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Spain's Strange Reign Over Soccer

The championship-winning team is oddly disciplined on the field—and oddly undisciplined off of it. Will that combination work at the World Cup?<p>When Spain made history on July 1, 2012, winning their third straight major tournament, there was no rock ’n’ roll hedonism, no spraying of alcohol, no …

Neymar declares 'I want to be World Cup 2014's best player' ahead of Brazil's opener against Croatia

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes his team are seven steps away from fulfilling a dream and winning a sixth Fifa World Cup before his country's opening game<p>As Luiz Felipe Scolari spoke it felt that this <b>World Cup</b> had finally begun; it felt like the first ball had been kicked. “To all the …

Brazil 2014 is here: not just any old World Cup but the Copa das Copas

Here it comes, then. After the storm: the storm. Brazil 2014 is finally upon us, a drama of ranged tectonic interests and high-end chicanery now dissolved into the relatively simple matter of the world’s greatest sporting event. This has been the peculiar trajectory of this World Cup, which already …

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney surprised by Paul Scholes criticism

Wayne Rooney says Paul Scholes will have angered Manchester United by claiming the England striker may be past his peak.

World Cup 2014: Danny Welbeck fit to face Italy - Wayne Rooney

Danny Welbeck will be fit for England's opening World Cup game against Italy on Saturday, according to Wayne Rooney.

Liverpool Midfielder Suso Tempted by 'Excellent' Porto Option

Liverpool midfielder Suso is threatening to leave Anfield on a permanent basis this summer if he is not given assurances over his future involvement …

Cristiano Ronaldo Jumps Freakishly High At Portugal Practice

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most athletic players in world soccer, showed off his vertical leap ability during a Portugal training session in New York City before the World Cup.<p>He nearly hit his head on the goal post, which is 10 feet high.<p>Holy smokes:<p>Ronaldo's leaping ability is well documented. …

Brazil vs. Croatia, 2014 World Cup: A primer for new fans

Brazil will expect nothing less than a comfortable win against Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, which they should be capable of getting. But the unbelievable pressure on the hosts could prove problematic against a side which could pose a significant early threat.<p>Brazil and …

Here's The Actual Group Of Death At The World Cup

The Group of Death is Group B, with Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, and Australia.<p>Here's the average team "soccer power index" ranking (an advanced stat invented by Nate Silver) for each group:<p>Group B, 15.0 (Spain, Chile, Netherlands, Australia)<br>• Group D, 15.25 (Uruguay, England, Italy, Costa …

Luis Suárez working 'triple shifts' to make World Cup

According to his teammate Cristian Rodríguez, Uruguay's injured star Luis Suárez is completing extra work to return in time for the World Cup.<p>Uruguay striker Luis Suárez is completing extra shifts in order to be fit for the World Cup, according to his international teammate Cristian Rodríguez. The …