World Cup

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
July 07, 2019 - 11:47 pm
Megan Rapinoe is a great American, and the success of the U.S. women’s team is a great American story. They supported their biting off-field candor with on-field dominance, taking home their fourth World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon Sunday. Rapinoe, who drew the...
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Kylian Mbappe, France
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John Tomase
July 15, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Croatia ran out of miracles. The upstart World Cup finalists from a country of only 4 million had reached the final against mighty France with three straight victories in extra time, including a pair of penalty kick shootouts. On Sunday, they erased an early 1-0 deficit before France took control...
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Kim Klement––USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
June 15, 2018 - 10:54 am
World Cup matches will likely be played in Foxboro in 2026, but don’t worry, the disruption should be relatively minimal, according to one of the country’s leading sports economists and critics of large international sporting events. Andrew Zimbalist, an economist at Smith College and author of “...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2018 - 9:13 am
The United States is not going to the World Cup this year, but the World Cup will be coming to the U.S. in 2026. The United States' joint North America bid with Canada and Mexico beat out its only challenger, Morocco, on Wednesday morning by a vote of 134-65. It will be the first time the World Cup...
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July 15, 2014 - 6:39 am
The World Cup is meant to bring nations together in a celebration of competition and a mutual love of soccer. FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes the event failed in doing that. Blatter was instead critical of the way discrimination was handled at World Cup matches this year. "I am not at all...
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July 09, 2014 - 8:17 am
It was a day Brazilian soccer fans would like to forget. But given the magnitude of their team's 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semifinals, the loss may linger in Brazil for a long time. It was Brazil's first loss on home soil in 39 years, and by far the ugliest in the team'...
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July 02, 2014 - 5:36 am
ESPN soccer analyst Tommy Smyth joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning to discuss the U.S. national team's World Cup run. To hear to interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page . The United States lost to Belgium, 2-1, in extra time in Tuesday's Round of 16 match, but...
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July 01, 2014 - 9:50 am
Revolution play-by-play man Brad Feldman joined Middays with MFB on Tuesday to discuss the World Cup . To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page . The United States takes on Belgium Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Round of 16 in the World Cup . Belgium is largely considered the better team...
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June 27, 2014 - 6:30 am
Uruguay's Luis Suarez received a four-month ban from soccer competition (and a nine-game ban from international matches) for biting Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday's World Cup match. But the Italy defender isn't exactly overjoyed by the outcome. In fact, Chiellini said he found the ban by FIFA to be...
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WEEI
Scott McLaughlin
June 26, 2014 - 9:54 am
All that matters is that they advanced. The U.S. men's national team lost to Germany, 1-0, on Thursday, but the Americans still advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup thanks to the fact that they owned the goal-differential tiebreaker over Portugal. Portugal beat Ghana, 2-1, to tie the U.S...
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