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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 20, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Costa Rica has played two games and beaten two former World Cup champions. In the process, the Ticos eliminated a third. The 1-0 win over Italy in a dominating performance sent Costa Rica into the round of 16 and knocked out England. France won its second game in ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Fourteen out of the 24 members of the Silva family in Brazil were born with six fingers on each hand. The Silvas are considered to be a good luck omen for Brazil, hoping to win its sixth World Cup title. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP COMMERCIALS] In an ad for EA Sports' 2014 World Cup, the USA's all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan gets out of bed, puts on his USA slippers and USA bathrobe, and dances past a newspaper questioning if the U.S. will have enough firepower without him. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] Brazilian police are investigating fans who seemed to be jumping out of their wheelchairs at World Cup games. They are suspected of buying tickets in the disabled section from scalpers, although one Brazilian fan quipped, "The World Cup is creating miracles." Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] ESPN's coverage of the USA-Ghana ranks as the most-watched World Cup match ahead of four games on Univision. For the top five most-watched World Cup games across all networks regardless of language through Thursday. Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 11] The Seattle Reign improved to 10-0-2 with a 2-0 win over the last-place Boston Breakers on goals by Beverly Goebel and Keelin Winters in the first 25 minutes. The Reign was playing without Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux and Stephanie Cox, who have been with the U.S. national ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] Here are 503 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should watch the World Cup and enjoy all the excitement. They include locations in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Share your World Cup watch photos using the hashtag #WorldCupWatchParty. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: FARE's Piara Powar

"It seems that some fans of some countries will take their hatred halfway around the world. These images need to be acted on urgently. The levels of homophobic abuse at some matches is also totally unacceptable. There is some rapid education required before it begins to run out of control." -- Piara Powar, executive director of FARE and a member of FIFA's anti-discrimination task force, on fan behavior at the World Cup, including Mexico fans chanting the homophobic term "puto" at the opponent's goalkeeper on goal kicks. FIFA has confirmed it is investigating Mexico and Brazil fans for homophobic chants ...More

Teenage wonder kids and ruling dynasties: They don't come around too often

Ever since the 17-year-old Pele was the star of the 1958 World Cup we've been waiting for another talented teenager to come along and emerge as a superstar by taking over a World Cup the way that Pele did. ...More


The Curse of the Second Caution

Thursday's action re-opened the debate regarding when a referee decides to punish a second cautionable offense, and when he doesn't. ...More



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