With only hours until the World Cup draw that we've waited years for - the World Cup draw which will effectively decide your team's fate next summer - we thought it was a decent idea to offer a few tips that could come in handy while you struggle to maintain your composure.
England qualified for the World Cup, but, based on October's FIFA rankings, are unseeded. Thus, they face the very real prospect of a "Group of Death." We don't know what the future holds, but here is a close approximation, in style if not in substance, of the Three Lions' fate.
James: Hello, this is James and John again, reporting this time from Costa do Sauipe, in the lovely Southern Brazilian state of Bahia.
Une grue s'est effondrée le mercredi 27 Novembre quand il hissait un morceau de toiture de 500 tonnes. L'accident a tué deux travailleurs et a renouvelé questions sur l'état de préparation du Brésil de tenir le tournoi de football. La cause de l'accident n'est pas encore connue, mais les enquêteurs ont déclaré qu'ils considéraient une erreur humaine, un problème avec la grue, et la possibilité que terrain détrempé de pluie avait changé sous le poids.
La semaine dernière, Zahir Belounis était autorisé de revenir en France, le chapitre ultime d'une saga incroyable. Belounis, footballeur franco-algérien, est déménagé au Qatar en 2010 pour jouer pour l'équipe el Jaish. Quand el Jaish l'a loué une autre équipe, le premier club a cessé ses paiements de salaire.
A rehearsal was held for the 2014 World Cup draw taking part on Friday in Bahia, which meant a simulated draw was whipped out of the bowls or hats or whatever the hell they'll use. Judging by that draft draw, there are a lot of federations which won't be sleeping tonight. There was one Group of Death, which included Brazil, Italy, and France with Australia for the parting gifts.
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Brazuca Match Ball 2014- Adidas unveil official match ball for 2014 World Cup is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Adidas have today unveiled the official match ball for next year's 2014 football World Cup.
The official ball for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup was launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, and the Brazucaaaaaa is already rolling off everyone's tongues! You could totally ask for a 'Brazuca' tomorrow, and get a cup of coffee. Or scream 'Brazuca Bro!' right after a hi-five.
With the world's eyes turning to Brazil for this week's World Cup draw, we'll be discussing whether the country will in fact be ready to host 32 teams once next Summer comes round. After a series of missed deadlines, a tragic disaster at the stadium that's due to host the opening match of the tournament, and the country attempting to construct more stadiums than it needs to, how much of a realistic possibility is it that everything won't be completed in time?
Below is a list of all 31 teams the United States can face in the World Cup in order of how difficult a matchup each opponent would be. The rankings account for individual matchups, style of play, the tournament's location, U.S. history against the opponent and overall quality. Blue teams are seeded teams in Pot 1.
Paolo Rossi stars in a creative new World Cup TV commercial.
After getting a shave in a barber shop in Brazil, Rossi tries to pay with a credit card. It's only then that the Brazilian barber realizes that it's the Paolo Rossi, and he has flashbacks to that famous game between Italy and Brazil in the 1982 World Cup where one of the greatest Brazilian teams ever were undone by Rossi when he scored a hat trick to win the match 3-2 and send Brazil home.
Following the launch of the official World Cup ball for FIFA World Cup 2014, adidas has released a video featuring the brazuca ball. The video includes plenty of stars from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, backed by the brilliant song by The Kinks entitled All Day And All Of The Night.
I particularly love the camera angles the director used in this shoot, especially the ones where we get the perspective from the ball's point of view as if the ball is a living, breathing organism.
Adidas revealed the design of the 2014 World Cup ball tonight in a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro as the World Cup draw approaches this Friday. The name "brazuca" is reportedly an informal local term to describe the Brazilian way of life.
adidas has officially launched the 2014 FIFA World Cup match ball.
The ball, named brazuca, was named back in September 2012 following a public vote in Brazil involving 1 million football fans; the name "brazuca" is an informal local term which means "Brazilian", or to describe the Brazilian way of life.
Now that the World Cup pots have been confirmed, countries around the globe will be tuned in Friday for the official draw. Managers will now have to quell nerves and focus on preparing their staffs for the task of scouting their future opponents. With a six month preparation window, final roster tweaks and lots of prayers for the health of players will fill the minds of the likes of Vicente Del Bosque, Roy Hodgson and Jürgen Klinsmann.
FIFA today confirmed the pots for Friday's World Cup Draw. The soccer organizing committee decided to put all nine European teams as unseeded countries (rather than ranked according to their FIFA ranking) into Pot 4, with one Pot 4 team will be drawn into Pot 2.
A few weeks ago, adidas launched their World Cup 2014 campaign video with its Samba feel featuring the sights and sounds of Brazil. Now Nike today has released a brand-new video entitled "Dare To Be Brazilian," which features familiar cameos from David Luiz, Neymar, Paulinho, Thiago, Bernard and others.
The anticipation and excitement is already building for FIFA World Cup 2014. And with the destination being Brazil, it's a golden opportunity to go see the ultimate soccer tournament that's practically on your doorstep.
If you are serious about traveling to Brazil next summer to support your country's soccer team, or you want to just take in a variety of World Cup matches, now is the time to make your dreams come true — before the draw.
As previously mentioned this morning, Adidas have officially unveiled their new 'Brazuca' matchball for the 2014 Brazil World Cup this morning and, as well as giving away a free one to every Brazilian baby born today, they've also released this corking Vine video which charts every single World Cup matchball they've producedsince they first landed the gig as official suppliers at Mexico '70, and all in the space of six seconds.
England players have been familiarising themselves with the Adidas Brazuca, which is the matchball for next summer's World Cup. Skipper Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jones and Gary Cahill were among those to get their hands on the ball.
Boasting the likes of Rooney, Lampard, Terry, and others, it is difficult to fathom the lack of success for the English national soccer team. Since defeating West Germany in 1966 4-2, England has failed to win the Fifa World Cup. England has not reached the semifinal of a major tournament since Euro 1996 and in Euro 2012 they were defeated by Italy in the quarterfinals.
Pot X And The FIFA Games - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
FIFA have done it again. Just when everyone thought they had the World Cup Draw format figured out, Sepp Blatter, Michal Platini, and the bribe-accepting, cigar-smoking, ghost-whispering FIFA delegates pulled the rug out from under the feet of at least one poor European nation.
With time ahead of the 2014 World Cup running short, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has scheduled another fellow World Cup participant for his team to face following their January camp.
U.S. Soccer announced today that the USMNT will host South Korea on Sunday, Feb.
This month, World Soccer Talk marks 8 years of continuous soccer coverage. We launched World Soccer Talk (then known as EPL Talk) in November, 2005. So much has changed since then in the world of soccer, including the popularity of the sport in the country where we live — the United States of America.