World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2011

Women’s World Cup: US Women’s National Team Aim High

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The US Women's National Team makes their first appearance in the 2011 Women's World Cup on Tuesday. One could view their first game the same as every other team debut, but for the US, it's not that simple.

First issue of complexity: They take on the mysterious Korea DPR -- mysterious because they are almost impossible to scout due to political reasons.

Women’s World Cup: England Enter Tournament With High Hopes

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Never before has women's football ever garnered such interest in England. That's because the Three Lionesses have a team in this World Cup that is considered the best in the nation's history.

The women's game was once banned in the UK, and often ignored, even after its legalization has soared in popularity recently.

Women’s World Cup, Daily Wrap-up: Group B

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The second day of the Women's World Cup opened up play for Group B, which has been given the nickname "the group of life" by ESPN Commentator Kate Markgraf. After seeing Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and England play, the term Markgraf coined for this group most certainly fits. Japan walked away with the 2-1 win over New Zealand, but it was not an easy task against the Football Ferns.

Women’s World Cup, Daily Wrap-up: Group A Underway

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The first day of the 2011 Women's World Cup is in the books with all four Group A nations making their first appearances. Four goals were tallied today in front of almost 100,000 fans in two of Germany's premier stadiums. France took on Nigeria for a 1-0 win at Sinsheim in the early match and Germany edged by with the 2-1 victory against Canada in Berlin.

Women’s World Cup TV Schedule

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The 2011 Women's World Cup will be televised on ESPN for viewers in the United States of America. Here is the complete TV schedule:

FIRST ROUND

Sunday, June 26:

  • 8:30am: Nigeria vs France, ESPN2
  • 11:30am: Germany vs Canada, ESPN

Monday, June 27:

  • 8:45am: Japan vs New Zealand, ESPN
  • 11:45am: Mexico vs England, ESPN

Tuesday, June 28:

  • 8:45am: Colombia vs Sweden, ESPN
  • 11:45am: USA vs Korea DPR, ESPN

Wednesday, June 29:

  • 8:45am: Norway vs E.

2011 Women’s World Cup: ESPN Has Every Blade Of Grass Covered

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Most fans of professional women's soccer already know that today kicks off one of the biggest events in the game on the international stage. For those that have not heard that the Women's World Cup starts today, June 26th. And ESPN has it covered – literally.

Every game of the 2011 Women's World Cup takes place in Germany and every game will be broadcast live on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Why I’m Excited About the European u21 Championship

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It may seem strange to say this with no senior international tournament but, this summer promises to be one of the most exciting of recent times. Let me explain.

This week has seen the start of the European Under-21 Championships. At a time when the England team is going through something of a transformative stage and with growing calls for young blood to be given its chance, the importance of this tournament has never been greater.

Robin van Persie Claims England Stars Party Too Much

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Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie was recently quoted as saying that England's national team's recent performances are attributed to their wild, rich lifestyles.

"When I see some English footballers who are out until three in the morning, then I can only conclude that they are invariably finished at 33," said van Persie.

FIFA 12: Rooney, Kaka, Solskjaer and Benzema Share Their Stories

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For the Fall launch of FIFA 12, EA Sports has released a video that features stars such as Wayne Rooney, Kaka, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Karim Benzema and many others -- all discussing how the FIFA video game has helped them and what enjoyment they've gotten from the video game series.

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Always With The Drama, This US Men’s National Team: 2011 Gold Cup

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No one can ever accuse the U.S. Men's National Team of doing things the easy way.

Needing a win against Panama to ensure a spot in the knockout round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Americans came out inexplicably flat and ended up dropping the game, 2-1. It was the team's first loss ever in group play of the Gold Cup, the U.

Refereeing Soccer In the 21st Century: What Improvements Can Be Made

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One of the most difficult and thankless jobs in all of sports is being an referee. I spent six years refereeing high school soccer in upstate New York. One of the differences between refereeing those games and refereeing Premier League, Champions League, international matches is, obviously, the amount of coverage the game garners.

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Does International Soccer Matter Anymore?

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I grew up as a football loving boy in a sports mad family in England. I dreamt of playing for England in most of the major sports but it was always the dream of playing football for England that I would return to. This has been the staple image of young football fans in England and around the world for decades but there is a feeling that I can't escape that things are changing dramatically.