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  • John Tortorella reiterates that U.S. team must stand for anthem

    09/07/2016 3:19:27 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 18 replies ^ | September 7, 2016 | Scott Burnside
    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- John Tortorella, the coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, isn't backing off on his comments that he'd bench any player who didn't stand for the U.S. national anthem. On Tuesday, Tortorella told ESPN: "If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game." The coach seemed taken aback Wednesday by the reaction to his comment, but he did not backtrack on his stance. "I'm not backing off," Tortorella said after the team's on-ice workout Wednesday.
  • The U.S. women’s soccer team is the world’s best. Why can’t men buy their jerseys?

    12/19/2015 9:05:44 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jim Kingman
    I stood a few rows behind the goal in Vancouver this summer when Carli Lloyd scored her hat trick in the United States Women’s National Team 5-2 World Cup win over Japan. The crowd was large, loud and star-spangled. While the USA was dominant, Carli was transcendent. Her game, especially 20 minutes in the first half, was the greatest individual performance in USA team sports history. It will likely be the most incredible and memorable sporting achievement I will witness. Like many fans, I want a jersey with LLOYD across the back. But I can’t have one. Jerseys for the...
  • Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win

    07/06/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win By Wilfred Chan, CNN July 6, 2015 So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Abby Wambach, wife Sarah Huffman share kiss after U.S. World Cup win

    07/06/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    (CNN)Before tonight, Abby Wambach had everything but the World Cup. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Stupid British vs. Japan soccer

    07/02/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by djf · 54 replies
    Alright I must have seen this clip a hundred times... a woman, dressed in white, kicks a soccer ball - it hits the bar, but then seems to go in, then bounces out. The goal is defended by a woman in a dark uniform with dark hair, I'm assuming she's Japanese. Now everyone is making a big deal of this saying she "scored her own goal" or some other BS and I'm sick of it can someone PLEASE explain to me what happened?
  • USA beats Japan 5-2, wins first Women's World Cup title since 1999

    07/05/2015 6:07:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 07/05/2015 | By Jamie Goldberg
    The U.S. Women's National Team won its first Women's World Cup title since 1999, beating Japan 5-2 Sunday. The USA is the only country to ever win three Women's World Cup titles. Check out a summary of updates from the game in the comments thread below.
  • Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | Kyle Newport
    Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again. Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. ... Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield. ... With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first American to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final
  • Women's World Cup Soccer: United States Roars Into the Final [Defeats Top-Ranked Germany]

    06/30/2015 7:27:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/30/2015 | Andrew Keh
    MONTREAL The United States advanced to the World Cup final on Tuesday with its most impressive performance in recent memory, notching a 2-0 victory over a top-ranked German team that had steamrolled its way to the semifinals. The Americans, who looked discordant in the early parts of the tournament, seem to be peaking at the perfect time. They looked harmonious and controlled play against the favored Germans for large stretches of the match at Olympic Stadium. Carli Lloyd, who had scored in the teams two previous wins, put her stamp on yet another night, scoring on a penalty kick...
  • Women's World Cup: USWNT vs Germany is last-four clash of the titans

    06/30/2015 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:47 AM ET, Tue June 30, 2015 | Chris Borg
    )It's a showdown between the two top teams in women's football -- and according to United States star Alex Morgan, it is "virtually a final." Morgan and her USWNT teammates take on favorite Germany in Montreal for a place in the Women's World Cup final against either England or Japan on July 5. It's hard to pick a winner from two nations which have each triumphed at the tournament twice -- even though the USWNT have not lifted the trophy since 1999 and Germany have won two of the last three tournaments. So far, neither team has had an entirely...
  • USMNT's Jurgen Klinsmann wishes USWNT good luck, urges support

    06/08/2015 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | Graham Watson
    U.S. mens national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a few minutes between celebrating the mens unexpected win against the Netherlands and preparation for Wednesdays game against Germany to wish the U.S. womens team good luck on its upcoming World Cup run.
  • Hope Solos half-sister, new documents reveal ugly details of domestic violence incident

    06/07/2015 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Cindy Boren June 7 at 4:26 PM
    A day before the U.S. womens national team opens its World Cup play, the sister of goalie Hope Solo has spoken up and documents reveal new details about a domestic violence incident involving the family last June. On ESPNs Outside the Lines, Mark Fainaru-Wada reports that police records, depositions and an interview with Teresa Obert, Solos half-sister and one of the alleged victims in the incident, are at odds with Solos comments on what happened on Good Morning, America, on Facebook and in a new ESPNW story. Charges against her in Kirkland, Wash., were dismissed last winter, but prosecutors have...
  • FIFA email connects Sepp Blatter to $10M, newspaper claims (Is Hillary next?)

    06/07/2015 7:50:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 6/07/15
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held "discussions" over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as payback for supporting the country's World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa's Sunday Times reported that the email from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks when the $10 million will be transferred. The newspaper said that in the email, which was not published, Valcke wrote that the $10 million was "based on discussions between FIFA and the South African...
  • Qatar to be stripped of 2022 World Cup, according to country's whistleblower

    06/06/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2015 | Nick Harris
    Qatar are likely be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, according to a former senior figure in their bid team, who turned whistleblower to expose corruption. Phaedra Almajid says the weight of evidence of wrongdoing from her and others will be so overwhelming that FIFA will be left with no option but to find another host. Almajid has been under protective custody of the FBI and she fears her safety will be compromised further if the tournament is taken away from the tiny oil-rich state, who shocked the world by winning the right to stage the 2022 event in 2010....
  • Fifa paid Irish to stop legal action over Thierry Henry handball

    06/05/2015 8:37:02 AM PDT · by safeasthebanks · 7 replies
    The BBC ^ | 06/05/2015 | BBC Website
    Fifa paid the Football Association of Ireland 5m euros (3.6m) to stop legal action after France controversially beat Ireland in a World Cup play-off.
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccers world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccers popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Russia plans to use PRISON labour to drive down the cost of World Cup

    05/26/2015 3:22:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 May 2015 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Lawmakers in Russia have announced plans to use prison labour to help drive down the cost of hosting the 2018 World Cup by forcing them to take jobs that ordinary Russians won't do. Politician Alexander Khinshtein, from the ruling United Russia party, has said he is drawing up proposals which would see inmates taken to work in factories producing materials for the games. Meanwhile Alexander Rudy, head of Russia's prison service, has said that he was keen to use prisoners for 'tasks that, let's say, wouldn't appeal to the ordinary citizen.'
  • Putin: These FIFA charges are a US plot to steal the 2018 World Cup from Russia

    05/28/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Actually, it’s the Swiss who are probing the 2018 World Cup award to Russia, and the US bid was for the 2022 World Cup that went to Qatar.  Vladimir Putin won’t let those facts get in the way of a good anti-American rant, of course. The Russian strongman publicly questioned why the US would have any interest or jurisdiction over a legal argument that doesn’t involve its own citizens, which also turns out to be … not true: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA’s affairs and hinted that it was part of an...
  • FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Face Extradition to U.S.

    05/26/2015 10:09:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. As leaders of FIFA, soccers global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, more than a dozen plain-clothed Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The officers went to the registration desk to get keys, then headed upstairs toward the hotel rooms. One FIFA official was led by the authorities from his room to a side-door exit...
  • Lindsey Vonn Ties All-Time Record for World Cup Wins, Could Break 35-Year-Old Record on Monday

    01/18/2015 10:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | Jan. 18 2015 | Pam Wright
    Lindsey Vonn has tied a 35-year-old record for most World Cup wins after winning a downhill Sunday. Sundays tie was all the sweeter after Lindsey Vonns comeback from two serious knee injuries to match Annemarie Moser-Proells record of 62 World Cup wins. Sundays win in Cortina was her third downhill win this season and the eighth of her career. Lindsey Vonns wins include 32 downhills, 20 super-Gs, three giant slaloms, two slaloms and five combined races. ... Other wins that are not included in World Cup stats include a gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and well...
  • Bangladesh Farmer Makes Huge German Flag

    07/14/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Jul 2014
    Germany has honoured a Bangladesh farmer and diehard fan for making a 3.5-kilometre-long (2.2 mile) flag of the country in support of Philipp Lahm's World Cup team, officials said on Sunday. The massive flag was on display Saturday at a stadium in the western town of Magura, which the German charge d'affaires, Ferdinand von Weyhe, visited to pay tribute to the farmer. "The 3.5-kilometre-long German flag circled the stadium four times and hundreds of people have turned up to see this amazing sight," said Ishrat Hossain, a German embassy spokeswoman. She said Von Weyhe handed the farmer, 65-year-old Amjad Hossain,...
  • Germany went easy on Brazil in second half of 7-1 World Cup pasting claims Mats Hummels

    07/14/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Joachim Low's men already lead tournament hosts 5-0 at halftime in their semi-final and agreed not to humiliate them further in the last 45 minutesGermany's players made a half-time dressing room pact not to "humiliate" Brazil ‎during their World Cup mauling. Defender Mats Hummels ‎revealed he and his teammates spoke in the dressing room in Belo Horizonte after storming into a 5-0 interval lead. They agreed not to 'show-boat', and, after their historic 7-1 semi-final win, Manchester United target Hummels explained: "We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them. "We said...
  • Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup

    07/13/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 308 replies
    Fox ^ | July 4, 2014
    RIO DE JANEIRO Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
  • Satire: GermanyAbdicates World Cup Championship; Argentina To Assume Title

    07/13/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | 7/13/2014
    BRAZILThe German National Team today stunned soccer fans across the globe with their announcement that they would abdicate the World Cup title, effective today. UEFA, the administrative body for association football in Europe and part of Asia, said today it has voted the largely unknown Argentinian National Team to assume the title of champions of the soccer world. In a statement issued today, the German National Team wrote: in todays game, subject to so many rapid changes on the pitch and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the beautiful game, in order to govern the bark of the World...
  • Camera Catches Breathtaking Shot of Sun Behind Christ the Redeemer During World Cup Final

    07/13/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 13, 2014
    Camera Catches Breathtaking Shot of Sun Behind Christ the Redeemer During World Cup Final Jul 13, 2014 By YAZHOU SUN PHOTO: . The sun sets behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janiero, July 13, 2014. ABC Breathtaking. It's the most apt description for the shot of an amazing sunset behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. The statue towers above the famed Maracan where the final was played today.
  • Mick Jagger blamed by Brazil fans for their 7-1 World Cup defeat

    07/13/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 33 replies
    NME ^ | July 9, 2014 21:54 | no byline
    Brazilian TV station dubs Stones frontman 'the biggest jinx in history' after he attended the match Mick Jagger has been blamed by a Brazilian TV station for Brazils record-breaking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany yesterday (July 8). Jagger has endured a six-game losing streak at the World Cup since 2010, by publicly endorsing countries who promptly lose. It even led to Brazil fans dressing cut-outs of The Rolling Stones singer in the colours of Chile and Colombia before their victories over those countries. But they lost when Jagger and his son Lucas attended the Germany game in Belo...
  • FIFA World Cup Championship: Germany V Argentina 3pm EDT ABC TV; Univison - Thread

    07/13/2014 7:50:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 169 replies
    FIFA World Cup Championship: Germany V Argentina 3pm EDT ABC TV; Univison - Thread
  • LeBron: World Cup final bigger than NBA finals

    07/12/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 7:56 PM EDT | Stephen Wade
    Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals. This is the highest you can get, James said Saturday, a day after announcing he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that its the world and you have so many countries here.
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match

    07/12/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/12/2014 | Duncan Irving
    Host nation Brazils miserable run of form at the World Cup continued with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in Braslia on Saturday afternoon. Any hopes of Brazil saving face at its own party evaporated within two minutes, when Thiago Silva pulled down Arjen Robben on the edge of the area. Silva, who missed the 7-1 semifinal rout against Germany through suspension and was supposed to bring stability to a shaky Brazilian backline, was lucky only to receive a yellow card for the foul. Robin van Persie made no mistake with the penalty, firing his spot...
  • Two referees at World Cup suspected of match-fixing...

    07/12/2014 5:17:33 PM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (Mail Online) ^ | 7/6/2014 | NICK HARRIS
    Two referees working at the World Cup have been identified as strong suspects in the fixing of international games, the Mail on Sunday can reveal. Sources say FIFA were informed during the current tournament that there is evidence of alleged past malpractice by at least two officials on duty. FIFA gather intelligence from associations and anti-corruption partners around the world on an ongoing basis. In recent times they have been swifter to act on intelligence than in the past. But it is understood that by the time the latest information filtered up to FIFAs security hierarchy in Brazil, the two...
  • Video Depicts North Korea Triumphing at the Group Stages of the World Cup

    07/12/2014 1:52:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 39 replies ^ | July 12, 2014 | Sean Swaby , UK Staff Writer
    Congratulations, North Korea, you made it out of the World Cup's group stages! Confused? You should be. North Korea, of course, didn't even participate in the World Cup. That didn't stop a video from being created showing celebratory images of North Korean footballers and scenes from Brazil.
  • World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi has disappointed me - Gary Lineker

    07/12/2014 10:25:39 AM PDT · by safeasthebanks · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | July 12, 2014 | Gary Lineker
    There is something not quite right with Lionel Messi at this World Cup. I am the Argentina captain's biggest fan and he is the most wonderfully gifted player since Diego Maradona but, here in Brazil, I have been disappointed with what I have seen. Some people might say there is not much wrong with Messi at all, because Argentina are in the final and he has scored four goals to help get them there. But there is no question in my mind that the Barcelona forward has become quite static on the pitch in this tournament.
  • German government spokesman: Merkel and Putin may meet on sidelines of World Cup Final

    07/11/2014 7:02:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:59am EDT | Alexandra Hudson and Annika Breidthardt
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when both attend the soccer World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, Merkels spokesman said on Friday. [] Merkel is traveling to Rio de Janeiro to see Germany play Argentina in the final, and Putin is attending because Russia will host the next World Cup in 2018.
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with LOreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • Argentinas Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus playing against the Netherlands

    07/11/2014 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 74 replies
    O ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    Javier Mascheranos game-saving slide tackle in Wednesdays World Cup semifinal match came at a heavy price. The Argentine player, who likely suffered a concussion earlier in the game, says he later tore his anus when he stopped Netherlands forward Arjen Robbens attack late in extra time. He shared the unfortunate news in a post-match press conference. A rough translation of his remarks: I do not want to be rude I tore the anus that play. Thats why I felt so much pain Its not clear whether Mascherano can (or should) play in Sundays final against Germany, but his stellar...
  • Belgian World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands modelling contract with Loreal

    07/09/2014 9:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | John DeMarzo
    Axelle Despiegelaere was just a face in the crowd, watching her Belgium football team prepare to take on Russia in a Group H World Cup game two weeks ago in Brazil. Then the 17-year-old had her photograph taken. The photo went viral, making the rounds on Twitter and ending up in newspapers all over the world.
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina Beats Netherlands on Penalties, Advancing to Final

    07/09/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | JER LONGMAN
    SO PAULO, Brazil Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it was not in gracefulness but in stark, struggling exertion. And finally, when grind and strain and labor could not bring a resolution, whimsy and caprice did. Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-2 on penalty kicks and advanced to Sundays final against...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • Bung Mokhtar Draws Ire With Hitler Tweet Congratulating Germany for Win Over Brazil

    07/09/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Rashvinjeet S. Bedi
    Controversial Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin has found himself in the firing line again, this time for linking the German football team to Adolf Hitler. After Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday morning, Bung tweeted WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER. His tweet went viral and netizens condemned Bung for being insensitive and brainless among other things. In his subsequent tweets, Bung, however, seemed unrepentant and defended himself from the derision on Twitter. He told Twitter user @Aisehman that he didnt know what was going on while he told @syazwanrahimy that he was making a...
  • Malaysian MP hails German World Cup win by praising Hitler

    07/09/2014 9:04:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | Bung Moktar Radin
    On Tuesday, Germany demolished the host nation Brazil in a 7-1 World Cup win that will go down in history. It was an astonishing victory for the Germans, and an epically humiliating loss for the Brazilians. For observers, it was at the very least remarkable.After the game, Malaysian MP Bung Mokhtar Radin, a member of the dominant United Malays National Organization, decided to tweet to congratulate Germany.He did so by congratulating Hitler. WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER... Bung Moktar Radin (@MyKinabatangan) July 8, 2014 Celebrating a man who died almost 70 years ago for his country winning a sporting event would...
  • World Cup Is A Homosexual Abomination Russian Priest

    07/09/2014 5:06:00 AM PDT · by tellw · 49 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | 7/9/2014 | anonymous
    The World Cup is a homosexual abomination, according to one angry Russian priest, who says male footballers may as well wear womens underwear and bras. Orthodox Christianity religious figure Alexander Shumsky came out with the controversial stance against the biggest single event sporting competition as it reaches the semi-final stage. Although most people might see the different types and colours of boots adorned by footballers as a good variety, Shumsky slammed the choice of footwear and claims that liberals are trying to drown traditional Christianity with football. Wearing pink and blue shoes is like wearing womens underwear or wearing a...
  • Finally: the Final Semi-Finals. Or: When Will This Nightmare End?

    07/09/2014 4:43:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Two important things you should be aware of today:1) Brazil takes a spectacular dive in the world cup; tears flow now, riots to follow.Maybe if the fans hadnt all decided to wear elf hatsthe team would have tried a little harder.Theres certainly enough blame to spread around (one of soccers virtues as I understand it) butt I blame the haters likeAnn Coulter, whos obsessed with hating on soccer: (h/t Gerard) The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles...
  • Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal: A Dark Day for Brazil

    07/08/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2014 | By Sam Borden
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final. No one could have guessed the tears would come before halftime. No one could have imagined there would be flags burning in the streets before dinner. Certainly no one could have envisioned that any Brazilian fans, watching their...
  • Brazil Fans Turn On President Amid World Cup Failure, Give Rousseff 2nd Bronx Cheer

    07/08/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 8, 2014 | By Jeff Fick
    Brazils historic meltdown in a semifinal match at FIFAs 2014 World Cup reached a fevered pitch late in the first half, when fans once again turned on President Dilma Rousseff as the target of their outrage after Germany took a 5-0 lead against the overmatched home team. In a move similar to what happened during the World Cup opening ceremony, Brazilians seated at the stadium started to chant Hey, Dilma, go get ****ed in the ***! at about the 40th minute. The chants lasted for about three minutes.
  • Brazil Fans Boo off their Fallen Heroes after Crushing 7-1 Defeat by the German Juggernaut ....

    07/08/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT · by Cecily · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 8, 2014 | Willis Robinson
    The dreams of millions of Brazilian football fans have been left in tatters as Germany beat the host nation a 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final. Spectators inside in The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte were in tears as their side succumbed to the humiliating defeat, ending dreams of a title on home soil. The side were booed off following the disappointing performance, the biggest defeat in a World Cup semi-final and Brazil's worst defeat in their history. Four goals in the space of just seven first-half minutes silenced an entire nation and the shell-shocked hosts leaving them an almost...
  • Shocker! Germany Routs World Cup Favorite Brazil 7-1, Reaches World Cup Final

    07/08/2014 2:55:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/08/2014
    Germany routed Brazil 7-1 today to reach the World Cup final, handing them its worst loss ever and breaking the hearts of millions of Brazilians. Brazil played without its injured striker Neymar, who had suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back last Friday during its quarterfinal clash against Colombia.
  • Germany v Brazil 4pm EDT thread

    07/08/2014 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Brazil V Germany
  • You Can Now Get Luis Suarez to Bite Open Your Beers With Suarez Bottle Opener

    07/06/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 27 Jun 2014
    Luis Suarezs bite on Italy star Giorgio Chiellini was one of the silliest moments of the World Cup so far, causing plenty of controversy.But now you can give Suarez something useful to bite, after an enterprising Chinese businessman decided to create the Suarez bottle opener. You can buy the item on Taobao, the Chinese version of eBay, for a bargain price of 1.56 and get the Liverpool and Uruguay striker to open your beers for you. The item is selling well with not many now left for sale, so snap yours up while you can.
  • What do Germans Think of the French?

    07/06/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 03 Jul 2014
    Germany and France will battle for a place in the semi-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil on Friday. The Local looks to Germans past and present to find out what they make of their neighbours across the Rhine. At the annual German-French Festival, taking place in Berlin's Reinickendorf district, one part of France dominated the view of Germans who The Local spoke to on Wednesday. "When I think of France, I think of Paris," said Peter Wegert, 43, who was enjoying a cold beverage while waiting for his family. Student Gamze Yildiz, 19, who was meeting with friends...
  • Brazil's Macumba Priests Ready Voodoo Dolls for World Cup

    07/05/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 05, 2014
    Voodoo dolls of Colombian star James Rodriguez, candles in Brazil colours and prayers to deities, Neymar and co are getting full support from the World Cup hosts' Afro-Brazilian religions. Before every game, Helio Sillman lights four yellow, green and blue candles in the colours of the national flag and places them in a rectangular box representing a football pitch. He places dolls inside and sends them "strength and energy," with the help of Orixas, the gods of Macumba and other religions that mix Roman Catholic and African beliefs.
  • Brazil's Neymar has broken vertebra

    07/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/4/14 | ESPN Staff
    Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil's team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra late in Friday's quarterfinal victory against Colombia.