Camera crews from Budweiser went out into the streets around the world last week to interview the fans and their reaction to the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw.
In the United States, an average of 489,000 viewers tuned into the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw on ESPN2. What wasn't included in that number were the tens of thousands of soccer fans across the United States who watched the draw in their local bar or pub.
Last Friday's Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media.
The audience grew by 34 percent in viewers and 14 percent in households over the previous high for a World Cup Draw on ESPN's networks.
A photograph of Mexico's away/change shirt for FIFA World Cup 2014 has been leaked on the Internet.
Mexico's away shirt for Brazil 2014 is a bright orange shirt with black trim. The distinctive-colored shirt looks like something that the Netherlands would wear, but El Tri will be wearing it in 2014 as their change shirt.
With the US being drawn into the group of death for next summer's World Cup, I understand many people's view that they will not make it out of the group. Being drawn into the group of death may actually come as a blessing in disguise for the USMNT, as it could be an open group where anything can happen.
A photograph of Argentina's away shirt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been leaked on the Internet.
The design of Argentina's new away shirt features the familiar navy blue and white at the very top of the shirt, but then changes color to feature a combination of different shades of blue in a hooped design.
It should come as little surprise that the World Cup groups are unbalanced. As I mentioned in a previous article, the lack of balance in place of geographical parity has led to groups that will either excite or bore depending on the country you most want to watch. What follows is a quick calculation to illustrate the lack of group parity, to evaluate group strength and to determine the true Group(s) of Death, plus to provide some insight on what to expect next summer.
The United States have been drawn into a "Group of Death" in the 2014 World Cup. The storylines are plentiful. The USA faces Ghana yet again, this time in its opening match of Group G. The previous two World Cups for the United States have ended after losses to the Ghanaians.
In 2002, the USA under Bruce Arena stunned the world with an opening group game victory over the heavily favored Portuguese.
Favela and 'Canary Soccer Shirts' Photography: Brazil Contemporary Rotterdam/Wikimedia Commons
With all of the recent conversation about favela destruction, drug gang violence, and a supposed World Cup of Terror in the running up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, one very unexpected Dutch immigrant is providing a ray of hope to many of the impoverished children in the favelas, through the game of football.
Lifting Cups and Groups of Death - AFR Voice Ep.18
In the last week, football in the US has received its fair share of drama – the national team was drawn in a ‘Group of death' for the 2014 World Cup and we witnessed one of the most dramatic MLS Cup finals in recent memory.
Le post de Becca sur les stades au Brésil me fait rappeler du mon voyage l'Afrique du Sud et du grand problème dont les grands stades de la Coupe de Monde posent aux pays organisateurs: que ferons-nous avec les stades après la Coupe de Monde?
Dans l'été de 2011, j'ai habité Durban, Afrique du Sud pendant trois mois avec DukeEngage (un programme sponsorisé par l'université).
Putting managers and footballers near journalists is always done with the best of intentions, but in an era where news moves through the cosmos at an unbelievable pace, players and coaches stick to a fairly predictable script when responding to any type of question from the press.
Two women and a male accomplice stormed a German TV talk show today, disrupting the program and shouting "Boycott FIFA mafia" over and over again in front of the TV cameras on live TV.
The activists were protesting the working conditions in Qatar. The country has come under a lot of criticism after media reports revealed that many of the workers that are building the infrastructure for World Cup 2022 are working in slave conditions.
Riots erupted Sunday night in Sao Pablo in a match between Athletico PR and Vasco de Gama, leaving many World Cup fans concerned about the safety in the stadiums for next summer's tournament. One man was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition, while 3 others are being charged with attempted murder.
Despite football,s massive popularity in the world, the world's four largest countries by population are, for the most part, quite disinterested in the game. The Chinese prefer basketball, the Indian are obsessed with Cricket, while United States has it's Big 4 sports (Basketball, Baseball, American Football and Ice Hockey), while Indonesia loves its Badminton.
Le moment est enfin arrivé – Juste hier, le finale tirage au sort de la Coupe du Monde 2014 très attendu était annoncé. Bien sûr, comme chaque Coupe du Monde, il y avait beaucoup de conversation en regardant la probabilité de chaque pays d'avancer dans leur groupe...
C'est le 8ème consecutive finale de la Coupe du Monde pour la République de Corée, mais il n'y était pas un parcours facile d'avancer au finale tirage ce temps.
The soccersphere in the US is a pretty depressed (and depressing) place. Why? Well, the US got a pretty tough draw in the World Cup: Ghana, Germany, and Portugal. It's been dubbed a Group of Death even though ESPN stats guru Nate Silver gives the US a 39% chance of advancing, about even with Portugal.
In Germany, Klinsmann Faces The Monster He Built - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The best kind of questions asked in press events with football managers leave no room, no backdoor for a clichéd escape. The best kind of questions are poignant, unobvious, and make even the person answering the question think.
Ivory Coast are reportedly planning to offer Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry a spot in their World Cup squad in a bid to convince him to commit his international future to them. The 18-year-old is a Germany youth international and has been mentioned by senior coach Joachim Low in terms of a full call-up.
Budweiser is a huge player in sports and sports advertising. With the World Cup on the near horizon, we thought we would run an interview from June with Camilo Durana, Budweiser's Global Director, Budweiser Sports and Entertainment was kind enough to share a few thoughts about the current Man of the Match Program and Budweiser's promotional efforts around the world of soccer.
Sandro has offered England players his sympathy ahead of their trip to Manaus to face Italy in next summer's World Cup. The Brazil international had never played in the 80 per cent humidity of the Amazonian city, so he was only able to wish Roy Hodgson's men good luck for the game. The Tottenham midfielder [.
The World Cup draw has been drawn. Teams now know their adversaries. More intriguingly, they also know the stadium location of each of their first three games. Not surprisingly, in a country as big as Brazil many teams have to travel more than others. Of course, you ask why did they set up their home base cities before the draw (as opposed to Croatia)?
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Video Puskas Award 2013 Finalists- Best goal- Ibrahimovic Matic Neymar is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The list of contenders for the 2013 Puskas Award (Best goal) has been trimmed to three- Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal vs England for Sweden, Nemanja Matic's goal vs Porto for Benfica and Neymar's goal against [.
The Brazilian league season culminated in scenes of utter, utter carnage yesterday as reigning champions Fluminense were relegated from Serie A on the final day along with fellow 'big club' Vasco da Gama, whose game againstAtletico Paranaense had to be delayed for just over an hour due to a serious bout of crowd violence in the terraces.
Major League Soccer is bringing a little bit of the World Cup to North America
Starting next March, MLS will be using the official 2014 FIFA World Cup ball, the Brazuca, as their official game ball for the 2014 season. According to MLSSoccer.com, MLS will become the first league in the world to use the Brazuca in an official match.