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The 1954 World Cup in Soccer in Sun and Shadow

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The 1954 World Cup between Germany and Hungary was historic for several reasons. It was Germany's first (but certainly not its last) World Cup title and it was the first instance in postwar West Germany that Germans could feel proud of feeling proud of being German. As Eduardo Galeano mentions in his timeline-fashioned book, Soccer in Sun and Shadow (2003), Hungary had been the favorite.

Video: How Man Utd’s Daley Blind won the World Cup for Germany

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Journalist Simon Kuper has detailed how Manchester United's Daley Blind unwittingly helped Germany to win last summer's World Cup. While...

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The Role of Substitutes

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It's no secret that every athlete wants to maximize the time they are able to play the sport they love. And what is the best way to maximize time on the pitch? Starting the game and controlling your level of play.After all, who wants to spendtime on the bench, especially in the context of professional soccer wherethere are strict rules relating to substitutions?

Eden Hazard & Erik Lamela the world’s best, Luis Suarez at West Brom! The football world in 2042 as told through Football Manager: Part II

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Northampton Town in the Premier League, Aguero the World Cup-winning manager! The football world in 2042 as told through Football Manager: Part I

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Grant Wahl: segundo álbum Panini y primer juego de fantasía para la WWC 2015

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A menos de 3 meses del inicio de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol Femenino (WWC por sus siglas en inglés) Canadá 2015, los equipos se siguen preparando. Estados Unidos, No. 2a nivel mundial, se vengó de la derrota que sufrió ante Francia, No. 3, en el amistoso que disputaron en Lorient el pasado 8 de febrero, y le arrebató la Copa Algarve al ganarle 2-0 en la final este miércoles.

FIFA

Greed, Graft, FIFA and….Hope?

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Textbooks. Don't they smell nice? What with all that paper and ink and stuff. I remember when I was a student and had them. I also read a few. In fact, I studied Economics and recall vividly lots of convoluted hypothetical situations and painful historical analogies that purported to support different theories.

¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

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¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

por Andrew Bihl

Nota: Este ensayo fue escrito en11/03/14. Debido a esto, cualquiera información más reciente no está incluido.

En 2010, FIFA eligió a Qatar para anfitrión de la Copa del Mundo de 2022.

Campaigning for the FIFA presidency

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The FIFA presidential campaigns focus on the World Cup almost exclusively as they build support for the 65th FIFA Congress. Read More

USMNT v Mexico

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"For just the second time in 2015, the U.S. MNT is back on U.S. soil, where it has gone unbeaten in its last 20 matches. Now the team is set for 64th edition of the USA-Mexico rivalry, presented by AT&T, on Wednesday, April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Soccer News: US pressure on FIFA

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Brian McBride talks about USMNT tactics and US senators appeal to FIFA in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

MLS Power Rankings, Week 4: No breaks in MLS

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With so many players on international duty and a full MLS schedule, it's hard to gauge this week's power rankings. Who rises and who falls?

While most of the rest of the world's soccer leagues stopped for the FIFA international fixture window, Major League Soccer said, "Take a break? Nah." With all 20 teams in action, the league saw several of its stars out on international duty while their club teams carried on in their absence.

Will FIFA Regret a Qatar World Cup?

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Since FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup will be held in the winter with the final scheduled for December 18th, many questions have been raised about what will this mean for the soccer world.

When Qatar initially launched the bid to host the 2022 World Cup in 2009, there were already a lot of concerned evaluation reports about the temperature conditions and safety conditions for both players and laborers.

FIFA’s Overpowering Control

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Today in class we discussed how FIFA, as a governing body where regular fans don't really have any say in it (we can't vote, for example), seems to control everything regarding the world of soccer. When discussing the 2022 Qatar World Cup, it looks likeFIFA is forcing leagues to work around whichever schedule they decide for the tournament winter or summer.

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

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FIFAhasdisclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day.

The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter one is essentially focused on the climate in Qatar.

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

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FIFAhasdisclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day.

The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter one is essentially focused on the climate in Qatar.

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 0 – Jamaica 0 (5-4 pen)

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The USMNT advanced on penalties over Jamaica to take one of the four CONCACAF qualifying spots in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Read More

Officially The ‘Worst Team In The World’, Bhutan Play First Ever World Cup Qualifying Game…And Win!

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By Chris Wright

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Despite being ranked as the 209th best international side in a field of 209 sides, Bhutan recordeda remarkable shock win to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flyer!

Having only joined FIFA in 2000, Bhutan are currently officially rankedthe worst team in the world yet still managed to battle their way to a 1-0 victory over Sri Lanka who are perched a lofty 36 rungs higher on FIFA's ranking ladder in their first ever World Cup qualifying fixture in Colombo on Thursday.

Soccer News: Selling soccer at Yankee Stadium

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NYCFC is selling the 400 level at Yankee Stadium, meaning another chance for a full stadium this weekend in MLS. Read More

U.S. Women's National Team

Welcome to the Jungle, eh.

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While I slept, the USWNT's 23-lady World Cup squad was announced. In case you missed it, here 'tis, along with reaction from coach Jill Ellis and the players chosen to rep us in Canada come June.Folks, this is a properly scary group on paper. It says here we will finally raise our first WWC trophy since 1999 at the end of it all.

USWNT vs. New Zealand TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup, and gamethread

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The USWNT take on New Zealand in their last game before coach Jill Ellis makes her final roster cuts for this summer's World Cup.

Less than a month ago, the USWNT managed to win the Algarve Cup despite continuing question marks about their performance. Then, Abby Wambach announced she's not playing in the NWSL this year (and then she and Sydney Leroux swapped NWSL teams).

T-Minus 70 Days to Canada

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The USWNT have officially entered business mode. Our ladies have not raised the trophy since 1999, making but one of the last three finals. Is this the group that can claim our third title? - Greg Seltzer

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Colombia 2015 Women’s World Cup adidas Home Jersey

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The home jersey that Colombia will wear at FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Canada is [...]

Germany

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Winners of the 2003 and 2007 FIFA women's world cup, the Germany women's national team is seeking to win its third trophy at the 2015 FIFA women's world cup. Germany will be entering the 2015 world cup ranked as the number 1 team in the world and have never ranked lower than 3 in the national FIFA women's rankings.

Germany 2015 Women’s World Cup adidas Home Kit

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The Deutscher Fußball-Bund and adidas have launched the primary kit that will be worn by [...]

United States Men's National Team

Another White Elephant?

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Since his announcement as manager way back in 2011, Juergen Klinsmann has espoused a core tenant of bolstering the development process of American talent, domestically and abroad. Part of his program has most certainly been to encourage the rising stars of American soccer to ply their trade overseas, where coaching,.

USMNT U-17s Q&A with Fox Sports’ Keith Costigan

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Charles Boehm interviews Fox soccer commentator Keith Costigan about the USMNT U-17s who qualified for the 2015 World Cup. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 2- Honduras 2

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The USMNT drew 2-2 with Honduras in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, staying top of the table with one game remaining in Group A. Read More

Literarlly

A Platonic Symposium on the Essence of International Friendlies

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"To be or not to be", that is not the question. If you are reading this, you exist. Whether you like that or not, that's your own issue. Rather, the pertinent question is: why do international friendlies exist? What comprises their very essence? Luckily, through a time and space warp continuum, great past philosophers & poets & writers recently met in a modern setting, drank some wine, and discussed a similar issue plaguing Greece thousands of years ago: non-Olympic friendlies between athletes.

The World’s Best International Players as Judged by Similarility of Names to Literary Figures

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Some famous literary heavyweights loved the sport of soccer. For example, French philosopher Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, enjoyed him some football. While some snooty intellectuals such as Borges viewed it as the opiate of the masses, others have applauded and embraced the artistry of a fine first touch.

Holland National Team

Netherlands away shirt for 2015 [PHOTOS]

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Nike captured the spirit and distinctly Dutch style of the Holland National Team with the debut of the federation's 2015-16 away jersey. The white jersey with orange highlights is evocative of the speed, boundless energy and total football that's made Holland one of the most-watched and influential teams in the world.

Netherlands away shirt for 2015 [PHOTOS]

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Nike captured the spirit and distinctly Dutch style of the Holland National Team with the debut of the federation's 2015-16 away jersey. The white jersey with orange highlights is evocative of the speed, boundless energy and total football that's made Holland one of the most-watched and influential teams in the world.

The Rest

Das Wunder von Bern

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Der Film Das Wunder von Bern (2003) handelt vom Granatenschock. In den Film kommt ein Vater von dem Weltkrieg zurück. Er ist in Streit mit jede in seine Familie, seine Frau, Töchter und zwei Söhnen. Seinen am jüngsten Sohn hatte die meistens Probleme und dem am schlechtesten Verhältnis mit ihm.

Zinedine Zidane: La race dans le foot

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Apres avoir lu 8 juillet 1998 écrit par Lilian Thuram et le commentaire écrit par Tomas sur ce livre, je suis inspiré d'écrire un poste assez similaire sur un autre membre de cette équipe: Zinedine Zidane. Pour ceux qui ne savaient pas les détails de la Coupe du Monde en 1998, il était l'événement la plus célébré dans l'histoire du football française.

Women’s World Cup: USA Captain Abby Wambach Says 2011 Final Loss To Japan Still Stings

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USA Women's team captain and taliswoman Abby Wambach has admitted that losing the 2011 World Cup final to Japan still haunts her to this very day.

"I have my silver medal in my closet and I see it very often. It's a reminder of what I didn't get," Wambach, 34, said in an interview published on FIFA.

World Cup 2018: India take first step on long road to Russia with Nepal victory

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The World Cup and the Dirty War

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In 1978, Argentina hosted the World Cup in the midst of a period of tremendous political repression. Grant Farred's book Long Distance Love tells this story, and reflects on what it means for the way we think about politics and football. More recently, this 2014 piece by Wright Thompson offers a remarkable account of the co-existence of the World Cup & torture, with a number of testimonies by victims.

USA U-17 team one win away from the World Cup

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The USA U-17 team is one win away from qualifying for the U-17 World Cup as they currently lead Group A for the automatic berth toChile later this year. The U-17 USMNT has beatenGuatemala, Cuba, and Trinidad & Tobago, and drew with Honduras to set up a final group stage match withJamaica, who is currently third in the group.

£350m Down The Toilet: Brazil’s Most Expensive World Cup Stadium Currently Being Used As Bus Depot

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In a revelation that shouldn't come as a shock to anybody, it's been revealed that the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, the Estadio Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, is currently being used as a bus depot.

According to official estimates, the 72,000-seater stadium cost approximately £350million to build, making it the second most expensive football stadium of all time (behind Wembley).