Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil would be his last, he recently announced his return to the FIFA presidential candidacy Monday in a pre-recorded interview shown at the SoccerEx conference.
Premier League 2014/15: Four ways the World Cup will change the league completely is a post from: Just Football
In 2010, Spain passed their way to a World Cup victory – defeating the Netherlands 1-0 after extra time. For many in the footballing community, the result signalled the birth of a new tactical era, establishing possession as the primary currency of the sport.
From the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA generated $4.4 billion in revenue and $2 billion profit, which are record numbers for the world soccer's governing body, according to a report by German business newspaper Handelsblatt.
The revenue figure of $4.4 billion is an increase from the $4 billion generated from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, whilst the profit remains at $2 billion, the same figure from four years ago.
The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 Colombia is a post from: Just Football
The Post-Mortem concludes now on Just Football on a positive note. We've looked at the failures and flops, now what about one of the best? After a dazzling World Cup what does the future hold for Colombia, and is this the start of a new golden era?
In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to representBrazilat their own World Cup was the worstBrazilsquad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed an assortment of flaws and frailties. Here, I'll take a look at those who made it, and those who will hopefully be called up in future.
James Rodriguez strike against Uruguay has been voted Goal of the Tournament by over four million FIFA.com users, beating out Robin van Persie's header and Tim Cahill's volley for the top honor in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Twenty-eight minutes into their Round of 16 match, Colombian midfielder Abel Aguilar looped a header towards Rodriguez, whose back was to the goal, and with just two touches the 23-year-old blasted a strike past Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
Germany may have triumphed on the pitch, but today we're concerned with crowning the champion of a more esoteric field. Which World Cup country wore the best crest? The criteria for ranking each nation's badge of honor is the quality of graphic design, uniqueness, suitability for sport, its rendering on the shirt, and how well it conveys an aspect of national identity.
It's been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we've all calmed down a bit (it might take me a bit longer), it's time to reflect on this accomplishment, how the national team got to this point and what it all really means.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was something special, not just in the amount of goals that were scored, but the quality of soccer from almost every one of the 32 teams. To make sure we don't forget any of the memorable moments, We assembled several of our favorite GIFS from the World Cup below.
One of the most sensational goals scored in the World Cup was from Robin van Persie, who scored from an amazing header.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. A sad state of affairs for England, yes, but now that we're officially in post-tournament mode there is still loads to talk about. Most of it will center around how one country got things right while the other 31 still have much work to do, or how the competition is going to impact the sport in years to come.
The 2014 World Cup might now be a thing of the past, but there were more than enough impressive performances throughout the tournament to keep fans talking for a while.
From Manuel Neuer's strong showings in goal for Germany to Arjen Robben's electric outings for the Netherlands to James Rodriguez's attention-grabbing games for Colombia, the recently-concluded World Cup had no shortage of stellar play from individuals looking to make an impact on soccer's grandest stage.
The Jermaine Jones - MLS saga is finally over. The 2014 USMNT World Cup star has signed with Major League Soccer, according to Alexi Lalas, who reported the news at halftime of today's Cascadia derby between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. After a blind draw, due to equaled interest between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, Jones ended up moving to Foxboro.
While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team's defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled with the team to Brazil, and a few scattered amongst MLS and the English Premier League, the fight for a starting birth should become very interesting during the next year.
Moussa Sissoko had a good World Cup for France in the summer, and he has been a good player and an automatic starter for Newcastle United ever since he arrived on Tyneside from Toulouse in January of 2013. Moussa Sissoko in action on Sunday And Moussa could have been the hero on Sunday, after Remy [.
We are kidding only a little bit, when we call Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul a World Cup legend, even though he only played a minute or so in normal time for Holland at the World Cup in Brazil, but his penalty shoot-out heroics for Holland against Costa Rica in the quarter finals was big news [...]
There are French reports tonight that Newcastle United have put in a new bid for 23 year-old Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. Alexandre Lacazette Lyon striker open to move toNewcastle Newcastle have been interested in Lacazette for the last six months, and Newcastle certainly need a top striker brought in before the end of August.
24-year-old French International winger Remy Cabella is back on Tyneside, and should play this weekend in the tournament to be held at Schalke 04, when we play Malaga CF on Saturday and then the hosts Schalke 04 on Sunday both games being held at theVeltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany Remy Cabella vows to give [.
There was news over the weekend that Newcastle had moved in to try to sign play-maker Clement Grenier of Lyon, a top young player who has been made available by his French club. Clement Grenier can leave Lyon But there was also news that Arsenal could still fancy Grenier, and could go after the [...]
Two years ago Alan Pardew had a good look at Fraser Forster during our pre-season games, before sanctioning a £2M move to Celtic, where he had been on loan the previous season and had played very well. Fraser Forster now worth £9M? In the two years since Fraser signed on at the Scottish powerhouse [.
Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat are expected to be joining up with their new Newcastle colleagues this week, after having a couple of weeks off after signing on at Newcastle, and they will both be taking part in the two games in Gelsenkirchen, Germany this coming weekend. Remy Cabella - under the Tyne Bridge Remy [.
When Australian manager Ange Postecoglou announced his squad for the World Cup, it did not include Newcastle's 21 year-old center-back Curtis Good, who had not recovered from a hip injury he had pickedup on March 4th, when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador, and had a really good game according to the manager.
Although Newcastle will not come out and say it officially, we are pretty sure the stretch goal for next season is a top six finish, much like we accomplished two years ago, when in the preceding summer we brought in players like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Davide Santon. Daryl Janmaat European football a [.
Brazil's ill-fated World Cup manager back in work... in Brazil! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luiz Felipe Scolari isn't the most popular man in Brazil right now, held accountable by a section of the nationalfans for the biggest demoralization of their national team in history. You surely don't need to bereminded of the game in question; a7-1 mauling by Germany, in their own World Cup.
I guess after getting annoyed and writing a negative post on the bad things of the World Cup yesterday, I should write one of the best things of the World Cup, in my personal view. 10. Seeing friends and family during this World Cup: For me this World Cup was an excuse to travel and enjoy with friends and family, and I did so shamelessly.
I am back to my dull and boring life. Without anything useful to do besides changing a flat tire on my car, I have reflected on the top ten worst things of this world cup. There was a lot of shit to consider, from the social problems in Brazil that perhaps became more prominent during the World Cup. But more directly related to the tournament these are the ten worst (and believe me, it was not
The Soccer Yanks have teamed up withAcross the Pond(@atpradio) to form Eyes On Rio; a collaborative effort to analyze, preview and showcase the return of the greatest sporting spectacle The 2014 World Cup.This is it, the last Eyes On Rio, putting a bow on Brazil.
Following Sunday's World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi's legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game's most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that's okay because he is already an iconic figure in the sport with a lot more to contribute.
The World Cup champions arrived home this morning to a heroes welcome in Berlin.
Hundreds of thousands of Germans lined the streets to witness the squad hoisting the World Cup trophy aloft, as Germany celebrates their fourth World Cup title. After landing at Berlin's Tegel airport, the squad and support staff boarded a double-decker bus to ride through the streets of Berlin towards the Brandenberg Gate.