The Ivory Coast had a hollow victory today vs. North Korea. You can check out the match recap here. Before the tournament, a tie vs. Portugal, loss to Brazil, and win against North Korea appeared the most likely and thus plausible path to advancing out of this group of death. However, the North Korean capitulation in the second half gifted the Portuguese an insurmountable goal difference. That, and Brazil played their B team against Cristiano Ronaldo and company, all but ensuring an uneventful draw.
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So, I took a day to collect my thoughts and recover from the atrocious results on Sunday. Portugal’s 7-0 demolition of North Korea and the ‘Coast’s 3-1 loss to Brazil has created a difficult situation for advancement. More alarming, the ‘Coast never looked capable of troubling the mighty Brazilians. Despite decent organization in the midfield and dedication to defense, we ... [read more]
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Truth be told, our last liveblog spooked out a few readers. Somewhere, somehow, the Algerian commenter who wrote in all caps screams and moans in joy and confusion and agony. Behind him lurk the dead-live-blog zombies, thirsty for blog and extended soccer blog metaphors. But fear not, gentle reader, those zombies have been laid to rest. Rather, for the match ... [read more]
This, my friends, was as tightfisted a game as one can see. Both sides feared pushing numbers forward, with the result that clear cut chances failed to materialize. Still, with this gaping desert of defense as a backdrop, a few oasis of attacking prowess could be spotted, hazily fading into and out of view like a mirage. Still, a few ... [read more]
Chris is liveblogging Ivory Coast vs Portugal on the front page, as a neutral. That liveblog window is embedded below. Get involved and support the Elephants.
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Découvrez le « Menu Paris Saint-Germain » avec notre Fournisseur Officiel McDonald’s IDF http://t.co/SnrQMD5Pre pic.twitter.com/M6kyopSUrL— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) December 5, 2013 Most of the jokes centering upon McDonald's sneaking into the football arena involve American-owned clubs or those employing Adriano or other once-iconic now-tubby superstars. But it's PSG who would like ...
The video is well over a month old, but the world can be forgiven for overlooking the Finnish third division, right? Right. Thankfully, the video also provides running commentary as well as a wonderfully obstructed viewpoint from the stands. And if you pay attention, you'll notice that it's not quite the ...
If this happened in America, this child would rebel by becoming an Ajax fan and they'd film an entire reality show based whlly upon the family dysfunction as a result. As it stands, however, this kid could very well grow up to become this kid. Let's hope there's a ...
Tis the season, which means plenty of footballers getting into the spirit on YouTube - and of all clubs, it always seems as though Manchester City is at the forefront of the holidays. Maybe because they can afford the most gifts? Who knows. John Guidetti is definitely...embracing the spirit. That's being ...
A rehearsal was held for the 2014 World Cup draw taking part on Friday in Bahia, which meant a simulated draw was whipped out of the bowls or hats or whatever the hell they'll use. Judging by that draft draw, there are a lot of federations which won't be sleeping ...
The spate of solid World Cup commercials has begun. Next up is Paolo Rossi's spot for VISA, taking him back to Brazil to remind them of the terror he unleashed in 1982 with a hat trick in Spain. Presumably the next one is a very resigned Roberto Baggio taking heat ...
Adidas launched the official ball for the 2014 World Cup, called the brazuca. Which sounds vaguely like something Kramer and Frank Costanza would've whipped up. They had models and dubstep but not a soul who thought to change the name to something which sounds less like a brassiere for the ...
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