November 14, 2018

Russia World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters detained on leaving jail

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From BBC Members of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, jailed after running on to the pitch during the World Cup final, say they have been detained again as they walked free from prison. Pyotr Verzilov, Nika Nikulshina, Olga Kurachyova and Olga Pakhtusova were jailed for 15 days earlier this month. Authorities said they violated […]

Why soccer players “flop” so much

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By David Anderson and Graham Flanagan From Business Insider Some soccer players seem to overreact to the slightest foul during a match, rolling around or throwing themselves in the air, why? To find out we asked former World Cup assistant referee Sean Hurd. Following is the transcript of the video. Sean Hurd: You know, we’ve […]

France wins World Cup

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World Cup 2018: Celebration as France lifts the trophy From BBC French fans in Paris celebrate in front of the Eiffel Tower, 15 July 2018Image copyright REUTERS Image caption Crowds party in front of the Eiffel Tower French fans have been celebrating after their team scored a 4-2 victory over Croatia to win the 2018 […]

Is U.S. soccer in trouble? Expanding game’s reach may be crucial, experts say

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By Ricardo Arguello From Post-Crescent As this year’s FIFA World Cup concludes with Sunday’s championship between France and Croatia, it wasn’t difficult to notice one team missing from this year’s 32-team tournament: the U.S. men’s national team. The USMNT failed to qualify after losing to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 last October. That surprising loss left the U.S. fifth […]

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and Rotary Club of Grand Cayman team up during the World Cup

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(George Town, Grand Cayman) – The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), a charity organisation that provides support and shelter to victims of domestic abuse, has launched a public awareness campaign to promote the shelter during the World Cup. Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has teamed up with the CICC with a donation of $1,000 to […]

The brother of a Colombian soccer player who was killed after scoring an own goal fears for the lives of the country’s 2018 World Cup stars

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By Alan Dawson From Business Insider The Colombian national soccer team was dumped out of the World Cup on Tuesday. Colombia lost to England after a nail-biting penalty shootout, a result that led to death threats on social media. The concerning messages arrived near the 24th anniversary of Andrés Escobar’s murder. The Colombian defender was […]

Baloy makes history for Panama in loss to England

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From Concacaf Panama 24 Jun 2018 NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia – Felipe Baloy made history by scoring Panama’s first ever FIFA World Cup goal in a 6-1 defeat to England in Group G action on Sunday at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Despite the historic strike from the 37-year-old DF, Panama (0W-0D-2L, 1GF, 9GC) […]

A history of the debuts of CONCACAF teams at the World Cup

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 From Concacaf SOCHI, Russia – With Panama set to play in its first ever FIFA World Cup match on Monday versus Belgium, CONCACAF looks back on the World Cup debuts of every CONCACAF representative to have appeared at a FIFA World Cup. Mexico (Uruguay 1930) – The first two matches at the very first World […]

Neymar fouled 10 times

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Brazil’s talisman striker was fouled more times than any World Cup player in 20 years in their first match By Tom Murray From Business Insider Brazil was held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday in their first 2018 World Cup match. The match was full of fouls — 30 in total — 10 […]

Derulo sings at World Cup

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This Caribbean roots singer will perform at the 2018 World Cup From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 14, 2018: It’s officially the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup today, June 14, 2018 and a Caribbean roots singer will be in the house today, helping open the mega, global event. Haitian-American singer and […]