1. How to Pick a European Club for New World Cup Converts

    The 2014 World Cup broke TV viewing records around the world, with billions tuning in to see Germany lift the biggest prize in football. If the action in Brazil has piqued your interest in the world's No...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 6,150 reads 48 comments

  2. Neymar: Lionel Messi Deserved Golden Ball, but so Did Schweinsteiger and Robben

    Brazil forward Neymar says his Barcelona team-mate, Lionel Messi , was a deserving winner of the Golden Ball award as the 2014 World Cup's best player—but that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben also deserved recognition...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 107,512 reads 34 comments

  3. James Rodriguez Volley for Colombia vs. Uruguay Named 2014 World Cup's Best Goal

    FIFA have formally deemed James Rodriguez 's volleyed goal for Colombia against Uruguay as the 2014 World Cup's best. The strike was awarded the title after a vote on the FIFA website...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 56,326 reads 151 comments

  4. What Steven Gerrard Brought to England and How National Side Must Now Move on

    England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has opted to bring down the curtain on his international career, retiring from duty for his nation at the age of 34 and after winning 114 caps, reports Liverpool's official website ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 5,957 reads 19 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Meets Fan with His Shirt Name and Number Tattooed on His Back

    Lionel Messi has an army of fans across the world, but one Argentina supporter who wanted to show his love of Leo went a step beyond...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 30,769 reads 23 comments

  6. 8 Transfer Targets to Avoid Despite Eye-Catching FIFA World Cup 2014

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 gave more than 650 players a chance to showcase their footballing talents, and each and every one of them knows there's no better stage to attract new suitors...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 65,572 reads 85 comments

  7. England World Cup Performance Should Be Compared to That of France, Not Germany

    World Cup winning Germany captain, Phillip Lahm , announced his retirement from international football on Friday, leaving behind a generation of German players who are more than capable of extending the legacy of the team he led in Brazil...

    Ollie Scrimgeour Written by Ollie Scrimgeour about 2 months ago 1,372 reads 3 comments

  8. USA Need Development, Coaching and a Culture Change Before They Win a World Cup

    The USA's 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign was a wild success, and focus has inevitably turned to grading the team's performance in comparison to those of editions past...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 months ago 11,047 reads 65 comments

  9. Brazilian Football Needs Major Overhaul Ahead of 2018 World Cup

    Over a week has now passed since the most humbling result in the history of Brazilian football, quite possibly the most shocking in the world game...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 3 months ago 12,304 reads 57 comments

  10. 10 Most Boring Games of the 2014 World Cup

    After the first few rounds of games at the 2014 World Cup, many folks were hailing it as the best tournament in recent memory. There were goals galore, tiki-taka had been dethroned by exciting counter-attacking play and everything seemed wonderful...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 15,068 reads 29 comments

  11. Russia World Cup 2018: Complete Guide to the Stadiums and Venues

    Even as the dust settles on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, thoughts and plans will turn for some to the next hosting of the world's biggest tournament: the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 15,787 reads 34 comments

  12. 10 Reasons Why Germany Will Defend World Cup Successfully in 2018

    Germany emerged victorious from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their first triumph as a unified nation and since they won as West Germany at Italia '90...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 11,845 reads 58 comments

  13. 6 Reasons Why Germany Won't Defend World Cup Successfully in 2018

    Germany lifted the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Maracana last week after defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra time...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 months ago 7,976 reads 50 comments

  14. 20 Unknown Players Who Could Star at the 2018 World Cup

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup barely in the books, we turn our attention to the future. Russia are due to host the next tournament—a far-cry from the warm climates, sunny ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 months ago 55,687 reads 75 comments

  15. 10 Things Russia Can Do Better Than Brazil as World Cup Hosts

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil having now come to an end, already thoughts are beginning to turn towards how to make the next tournament in Russia in four years’ time even better...

    Richard Morgan Written by Richard Morgan about 3 months ago 10,547 reads 34 comments

  16. 5 Algerian Players Who Will Earn Money Moves This Summer on Back of World Cup

    Interest in Algerian players is high following the Desert Foxes’ excellent summer showing in Brazil...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 3 months ago 1,158 reads 0 comments

  17. 10 Worst Haircuts of the 2014 World Cup

    There are two things that set professional footballers apart from regular people: They are exceptionally good at kicking a ball and they command enough respect that they can still be taken seriously with a ridiculous haircut...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 33,609 reads 82 comments

  18. Argentina Donate Their Runner-Up World Cup Prize Money to Argentine Hospital

    Argentina may have fallen in the World Cup final to Germany, but they put their loss to good, noble use. According to Argentine paper El Dia (h/t 101 Great Goals ), the players donated $135,000 to Garrahan, a pediatric hospital in Buenos Aires..

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 3 months ago 46,623 reads 9 comments

  19. Power Ranking Lionel Messi and Previous World Cup Golden Ball Winners

    Lionel Messi might not have won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there was some small consolation for him in the shape of the Golden Ball award for the best player at the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 10,235 reads 27 comments

  20. Incredible Street Art Surfaces of Robin Van Persie's Headed Goal vs. Spain

    Robin van Persie's headed goal against Spain will forever live in our memories for the sheer amazingness of it...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 3 months ago 4,187 reads 31 comments

  21. Power Ranking James Rodriguez and Past World Cup Golden Boot Winners

    James Rodriguez sealed the Golden Boot—or the adidas Golden Shoe, if you prefer—at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a haul of six goals for Colombia, as his team exited at the quarter-final stage...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 18,212 reads 17 comments

  22. Why US Fans Should Be Excited Now for 2018 World Cup Team

    At the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team was anchored by its veteran core: Michael Bradley, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 31,626 reads 120 comments

  23. World Cup 2018: Struggling Nations That Must Improve on 2014 Showing

    The 2018 World Cup set to take place in Russia may seem ages away, but the thoughts of some nations are already turning toward that tournament following a poor showing at Brazil 2014...

    Stuart Howard-Cofield Written by Stuart Howard-Cofield about 3 months ago 1,735 reads 13 comments

  24. One Simple, Perfect GIF Sums Up the Entire World Cup

    At first, there were 32 wishful sides hoping to hoist the World Cup trophy. Now, there's just one. And one incredibly simple but perfect GIF sums up the entire tournament in one sequence...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 3 months ago 64,328 reads 34 comments

  25. US Soccer: A Road Map to a Deeper Run at World Cup 2018

    So the World Cup is over, and you have questions. Where does U.S. soccer go from here? Why is Germany so good, and how can the U.S...

    M.F. DiBella Written by M.F. DiBella about 3 months ago 1,343 reads 0 comments