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2014 World Cup Draw: USA Faces Tough Challenges in Their Group and Logistics Too

The results of the FIFA 2014 World Cup draw for its quadrennial event, to be held in Brazil next summer, poses some serious challenges to the American squad in more ways than one.

Their group is among the most difficult. It includes Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Ghana has eliminated the United States in the [...]

2011 Champions League Final: Manchester United Looking for Redemption Against Barcelona

Wembley Stadium will be a rockin’ place Saturday night as some of the world’s greatest soccer talents go toe-to-toe that could make this a classic clash of the titans – Manchester United vs. Barcelona. [...]

Russia and Qatar to Host World Cup Soccer in 2018 and 2022

Years of planning and wooing in an effort to earn the right to host soccer’s biggest event- the quadrennial World Cup culminated in Zurich today when FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter opened the envelopes to reveal Russia and Qatar as the winners based on a vote of the FIFA Executive Committee. In what has to be considered a bit of an upset, Russia, which has never hosted the World Cup, with the support of powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (in absentia) and plenty of oil money to finance new stadiums, defeated England and combined bids from Spain/Portugal and Netherlands/Belgium to earn the right to be host for 2018. [...]

2010 World Cup Final Spain vs. The Netherlands

On Sunday evening in Johannesburg’s Soccer City, one of the two greatest footballing nations never to have won the World Cup will be joining that exclusive club of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ as champions alongside Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina and France. That is correct, since the first tournament [...]

World Cup 2010 Semifinal #2 – Spain vs. Germany

For a team that was supposed to be in transition, experiencing a youth movement and without their captain, Germany, fresh off a dominating quarterfinal victory over Argentina, now faces Spain, the world’s number one ranked team in the semifinals Wednesday in Durban. [...]

World Cup 2010 – Semifinal #1 Uruguay vs. the Netherlands

Not many experts picked these two to be facing each other at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town Tuesday for the right to advance to the championship match July 11th, but Uruguay and The Netherlands have certainly earned their way to this point. [...]

Invictus

Clint Eastwood directs this drama, based on a true story, that examines the question – What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa, a nation still racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid? [...]

The Two Escobars – A Documentary Film with Dark Soccer Ties

As part of its 2010 World Cup coverage and celebrating its thirty year anniversary with its 30 for 30 film series, ESPN debuts on Tuesday a film from Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. [...]

ESPN and the Stars of Soccer at the 2010 World Cup

To help promote its biggest marketing campaign for a single event, the American cable television giant will look to illuminating the sport’s stars to draw in viewers. Here are some of the marquee names that will play throughout ESPN’s 230 hours plus coverage of all 64 matches. [...]

2010 World Cup – South Africa

For the first time in soccer’s history, its biggest event, the quadrennial World Cup, will be hosted by an African nation as South Africa will be the site of the 32-nation tournament. [...]