1. The Onion Bag: Van Gaal's Penalty Lessons and Belgium's Most Attractive Fan

    Welcome to a World Cup special edition of the Onion Bag, your source for weird and wonderful news from Brazil...

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  2. The Onion Bag: Luis Suarez Tattoo Fail and Van Persie Gets Minted

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful football news! There have been many impressive goals in the 2014 World Cup, but Robin van Persie's incredible ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 days ago 1,944 reads 0 comments

  3. The Onion Bag: Tim Howard the Savior and the Pope's Argentinean Intervention

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful World Cup news! It's been a fantastic tournament for goalkeepers, but one has risen above the crop: Tim Howard...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 9 days ago 1,400 reads 0 comments

  4. The Onion Bag: Suarez's Loan Offer and Pinilla's Epic Miss Tattoo

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful World Cup football news! First up today, Luis Suarez is still taking a huge bite out of global headlines, thanks to his disgraceful behaviour in Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 10 days ago 759 reads 0 comments

  5. The Onion Bag: Luis Suarez's Biting Bet and Argentina's Holy Weapon

    Welcome to the latest edition of the World Cup Onion Bag, dispatched from sunny Rio de Janeiro ! First up today, it's controversial Uruguayan talisman Luis Suarez , who has stolen headlines with his third career biting incident...

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  6. The Onion Bag: Cristiano Ronaldo's Zig-Zag Hair and a Terrible Van Persie Tattoo

    Welcome to the latest World Cup-themed edition of The Onion Bag! First up today, we check in with Portuguese megastar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has made headlines for a rather interesting new haircut ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 18 days ago 1,627 reads 0 comments

  7. Neymar's Masterclass and the Top 5 Players from Around the World This Week

    There will be plenty of weight on Neymar's youthful shoulders when the World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo on Thursday, but the Barcelona star can fulfill his astonishing potential...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 6,475 reads 5 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Biggest Blunders in World Cup History

    The World Cup has the ability to create legends and unforgettably joyous moments that are shared by a global community who love the sport. However, the tournament can also become a highly visible platform for human error...

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  9. Ranking the Best and Worst 2014 World Cup Songs

    World Cups aren't just fought on the football field—they're fought in the pop charts. Well, kind of. Every major tournament brings with it a slew of official and unofficial songs...

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  10. The Onion Bag: Cristiano Ronaldo's Curse and the World Cup Winner Revealed

    Welcome to The Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful World Cup news. First up today, we check in with Cristiano Ronaldo, whose current injury woes appear to be the work of a Ghanaian witch doctor ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 4,735 reads 3 comments

  11. B/R's All-Time Italy XI

    With four World Cups and a European championship under their belt, Italy are the most successful national team in Europe and historically the most successful team in the world, bar Brazil...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 1,391 reads 11 comments

  12. Could England Lead a Breakaway from FIFA?

    We all know what FIFA is, but what does it actually do? It appears to have two functions. Firstly, world football's governing body organises and selects the host of the World Cup...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 1,488 reads 4 comments

  13. 10 Things to Do in Brazil When Not Watching Football

    More than 500,000 football fans are expected to descend upon Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. While last-minute finishing touches are made to stadiums and infrastructure, the host ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 51,972 reads 19 comments

  14. 5 Teams That Might Implode at the World Cup

    One of the best things about the World Cup is that it rarely follows the script. At every tournament, there's at least one major side who fall apart at the first hurdle and head home with their tails between their legs...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 14,612 reads 55 comments

  15. The Unhappiest Player and Manager Unveilings in English Football

    Wolves have made their first summer signing in the form of Tommy Rowe , who has come from Peterborough on a free transfer...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 15,237 reads 2 comments

  16. 7 Ways to Help Wayne Rooney Get His First World Cup Goal

    On a domestic level, Wayne Rooney has cemented his reputation as one of the most fearsome strikers on the planet. But at the World Cup? Not so much...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 4,200 reads 8 comments

  17. Asda's 'Ku Klux Klan'-Looking Flag and the Worst 2014 World Cup Merchandise

    Supermarket chain Asda traditionally produce a range of low-cost World Cup merchandise in the build-up to a World Cup, but their latest attempt at cashing in on patriotism seems a little misguided...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,354 reads 3 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's All-Time Greatest Germany XI

    If one team has proved to be a consistent danger at World Cup tournaments over the years, it is Germany. Die Mannschaft have boasted some fantastic line-ups over the years, but ...

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  19. The Onion Bag: Stephen Hawking's Analysis and the Ugliest World Cup Shirt Ever

    Welcome to a World Cup-themed edition of the Onion Bag—your primary source for weird and wonderful news about the big tournament...

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  20. 10 Football Rivalries to Match Froch vs. Groves

    It's being billed as one of the biggest fights in British boxing history, and the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves certainly isn't letting the punters down in terms of hype...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 1,364 reads 1 comments

  21. Ranking Clubs by Number of Players in World Cup Squads

    In two weeks' time, a total of 736 men will have the honour of representing their country at the planet's biggest sporting event, the World Cup...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 33,424 reads 39 comments

  22. Why the Italian FA Is Right to Ban Shared Ownership

    As those who have spent long nights dealing with Serie A clubs on Football Manager are aware, there exists a peculiarity in the Italian transfer system: shared ownership...

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  23. Yaya Toure and Other Stars Should Be Fined for 'Come and Get Me' Pleas

    Here's a question that wouldn't have made sense a few weeks ago: How much does it cost to not throw a birthday party? The answer, it seems, is a talismanic Ivorian midfielder capable of leading a Premier League team to title glory...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 11,921 reads 77 comments

  24. 7 Potential Dangers for Fans Travelling to the World Cup

    Before any major tournament, there is always heightened media panic about lack of preparation or unsuitable local conditions. Before the Beijing Olympics, it was smog that threatened to derail the Games...

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  25. Di Maria's Decima Dream: Top 5 Players from Around the World This Weekend

    With most domestic European seasons having reached their conclusion, the net for great performances couldn't be cast as wide as normal this weekend...

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