Tag Archives: world cup

  • Every World Cup Soccer Ball in One GIF

    Every World Cup Soccer Ball in One GIF

    Since the first tournament took place in Uruguay back in 1930, there have been a total of 19 FIFA World Cup of Soccer events that have been situated in 16 different countries and yielded eight different champions. On June 12, thirty-two countries from around the world will gather in Brazil for 20th edition of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    It was on this day in 1950 that the deciding game for the World Cup was played at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The paid attendance for the match was a staggering 199,854, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a live sporting event in history. The 1950 World Cup […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    It was on this day in 1982 that the World Cup of Soccer finals were played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain.  Italy would go on to claim their third World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Italy finished the round robin stage with three draws, tying them with Cameroon […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2006 that the finals for the World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.  Italy defeated France in penalty kicks to capture their fourth World Cup title. France was awarded a penalty kick just seven minutes into the match and French captain Zinedine Zidane capitalized, giving the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2000 that the finals for the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament took place at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The defending World Cup champion French squad won the game 2-1 over the Italians to become the first team in history to be crowned European champions after winning the World Cup. […]

  • 9 Most Successful Soccer Managers Of All Time

    9 Most Successful Soccer Managers Of All Time

    Even the most soccer-averse North American fans have probably caught wind that Alex Ferguson, the fabled manager of Manchester United for 26 years, is stepping down. While his name is synonymous with modern soccer success, it begs the question of how he stacks up in the pantheon of great managers throughout history. Comparing sports figures […]

  • Brazilian Prostitutes Are Getting Ready for the World Cup by Learning English

    Brazilian Prostitutes Are Getting Ready for the World Cup by Learning English

    Prostitution is legal in Brazil, as it is in many western nations. However, unlike some other countries, where certain laws have been enacted to keep prostitution very discreet and secretive, in Brazil the government almost encourages it by providing a number of helpful resources for prostitutes. For a while, the government even had a website […]

  • Clint Dempsey Mocks Jamaican Player During USA MNT Victory (Video & GIF)

    Clint Dempsey Mocks Jamaican Player During USA MNT Victory (Video & GIF)

    The USA men’s national soccer team earned an important 1-0 victory at home against Jamaica in a CONCACAF World Cup Qualification match yesterday, thanks to a brilliant free kick from Herculez Gomez.  However, it isn’t Gomez’s impressive game-winning strike that has everyone talking today.  Instead, it’s the odd facial expression used by Clint Dempsey to […]

  • The 11 Greatest National Soccer Teams Of All Time

    The 11 Greatest National Soccer Teams Of All Time

    With their resounding 4-0 win over Italy yesterday in the finals of the 2012 UEFA European Championship—aka Euro 2012—Spain wrote itself into the history books as one of the greatest national soccer squads of all time. Or at least, that’s what all the soccer experts are saying. Personally, I don’t take the hyperbole of pundits […]

  • Canadian Nik Zoricic Dies Following Crash At Skicross Race (Video)

    Canadian Nik Zoricic Dies Following Crash At Skicross Race (Video)

    We are still less than three months into 2012, and already it has been an excruciatingly tough year for Canadian skiers.  Late in January, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke passed away following a fatal crash during a practice run leading up to the Winter X-Games.  Less than two months later another life was lost on […]

  • Lindsey Vonn Celebrates Victory By Tebowing (Pic)

    Lindsey Vonn Celebrates Victory By Tebowing (Pic)

    While many have moved on to “Peebowing,” there are still a few athletes in the sports world (besides Tim Tebow) who have chosen to keep the Tebowing fad going.  American skier Lindsey Vonn is among them, as she celebrated her victory at the World Cup Super-G event in Colorado by getting down on one knee […]