Archives for the ‘World Cup 2006’ Category
Roughly six weeks ago there was a rumor circulating that Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi actually, inexplicably, unthinkably kissed and made up. The world was stunned, trees started drifting towards Europe and suddenly the world’s female population became ever so briefly barren. It was apocalyptic type stuff.
Then it was revealed to be a false [...]
2006 World Cup attendees like this one may be at risk after their information was (allegedly) illegally sold on the black market…
According to The Guardian, an investigation is underway regarding the leak and sale of personal information and details provided by thousands of football fans who purchased World Cup tickets directly from FIFA and [...]
I think its safe to say that the German team that exited the World Cup managed to win not only a few games but also the hearts of a lot of fans-including mine. And, trust me, no one is more surprised about this than me. For a variety of reasons, I was definitely in the [...]
Are you going to be watching the World Cup this summer and fear that you don’t know enough about it’s history? Do you want to impress people while watching the games by bringing up random facts and notes? Or do you simply want to increase your already vast knowledge of the beautiful game and simply [...]
As the World Cup group stage grows tantalizingly close, we can start to look over those 48 group fixtures and think about which will shock us, which will be the surprise of the group stage. In 2006, to my mind anyway, we were a bit short on group stage surprises. In general, the [...]
When discussing the history of any sport, any talk of the “greatness” is bound to be met with a quick hop in a time machine, going back into the annuls annals where myth and storytelling often displace fact and reality to the back seat. And this was necessary in a time when most could only [...]
At this very moment we have 101 days, 1 hour, 47 minutes and 19…18..17 seconds until South Africa kicks off according to the official countdown on FIFA’s World Cup websitestraveganza.
And yet as we grow nearer to shedding a digit from the number of days remaining – from three to two – you may have [...]
Let’s just forget how the story ended, okay? I’d rather focus on this video with highlights from the World Cup 2006 qualifiers — complete with a classic Clint Dempsey goal dance — back when we thought we’d have something to “go tell the world” in the summer of 2006.
Now, though? Just [...]
Way back in the summer 2006 of the Selecao were the prohibitive favorites to take home one of sport’s most coveted mantle pieces. It was a little bit of a Tiger Wood complex, in fact. There was Brazil and then there was “The Field”. Any time an interview was taken it was less “who do [...]
Out with the old, in with the new. It is fashion week in the world of international football with countries showing off their new kits. There is Germany displaying a new take on an old design, the Netherlands feeling the blues, and Italy, well, hard to say what they are going for in [...]
VIDEO OF THE DAY
FIFA World Rankings - February 2011
have you seen France play since Blanc took over?