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  • WATCH: Trump 'Red Cards' the Media at White House FIFA Event

    08/28/2018 2:27:26 PM PDT · by PJBankard · 28 replies
    FoxNews Insider ^ | 8/28/2018 | Shepherd Smith Reporting
    President Donald Trump met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro at the White House on Tuesday to commemorate North America winning its bid for the 2026 World Cup. During their meeting, which was open to the press and broadcast on a delay on "Shepard Smith Reporting," Infantino and Cordeiro gave Trump a number of gifts to remember the occasion. Cordeiro and Infantino both gifted Trump commemorative soccer jerseys, but near the end of the photo op, Infantino reached off camera to get one last gift for Trump. He handed Trump a wallet-sized cardholder with yellow...
  • Daily Show host Trevor Noah joked that Africa won the World Cup. French ambassador not happy.

    07/20/2018 8:35:59 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jul 2018 | Bethonie Butler
    After France triumphed Sunday in the FIFA World Cup, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was ready to celebrate. “Africa won the World Cup! Africa won the World Cup!” he sang, before joking that “you don’t get that tan by hanging out in the south of France.” Noah was recognizing the multiethnic background of France’s team. It was a joke you might expect from Noah, a South African native and the son of a white father and black mother. But as Noah informed an audience recently in between scenes while filming his Comedy Central show, Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the...
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • France World Cup violence ERUPTS: 2 dead as riots break out in Paris - MILLION on streets

    07/16/2018 8:40:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 07/16/2018 | Laura Mowat
    FRENCH riot police were called in to combat violence in France as riots erupted on streets and left two fans dead hours after their football team won the World Cup in Russia. Celebrations turned to chaos in France with riots and looting as millions of French fans had been celebrating their team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. More than 500 people were arrested during the evening after the win and around 100,000 police officers were out on the streets as well as 44,000 firefighters. In the southeast city of Annecy, police reported a 50-year-old man died...
  • France: Night of Violence, Riots and Looting After World Cup Win

    07/16/2018 6:09:07 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    French celebrations over the national football team’s World Cup victory on Sunday quickly turned to violence, with street clashes, vandalism, attacks on police, and scenes of looting in cities across the country. As many as a million people had been enjoying the “good-natured atmosphere” at an event on the Champs-Élysées in Paris following France’s 4-2 win against Croatia, which ministers had hoped would bring a “great moment” of “national unity”. But by 11 pm the jubilant mood had turned to chaos, with what local media describes as “bands of thugs” launching projectiles including bottles at police, who responded by firing...
  • Trump: Congratulations to France on winning the World Cup, (and) Putin for a great World Cup

    07/15/2018 11:37:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!
  • Who are those yahoos who ran onto the field during the world cup?

    07/15/2018 9:22:03 AM PDT · by scottinoc · 26 replies
    Fox Sports
    A group of uniformed "protesters" apparently evaded the ample security during the second half of the world cup. Weird scene as they stopped the match so security could chase them down and remove them from the pitch.
  • Why is Croatia, with a population of only 4 million, so good at Soccer?

    07/14/2018 6:37:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 111 replies
    I-news UK ^ | Jul 2018
    How is it that four million Croats could build a team good enough to make it to the World Cup final, beating Argentina (43 million), England (53 million) and hosts Russia (144 million) along the way? The country famously didn’t even exist the last time England made it to a World Cup semi-final in 1990. The country declared independence in 1991, but was embroiled in the war in the Balkans as Yugoslavia split for several years. Most Croats were living in what is now Croatia, but a large minority existed in what are now Serbia and Bosnia especially. What ensued...
  • Russian World Cup Hailed as “Best Ever”.....

    07/13/2018 8:08:50 PM PDT · by caww · 49 replies
    EurasiaFuture ^ | 7/13/2018 | Adam Garrie
    The President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino has praised the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia as the most successful in history. “Since [a] couple of years I was saying that this would be the best World Cup ever; today I can say it with even more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever. Thank you Russia!”....... FIFA’s head also stated,......“The legacy of this World Cup will put Russia on the top of the countries in terms of football around the world”. The presence of teams...
  • FIFA Warns Networks to Stop Focusing on Women in World Cup Stands

    07/13/2018 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 161 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 07/12/2018 | staff
    The head of diversity at FIFA has warned the soccer organization’s broadcasting partners to stop zooming in on “hot women” in the crowd at World Cup matches. Speaking before yesterday’s match between Croatia and England about FIFA’s anti-discrimination program in Russia, diversity boss Federico Addiechi said eliminating those type of shots is part of the “natural evolution” of broadcasts.
  • AP PHOTOS: Croatia’s resolve overcomes England’s youth

    07/11/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    MOSCOW (AP) England and France. The two youngest teams in the World Cup, destined to meet in the final after a parade of greater soccer nations with veteran stars had gone home. France did its part Tuesday by beating Belgium, a more experienced side loaded with talent, and five minutes into Wednesday’s match against Croatia, England was following the same script. For the second straight game, an English player scored his first international goal in a World Cup knockout match, this time Kieran Trippier sending a sweet free kick into Croatia’s net.
  • Maguire, Alli Head England to First World Cup Semifinal Since 1990

    07/07/2018 9:02:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    SI ^ | July 7,2018 | Ave Creditor
    t had been nearly 30 years since England reached the World Cup semifinals, but the Three Lions are on their way to the final four in Russia. England beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara on headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli and timely saves by Jordan Pickford, comfortably securing their place in the semifinals, where it will play either host Russia or Croatia on Wednesday. England, riding the high of winning a penalty kick shootout at the World Cup for the first time after besting Colombia in the round of 16, is in its first semifinal since 1990, while Sweden...
  • The Latest: Fan detained after "England" inscribed on statue

    07/05/2018 1:57:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    MOSCOW — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of the statue of former Spartak Moscow player Fyodor Cherenkov, who died in 2014, with the word "England" inscribed in red across the chest. Police say that an investigation is under way and "as a result of the measures taken by police, the individual who committed this act has been...
  • Soccer and the Metric System (old article in light of World Cup)

    07/03/2018 5:43:32 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | June 15, 2010 | Jay Nordlinger
    When I was coming of age, soccer was pushed on us, and so was the metric system — and for the same reason: The rest of the world did it; America was stubborn and behind, in its rejection of those things. America held on to this screwy imperial — imperialist! — system: feet and yards, pints and gallons. The rest of the world had this elegant and logical and non-imperialist — non-British! — system. America had its brutish sports: football, in particular. We needed to embrace the real football, soccer, played by thin, small, virtuous Third Worlders, who had no...
  • Russia's World Cup Team Bucks Multiethnicity Seen On Swiss, Other Teams

    07/03/2018 3:12:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 30, 2018 | Pete Baumgartner
    While there is a splash of ethnic diversity on virtually every team playing in soccer's 2018 Russia World Cup, many cite the Swiss national team for setting the standard for being multicultural. Known affectionally by its fans in Switzerland as "the Nati," 14 of the 23 members of the Swiss team were either born outside of Switzerland or are "secondos" -- a word used by the Swiss to denote the offspring of immigrants. Switzerland is not the only team that came to the World Cup in Russia with a sizable portion of players from the country's migrant or ethnic minority...
  • octopus - who correctly predicted every outcome of Japan's World Cup group matches - ... eaten

    07/02/2018 12:20:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 July 2018
    FULL TITLE: The one result he didn't see coming: Rabiot the octopus - who correctly predicted every outcome of Japan's World Cup group matches - is chopped up and eaten before knockout stages An octopus who had predicted all three of Japan's group stage results at the World Cup has been turned into seafood.  Rabiot, a giant Pacific octopus, correctly tipped the result of Japan's games against Colombia, Poland and Senegal, but will not have the chance to predict the team's results in the knockout stages.  Despite his 100 per cent record so far Rabiot, who was caught in Obira,...
  • Mexico Falls Again in World Cup Round of 16 With 2-0 Loss to Brazil

    07/02/2018 12:07:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/02/2018
    The result, Mexico’s fifth defeat to Brazil at a World Cup, means that for the seventh successive tournament El Tri has been knocked out in the last 16
  • World Cup memes: Oprah announces she's rooting for Mexico

    07/02/2018 2:20:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 7/1/18 | GAEL FASHINGBAUER COOPER
    And YOU get a goal! And YOU get a goal! The talk-show queen made a video supporting El Tri. Plus: Lots and lots of penalty kicks. World Cup watchers, are you on the Mexico bandwagon yet? Make room for talk show legend Oprah Winfrey, who announced in an Instagram video on Sunday that she's rooting for El Tri.
  • Russia stun Spain with penalty shootout win to reach quarter finals

    07/01/2018 1:08:15 PM PDT · by xp38 · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 1 2018 | Sam Wallace
    It started as one of Spain’s typical grand passing rondos, it grew over 90 minutes and then 120 into one of the biggest mountains of possession amassed since World Cup records began, and by the end it felt like this great generation of players had run out of fresh ideas. This was the remnants of the great world champions of 2010 passing the ball 1,114 times in a match but unable to score more goals than a Russia team who refused to be passed to death in the way that so many opponents have in the past. By the end...
  • Brazilian football fan dies after slicing open her THROAT when she fell on her wine glass ...

    06/29/2018 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 29th June 2018, 2:43 pm | By Phoebe Cooke
    Friends were unable to save the 30-year-old, who warned that 'accidents do happen' in her final written Facebook post A BRAZILIAN football fan has died after slicing open her THROAT when she fell on her wine glass while celebrating her team's victory against Serbia. Tamra Maiochi suffered the freak accident just as the referee blew the whistle after the game on Wednesday, which sent Neymar and his teammates through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Russia. Tamra Maiochi suffered the freak accident as she was celebrating Brazil's win over Serbia The 30-year-old had been watching the crucial...