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World Cup 2014: Fixture, Match Odds, Predictions, Updated Bracket for Day 31

Two days remain at the 2014 World Cup. Up first, the maligned third-place game, which features the host nation of Brazil squaring off with the Netherlands. The match is considered a consolation for the semifinal losers, though it rarely receives glowing reviews. "They can keep it. Show More Summary

10 Things to Watch out for in Chelsea's Pre-Season Tour

Chelsea returned to pre -season training this week as Jose Mourinho and his players started preparations for their assault on the 2014/15 Premier League campaign. There were some notable absentees on the first day back as those players...Show More Summary

Third Place World Cup Game Between Netherlands-Brazil is Completely Meaningless

14 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

I hate to burst the bubble of Brazil fans and South Americans looking forward to watching Saturday’s Third Place Final between Netherlands and Brazil, but most of the world couldn’t care about the game. The game is a glorified friendly, … Continue reading ? Third Place World Cup Game Between Netherlands-Brazil is Completely Meaningless is a post from World Soccer Talk.

The five most bittersweet moments of the World Cup

The World Cup was filled with a lot of triumphant moments, such as when U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard broke a World Cup record and made an amazing 15 saves during the team’s round-of-16 match against Belgium. The American side ultimately lost, but the magic of Howard’s tremendous effort made the defeate feel a whole lot better. But […]

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria warns FIFA that they will bomb 2022 World Cup in letter to Sepp Blatter [Qatar Chronicle]

As if Qatar’s 2022 World Cup didn’t have enough problems amid the corruption and bribery scandal, the suffocating humidity, and the human rights violations, it now has a terrorist threat to contend with. The Qatar Chronicle report that the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have written a letter to FIFA’s President, Sepp Blatter, [...]

Strengthening Defence More Important for Liverpool Than Replacing Luis Suarez

So after a good few weeks of speculation, it's finally official: Luis Suarez has left Liverpool to sign for Barcelona, as confirmed by BBC Sport, for a fee of about £75 million. As Liverpool fans across the world start to come to terms...Show More Summary

Twitter Reacts: Howard and Ochoa omitted from World Cup Golden Gloves shortlist

14 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Twitter Reacts: Howard and Ochoa omitted from World Cup Golden Gloves shortlist - originally posted on USA goalkeeper Tim Howard and Mexico shotstopper Guillermo Ochoa have been left out of the three-man shortlist for the coveted Golden Gloves award for best keeper of the World Cup. Show More Summary

Manchester United hold talks with Arturo Vidal’s agent with view to £35million move from Juventus [Daily Mail]

Manchester United’s promising transfer window is continues in full flow, with Juvenuts’ Arturo Vidal as Louis van Gaal’s next target. The Daily Mail claim that Manchester United held talks with the player’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, on Friday afternoon, with view to a £35million transfer deal. Show More Summary

James Rodriguez Transfer Rumours: Latest Gossip Surrounding Monaco Star

Colombia's James Rodriguez has been the breakout star at the 2014 World Cup. Many of the world's top clubs took notice, particularly Real Madrid. According to (h/t Marca), Los Blancos are quite interested in the MonacoShow More Summary

World Cup Bracket 2014: Odds, Predictions for Brazil vs. Netherlands on Day 31

Brazil and the Netherlands enter the 2014 FIFA World Cup third-place playoff with shared disappointment. Both nations missed the final, but the emotional responses of the two squads may be very different. The Dutch will feel the anguish of coming as close as a penalty shootout to besting Argentina and reaching the final. Show More Summary

Can MLS Develop USMNT Players Capable of Making a Deep World Cup Run?

As exciting as the 2014 World Cup was for United States men's national team fans, the harsh reality is that the team advanced no further than it did in 2010. Even more depressingly, the team's 2-1 loss to Belgium in the round of 16 in...Show More Summary

AC Milan Complete Transfer of France Defender Adil Rami from Valencia

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Adil Rami from Valencia, as the Serie A club's official Twitter timeline announced on Saturday. The central defender has penned a deal which will keep him at the San Siro Stadium until 2017 after...Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Makes Fun of Argentina and Germany Players On Late Night TV [VIDEO]

15 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Comedian Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, made fun of the Germany and Argentina players during one of his monologues on Friday night. Fallon created several fictitious awards that FIFA would be giving out, such as “Best Listener,”...Show More Summary

Arsenal Will Win Premier League Because Players Want to Play for Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have moved quickly to pull off one of the transfer coups of the summer by signing Alexis Sanchez from FC Barcelona. The capture should see the Gunners challenge for the title next season. However, if truth be told, the most significant...Show More Summary

HOW? Robert Lewandowski scores incredible double-flick golazo at Bayern Munich training [Vine]

With no World Cup to worry about, Robert Lewandowski reported for Bayern Munich’s pre-season training schedule all bright-eyed and bushy tailed. The Polish striker looks in brilliant shape as Bayern get started, while waiting for their German internationals to return from the World Cup in a couple of weeks time. And he showed he’s not [...]

Sunderland Unveil Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

15 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sunderland have unveiled their home shirt for the 2014/15 season. The challenge with a Sunderland home shirt is how do you differentiate it every season while making sure it retains the red and white stripes. In this year’s design by … Continue reading ? Sunderland Unveil Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

World Cup Roundup: Scolari set to keep Brazil job despite Germany horror show

15 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

World Cup Roundup: Scolari set to keep Brazil job despite Germany horror show - originally posted on Former Chelsea boss backed by incoming Brazilian football Confederation president Soccerlens’ World Cup Final Predictions...Show More Summary

Mario Balotelli posts Video of fiancée Fanny Neguesha with a snake on trip to Miami Zoo

Mario Balotelli is currently on holidays in Miami, enjoying his break after the World Cup with fiancée Fanny Neguesha. After jet-skiing on the beach yesterday, the pair paid a visit to Miami zoo, where they had some fun in the reptile section. Balo filmed his fiancee handling a huge snake, which she understandably got pretty [...]

Paul Pogba Transfer Move to Chelsea Unlikely Unless Jose Mourinho is Selling

It's a time of change at Stamford Bridge this summer. Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard have already departed as Jose Mourinho continues to reshape his squad, showing there is little place for sentiment in his pursuit ofShow More Summary

Which Germany Star Will Be the Matthaus to Messi's Maradona?

History has a tendency to repeat itself in football. In 1986, West Germany and Argentina met for the first time in the World Cup final. The Albiceleste, led by Diego Maradona, beat Lothar Matthaus' Nationalmannschaft 3-2. Four years later, the two sides met again on the same stage. Show More Summary

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