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Brazil stadium delays affect seat numbers

FIFA unsure of seat numbers for World Cup, even though Brazil has had seven years to prepare for the event.

Nike Unveils New Images of World Cup Shirts: Soccer Eye-Candy [PHOTOS]

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Nike has released several new images of the national team shirts for World Cup 2014 that are beautifully photographed and look like they belong in an art gallery more than a soccer shop. The photography, some of it verging on … Continue reading ? Nike Unveils New Images of World Cup Shirts: Soccer Eye-Candy [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

2014 World Cup Tactics Board: Analysing Fernando Santos' Greece

Welcome back to the latest edition of our World Cup tactics board, where we look at each nation in turn who has qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This time around we've got Euro 2004 winners Greece in our sights, who qualified...Show More Summary

WATCH Kobe Bryant In New World Cup TV Commercial, Wearing a USMNT Jersey [VIDEO]

5 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant stars in a brand-new World Cup TV commercial, and proudly wears the USMNT World Cup jersey. The video takes Bryant back to his days growing up in Italy learning the game of soccer, and how … Continue reading ? WATCH Kobe Bryant In New World Cup TV Commercial, Wearing a USMNT Jersey [VIDEO] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Spain's World Cup song features Xavi, Casillas, Costa, Alba and Azpilicueta

Nobody asked for this. NOBODY. The World Cup is a time for celebration, drinking, sport and horrible music. No, not Pitbull, he is the exception. ¡Dale! And nothing makes for worse music than songs written for teams and given a terrible...Show More Summary

Have You Noticed How The 2014 FIFA World Cup Logo Looks Like A Facepalm?

7 hours agoSports : With Leather

With2014FIFAWorldCupactionjustafewmonthsawayandtheUnitedStatesmenpoisedtowineverysinglematch enroutetothemostdominantandawesometeamperformanceinsoccerhistory–youhearditherefirst–itwasaboutdarntimethatthefolksattheIntergalacticSoccerCommission,orwhateverit’scalled,releasedtheevent’snewlogo.

20 Players to Make International Choices as Januzaj Eyes Belgium World Cup Squad

Adnan Januzaj has ended speculation about his international future, having previously been eligible to play for up to six nations through his birth place, parents' and grand-parents' heritage and, in the future, for England if he remained...Show More Summary

World Cup teams have some strange demands

You can't expect France to win a World Cup with bar soap. The World Cup is a really big deal and really big deals come with really big demands. And by big we mean weird. France, for example, require that the soap in all rooms be liquid soap, not bar soap. Show More Summary

Xavi plays the drums, Diego Costa jams the bongos in Spain’s World Cup Song ‘Buena Energia’ [Video]

Spain have got music groups Iberdrola and Maldita Nerea on board for their official World Cup song. The result is a pretty insipid and harmless pop track, that definitely ain’t going to set the world alight, much less knock Pitbull off his perch. Plenty of La Roja players feature in the video, with Xavi playing [...]

Strange World Cup Requests Revealed

Superstitions are one thing; ridiculous demands are another. Brazilian tabloid Lance have obtained an apparent — and very strange — list of requests made by Brazil-bound countries for the World Cup. Some are somewhat normal, while others are completely bizarre. Show More Summary

Brazil's 'Bin Laden-Themed Bar' Craze Raising Eyebrows Ahead of World Cup

“I can’t stand violence... but this was great for business," says Francisco Elder Braga Fernandes, a man famous in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for being the proprietor of "Bar do Bin Laden," which is exactly what it sounds like. Fernandes is one of a number of Brazilians capitalizing on the bizarrely popular trend of Osama bin Laden-themed bars. Show More Summary

25 Storylines No One Is Talking About Ahead of World Cup

The World Cup is almost upon us. Less than two months remain before the big kick-off on June 12, when hosts Brazil start their bid to lift a sixth trophy in the curtain-raiser against Croatia. The question of whether the hosts or indeed any other side will win the biggest title in football is obviously the biggest story of the World Cup. Show More Summary

FUND THIS: Olympic Favela photobook

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

Olympic Favela, a book of photography by out artist Marc Ohrem-Leclef, portrays Rio's favela residents who face being displaced as the World Cup and Olympic juggernauts come to town read more

Will the 2014 World Cup Be a Hit and Should We Care?

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

We’re officially in striking distance of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A decent enough hamstring strain has the potential to linger into the opening group stage games at this point. One of the traditions around World Cup years in … Continue reading ? Will the 2014 World Cup Be a Hit and Should We Care? is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Brazil’s World Cup gets a red card on the environment

Between razing the Amazon for a stadium and promising a mondo carbon footprint, Brazil's World Cup is shaping up to be a no gol for the environment.

World Cup sparks change as soccer puts chink in Qatari segregation

By James M. Dorsey Qatar is employing soccer to put a significant first chip in the Chinese wall that segregates its minority citizenry from its majority foreign labour and expatriate population. The move that Qatari officials say is...Show More Summary

Brazil's World Cup Logo Sure Looks Like Someone Facepalming

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup, chatter over whether it's prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn't help: The event's logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet's favorite way to express disgust, shame, or embarrassment—the ol' facepalm. Read more...

World Popular Resistance Clippings 24/4/2014

Security forces prepare for World Cup in a restive Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO — Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup. The Brazilian military also has a contingency plan [...]

Nico’s Story

Nico Calabria was born without his right leg or hip, but that didn’t stop him from playing soccer competitively. You’re dead inside if this ad for Powerade doesn’t give you the feels. Support Nico’s dream of playing World Cup soccer here.

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