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US National Team Includes Sons of Immigrants

Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:35 am   /   US System, World Cup

The U.S. national soccer team plays its first World Cup game on Monday against Ghana. For a country where immigration reform is a such a hot button issue, it’s interesting to note that a number of the team members have parents who immigrated to the U.S. Jozy Altidore was born in New Jersey to parents who came to […]

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Let The Games Begin

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   UrbanStreetSoccer, World Cup

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the World. One of the worlds most highly-anticipated sports events kicks off today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games have been mired in controversy due to the high-profile protests against the billions of dollars being spent in the face of extreme poverty. Nonetheless, the FIFA 2014 World Cup is happening. The […]

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Watching the World Cup the way you should

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 10:59 am   /   The Biz, World Cup

Most of the world can watch the World Cup for free. Not so much in the US. The tournament, which begins today, will largely air on cable; streaming matches online also requires a television subscription. But all is not lost for American cord cutters, as long as they don’t insist on watching the games in […]

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Tale of the Boateng Brothers

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 11:09 am   /   World Cup

It is by no means a new phenomenon for brothers to play alongside each other at a FIFA World Cup™, with Argentinians Mario and Juan Evaristo as well as Mexicans Manuel and Felipe Rosas and Rafael and Francisco Gutierrez all making the trip to the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay in 1930. Over the years […]

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The Business of the World Cup

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 12:16 am   /   The Biz, World Cup

How big of a business is soccer’s quadrennial tournament for FIFA (International Association of Federation Football), the sport’s international governing body? World Cup Brazil will generate $4 billion in total revenue for FIFA, or 66% more than the previous tournament in South Africa in 2010. The vast majority of the money will come from the […]

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Beyond samba and soccer: Riots in Brazil

Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm   /   Brasil, Culture, World Cup

Only 22 years old, the footballer known simply as “Neymar” is far more than the “face of Brazilian soccer“. Since donning the iconic, canary yellow and blue kit for the first time, Neymar has sidestepped defenders as if dancing the samba, and raced up and down the pitch with the cavalier and carnival spirit definitive […]

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And the 2014 World Cup Draw is Set!

Posted: December 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer, World Cup

Here’s the 2014 World Cup draw: Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic Source: Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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R2B: Brazil plans for cultural immersion at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted: July 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm   /   Brasil, Culture, World Cup

Photo credit: Brazil kicked off its dress rehearsal to the World Cup with the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. To the non-soccer fan, the relationship between Brazil and the world’s most popular sport could seem confusing, particularly given the current controversy surrounding Brazil’s preparation for hosting the World Cup. Despite this, Brazil has a long-standing […]

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FIFA sets 2014 World Cup ticket prices in Brazil

Posted: July 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm   /   Brasil, The Buzz, World Cup

The long-awaited sale of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets will start on 20 August 2013 at 12.00 CET (07.00 BRT) via For international football fans, ticket prices start at USD 90 for the group-stage matches in category 3 (apart from the opening match, which costs USD 220). For Brazilian residents, the cheapest tickets priced […]

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R2B: Brazil, Where the Beautiful Game Struts

Posted: July 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm   /   The Biz, World Cup

The banner-waving, anthem-singing fans of Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo club formed a billowing mass of ruby-and — black-clad humanity. They moved not only in reaction to the ebbs and flows on the field far below, but also to the samba beat pounded out by musicians in the midst of the grandstand mayhem around me and […]

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