice on August 30th.

US Soccer’s Summer Of 2009

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How would someone characterize US Soccer's Summer of 2009? The extreme optimist would say that the US made a non-CONCACAF tournament major final for the 1st time by ending Spain's world record streak, then with a "B" side made it to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The extreme pessimist would say that the United States squad blew a massive opportunity to establish themselves as a major world footballing nation with their collapse in the 2nd half Confederations Cup final.

Top 10 Most Controversial World Cup Incidents

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The World Cup is known for amazing miracles on the pitch, but there has also been several major controversies over the years. Here are ten of the most controversial incidents to have happened at previous World Cup finals:

  1. 1930. Uruguay, as dual official world champions, were invited by FIFA to host the inaugural World Cup tournament in 1930.

Setanta US Releases TV Schedule For Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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Setanta US has announced their schedule for the next few months of World Cup qualifying games it'll be showing on its networks for both Setanta US, Setanta Premium (the pub channel) and pay-per-view.

No major surprises. As usual, the England away match (this time, against Ukraine on October 10th) will only be available on Setanta Premium.