Group H kicks off their opener with Belgium taking on the underdog Algerian team. Algeria can be looked at as being one of the worst World Cup teams, seeing as how they haven't scored a World Cup goal is 1986. The Belgium team will look to strike early and often with their supreme goalkeeper tying up the back end.
It has become a World Cup staple: no matter the year, Germany and Brazil are always in contention to win it all. However, after tournament darling Spain's lopsided loss in its opener to Holland on Saturday, nothing is for certain. That being said, Germany is still Europe's best hope for winning it all this year, and they face a tough test today against Portugal. Portugal features Cristiano Ronaldo, the man many consider to be the best player in the world. And Germany boasts one of the tournaments all-around best lineups. It should be a great match.
During the 2010 World Cup, a then unknown German octopus named "Paul" shot to international stardom when he correctly predicted the winner of all seven matches that Germany played in. For this year's World Cup in Brazil, all sorts of animals across the UK are getting in on the action by picking match winners.
With Group D looking like perhaps the second toughest group in this first round of the 2014 World Cup, any of the clubs within the group expecting to advance can ill afford to lose any of these round one matches. If Uruguay is to have a chance at all against Group D's other two powerhouses, they will almost certainly need to win in their tournament opener against Costa Rica. And that is shaping up to be no easy task.
Mexico looked in top form controlling their opening match and taking home 3-points in Group A
Plenty of celebrity futbol fans have taken to twitter in anticipation of the start of this year's World Cup tournament.
Mexico is looking for an opening match takedown of fellow Group A adversary Cameroon. The match gets underway at the Estadio de Dunas in Natal on Friday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
The 2014 World Cup kicks off Thursday with what is anticipated to be a dramatic opening ceremony, complete with pop stars and cultural displays from host nation Brazil. According to Bleacher Report, the event will be similar to recent opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, and the inaugural match between Brazil and Croatia is set to immediately follow the performance.
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Having signed a six-year deal with Major League Soccer (MLS), iconic sports card company Topps debuted their 2014 MLS card series, featuring their first ever Mexican national soccer team series subset.
With the 2014 World Cup set to start June 12 and Brazil having fallen behind constructing five of twelve venues that will be used in the tournament, FIFA officials head to Brazil to check on progress on the heels of the death of Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, a worker who fell about 25 feet at Arena Corinthians.
While Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil has been completed in time to host 2014 World Cup matches in June, FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke has threatened to pull the four games scheduled to be played in Arena da Baixada if there is no progress in construction by February 18.
With Brazil set to face Croatia to kick off the 2014 World Cup on June 12th at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao Stadium, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has expressed concern over the delays in the construction of the venues that will host the matches.
Univision's newly rebranded UniMas, which has refocused their resources on crime dramas and sports, managed to outdraw ESPN and NBC Sports in their Major League Soccer (MLS) coverage, including drawing more fans to their Spanish-language broadcast of the 2014 MLS Cup final than ESPN's English-language telecast.
With Friday's World Cup draw set to determine matches for the 2014 World Cup, doubts linger about Brazil's preparedness after being granted an extension to complete construction of venues that will host games for the soccer tournament.
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