World Cup Article Archive


A look at the World Cups that have taken place in the past as well as a glance into the future.

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The New World Cup

The sport of football is evolving at a fast pace. The latest change is that starting in year 2026 the FIFA World Cup will feature 48 teams instead of 32. The ...

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World Cup 2018 Mascot

FIFA have unveiled the official mascot for the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia. It's name is Zabivaka and it is a fun loving, goal scoring, shades wearing wo...

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Winter World Cup 2022

For the first time in the history of the world's premier football tournament, the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosted by the Arab nation of Qatar, will be held in the wi...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Logo

Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, has unveiled the 2018 World Cup logo earlier today in Moscow. The logo resembles the World Cup trophy in red, white and gol...

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Germany Celebrates

Here are some photos of the German players celebrating their World Cup victory after landing in Berlin, where they were greeted by a sea of fans. The photos we...

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Germany Wins The World Cup

Germany won the 2014 World Cup earlier today after outlasting Argentina 1-0 in extra time. The game was a close one and both teams had their chances to win ...

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Brazil Completes Their Spectacular Flameout

Brazil, which was the favourite to win the World Cup up until the Quarter-Finals, completed their spectacular flameout on Saturday when they were trounced 3-0 b...

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Preview: Germany vs. Argentina - World Cup Final

Germany and Argentina meet in the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at the Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Germany stormed into the final b...

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Favourites Perfect In Knockout Stage Through Semi-Finals of World Cup

Here is a statistic for you - favourites are currently perfect through the first 14 matches of the knockout stage at the 2014 World Cup. There have been som...

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What Were The Odds of Germany Beating Brazil 7-1?

Today's semi-final contest at the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Germany produced one of the most unbelievable results in the history of the tournament. ...

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World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds - Update

With four games left to be played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup (the semi-finals, final and the game for 3rd place), let's take a look at the odds for winning the ...

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Preview: Argentina vs. Netherlands - 09/07/2014

Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, July 9th at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Argentina topped Group F with ...

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Preview: Brazil vs. Germany - 08/07/2014

The first semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Brazil vs. Germany at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. The host nation quali...

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Forca Neymar

Neymar's injury is a crushing blow to the Brazil national team, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and all the football fans from around the world. As we wait for more ...

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Preview: Argentina vs. Belgium 05/07/2014

Argentina and Belgium meet in the World Cup quarter-finals on July 5th, 2014 at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Argentina earned their spot in the last eight b...

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Tim Howard's Performance Against Belgium Captivated The Social Media World

Tim Howard, United States and Everton goalkeeper, had the social media world (and the rest of the world, for that matter) buzzing during his epic performance ag...

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Goals Per Game Up Considerably In 2014 World Cup

According to Fifa.com, 2.8 goals per game have been scored so far at the 2014 World Cup. This compares to just 2.3 goals per game in the 2010 World Cup in South...

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Preview: Brazil vs. Colombia - 04/07/2014

The second quarter-final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Brazil vs. Colombia at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Friday, July 4th, 2014. Brazil are comin...

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What Was The Highest Scoring World Cup Game Of All Time?

What was the highest scoring World Cup game of all time? The answer to that question can be traced back to the 1954 World Cup when Switzerland and Austria c...

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Preview: Costa Rica vs. Greece - 29/06/2014

Costa Rica and Greece meet in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Costa Rica are arguably the most pleas...

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Preview: Netherlands vs. Mexico - 29/06/2014

Netherlands and Mexico will play in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on June 29th, 2014. The kickoff is at 13:00 local time. ...

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Preview: Colombia vs. Uruguay - 28/06/2014

Old foes Colombia and Uruguay meet in the round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro. C...

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Luis Suarez and the Bite Heard Around The World

The football world was up in arms on Tuesday afternoon after star Uruguay striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. The incid...

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A Coin Flip Could Decide Fate of Group F

Something unbelievable could present itself in Group F play this week - Iran and Nigeria could potentially finish in an exact tie in the Group. If that happ...

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First Two Round of 16 Matches Set: Brazil vs Chile, Netherlands vs Mexico

Thanks to the results from action at the World Cup earlier today, the first two Round of 16 matches have now been set - Brazil vs Chile, as well as the Netherla...

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USA Still Strong Favourite To Qualify For Knockout Stage Despite Draw Against Portugal

The United States came within just a few seconds of winning the biggest World Cup game of their existence on Sunday afternoon. The United States was trailin...

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Man Bets $350,000 on Argentina To Beat Iran and Wins - Just Barely

According to the William Hill Sportsbook, a man walked into the Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas and placed a wager of $230,000 USD on Argentina to beat Iran, straig...

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What Are The Odds of Italy Advancing To The Knockout Stage?

There's good news and bad news for the supporters of the Italian national football club. The bad news? A loss to Uruguay on Tuesday and Italy is going to be...

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England Eliminated From World Cup

Bad news for English football fans on Friday after Costa Rica defeated Italy 1-0 to advance to the knockout round of the World Cup. The result had major imp...

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Which Continent Will Win The World Cup?

The World Cup has now been running for a little over a week, with each team seeing at least one game of action so far. There have been some shocks so far (S...

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Odds for England to Advance from Group D

Despite losing their first two games to Italy and Uruguay in Group D of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England still have a chance of making it through to the knockou...

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World Cup Shocker: Spain Eliminated

Spain, along with the likes of Brazil, Argentina and Germany, was one of the odds-on favourites to win the 2014 World Cup. Sure, Spain was going to be facin...

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World Cup TV Ratings Start Out Strong in United States

European markets have seen their TV ratings for the 2014 World Cup tick down from 2010, mainly due to the late start times, thanks to the tournament taking plac...

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Top Goalscorer Odds - 2014 FIFA World Cup

Shortly after Germany put four balls in the back of Portugal's net on Monday, Thomas Muller, who scored three goals himself, emerged as the top favorite to win ...

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Preview: Brazil vs. Mexico - 17/06/2014

Brazil and Mexico will play in the second round of games in Group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014. ...

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Turmoil in Group D As Costa Rica, Italy Win

It was an unexpected day in Group D action at the World Cup as Costa Rica pulled off the shocking upset of Uruguay. Costa Rica was widely considered to be o...

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Preview: Germany vs. Portugal - 16/06/2014

The first game in Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is a battle between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Monday, June 16th, 2014. ...

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Netherlands Suddenly a Favourite To Win World Cup Following Dazzling Performance Against Spain

What a difference a game makes. Heading into the 2014 World Cup, nobody was giving the Netherlands much of a chance of repeating their success from the 2010...

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Preview: Argentina vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina

Argentina and Bosnia & Herzegovina meet in the first round of games in Group F of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at the Maracana stadium in ...

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Preview: Spain vs. Netherlands - World Cup - 13/06/2014

The first match in Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Spain vs. Netherlands, is taking place on Friday, June 13th at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. This ma...

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Preview: Brazil vs. Croatia - World Cup - 12/06/2014

The 2014 World Cup host nation, Brazil, meet Croatia in the tournament's opening game on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Bra...

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World Cup Tickets Price Update

There is an interesting article on Bloomberg (link below) in regards to the resale value of tickets for the World Cup in Brazil. The article states that the ...

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Brazuca Finale Rio - the World Cup Final Ball

Adidas unveiled the official 2014 World Cup final ball named Brazuca Finale Rio. The ball is very similar to the official World Cup tournament ball, Brazuca,...

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All Adidas World Cup Balls - 1970-2014

Adidas has been the official FIFA World Cup ball provider for the last forty four years. On this page we present the twelve footballs that have been used betwe...

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New Adidas World Cup Ad - The Dream

Adidas released their biggest yet World Cup ad campaign titled 'The Dream', featuring football superstars Messi, Alves, Suarez, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, RVP, Xavi ...

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2014 FIFA World Cup Referees

Here we present the officials set to feature in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. The twenty five men were selected to referee the games in Brazil, along wit...

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The World Cup Comes Home Commercial by ESPN

The ESPN put out a new FIFA World Cup commercial titled 'The World Cup Comes Home'. In our opinion, it is pretty sweet! The sixty nine second video featur...

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