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2014 FIFA World Cup Draw

posted by Oscar December 6, 2013

World Cup 2014 Ball - Brazuca

The 2014 World Cup draw has just finished and the group stage has been set. For US fans, there’s really bad news… A group of death features our home country fighting Germany, Portugal and Ghana (the team that eliminated them in the last World Cup).

With the World Cup just a few months away, we finally know a bit about what’s going down in Brazil next June. So start packing, make your guesses for the brackets and there’s always room for some more praying that your team finds a way out of the group stage.

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Brazuca: Official Ball of World Cup 2014 by Adidas

posted by Oscar December 3, 2013

The official sponsor of the World Cup, adidas, has unveiled the latest edition of the most important component of the biggest sporting event on Earth, the official “match ball.” World Cup 2014 will be played with brazuca, which is comprised of just six propeller-shaped, thermally bonded panels that emulate the way that air would move around a traditional 32-panel ball. The six panels are symmetrical and interlocking, a design meant to allow for “better aerodynamics and more stable flight,” according to Antonia Zea, Innovation Director for Football at adidas,

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Uruguay World Cup 2014 Home Kit by Puma

posted by Oscar November 21, 2013

Uruguay was the last team to secure a spot at World Cup 2014, but did so with 5-0 (agg,) play-off triumph over Jordan. Once the team’s presence in Brazil next year became official, the clever folks over at Puma created a video to reveal their new kits and to remind the people of Brazil that the ghost of 1950 is back. For those of you that may not know by now, Brazil last hosted a World Cup back in 1950 and even made the final, but they lost the match to Uruguay at the Maracana in front of almost 200,ooo people. That’s considered one of the worst moments in Brazilian soccer history, and Uruguay would like to remind them of that.

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Fantasista- Maradona vs. England at World Cup 1986

posted by Oscar November 1, 2012

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Fantasista 2013 is a celebration of contemporary football (soccer) art inspired by the rapid rise of the ‘football artist’ in the digital age.

This clip shows the second goal that Diego Armando Maradona scored against England on their run to win the 1986 World Cup title. This goal is usually considered among the best goals ever scored.

Credits after the jump.

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