World Cup

Intriguing 2018 World Cup qualifiers Asia

Intriguing 2018 World Cup qualifiers Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ● The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region’s World Cup hopefuls. After a revamp of the qualifying

Mexico in high spirits after 1-0 victory over cameroon

Mexico in high spirits after 1-0 victory over cameroon

NATAL, Brazil  ● With torrential rain pouring down and two goals already contentiously disallowed, tens of thousands of soggy but boisterous Mexico fans were getting nervous. They had

Flying Dutchmen

Flying Dutchmen

SALVADOR, Brazil ● Louis van Gaal, one of the game’s greatest coaches, was criticized before the World Cup for being too defensive for a nation that loves attacking

Dutch want to surprise Spain and world

Dutch want to surprise Spain and world

SALVADOR, Brazil ●  Don’t mention the final. On the eve of the rematch of the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing

Brazil escape in World Cup opener

Brazil escape in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO, Brazil   ●   Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

SAO PAULO, Brazil  ● ”Tudo bem” – all good – as the Brazilians say. Well, almost. With a nationwide spasm of excitement but also tear gas, the country that sees itself as the artful soul of football but is conflicted about spending billions of dollars on hosting its showcase tournament kicked off one of the […]

Smart WCup teams tap science to beat Brazil’s heat

Smart WCup teams tap science to beat Brazil’s heat

PARIS, France  ●  European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player. Even though the tournament is held in Brazil’s winter, stadiums […]

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